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Safety differently masterclass

This safety leadership masterclass asks leaders to question their knowledge and assumptions around safety.

The masterclass addresses the following topics:

  1. What exactly is safety? How is safety recognised? How do we recognise safety improvement?
  2. Why do we do safety the way we do it? What is the role of evidence and experience in safety practice?
  3. What is meant by the distinction between “Safety I” and “Safety II”? Is this a useful distinction, and what does it mean in practice?
  4. What is a High Reliability Organisation (HRO)? Should we all try to become HROs?
  5. What is the relationship between safety and resilience? How can we strike the right balance between control and innovation in each organisation?

This masterclass is presented by Professor Sidney Dekker.

Sidney Decker

Sidney was born in the Netherlands and studied psychology at the University of Nijmegen, now known as Radboud University, ranking among its famous alumni. After completing his Masters’ Degree in Organisational Psychology from Nijmegen, he pursued a Masters’ in Experimental Psychology at Leiden University. Since completing his PhD four years ago, Sidney has gained worldwide acclaim for his ground-breaking work on human error and safety and is currently Professor at Griffith University and Honorary Professor at the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland in Brisbane.

More information

Visit our webpage to find out more about the Safety Leadership at Work Program.


Level 41, 1 William Street, Brisbane.

Date 14 September 2018
Time 8.30am - 4.30pm
Cost Members: $150 (inc. GST) per person
Non-members: $170 (inc. GST) per person

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Last updated
28 February 2018