Dolphyn Newsletter – March 2018

IN THIS ISSUE

This is our second Newsletter for 2018, and we again welcome new subscribers, many of who join us after purchasing Social Sensemaking.
In this edition we share news of upcoming programs, including two in Auckland New Zealand, along with our usual news items including blogs, articles, books, a theme of the month and news about Dolphyn’s work.

We also introduce one of our ‘community in practice‘ members Hayden Collins, who’s experience and skills around critical thinking and culture bolster our ability to work with organisations in better understanding their ‘collective unconscious’.

We thank you for being part of our Newsletter and look forward to staying in touch. You can learn more about our work by visiting our website – dolphyn.com.au
Robert Sams
Director
DOLPHYN PTY LTD

UPCOMING EVENTS

Social Sensemaking – Auckland, New Zealand – 14th May 2018

Full Day Workshop

In May this year, we’ll bring our Social Sensemaking Workshop to Auckland New Zealand. The session will be held on Monday 14th May. You can  send us a note at contact@dolphyn.com.au and we’ll keep you in the loop as details emerge including venue and times.

BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE WORKSHOP HERE

Tackling Mental – Auckland, New Zealand – 15th & 16th May

1/2 Day Workshop

Dolphyn’s Rob Sams will be leading three of our 1/2 day ‘Tackling Mental Health’ workshops in Auckland New Zealand in May this year. These workshops are being hosted by the New Zealand Division of The Executive Connection.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM HERE

Special Author Appearance – Maitland (NSW) Library

Meet the Local Author

On Thursday 24th May, Rob Sams has been invited to speak about Social Sensemaking at the library in the town where he grew up; Maitland (NSW). Rob will speak about the ‘learning adventure‘ that is explored in his book. Rob explains that being curious and willing to make mistakes along the way is important, as we can’t learn effectively without risk.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

THIS MONTH’S KEY THEME

In This Together

This months key theme highlights the power in our social connections and the importance of social identity in our overall health; including pain and injury. This short piece includes references and links to different articles and papers that explore the role that ‘community’ can plan in adopting a more holistic approach to health. Click below to read more.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

BLOGS AND ARTICLES

I Do Not Understand
By Robert Sams


How can we understand? Why do we feel the need to understand? What is it that we think we understand?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Helping in Safety
By Robert Sams


What does it mean to help? Who are we trying to help? Who are we as a helper? How do we go about helping?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

NEW BOOK RELEASE – FALLIBILITY & RISK

Fallibility and Risk
By Dr Rob Long


Dr Rob Long has just completed book seven in his series on risk and is offering his latest book Fallibility and Risk, Living With Uncertainty as a free download.

To receive this 160 page book with full colour graphics and illustrations, all you have to do is click on the link below.

DOWNLOAD THE eBOOK FOR FREE HERE

Book Forward
By Robert Sams


Dolphyn’s Rob Sams was privileged to be asked to write the Forward for Fallibility and Risk, in which he notes:

“While intelligence is great, if we don’t understand our ontology (reason for being) or how we ‘know’ (epistemology), we can easily be deceived into thinking that such knowing will lead us to a happy, fulfilling and rewarding life.”

READ THE FULL FORWARD HERE

RISKY CONVERATIONS – RELEASE OF eBOOK

Risky Conversations
By Dr Rob Long and Greg Smith


For the many people who have appreciated the 22 video series in Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk you will now be pleased to know that the book is now a free talking book. You can download mp3 files freely: podcast or listen in your car while your drive. You can access the free Talking Book by clicking on the link below.

DOWNLOAD THE eBOOK HERE

INTRODUCING HAYDEN COLLINS

This month we introduce one of our Community in Practice, Hayden Collins.
Hayden Collins is a specialist in risk, human judgement and decision making, organisational culture, leadership, communication and learning. Hayden provides training, advice, coaching and mentoring for leaders, managers, supervisors and workers.

READ MORE ABOUT HAYDEN HERE

CONTINUING OUR WORK WITH BLUESCOPE

We continue our work with BlueScope, piloting our Social Sensemaking program across sites in NSW and QLD. One of the keys to the success of this program is the upskilling of their internal team. BlueScope’s leading manager in the project, Stephanie O’Dwyer, who is now studying with the CLLR (see below), has co-facilitated many of the workshops. This provides a more holistic learning and change program for BlueScope. Stephanie recently started a session in Brisbane by asking; “what’s the riskiest thing  you’ve done?”. The learning started from there.

READ MORE ABOUT THE BLUESCOPE PILOT HERE

STUDY – THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF RISK

Study in the Social Psychology of Risk
The Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk (CLLR) offers the following units of study:

  • Unit 1 – An Introduction to the Social Psychology of Risk.
  • Unit 2 – SEEK, The Social Psychology of Event Investigations.
  • Unit 3 – Introduction to Semiotics and Risk.
  • Unit 4 – Leadership and the Social Psychology of Risk.

If you’re interested, I’d be happy to chat either by phone (0424 037 112) or email at robert@dolphyn.com.au

ACCESS THE CLLR CALENDAR HERE

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A Community in Practice
Being in community with others is important for us here at Dolphyn, thanks for being part of it. We look forward to sharing and learning with you throughout 2018.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY IN PRACTICE HERE

 

Dolphyn Newsletter – March 2018

Rob Sams
Rob Sams
Rob is an experienced safety and people professional, having worked in a broad range of industries and work environments, including manufacturing, professional services (building and facilities maintenance), healthcare, transport, automotive, sales and marketing. He is a passionate leader who enjoys supporting people and organizations through periods of change. Rob specializes in making the challenges of risk and safety more understandable in the workplace. He uses his substantial skills and formal training in leadership, social psychology of risk and coaching to help organizations understand how to better manage people, risk and performance. Rob builds relationships and "scaffolds" people development and change so that organizations can achieve the meaningful goals they set for themselves. While Rob has specialist knowledge in systems, his passion is in making systems useable for people and organizations. In many ways, Rob is a translator; he interprets the complex language of processes, regulations and legislation into meaningful and practical tasks. Rob uses his knowledge of social psychology to help people and organizations filter the many pressures they are made anxious about by regulators and various media. He is able to bring the many complexities of systems demands down to earth to a relevant and practical level.

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