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Safety Professionals Leadership Toolkit

Primus Hotel Sydney

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In order to create deep change in safety culture and behaviour, workplace health and safety professionals must exhibit strong leadership and resilience. The most progressive organisations operating in high risk safety critical industries all share the common goal of zero harm, whereby a ‘total safety culture’ is a core value. It is only possible to achieve ‘zero harm’ when an organisations’ leadership and all employees share the same core values and attitudes towards safety. To make ‘zero harm’ a reality, these values must be evident in the behaviours exhibited by leaders and employees alike.

Safety leaders play a key role in strengthening the capacity of an organisation to perform in spite of challenges and risks in their environment. Overall success in the role can be traced back to effective leadership, a strategic mindset and a focus on engaging executive leaders and staff in the cultural change necessary to achieve the aspiration of zero harm.

For Safety leaders, success does not occur in a vacuum. They need to effectively engage with the business across all levels as they develop not only their own team, but to foster a culture of safety leadership across the organisation. Credibility, influence and the ability to position yourself as a trusted leader within the business and across the supply chain is key to success.

This workshop will equip its participant’s with a suite of practical skills and tools, and provides the opportunity to reflect upon your own role as a leader, learn from each other’s experiences and provide a new vision for how you lead Workplace health and Safety functions and engage with the business. The program will draw on the latest research in leadership and neuro-science to create an evidence-based framework for improving your impact and influence as a Safety leader.
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• Discover how to maximise the Safety Departments impact on the organisation
• Develop the key attributes and capabilities of a next generation Safety leader
• Achieve positive engagement within the Safety team
• Strengthen relationships and position Workplace Health and Safety as a trusted and valued partner across the business
• Acquiring tips for garnering organisational support and management buy-in
• Conducting effective coaching within a safety environment
• Gain a roadmap for the successful transition from technical or operational Safety management to senior Safety leadership
• Recognise the attributes of transformational leaders and common causes of leadership derailment
• Discuss emerging trends in leadership and how these apply within a safety leadership / cultural context
• Gain innovative strategies for facilitating learning, change management and organisational development
• Take away a personal action plan for enhanced leadership performance and effectiveness
• Lead safety cultural change within the organisation in pursuit of zero harm
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Attendees will comprise of a variety of senior leaders, managers and specialists from a variety of industries in roles such as:

• Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Managers
• Safety General Managers and Managers
• Site Superintendents
• Workers Compensation
• Health and Wellbeing Managers
• Occupational Health and Safety Managers
• Operations/Site Managers
• Principal Advisers / Consultants in Safety
• General Managers of HSE
• Organisation Development
• Risk and Compliance Managers
• Injury Management Specialists
• Occupational Therapists
• Rehabilitation / Return to Work

19 January 2017

08:30 - 16:30


Day One:

Executive leadership dynamics
• Understand leadership behaviours and their impact
• The common attributes of successful executive-level leaders
• The common causes of leadership derailment
The neuroscience of leadership
• How we react to challenging job demands and its effect on decision making and leadership behaviour
• Understanding the role of self-regulation on our thoughts, emotions and leadership behaviour
• The role and impact of judgment and emotional resilience on performance at higher management levels
Dealing with the challenges of senior leadership
• Developing self-awareness: Identify strengths and development needs
• Understanding how you react to pressure
• A framework for developing self-regulation (CALM)
• How to deal with uncertainty or ambiguity and manage competing priorities
Influencing and managing your colleagues and senior leaders
• Understanding the different role requirements at executive leadership levels
• Influencing without authority
• Develop emotional intelligence - a vital skill to better connect and communicate with diverse teams
• Developing your self-awareness to encourage an active learning culture in your team
Michael Collins - High Potential Officer

20 January 2017

08:30 - 16:30


Day Two:

Leading under pressure
• Dealing with difficult people
• Techniques for effective conflict resolution in difficult or complex scenarios
• Self-management exercises and coping mechanisms that foster resilience
Developing advanced coaching skills for increased performance
• Conducting effective coaching conversations as a mechanism for embedding learning and influencing culture
• Coaching as a style of leadership
• Giving and receiving unwelcome feedback
• Influencing upward: Challenging conversations with executive leadership
Change management and leadership essentials for Safety leaders
• The role of the Safety leader in designing and leading organisational change
• Understanding the human impact and reaction to change in a safety context
• The cognitive and emotional processes underpinning ‘resistance to change’
• The Safety leader’s role in helping to change, shape or influence culture
Michael Collins - High Potential Officer
Michael Collins
High Potential Officer
Primus Hotel Sydney
Phone: +61 2 8027 8000
339 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW
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