SAFETY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (SLA)

The next generation of industry safety culture

Overview

The SPE IOGP CEDEP Safety Leadership Academy is a professionally accredited training program dedicated to the needs of the oil and gas industry and designed with our partners, the SPE Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP).

In this in-depth, highly interactive program, participants prepare for the challenges emerging in an industry experiencing significant changes and in a world that is becoming more and more complex. They explore cutting-edge leadership concepts and safety management practices to build the new mindset and culture needed for zero accidents.

During this three-phase program, participants:

  • Meet with a faculty of world-class experts on leadership and safety.
  • Receive personalised learning and development through one-on-one and group coaching.
  • Collaborate and learn together alongside peers from diverse companies, operators, and service companies.
  • Receive ongoing access to a living-learning community of leaders shaping the future of HSE
  • Be better equipped to address strategic challenges and address industry pain points.
Objectives

The Academy develops leadership capabilities for oil and gas industry leaders to shift paradigms and make zero accidents a reality within their organisations and beyond. 

Based on key SPE, IOGP technical reports, the ERM safety survey, and the CEDEP leadership expertise, the program addresses in particular five obstacles to achieving zero harm:

  • Ineffective leadership development
  • Insufficient alignment and application of human factors
  • Misalignment and confusion on the expectation of zero harm
  • Inaccurate identification and management of risk
  • Market pressure
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Participants gain:

  • Cutting-edge knowledge to develop leadership skills that will influence behaviours and transform the safety culture of the workplace.
  • Practical tools for leaders to convert the mindset shift into clearly defined and efficient actions, with continuous activities and applications throughout the learning journey and beyond. 
  • Personal transformation is the ability to lead and build safe performance conditions for your people and your businesses.
Learning journey

In a peer group learning environment, our faculty of thought leaders facilitate workshops that include talks, practical activities to use, tools and techniques, and real-world strategic challenges, a methodology developed at CEDEP. Experiential learning also leads the participants outside the classroom and their comfort zone for an immersive experience to increase self-awareness and fundamental change. 

We have devised a three-phase approach: 

PHASE 1 From Leading the Industry to Leading Self & Others (3 days)

This immersive 3-day residential session explores: 

  • What do safety leaders in our industry now need to do the last HSE mile? Legacy and Vision
  • Understanding the limits of modern management and its impact on the way we manage safety
  • Leading Mental Models shift: Moving from compliance to trust
  • Learning from everyday work: Human Factors and Human Performance
  • Creating Trust and Psychological Safety

PHASE 2 Apply the Learnings (3 months)

Participants return to their work environment and apply their learnings to strategic challenges. They are supported by virtual meetings, action labs, webinars and calls with our program director.

PHASE 3 Safety Leadership (3-days)

This second 3-day residential session explores:

  • Adopting a sociological approach to understand behaviours and act on weak signals.
  • Getting more from what we do: Learning and applying a novel and effective way of observing and engaging.
  • Rethinking HSE Communications and Why It Matters.
  • Observing differently.
  • Resilience for performance: managing energy & well-being.
  • Workshop on your strategic challenges.

56 continuing education credits (CEUs) are awarded for the course.

Upcoming sessions

Tuition fees 2025 (excl.tax) € 7,000

Participant profile

The SPE IOGP CEDEP Leadership Academy is for middle and senior-level leaders who play a role in the safety management and conditions in which their people work. It includes operational managers and Health and Safety Environment (HSE) managers in the oil and gas industry and its direct value chain.

Multi-company programs

For any additional information, contact us

Our customer care representatives are always available

Muriel PAILLEUX 

Senior Director – Sales, Marketing & Communication

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