Officer Development Programme 2020/21

Officer Development Programme 2020/21

 Officer Development Programme 2021

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR PUBLIC SERVICE SENIOR LEADERS

updated 6 April 2021

Programme Overview

Description

The Government Health and Safety Lead (GHSL) has partnered with the Institute of Directors (IoD) to offer a new Officer Development Programme, designed for public service agency senior leaders with officer responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA).   

Programme Components

The 4-5 month professional development programme includes 8 hours of structured training (a customised IoD Advanced Health and Safety course, delivered in 1 x 2.5 and 3 – 2 hour modules), supplemented by pre-and post-course e-learning modules, reading materials, resources, tools and case studies.   

All course and resource content has been tailored for the public service, recognising that officers in most central departments and agencies are also senior leaders with management responsibilities for health and safety.  

Structured Course Component

Course Overview – Institute of Directors Advanced Health and Safety

Content from the IoD Directors’ Advanced Health and Safety course has been tailored to meet the specific needs of the public service. 

The following topics are covered across four, two-hour modules.  Each topic will be explored with a governance focus but with consideration as to how the topic may be viewed through different lenses (governance, leadership, management) in a public sector environment:  

  • Managing, leading and governing Health & Safety – an overview of the three roles and perspectives. Includes leadership behaviours and practices. Recap on the scope of PCBU duties. Bringing it to life –practical application i.e. meeting structures, reporting, questions that should be asked, using the three lenses of governance, leadership and management.
  • Health and Safety Risk management. Risk landscape (acute, chronic and catastrophic), risk assessment methodologies, implementing effective prevention and mitigation controls, controls assurance (3 lines of defense), risk tolerance, owning your risk matrix, alignment with Enterprise Risk Management.
  • Overlapping duties and understanding the complexity and challenges of identifying and managing them (particularly thinking about the public sector’s wider role in policy setting, standard setting, system ownership/funding).
  • Monitoring what matters – setting meaningful KPIs, data, insights, reporting and information management systems – this module references the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum guide “Monitoring What Matters”.

 

2021 IOD Course Dates

We are now taking registrations for Course Two (dates below).  

Module

Topic

Location

Date

Time

Module 1

Managing, leading and governing health and safety

In-person course (Ministry for Primary Industries, Bowen St, Wellington)

22 June

9.00am – 11.30am

Module 2

H&S Risk Management

In-person course (Ministry for Primary Industries, Bowen St, Wellington)

3 August

9.00am – 11.00am

Module 3

Overlapping duties

In-person course (Ministry for Primary Industries, Bowen St, Wellington)

7 September

9.00am – 11.00am

Module 4

Monitoring what matters

In-person course (Ministry for Primary Industries, Bowen St, Wellington)

12 October

9.00am – 11.00am

Minimum of 16 participants are required to run a course, with a maximum of 24.  In-house options are also available – above minimum and maximums apply.

Investment

The programme is provided at a discounted rate of $1,200 + GST per person (GHSL member agencies only). 

 

Registrations and expressions of interest


Please email us with attendee details (Name, Position, Email and Phone details, plus IOD membership details if known).  Note that places are limited and all bookings will remain tentative until confirmed by the GHSL. 

 

GHSL Contact

Email Address

Phone

Anita McGhie-Filkins

ghsl@mpi.govt.nz

0800 HS Lead (0800 47 5323)