All online courses in the Social Psychology of Risk with the Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk can be viewed here:
The free Introduction Module in SPOR is available here: https://cllr.com.au/product/an-introduction-to-the-social-psychology-of-risk-unit-1-free-online-module/
Assessment is by: readings, zoom, journaling, watching video lectures and, some homework activities.
Pace and Demands
The pace of studies and demands are determined by the participant. CLLR works with the participant to develop the appropriate program suited to their needs. Generally a module takes about 6 weeks to complete. CLLR is flexible with what best suits you.
If you do enrol most modules require the following:
- Watching a video series
- Keeping a response, reflection and thinking journal
- Undertaking a few readings
- Email questions and dialogue.
- Online Zoom, Skype conversations with mentor as required (usually 3 sessions).
- Minor homework practicing opportunities.
The module is practical providing great tools to help tackle risk socially at work.
With next free module starts in August and you can enroll here: https://cllr.com.au/product/an-introduction-to-the-social-psychology-of-risk-unit-1-free-online-module/
Recommendations from Recent Participants:
Be prepared for your life in safety to be changed.
Immerse yourself in the program and enjoy the new understanding
of the power of humble enquiry.
– Andrew David Floyd UK
This course has really challenged me to learn and relearn beyond controls, systems and regulators in the risk and safety profession. It has opened my mind to understand that human beings exist beyond the system and that their social experiences are important as they affect thoughts, action and work relationships. With the practical nature of the course through exercises, sessions and journaling you realize it is a continuous journey of framing and reframing ones engagement and discourse with people.
- Sheila Mueni, Nairobi, Kenya
I have for many years understood that we in the safety discipline have been limited our ability to improve safety in the workplace. I had a vague notion that this was due to the fact that the discipline, while promoting care of people did very little to demonstrate any level of that care. Participating in the Introduction to SPoR has given me a little bit of an insight to where the safety discipline is failing. It has also introduced me to tools that allow me to improve my questioning & listening skills. Application of the tools has also motivated me to study further in SPoR. I can honestly say that my days have become much more enjoyable using these tools to allow me to assist people.
– Calum McKay, Melbourne
I had the pleasure of participating in the complementary Introduction to the Social Psychology of Risk unit offered by Rob Long. The course introduced me to new concepts (semiotics, dialectic, wicked problems), a better understanding of the power of language and a wonderful tool to improve my listening when conversing with others. At times, the course challenged my world view and provided numerous occasions of cognitive dissonance which opened a pathway for further reflection on the tension. I would have benefited from meeting participants and learning in person however the course videos and sharing during the seminars via Zoom provided new, valued knowledge. I look forward to studying with Dr Long again in the future. If you been thinking about studying something new, I’d encourage you take the risk and do it.
- Antony Green, Adelaide
Comfortable with your current safety regime?
Maybe you are on the Titanic, speeding towards the icebergs.
To determine what is waiting under the waterline, put down the binoculars and take up SPoR.
- Andre Coetzee South Africa
If you are feeling that there’s more to safety than what you’ve been doing and not quite sure what it is, this is the course to open your eyes and reveal what’s missing from what you have already learnt.
Completing my post-grad studies there was something missing, and I just wasn’t sure what it was but I have finally found the missing piece for my jigsaw. Leave your learnt concepts & industry guff behind and open your mind. I’m only at the start of my journey with Rob and it’s amazing.
- Roz O’Donoghue, Melbourne
SPOR – What a wonderful insight into the way we use language.
Typically as humans we encourage people to tell us what we want to hear but we don’t try and understand or listen to what people have to say. The biggest insight in SPOR is the words and concepts that have been drilled into us throughout or safety training is very different to what people are actually thinking or want to say
The lesson for myself has been around caring and listening, as a safety person I don’t normally include these words into my daily audits or work because that’s something that isn’t encouraged
The lessons around work space / headspace and group space is very interesting and quite commonly we do these things without even knowing. Take the time to listen and learn and challenge yourself around the language we are using.
- Michael Harvey, Sydney
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