L&SC Programme description

Programme Objectives

Learn how to motivate employees, influence behaviour and be an inspirational leader who improves health and safety productivity.

Pedagogical Objectives

Following this training, you will know how to: take stock of your organisation’s safety culture and exchange best practices: how to develop the skills of your teams through safety leadership; create and integrate a suitable safety culture within your organisation: analyse the systems in place and support change; develop the motivation of your teams through communication by setting up simple and concrete objectives both internally (company activity etc.) and externally (environmental constraints etc.).
The programme is designed on 3 pillars: knowledge, performance and behaviour.

Participant’s Profile

Middle and senior managers from all departments of the company.

Training Location

CEDEP campus Cély en Bière, France



Duration of the Training and Organisation Modalities

In person format: 4 days (32 hours) – Minimum number of participants 15 maximum 40 participants
Digital format: 4 half-days (15 hours) – Minimum number of participants 15 maximum 40 participants.

Access Time

At least 11 working days

Training Content

Day 1

Develop and Maintain a Positive Safety Culture

Learn how to implement a safety culture based on the experience of DuPont and other participants. Understand the growth of a safety culture around the world, and how to improve it in your specific workplace through leadership and employee motivation with concrete goals. Study a real fatal accident in a factory and the aspects to be dealt with accordingly: legal procedures, internal and external communication with employees, victims’ families, local and national press, etc. This session underlines the importance of strong leadership and the implementation of an action plan and working methods upstream in order to avoid this type of event.

Day 2

Human judgment and risk decision

Human failures in decision-making and distortions that are pervasive in everyone. Know how to use simple tools to anticipate these distortions in stressful situations, and to analyse situations more objectively. Learn how to estimate risk and how to be discerning in the face of a problem/situation.

Influencing strategies (face-to-face programme session)

Learn how to manage different tactics and fundamental concepts of negotiation; manage difficult negotiations and develop effective strategies for long-term internal and external relationship building.

Day 3

Change in action

Understand the mechanisms that drive or hinder change and develop change management skills to involve culturally diverse stakeholders. Develop an engagement plan for your stakeholders. Discover the changes needed to apply to your HSE in a V.U.C.A. world and identify the dangers of a Taylorist approach to HSE.

Day 4

A global vision of safety culture

Explain the principle of “culture” and show the importance of motivating teams and engaging management at all levels to achieve “zero accidents”. To learn motivation techniques and the elements necessary to develop an action plan.

Day 5

Leadership, safety and stress management

Understand the difference between positive and negative stress, how to integrate stress management methods into your team and how to avoid the reflex traps of wanting to do well – going too fast, taking unnecessary risks or multitasking. Learn how to enable employees to evolve while accompanying them towards concrete objectives.

Workshops: sharing best practices

Develop your individual action plan and present it in a given situation. Study the case of the March 2011 tsunami: the notion of resilience and how the discipline, organisation and solidarity of Japanese culture influenced the outcome.

Professors’ Profile

Andrew Sharman: Programme Director, CEDEP, Professor, President IOSH, author ” from accidents to zero “.
Théo Compernolle: Neuropsychiatrist, best-selling author, adjunct professor at INSEAD, holder of the Suez Chair on Leadership and Personal Development at the Solvay Business School, visiting professor at the Vlerick School for Management and professor at the Free University of Amsterdam
Philippe Delquié: Specialist in risk-based decision making, business analysis, data and risk analysis, associate professor at George Washington University, USA
Christophe Gillet: Specialist in Innovation, Transformation, Change Management and Leadership, former Director of Business Innovation and Operations in Amsterdam at SONY Europe
Ian Hudson: Chemical Industry Executive, former President of DuPont EMEA

Used Pedagogical Methods and Technical Means

In person:

  • Classes, repeated role-plays, work in sub-groups.
  • Videos, case studies, practical exercises
  • Pedagogical distribution: 50% practical, 50% theoretical input
  • Common thread: each day, introduction at the beginning of the session and time for sharing and reflection at the end of the session.
  • Flat room, videos, computers in group work rooms. Round table discussions.

In digital:

  • Alternating courses, quizzes, and work in sub-groups.
  • Videos, case studies, practical exercises
  • Pedagogical distribution: 50% practical, 50% theoretical input
  • Common thread: each day, introduction at the beginning of the session and time for sharing and reflection at the end of the session.
  • All sessions in Synchronous, with subgrouping
  • Video conferencing and/or LMS with group setting option

Evaluation Modalities

Ongoing observation based on group work (practical cases, role-playing exercises, role-playing, experience sharing and debates). Action plan. For Digital: Online test at the end of the programme.

Signing sheet per half-day. “Hot” evaluation. Certificate of participation.

Public Rate

€ 5,700 excluding taxes

Pedagogical Referent

Academics Director, Ravi Shankar,

Resp. Academic Management;

Programme Director : Andrew Sharman

Access to training for people with disabilities

Our training courses comply with the requirements for accessibility to the premises for people with disabilities. If necessary, please consult our disability advisor Corinne Delplanque,