None so Blind as Those That Don’t Want to See – Due Diligence

None so Blind as Those That Don’t Want to See – Due Diligence

Last week Greg Smith and I delivered our Due Diligence workshop which was over subscribed by over 100 registrations. Registrations closed at 28. We will be offering a new set of workshops in 2019 including in New Zealand.

As usual we held the workshop in Sydney at the Wayside Chapel Kings Cross ( ), a great place to develop an understanding of negligence and diligence.

The Due Diligence Workshop is module 13 of eighteen modules offered by the Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk ( ). Each module is packed with practical strategies and alternatives to the toxicity of orthodox risk and safety.


Greg and Rob setting groupwork


Greg discussing practical strategies for tackling Due Diligence


Greg in Action


Practical workshop

For those who think that the approach in Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) offers no alternatives I would suggest one attend a workshop or read. The various websites for Human Dymensions, SPoR ( or CLLR offer endless practical tools and alternatives to the toxicity of orthodox risk and safety including all the nonsense of zero, BBS, safety first and brutalism associated with ‘safety is a choice you make’. There are also endless free downloads ( in talking books, videos, resources and books all directed to practical alternatives for those who want to see.

Soon the 2019 training calendar will be published for courses and workshops on offer and a Prospectus can be downloaded from the CLLR site ( ). Tools and giveaways are also available on the Human Dymensions website ( ).

If you don’t want to see alternatives to zero, BBS, toxicity and brutalism in safety, you won’t see it, but its there before you in plain sight.

Dr Rob Long

Dr Rob Long

Expert in Social Psychology, Principal & Trainer at Human Dymensions
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PhD., MEd., MOH., BEd., BTh., Dip T., Dip Min., Cert IV TAA, MRMIA Rob is the founder of Human Dymensions and has extensive experience, qualifications and expertise across a range of sectors including government, education, corporate, industry and community sectors over 30 years. Rob has worked at all levels of the education and training sector including serving on various post graduate executive, post graduate supervision, post graduate course design and implementation programs.

2 Replies to “None so Blind as Those That Don’t Want to See – Due Diligence”

  1. Good one Rob and Greg – Due Diligence is one of my favourite strategies at the moment. Reporting on effectiveness of systems rather than the results of them failing is certainly a superior alternative.

  2. Yes, when people understand DD as an orientation not a formula or a regulatory practice it opens up much better possibilities to humanise risk and safety. The combination of Greg’s work and mine really demonstrates that what is most commonly believed in the risk and safety is simply not true. A strategy of human skills with a focus on validating effectiveness is much more sense-able in demonstrating DD. Amazing how the safety industry and curriculum simply doesn’t prepare people to tackle risk and safety in a meaningful way like this and all this concocted gobbeldygook paperwork attributed as valid is absolute nonsense.

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