When it comes to the safety of work, culture and systems make it possible but front line people make it happen! No plan of operations reaches with any certainty beyond the first encounter with the main hazards. The safety of work is therefore rarely achieved by merely flawlessly executing a plan. Leaders must Know how to develop a safe system of work through a collaborative planning process, Say what needs to be addressed to engage the team in mindful execution and Do what is needed to refine plans while staying within the organisation’s agreed reliability envelope.
The Safety Leadership for Supervisors and Managers program (SLSM) designed by David Provan and Ralph Shreeve of Safety Futures integrates experiential and theoretical perspectives of safety improvement, operations management and leadership development to facilitate the learning of operational leaders to ensure they know how to:
Using digitally enabled, action learning methods, the programme builds each leader’s personal capacity to develop their team’s ability to continuously improve the safety of work.
The Safety Leadership for Supervisors and Managers program will provide your organisation with the following benefits:
Participant benefits include:
Achieving high standards requires more than engagement, but it is a good start, especially in relation to safety performance. Engagement is a critical element of mindful execution, maintaining situational awareness and personal development. Participants will learn how to apply different tools and techniques to help build engagement at all levels.
You may be the smartest person in the team but you are unlikely to be smarter than the team. Collaborative planning processes access the experience and expertise of the team to set the team up for the best possible safe start. Participants will learn to use a collaborative planning process currently deployed across the globe in countless hazardous operations.
A safe system of work makes the safety of work possible but people make it happen by monitoring implementation to ensure work is not drifting towards failure. Participants will learn how to engage the team in disciplined execution so that they know if the drift is happening because of a lack of discipline of because the system needs to be refined.
For a long time, supervision and leadership have essentially been seen as the domain of individuals holding formal authority. Safe supervision is explored as a process that the team must actively engage in. Participants will learn how to deliver against their personal accountability for the quality of supervision while engaging every member of the team to share responsibility for the safety of work.
David Packard of HP once said that every organisation needs to realise that its rate of revenue growth cannot exceed the rate at which it grows human capital. Learning is one of your organisations most important capacities. Participants will learn how to use methods of instruction, mentoring and coaching at individual and team levels to facilitate continuous learning.
The programme is delivered through an action learning platform with a combination of videos, on-line content and a series of interactive webinars Every module leads to a practical ‘mission’ that is executed in the workplace. Learning leads to action, which in turn leads to more learning, driving improved capabilities at all levels to deliver tangible benefits and realise immediate impacts and improvements in the workplace.
The culmination of the programme is a personal ‘Capstone’ project in which participants synthesise the key learnings from the programme to create their own performance goals in terms of what they need to Know, Say and Do to facilitate ongoing safety improvement and leadership development. They also develop and implement a safety improvement initiative that solves a current work issue by demonstrating and embedding most, if not all of the programme’s content.
Participants have the ability to interact with peers on the program through an online message board as well as through the interactive webinars led by the facilitators. Continuous communication, learning and technical support is available to all participants throughout the programme.
Yes. Each public course is limited to 50 learners.
Yes. The base plan for the program is for learners to work through the missions each week. We have the flexibility to enable learners to complete multiple missions in parallel. We will work directly with individual learners that need a specific plan to accommodate work rosters or personal circumstances
Both. The webinars are all delivered live and will be interactive via Zoom. These webinars will be recorded so that if you are unable to attend, then you can watch them later. The short lectures at the start of every mission are pre-recorded so that they can be watched on-demand when you are ready to complete that individual mission
Yes. Each of the seven live webinars at the start of each Level will have two-time options to accommodate every global region at a reasonable time of day. Learners can pre-select the time that best suits them. There is also the option of pre-sending your questions and these will be answered during the individual session that you attend
Group discounts will be agreed with individual companies. There is the option of putting a number of people from the same company on a public course at a discounted rate. There is also the option to configure and run a dedicated program with just employees from the same organisation and supplement this program with other internal development activities.
Yes. The interactive learning platform has a discussion board, and we will be promoting and facilitating support and sharing between all learners. The live interactive webinars will involve small break-out group discussions to plan and reflect on learning activities.
Of course, we are completely online, and you can log in from anywhere, at any time. For reference, fortnightly Q&A Sessions are recorded on Monday in two time zones and are recorded.
Not currently. We have a plan to progressively make the program available in other major languages depending on demand.
Our safety performance wasn’t improving using a traditional top-down safety approach so we engaged Ralph and David to work with us and our contractors to try something different. We operate in a high-risk industry where the experts are on the tools and the challenge was how to enable these experts to perform at their best. What differentiated their approach from others is that they worked with us, alongside us, at the head office and most importantly with our front line teams to build safety leadership capabilities. By doing this, our safety performance not only improved to become the best in the industry, it also became sustainable and remains just as strong today.
Ralph and David have a powerful and lasting impact on the people and organisations they works with. I was responsible for delivering a multibillion dollar upstream gas construction programme and they supported me with a significant change agenda to transform safety performance and to improve capital intensity by more than 40% . As well as developing and delivering the most effective frontline leadership programme I’ve experienced, Ralph was also a great coach and strategic thought partner.
I worked extensively with Ralph Shreeve over several years when I was the inaugural commander of joint health command, Australian Defence Force. During that time he coached and mentored key members of my senior leadership team to facilitate their delivery of material and sustainable improvements in performance. These improvements translated directly into positive business outcomes in value add. Ralph is fairly unique in being able to connect contemporary theory with practise to deliver powerful uplifts in both personal and organisational capability and performance.
The Safety Leadership for Supervisors and Managers public programs will be run over the following dates:
If you would like to enrol your team of leaders, we also offer customisable private programs to organisations who would like to benefit from 10 weeks of team-based peer learning, reflective practice and relationship development.
This is a great way to build the capability of your entire safety organisation. Minimum numbers and discounts apply. Please contact us here.