Officer Development Programme 2020/21

Officer Development Programme 2020/21

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 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 – these may be added to over the duration of the programme.   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 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 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”.

 

PILOT Programme – IOD Course Dates

The pilot programme is free (funded by the GHSL), as the pilot will be used to test and finalise content. This will mean that following each module, pilot participants will be asked to provide feedback on any areas of improvement required, allowing for any changes to be made prior to future courses.

Spaces for the pilot are limited to 14 (no more than one person per agency).

Module

Topic

Location

Date

Time

Module 1

Managing, leading and governing health and safety

In-person course (Department of Corrections, Aitken St, Wellington)

27 Aug

8.30am – 10.30am

Module 2

H&S Risk Management

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

14 Oct

8.30am – 10.30am

Module 3

Overlapping duties

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

9 Dec

8.30am – 10.30am

Module 4

Monitoring what matters

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

17 Feb

8.30am – 10.30am

2020/21 – IOD Course Dates

These courses are provided at a discounted rate for GHSL member agencies.

Our planned dates for 2020/21 are:

Module

Course One (in-person – Wellington)

Course Two (online via zoom/MS Teams)

Future courses

Module 1

27 Oct (in-person)

Mar (online)

TBC – based on demand

Module 2

15 Dec (in-person)

May (online)

TBC – based on demand

Module 3

23 Feb (in-person)

July (online)

TBC – based on demand

Module 4

15 Apr (in-person)

Sept (online)

TBC – based on demand

Course dates are subject to receiving a minimum of 12 registrations per course (max 20). Additional courses can be scheduled to meet demand.

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