Leading Safety Performance ™ Workshop

A workshop to develop authentic leadership and improve safety performance

Leading Safety Performance™ is a two-day leadership workshop, recognized by the 'Institute of Leadership and Management.' The training has been designed to develop the skills and capabilities to lead a safety culture that exhibits care. The workshop will cover topics such as emotional intelligence, communication and mindful leadership. As a participant you will make a commitment during the workshop to introducing these concepts into your role at work.

Our 2-day leadership workshop for managers and supervisors provides the tools organizations need to promote a culture of care among employees at all levels and help to achieve an excellent safety performance. Our approach focuses on what you actually need to do to add value and implement real and sustainable change in safety culture.

Your Benefits

By the end of the session you will have an understanding of the following safety leadership objectives:

  • Authentic safety leadership, self-awareness and communication
    • The cultural maturity ladder
    • How you can create an informed culture
    • The components of a culture of denial
    • The qualities that High Reliability Organizations (HRO) have and what we can learn from them
    • What leadership excellence looks like
    • The effectiveness of different leadership styles in different situations
  • Listening and questioning
    • How to use effective listening and questions types
  • Action Setting
    • What you need to do to be a high performing team
    • Make a commitment to take action
    • Applicable to anybody with leadership responsibilities

Our Workshop Structure

Day 1
Welcome and IntroductionGeneral introduction from trainer followed by a senior member of the leadership team setting the scene for the learning over the next two days.
Aims and ObjectivesThese are detailed in the learning outcomes.
Ice-BreakerDelegates introduce themselves and take part in a short activity to break the ice.
Culture Maturity Ladder®The Culture of Care Maturity Ladder® is an evolutionary ladder where the organization becomes more mature as trust and accountability increase and the safety culture becomes increasingly informed.
Informed CultureThis section builds on the cultural maturity ladder and looks at how an organization can develop an informed safety culture (James Reason) by having four main pillars in place:
- Reporting Culture
- Just Culture
- Learning Culture
- Flexible Culture
Culture of DenialBeing able to identify warning signs and know what factors make up a safety culture of denial helps an organization combat these and build resilience.
High Reliability OrganizationsA look at what High Reliability Organizations (HRO) are and what they do that makes them so resilient.
Chronic UneaseWhat is chronic unease? Mindfulness in leadership is important if leaders are going to spot potential safety performance problems and issues.
Day 2
Welcome and RecapIntroduction to day 2 and recap of information covered on previous day.
Leadership ExcellenceTo introduce leadership excellence, delegates are asked to think about what makes a person memorable or have the biggest impact. This then leads into the exercise where the skills and qualities of leadership excellence are examined.
Emotional IntelligenceEmotional Intelligence (EI) is said to be more important than IQ. This section gives an overview of the four sections of EI and invites delegates to consider areas for improvement.
Leadership StylesAn authentic leader knows that to be effective they need to be able to use a range of different leadership styles and for these to be matched to the right situation and the right people. Here we look at Daniel Goleman’s 6 primal leadership styles: commanding, pacesetting, affiliative, democratic, coaching and visionary.
CommunicationLeaders need to communicate effectively. We start with a general overview of what makes up communication.
Listening - one of the main skills of effective communication. Active listening skills are essential.
Questioning skills – asking the right questions at the right time is vital for an authentic leader.
WebmasterThis is a practical exercise where delegates are asked to put together interconnecting lengths of ropes working to a plan. The aim of the exercise is for the delegates to apply the skills discussed over the last 2 days.
Personal ActionThe group will consider what they personally are going to do to develop their abilities as a leader.

Why DEKRA?

  • We are a behavioral change consultancy striving for a sustainable improvement in safety outcomes.
  • We have the expertise to deliver the skills, methods, and motivation to change leadership attitudes, behaviors and decision making among employees.
  • We specialize in bringing about significant change and improvement in safety performance and operational excellence.

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