The Breakfast Club Schedule

Breakfast Club logo Multi Color.pngThe Breakfast Club is a group of professionals with
one thing in common;   Safety first, always.

The Breakfast Club meets monthly 10 times a year to network, share ideas, enjoy the knowledge and inspirational stories of the monthly speaker, and enjoy breakfast. The sessions are intended for anyone working in the safety and human resource fields.
Doors to the NSCN Learning Lab  (3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha) will open at 7:00am with the speaker starting at 7:30am and
ending before 9am.

To register, please contact us at or 402.898.7364.

Register for a single ticket to The Breakfast Club ($60 member/$70 non-member)

If interested in registering for a full table of 8, please contact us at 402.898.7364. 

Session and Speaker Bios

See below by month.

Note:  The Breakfast Club will NOT be held in May or October.  Schedule and speaker info below.



January 25, 2024 - 7:30-9am | 3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha

Accomodating a Remote Workforce and Adapting Workplace Violence Strategies

As the remote workforce evolves, security professionals must align their workplace violence strategies to securing assets, data, and employees to manage company risk tolerances. The threat of workplace violence is not confined to the traditional office space. It is also a relevant threat for employees working from their own homes who do not have access to the same physical security protections or practices as in the pre-pandemic workplace. The presenters will share considerations to think about for identifying and preparing for threats of violence and establishing a proactive approach for securing the new workforce paradigm.


Debra J. Andersen, PSP, CISSP
Security Administrator, Physical and Cyber Security at MWI Direct, Lincoln. Deb manages physical and cyber security policies and programs. Deb’s over 15 years’ experience includes developing and implementing a global manufacturing company’s physical security and Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. She conducted security assessments, designed, and implemented security solutions for businesses. Deb holds a PSP certification from ASIS International and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from ISC2.

Robert D. Achenbach, EdD, CMAS
CSO and Director, Corporate Security and Safety at First National Bank of Omaha. Dr. Achenbach served as Chief Security Officer for the past 17 years. Robert’s 30 years of accomplished experience is in risk mitigation and program development within government and private sector administrations. He directed sound consultation to improve security measures, systems, and strategies in the compliant protection of equipment, information, and personnel. Robert is a Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS) with the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board.

February 22, 2024 - 7:30-9am | 3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha

Why Pain Matters - It's more than a feeling

Persistent pain is a common and often complex problem impacting quality of life. It is a risk factor for suicidal behaviors and linked to depression and anxiety. It is also a risk factor for acute sprain/strain injuries at work. For employers, understanding pain and how to manage its complexities will help increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and disability, reduce healthcare costs, enhance retention, and most importantly, provide active caring for their employees.

Kim Robinson, PT, DPT  kim robinson.jpg

Kim Robinson, PT, DPT received her Doctorate degrees in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2006. She is a physical therapist and business development manager for On-Site Solutions Physical Therapy, a company dedicated to transforming healthcare and helping clients remove barriers to physical therapy services.

While performing travel physical therapy for 11 years, Kim worked in a variety of settings that ranged from home health to acute rehab, hospital care to outpatient, and the development of a persistent pain program.  In the last 6 years, Kim has focused on outpatient orthopedic pain conditions, injury prevention, and program development for workplace healthcare.  She is passionate about helping people and companies alike, solve problems related to health and wellbeing.

Kim is married and has 1 son. They enjoy family bike rides and runs, traveling, and game night.


Kim's presentation

Jeff's Presentation
March 28, 2024 - 7:30-9am | 3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha

The Mental Illness epidemic;  How is it affecting your organization?


Mental Illness continues to be an issue throughout America. These issues don't stop when we show up for work. Is that Go-To worker suddenly missing assignments, or missing work completely? Is that usually outgoing and boisterous employee now quiet and keeping to themselves? Quite often the early signs of Mental Illness are recognized, but we don't know how to help.

Mental Health First Aid training can help you recognize these symptoms and guide your coworkers-in-need to the proper help. MHFA doesn't teach how to diagnose or treat. It teaches early recognition, intervention and available resources.

Ron Schroeder, NSCN Consultant

Ron Schroeder is an OSHA authorized instructor and safety consultant with National Safety Council-Nebraska Chapter.

Prior to coming to NSCN, Ron served in the U.S Coast Guard and Nebraska Army National Guard for over 39 years including four overseas deployments and two Hurricane relief missions. He served in a variety of roles from Safety Specialist to Aircraft Mechanic, Leadership Instructor and Flight Medic. He lives in Crete, NE with his wife Tammy and their three children.



April 25, 2024 - 7:30-9am | 3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha

Fully Armed




Speaker:  Gus Gustafson

Gus will share learning lessons that his mom and dad poured into his life after a
tragic farm accident. He will challenge and encourage the audience to:
1. Never Give Up
2. Have the courage to face the next challenge
Gus has crafted his message to have long lasting meaning and impact on individuals.
Gus has spoken to over 1 million people over his 20 year speaking career.

About the speaker:  Gus Gustafson says he was raised in ‘Gus’ utopia’! His life had been perfect! He had
great parents, great siblings and a great future. He was the biggest, fastest and
strongest in his athletic family at his age. He had dreams of being the next Nebraska
Husker I back and then on to the NFL! That was his dream. That was his passion as a
Then came a tragedy that Gus had to deal with! He suffered a horrible farm accident
at the age of 9. The question was “How would he respond?”
Would he live through the experience? Would he bounce back? Would he be able to
walk again? Would he be able to play ball again?
His love for life, his passion for people and his determination to make a difference is
evident. When you hear Gus share his heart warming, challenging story of his life,
you will feel invigorated and challenged.
Gus has had the privilege and honor of starting three companies, buying a company
and turning it around and he has spent the last 20 years traveling around North
America sharing his passion for people and life!
Gus will challenge


June 27, 2024 - 7:30-9am | 3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha

Session:  Safety Leadership

The great resignation, quiet quitting, a new generation entering the workforce in today's disconnected world with an evolving work landscape. OSHA has recognized this challenge and introduced foundations of safety leadership in the construction OSHA 30 outreach course in efforts to shed light on the importance of this topic.

Effective safety leadership guides organizations to safety excellence. 

Achieving & sustaining a productive, efficient and injury-free workforce demands actively involved efforts by everyone.  

Cultivating strong positive relationships with your team members from new hires to the most senior members of the group and embracing the challenges to craft a successful future through a planned development process. 

Speaker:  Gus Ochoa, NSCN Consultant


July 25, 2024 - 7:30-9am | 3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha

Session: Risk Management/What’s the worst that could happen?

Many organizations say they value safety and have great risk management programs, but do they?  NASA is known for having some of the best and brightest minds in the world.  They’ve done some amazing things with science and space travel.  Unfortunately, they’ve also had some disasters when it came to the balance between Risk Management and Production.  We will discuss lessons learned and how healthy risk management practices can help your company avoid disasters.



Don Birkentall, NSCN Consultant

Effectiveness of stretching programs for employees Financial benefits on workplace wellness Benefits of workplace wellness for employees Safety Program ROI Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire.
August 22, 2024 - 7:30-9am | 3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha

Leading Above the Line for a Culture of Safety

Rana DeBoer


September 26, 2024 - 7:30-9am | 3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha

The Future of Safety & Health:  Why your Leadership is as Critical as Ever in SIF Prevention

In the rapidly evolving landscape of safety and health, one truth remains steadfast: leadership is the cornerstone of success, especially in Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) prevention. Join us for an insightful and thought-provoking session that explores the nexus of worker engagement, strong leadership, and Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) in shaping the future of safety and health. Lasting SIF prevention isn't a matter of chance; it's the outcome of intentional leadership, coupled with clear standards, worker engagement, and the agility to deploy safeguards and controls. This session will immerse you in the connection between engaged workers, effective leadership, and HOP methodologies. Drawing from real-world examples and the latest research, we will dissect the pivotal role of leadership in fostering a culture where safety and well-being is paramount. Discover why your leadership is as crucial as ever in preventing SIFs. Learn how to inspire your workforce in fully participating in the process, while simultaneously harnessing the principles of HOP to mitigate risks and drive operational excellence. This isn't just a window into the future; it's your roadmap to success in SIF prevention. Leave with an understanding of how to create a resilient, high-performing organization that champions safety, health, and well-being, all underpinned by the leadership values that will define the future of safety and health.

Jason Kunz, Global Safety, 3M

November 14, 2024 - 7:30-9am | 3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha

Speaker - pending

December 12, 2024 - 7:30-9am | 3111 Oak View Drive | Omaha

Speaker:  Dr. Todd Caze