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Regional  Workshop on Safety-II in Practice

Brisbane, Australia, February 25-26 2020

We are happy to announce that a local  Workshop on Safety-II in Practise will take place in Brisbane, Australia on February 25-26, 2020.

The workshop will begin with an optional half-day tutorial on Safety-II in Practice on February 24, and continue with two full days of discussions and presentations on February 25 & 25.

    Aim of the workshop

    The aim of the workshop is to share experiences from how Safety-II has been used by various industries and in various practices. The workshop will give the participants an opportunity to present and discuss the lessons learned – good as well as bad, practical as well as methodological. The workshop will be a unique opportunity for safety professionals and researchers to interact with like-minded colleagues, to debate the strengths and weaknesses of Safety-II, and to share ideas for further developments.

    The workshop is open to everyone regardless of their level of experience with Safety-II. (For newcomers it may be a good idea to attend the tutorial on May 10.) It will address the use of Safety-II in a variety of fields and for purposes ranging from investigations, performance analyses, organisational management and development, individual and organisational learning, and resilience. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to

    • Discuss and exchange experiences on how a Safety-II perspective can be used to analyse and manage complex socio-technical systems.
    • Receive feedback on and support for your own Safety-II projects.
    • Learn about the latest developments and application areas of Safety-II.
    • Develop a perspective on the long-term potential of Safety-II.

            You can contribute actively to the workshop by submitting proposals for:

            • Topics or themes for panel discussions (preferably with a presentation or introduction, but open suggestions of themes are also welcome);
            • Presentations of ongoing or already completed work in industry and/or academia.
            • The relevance of a Safety-II perspective for individual and organisational learning.
            • The strategic management of Safety-II: how to introduce changes to routines and daily practice.

            For each type of proposal, please provide a short abstract (about 200 – 400 words) with a summary of what you would like to present or discuss and how - or whether - you want to be involved. All proposals will be reviewed and comments to the submitters will be provided.

            Please submit your abstract or suggestions to: info@forgeworks.com

            Workshop details

            For more information about the workshop, dates, registration, etc. please visit this webpage.