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Maintaining Awareness and Responding to Product Stewardship Emerging Issues

Members: $59 | Nonmembers: $79

Product stewardship professionals, and the organizations they support, need to understand if today’s headline could have significant impact to their activities and interests. This webinar will provide an overview of the path from emerging societal concerns to the regulations and requirements that affect every aspect of a company’s product stewardship program. ​It offers an assessment of historic and emerging product stewardship issues and will introduce methodologies to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and manage the product stewardship impact to consumers, producers, and public.

During this webinar, we will help you understand:

  • How to recognize an emerging product stewardship trend and evaluate its importance

  • Current product stewardship issues that affect a majority of products and corporate product stewardship activities

  • Processes and methodologies to continuously monitor and assess emerging issues through their life cycle



Gailen A. Hart, BSIE, MBA, Adjunct Professor, Indiana University School of Public Health

Mr. Hart currently serves a member of the product stewardship faculty at the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health.   Previously, Mr. Hart spent 38 years with ExxonMobil, initially holdin​g a range of chemical plant manufacturing assignments, including project and cost engineering, and supervision of mechanical design and plant maintenance.  Later Headquarters assignments included management of export/import operations; new business development; and product management.  In the latter half of his career, Mr. Hart held several product stewardship management positions, ultimately leading to the executive role in global product stewardship services for the corporation.   Mr. Hart holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Rutgers University.​




Format: Webinar

Time: 1 Hour
Credit: 1 Hour​​


 Learning Level - Competent

A Competent learner can perform to basic standards; has a thorough understanding of the content area but limited practical/work experience in the application of the content/concepts​.​​​