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Risk and Safety Leadership Workshops

It is important that organisations have a broad understanding of how risk and safety cultures develop over time and the part that leaders play in helping that culture to mature.

What is Risk and Safety Leadership Workshop?

The purpose of this workshop is to provide senior and future business leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to take the organisation towards an accident and incident free environment.

The workshop is a master-class that focuses on self-awareness aspects of individual’s leadership and what leaders need to do, and demonstrate

A key aspect of the workshop is helping leaders understand the importance of ‘closing the loop’ in the risk management cycle, to proactively apply findings back into the business for continual improvements. The overall objective is to remove inherent defects and hazards that cause risks within an organisation.

What are the benefits?

Undertaking a leadership workshop will improve understanding of risk and safety for the individuals attending but also for the organisation. The workshop will:

  • Provide business leaders with necessary skills and tools on risk and safety leadership
  • Encourage a cohesive approach to business leadership which is inclusive of safety and risk
  • Provide opportunity for leaders to continually reflect on their leadership approach in respect of safety and risk

By improving the understanding of risk and safety across senior leaders, it becomes possible to embed a positive risk culture which can reduce insurance premiums and increase an organisation’s sustainability.

Contact us:

For further details, please contact your local Willis Towers Watson office.

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Case study:

As an integral part of the succession planning process, a utilities organisation that provides a huge diversity of services, identified 18 future business leaders as talent to develop.

As part of the development plan, Willis Towers Watson was asked to create a tailored master-class which would complement the existing leadership programme. A series of single day courses was created, covering all aspects of business including, HR, finance, operations and quality.

The aim of the single day courses was to encourage participation, team leadership and question current thinking in relation to the role of a leader in risk and safety.

Using a workshop approach, Willis Towers Watson specialists asked the future leaders to:

  • Challenge their understanding of risk and safety
  • Consider what ‘good’ looks like for the organisation
  • What changes can be made to achieve it
  • Question the thinking of others in the role of risk and safety leadership

They were encouraged to present and deliver their message for their teams to the wider group and be receptive to challenge.

Feedback from the attendees and senior management was so positive that Willis Towers Watson has been tasked with a number of follow-up workshops and training initiatives