Leadership & Safety Culture Programme (L&SC)

Creating inspiring leaders who care

The CEDEP L&SC is an immersive 4.5-day programme that changes participants’ mindsets to create a positive culture that builds a high-performance and resilient organisation. The programme is dedicated to manufacturing and operations middle and senior managers, who strive to get safety just right and want to create a healthier, more engaged and effective workforce. It is one of our long-standing specialist programmes that has been running since 2008, with its latest redesign in 2024. Participants immerse themselves in a new dimension of thought leadership that mixes cutting-edge science and research with deep experience and practical application to help them create a safety culture within their organisation that reduces costly workplace accidents that are detrimental to productivity.

This transformational leadership journey gives participants the psychology, philosophy and powerful management skills to:

  • Create inspired, high-performing teams
  • Develop powerful management skills to become better, more respected leaders
  • Develop a practical plan with strategies to implement

Main Objectives

Participants learn how to motivate people, influence behaviour, and be an inspiring leader who increases productivity through health and safety. The programme teaches managers from all sectors and industries to rise to the many challenges involved in creating a reliable and positive safety culture that boosts motivation, increases engagement, eliminates workplace accidents, protects the company’s reputation, and really does lead to higher performance. The three pillars of the programme are combined to give participants the mindset, techniques and leadership behaviours to have an immediate, positive and sustainable impact upon their return to the organisation. 

  • Knowledge to nurture and sustain a safety culture and the human factors involved in risk adjustment and decision-making
  • Skills & Performance to master behavioural economics, engaging stakeholders and leading change
  • Behaviour from preventing accidents to leadership, safety and stress management

Learning Journey

In a peer group learning environment, our faculty of global thought leaders take participants through a series of workshops to learn the practical tools to create and sustain a ‘culture of care’ in their organisation, communicate the importance of a proactive safety culture, and build awareness of the safety challenges in today’s complex business world. Participants will explore different aspects of safety in the workplace and acquire the new management skills to drive thriving organisations filled with inspired and committed workers that respect their managers and each other.

  • Become more aware
  • Reduce workplace accidents
  • Increase team motivation
  • Learn how to positively influence people
  • Lead forward with the right-mindset
  • Create a ‘culture of care’
  • Take away effective tools to use immediately.

Participants will work on a specific plan for their organisation to establish safety goals, develop resources, ensure team participation, identify and assess hazards, and prevent and control risks. Thereby, giving them a practical action plan to have an instant impact in their workplace.

Andrew sharman
programme director

Best-selling author of ten books on safety leadership and organizational culture, President of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (2019-2020) and Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Leadership & Management (2016-2020). Founder and Chairman of the One Percent Safer Foundation, and Managing Partner of the international culture and leadership consultancy, RMS, Chairman of, the leading environment, health and safety conference in Europe.

‘It’s the responsibility of senior leaders to create a culture of care that’s truly felt throughout the organisation.’

Programme details

Ideal participant

The CEDEP L&SC Programme is for managers and senior leaders from all industries who understand and recognise the benefits of setting the right tone to create a culture of care.

It is particularly useful for manufacturing and operations managers, HSE experts, safety and wellness directors, safety engineers and consultants, risk managers, security and environment managers, and executives involved in plant management or distribution.

Please note that we have a specialist programme for the Oil & Gas sector.

In-person and online


CEDEP campus in Cély en Bière, France and internationally upon request

4.5 days for the in person programme

1hr Virtual kick-off

3 x 1hr online session


English or French

2024 Dates

In person programme

6 -> 10 May Chattanooga, USA (full)
3 -> 7 June French session (full)
17 -> 21 June
23 -> 27 September Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
7 -> 11 October (full)
21 -> 25 October
11 -> 15 November New Jersey, USA
02 -> 06 December

Tuition fees 2024 (

€ 5,700

Board & Accommodation 2024 (excl. tax)

€ 1,375€

Please find here the L&SC brochure

Please find here the L&SC flyer

Programme participant testimonials


‘The safety and leadership programme at CEDEP was one of the best leadership trainings I have ever attended.


‘I came to the CEDEP Leadership & Safety Culture programme expecting a good lesson on health and safety.
stéphane golz
Head of HSE & OPEC Europe, upl
Bénédicte blot
Site head, biomérieux
Piero gambino
country operations director, L'oréal
carolin engels
hse site maanger, sanofi
ludovic dupuy
emea hse manager, Biomérieux
fabio molon
production manager, L'oréal
Sales, Marketing & Communication director

Please contact Muriel Pailleux for more information about dates, fees and a quote.

+ 33 (0)7 85 45 63 18