Officer Development Programme 2020/21

Officer Development Programme 2020/21

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 Overview

The 6-month professional development programme includes 8 hours of structured training (a customised IoD Advanced Health and Safety course, delivered in 4 x 2-hour modules), supplemented by ongoing support and access to materials, resources, tools and case studies.   Optional coaching support can be provided at an additional cost.

All course and resource content has been tailored for the public service, recognising that officers are also senior leaders with leadership responsibilities for health and safety.  

Structured Training

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 challenge 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”.

Course Dates

The pilot programme commencing August is now full.

Dates for future courses are as below. These courses are provided at a discounted rate for GHSL member agencies.

** Please note that courses will continue but move to online format should COVID restrictions limit face to face events.

 

Course One Dates

Module

Topic

Location

Date

Time

Module 1

Managing, leading and governing health and safety

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

27 Oct

8.30am – 10.30am

Module 2

H&S Risk Management

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

15 Dec

8.30am – 10.30am

Module 3

Overlapping duties

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

23 feb

8.30am – 10.30am

Module 4

Monitoring what matters

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

15 Apr

8.30am – 10.30am

 Future Courses

Module

Course Two (online via zoom/MS Teams)

Future courses

Module 1

Mar (online)

TBC – based on demand

Module 2

May (online)

TBC – based on demand

Module 3

July (online)

TBC – based on demand

Module 4

Sept (online)

TBC – based on demand

 Course dates are subject to receiving a minimum of 12 registrations per course (max 20). 

 

Registrations

To register your interest, please email ghsl@mpi.govt.nz