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Optional pre-conference learning

Dynamic and engaging small-group learning:

  • Critical focus areas for breakthrough improvements.
  • Interactive learning with seasoned DEKRA Insight safety pros.
  • Actionable tools & skills that you can apply today.

Each seminar includes information-packed materials for reference during the seminar, plus continental breakfast and lunch. All seminars are an additional cost to the conference registration fee. Register now!

PDS 1-Day
Monday, March 12, 2018 – 8am-5pm

SafeAlign®: Foundations
This workshop defines the relationship between leadership, culture and safety. These are the foundational concepts that a safety improvement initiative is built on. The term and importance of exposure reduction is explained. Attendees to this workshop will be able to their leadership strengths and challenges, understand the influence they have on developing a strong organizational culture and how their performance impacts the safety of their direct reports.
The 3 SafeAlign sessions on Mon, Tue and Wed can be bundled for a discounted price.

PDS 1-Day
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 8am-5pm

SafeAlign: Safety Contacts
This workshop focuses on building the supervisor ability to see exposures and provide effective feedback to individuals. This skill improves the leaders engagement capability. Workshop attendees will learn the needed skills to identify exposure in the workplace and develop the skills it takes to provide meaningful feedback to their workers while also understanding why employees "do the things they do" when exposure exist.
The 3 SafeAlign sessions on Mon, Tue and Wed can be bundled for a discounted price.

PDS 1-Day
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 1pm-5pm

The Four Defining Attributes of a World Class Safety Organization
Prerequisite: Leadership Summit registration
In this session, we will explore and discuss the concept of world class safety and dig into the four primary attributes associated with those who truly fit the label of world class in safety. Learn more.

PDS 1-Day
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – 8am-3pm

Advanced Interaction Skills – Making Feedback More Meaningful and Memorable
Change lives with effective feedback techniques. Learn the science behind effective feedback — and how to work with (not against) the human brain to change behavior.

Coaching for World-Class Safety Performance
Magnify your influence on culture by coaching others to be better leaders. Discover the key principles for leadership coaching and how to apply them to real-world situations.

Leader’s Role in Mitigating Human Error: Exploring the Brain-Centered Hazards™ Matrix
The inconsistency of human performance is currently jeopardizing operational reliability and both process and organizational safety in many workplaces today. Recent neuroscience research has uncovered brain mechanisms that create these human performance errors. Understanding the Brain-Centered Hazards™ Matrix underlying these errors is crucial for all organizational leaders who want to optimize human performance reliability and organizational safety, including reductions in serious injuries and fatalities and loss-of-control incidents. This in-depth session draws on content from the highly-acclaimed Brain-Centric Leadership™ Seminar to explain these newly-discovered workplace hazards, as well as the mitigation strategies necessary to manage associated business risks. Case studies of successful interventions using Applied Neuroscience and High Performance Reliability Organization [HighPRO] methodologies will be explored. A proven roadmap to driving high operational reliability will be presented.

Leadership Behaviors that Shape and Strengthen Your Culture: The Role of the Transformational Leader to Drive Organizational Change
Make continuous improvement a reality. Learn and practice the leadership behaviors that will support genuine culture change.

Motivating BAPP® Observers
Pre-requisite: BAPP license
Take the guesswork out of observer motivation. Learn the principles, practices, and strategies for creating an enthusiastic and effective corps of observers.

Rincon Software - Reports and Graphs
Pre-requisite: BAPP license
For intermediate and advanced users of Rincon software, this session focuses on how to unleash Rincon’s built-in reporting features and offers a look at how to access and apply Rincon’s more advanced reporting options using Microsoft Excel® to extend functionality for finding meaning in your observation capture data.

SafeAlign: Job Safety Briefings
This workshop focuses on build leader communications skills to discuss exposure with crews at the start , during and after the job. Attendees to this workshop will learn how to make Safety Briefings effective in the effort of recognizing and controlling exposure. By understanding how they communicate and what effective communication "looks Like", leaders will have the ability to lead their employees in ways to control exposure for themselves and others.
The 3 SafeAlign sessions on Mon, Tue and Wed can be bundled for a discounted price.

Serious Injuries & Fatalities & BAPP: How to Integrate SIF Into Your Process
Presenter: Pete Herrera, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Pre-requisite: BAPP license
A one day PDS focused on the integration of SIF with BAPP. This PDS will discuss critical elements of integration that apply to all industries and stages of implementation. An existing BAPP client will also lead the group through an exercise regarding first steps to include SIF into your existing BAPP process.

Strategic Communications: How to Inform, Motivate, and Engage Your Organization in the Safety Process
Make your voice — and your process — heard. Discover the communication tools and techniques that professionals use to promote their message and win hearts and minds.

World Class Solutions - Interpersonal Feedback
Feedback, information about performance in relation to a goal enhances “the way we do things around here”. Individual contributors who attend will learn how to give and receive feedback and leaders will learn actions to create the culture rich in soliciting, receiving, and considering feedback from above, below and across their organization.

PDS 2-Day
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 8am-5pm and Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – 8am-3pm

BAPP Essentials for Established Processes
Pre-requisite: BAPP license
This boot camp for BAPP safety delivers everything you would get in implementation training in powerful, hands-on exercises and group interactions. Learn CBI development, observation skills, problem identification, coaching, ABC Analysis, and more.

BAPP Technology Fundamentals for Steering Committee Members
Pre-requisite: BAPP license
Get your new steering team members up to speed quickly with this intensive workshop on the theory and applications of BAPP technology.

Interpersonal and Leadership Skills for Supervisors
Strong cultures are made by strong frontline leaders. Discover and practice the leadership and interpersonal skills that supervisors need to build productive, safety-supporting relationships with their teams.

Facilitator Skills Workshop 3-DAY
Monday, March 12 through Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – 8am-5pm

Pre-requisite: BAPP license
Sustain and support your process by equipping your facilitators with the practical skills and tools they need to succeed in their vital role. This workshop also provides an enriching networking opportunity with other BAPP® technology facilitators and a forum for discussing and developing solutions to challenges specific to your implementation.


Seminars subject to change. Check back with us periodically for the most updated schedule and details.