This one-day workshop will help you teach participants:
- Define the characteristics of a high reliability organization
- Define key concepts required for high reliability, including mindfulness and expectations
- Describe the five principles governing high reliability organizations: preoccupation with failure, resistance to simplification, sensitivity to operations, commitment to resilience, and deference to expertise
- Audit activities at all stages to assess the business’ reliability
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
What is a High Reliability Organization?
This session gives students a look at what a high reliability organization (HRO) is and what high reliability organizations have in common. This session also takes a look at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster which is examined throughout the course.
Once students have a grasp of what constitutes a high reliability organization this session takes it further and explores the key concepts for the fundamental principles of a high reliability organization. These concepts are discussed in depth and it is considered why they are important to these organizations. A case study allows students to apply the principles to a real-life situation.
The Anticipation Principles
The five keep principles of HROs are divided into two separate sections. The first section focuses on anticipating unexpected events and preparing for them. These principles are known as anticipation principles including: preoccupation with failure, resistance to simplification, and sensitivity to operations. These principles will be applied to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The Containment Principles
The containment principles follow upon the anticipation principles and act upon negative events that sometimes happen regardless of anticipation and preparation. These principles recognize this and give ways to mitigate the impact of these events. The principles of commitment to resilience and deference to expertise are explored here and are applied to Deepwater Horizon.
Auditing for High Reliability
This session takes students through a look at a few types of audits of HROs. Also provided are some sample questions to help students assess the presence of each of the high reliability principles in their organizations. A case study is also considered to practice applying a basic auditing technique.
In this session students are presented with an in-depth case study which allows them to reflect upon all the principles and practices illustrated in this course.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.