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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 Dekker (PhD Ohio State University, USA, 1996) is professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, where he runs the Safety Science Innovation Lab. He is Chief Scientist at Art of Work. Sidney coined the term Safety Differently in 2012. It has since become a book, a website, a film (released in 2017) and a movement. Sidney is also instrumental in promoting restorative just culture as a response to incidents. Shortly after becoming professor, he qualified on the Boeing 737, and worked part-time as an airline pilot out of Copenhagen.

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
06 September 2018