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Welcome to the Safety Communications & Coaching for Supervisors Program

Program - Online Delivery

Front-line employees follow the example of their immediate supervisors. They pay attention to what the supervisor is focused on. No influence on the frontline employee is stronger than that of a front-line supervisor.

Smart, caring companies want to ensure that their frontline employees build a strong affinity for safety, and that supervisors willingly step into their roles as key influencers in safety.

Safety Communications & Coaching for Supervisors Program (SCCS) was created from a basic premise: “Employees do what supervisors do.”


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Technically proficient employees don't make great supervisors.

A survey of 38,000 employees found that employees overwhelmingly want to work with supervisors who have the skills to coach (#1), empower (#2), demonstrate care for the employee (#3), and communicate well (#5).

Technical expertise finished dead last in importance (#8/8).

The SCCS Program equips supervisors to acquire the very skills that employees want most from them.


The SCCS Program in 3 parts.

The standalone SCCS course (at is the first of three main components of this 12-week program. However the SCCS Program offers much more than the standalone SCCS Course.

As part of the SCCS Program, we provide ongoing coaching for your chosen in-house facilitator(s). We want you to be able to take full ownership of this program throughout your organization. In turn, we want to help you to create a desire for a culture of continuous improvement.

Your in-house facilitator controls the pace, the timing, the interactions, and the follow-up during the SCCS Program.

The video learning content portion of the SCCS Program includes the full learning materials from the SCCS Course at

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Here is how the 12-week SCCS Program is delivered.

  • Mondays (Weeks 1-12) - Video Learning Modules: There are six weekly 30-45-minute online video learning modules during this program. Once all six weekly modules have been completed, we review the modules again during weeks 7-12. This ensures that the materials are reinforced over a longer period of time. (Included: downloadable PDF Summary documents, informational supplements, and a companion MP3 audio recording of each module for review on-the-go).
  • Mondays (Weeks 1-12) - Post-Module Roundtable Discussion: A 45-minute group discussion follows each module. These discussions are conducted by your in-house SCCS Facilitator. All conversation starters/questions are provided in the SCCS Facilitator's Guide (which is provided as part of the SCCS Program).
  • Wednesdays (Weeks 1-12) - Mentoring Program: A weekly mentoring session by middle/senior managers for approximately 15-30 minutes, one-on-one with their chosen/assigned front-line supervisor. It is imperative that all levels of the organization play a role in creating a more robust safety culture. These mentoring meetings allow supervisors to gain clarity from a trusted advisor within the company. 
  • Fridays (Weeks 1-12) - End-of-Week Check-in: A weekly informal check-in by the Facilitator with each supervisor individually (for 5-10 minutes). This is a great opportunity to ensure that the learning of the week was applied. It is also an opportunity for supervisors to clarify their understanding of the strategies.
  • Bonus Week 13 - "Now What?" Session with Kevin Burns: (*Optional) As a final wrap-up, a “Now What?” online session with Kevin Burns and your own SCCS Program Facilitation Team. This is a large Q&A session for participants in the SCCS Program.

Additional components of the SCCS Program

  • Certificate of Completion: Upon completion of Modules 1 through 6, each participant receives a completion certificate suitable for hanging on a wall, and as a motivator to continue to use what they have learned. 
  • DSCN3086 (3)Facilitator Coaching and Support: For the full 12-week program, Kevin Burns provides ongoing coaching and support to your organization’s SCCS Program Facilitator by phone, email and videoconference. It is important that you get the full benefit of this program and you will be supported fully.
  • Facilitator's Guide: Each Program Facilitator is provided with a step-by-step SCCS Facilitator's Guide. This guide provides all interactive conversation starters, questions, mentor program conversation starters and copies of all Summary Sheets for each Module.  

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What supervisors will learn in the SCCS Program.

  • web01key strategies to transform themselves into effective supervisors,
  • tools to build a cohesive team willing to look out for each other,
  • strategies for creating employee buy-in to the safety program,
  • tools and techniques to keep their teams from slipping into complacency,
  • techniques and strategies for self-motivation and team motivation.


Who is SCCS for?

If job responsibilities include safety, teamwork, communications, or motivation, the SCCS Program is designed for anyone who oversees other employees.

New or experienced, supervisors will learn to act with confidence, and to get the trust and respect of their crews. This leads to raising your credibility as a supervisor and building a safety-focused culture. 


Investment:   $5,995 

(for up to 100 supervisor participants enrolled in the SCCS Program)

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Safety Communications & Coaching for Senior Leadership Teams Program (SCCSLT)

Program - Online Delivery

Kevin Burns meets weekly with the senior leadership team.

Kevin Burns, author of the international bestseller PeopleWork: The Human Touch in Workplace Safety is proud to host the Safety Communications & Coaching for Senior Leadership Teams Program (SCCSLT).


This is a 6-week program of weekly video modules combined with weekly online live executive group coaching sessions. It is the companion program to SCCS (above) and runs alongside the SCCS Program.

In SCCSLT, members of the senior leadership team will learn the most effective ways to interact with supervisory personnel as supervisors make their way through the SCCS Program.


How the SCCSLT Program rolls out.

Senior leadership will complete each of 6 SCCSLT Program modules, one module per week. These are the same video modules as being presented to frontline supervisors.


This ensures that each senior manager is keenly aware of the skills that their supervisors are acquiring.

Each weekly module is followed by a live, online coaching session with Kevin Burns.

Kevin Burns interprets the learning material from the perspective of senior leadership to maximize support for frontline supervisors.


The time commitment for the SCCSLT Program.

Busy senior leaders will need to commit to a total of 90-minutes per week for 6 weeks.

RYT02In addition, participation in the weekly mentoring meetings with frontline supervisors is highly encouraged. 

Senior managers who agree to engage the SCCSLT Program demonstrate their commitment to the importance of safety, teamwork, and supporting the people who get the work done.


Investment:   $9,995 

Includes both the SCCS Program (for up to 100 supervisors), and the Safety Communications & Coaching for Senior Leadership Teams Program (SCCSLT).

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