Event Details

Tuesday, 4 October, 2022 - 08:00 to 21:00
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


AIHS & Lighthouse Members $1080+GST
Non-Members $1200+GST


Event Organising Body: 
Art of Work
(02) 8007 5086


Endorsed Training

The Australian Institute of Health & Safety in partnership with Art of Work invites you to attend the upcoming course: Doing Safety Differently®: a six-part course with Professor Sidney Dekker​. 

What is safety differently?

The responsibility for safe and effective organisational performance presents you with either an insurmountable task or a timely opportunity.

We have been living through dynamic, challenging and uncertain times, the new normal of working with COVID-19 has brought forward the urgency to apply safety differently thinking to organisations at every level.

Many organisations have learned the importance of the presence of capacities to make things go well, to create freedom within a framework so that people can safely adapt and innovate—especially under conditions of complexity and uncertainty. Some organisations have already come out stronger, better and more prepared.

The world of work is changing fast and this new era calls for a different kind of safety thinking, a thinking that sees people as the source of diversity, insight, creativity, and wisdom about safety, not as the source of risk that undermines an otherwise safe system.

Doing Safety Differently® invites you to leverage your own experience to tackle the urgent and emerging challenges to Safety Differently thinking within your organisation.

Doing Safety Differently will take you straight into live, interactive conversations with the originator of Safety Differently®, Sidney Dekker. Based on Sidney Dekker’s and Todd Conklin’s new book, Do Safety Differently will get you doing things differently in your own role and organisation.

The program.
The Safety Differently Program is divided into 6 weeks with 6 x 60-minute sessions, run on a weekly basis.

There will be two options available for each session, so you can select whichever fits your schedule the best. Your chosen sittings must be submitted at the time of registration.

This highly interactive and participative program blends individual self-paced learning and reflection with engaging live online group sessions. Each participant will be given access to our interactive platform featuring case studies, videos, podcasts, articles and more, to optimise your learning journey. 

Before each module begins, we will invite you to undertake guided, self-led learning, including a thought-provoking video, podcast, and reading collateral to prepare you for the topics featured in the next module

Week 1: Safety: From outcome to capacity

Week 2: When the work done is not as you imagined: Do Learning Teams

Week 3: When things go wrong: Do investigations differently

Week 4: When there’s too much compliance: Declutter your safety bureaucracy

Week 5: When your safety people are dejected: Empower them differently

Week 6: When you need to help your leaders succeed

Event Details:

Tuesday 4th October
Tuesday 11th October
Tuesday 18th October
Tuesday 25th October

Tuesday 1st November
Tuesday 8th November
Time: 08:00am - 09:00am AEDT
Format: Online Workshop
AIHS & Lighthouse Members $1080+GST
Non-Members $1200+GST

CPD Points: 4

Your Presenter:

Sidney Dekker (Ph.D. Ohio State University, USA, 1996) is Professor and Director of the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and Professor at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University in the Netherlands.

Sidney has lived and worked in seven countries across four continents and won worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work in human factors and safety. He coined the term 'Safety Differently' in 2012, which has since turned into a global movement for change. It encourages organisations to declutter their bureaucracy and set people free to make things go well and to offer compassion, restoration and learning when they don't.

An avid pilot of planes large and small, he has been flying the Boeing 737 as an airline pilot on the side.

Sidney is the bestselling author of, most recently: Foundations of Safety Science; The Safety Anarchist; The End of Heaven; Just Culture; Safety Differently; The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error'; Second Victim; Drift into Failure; and Patient Safety. He has directed the documentaries 'Safety Differently,' 2017; 'Just Culture,' 2018, 'The Complexity of Failure,' 2018, and 'Doing Safety Differently,' 2019.
His work has over 12,200 citations and an h-index of 47. More at


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