Safety and Leadership workshops
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Have your own workshop for relevant employees/crew in your company. Contact us for more information.
We regularly organise workshops in European and Asean Cities. Coming workshops will be posted on this site.
Hamburg, Germany, 30th March 2017: The on board performance evaluation; Challenges and opportunities in the on board appraisal process.
Limassol, Cyprus, 10th May 2017 – title not decided yet
Bergen, Norway, 11th May 2017: Real Safety Performance Measurement
Athens, Greece, 15th June 2017: Real Safety Performance Measurement
Our workshops are divided into sequences based on a number of hypotheses that will be discussed. The participants contribute with own views and experiences during vivid discussions about the hypotheses subjects.
Each sequence comprises:
- Introduction and presentation of hypotheses. Green-Jakobsen presents some of the dilemmas and perceptions regarding the leaders’ role and impact on board and ashore.
- Dialogue – We discuss the hypotheses in groups and share knowledge, views and experience among all participants about leadership roles, performance and development
- Input by Green-Jakobsen – what we have seen and experienced, presentation of methods, theories and tools utilised on our leadership training and programmes
- Overcoming challenges – where do we start, how do we do it, what works?
The workshop themes:
Real safety performance measurement
The continuous evaluation and assessment of vessel safety performance is a subject which is often discussed and still very difficult to manage in an objective manner. There are numerous questions that keep on evolving, e.g. what kind of safety performance is measurable? – and after an evaluation/measurement what do we then do? Over the years Green-Jakobsen has developed a strong understanding and experience within this field of work. These experiences, methods and tools are what we wish to share with you and your colleagues during our workshop.
Developing resilient safety culture
Green-Jakobsen has gained first-hand knowledge about safety performance, first and foremost from the safety maturity assessments carried out over the last 5-6 years. The vast number of interviews we have made with seafarers and office staff have exposed the industry trends and the true picture of the safety standards and performance. The major challenge of the shipping companies is to convert the strong and weak points of the assessment into a tangible safety strategy, and how they should prioritise efforts to build a resilient safety culture.
How to monitor and evaluate safety behaviour
If we are to improve our safety performance further, an improved ‘articulation’ about company safety performance is pivotal to provide us with a more robust picture of the present safety conditions.
The challenge is to define what kind of performance measurements we should have in place, how we gather the data and manage it. In this process we have to accept a certain level of subjectivity. We also need to accept the fact that human safety performance and behaviour – to be of value – has to be publicly addressed and that our observations and perceptions need to be subject to discussion.
What does performance need leadership for?
Leadership is a complex size, it can be managed in many ways and people have numerous perceptions of the term ‘Good leadership’. Seen from a business perspective the most important goal should be to have leaders who understand and are capable of ensuring the best employee performance. In short, leadership is about showing the direction and getting people to follow. However, the big question is what leaders have to do in order to stimulate high performing employees?’