A leadership program that equips supervisors to create safety-focused teams.
Every company needs a strong safety program. But without competent supervisors who are prepared to lead that program on the ground, it's impossible to be successful.
Supervisors need much more than just technical knowledge. They need coaching, communication, and empowerment skills. And the skills to build teams, create trusting relationships, and motivate their teams in safety.
But what if supervisors don't have those skills?
Without leadership skills, how can supervisors be expected to be leaders in safety?
Safety Communications & Coaching for Supervisors Program (SCCS) is a 12-week program consisting of video modules covering safety leadership, effective communications, and coaching. Then, we follow-up the modules with live, facilitated roundtable discussions on the learning materials, as well as topics that affect supervisors most.
We make sure that every supervisor comprehends the tools. And because we do it every week, your supervisors can take what they learn and apply it an hour later.
It's everything you need to rocket your supervisors to the next level.
The SCCS Program explained in 4-minutes.
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Why your supervisors are not meeting their team's needs.
The Project Oxygen survey of 38,000 employees found that employees overwhelmingly want to work with a supervisor with the following skills:
- is a good coach
- empowers the team
- demonstrates care for the employee's safety
- is results-oriented
- communicates well
- supports career development
- has a clear vision/strategy for the team
Technical expertise finished almost dead last in importance (#8).
Funny, most supervisors become supervisors solely by their technical expertise.
So, where does that leave employees who want more than just technical expertise from their supervisors?
The SCCS Program equips supervisors with the leadership skills employees want most from them.
After successfully completing the Safety Communications & Coaching for Supervisors Program, your supervisors will possess the tools and skills to support the safety program, coach their teams, and be shining examples of safety leadership. Here are just some of what they will learn:
- key strategies to transform themselves into effective supervisors,
- tools to build a cohesive team willing to look out for each other,
- methods for creating employee buy-in to the safety program,
- skills to communicate effectively with their team on safety,
- techniques to keep their teams from slipping into complacency,
- blueprints for self-motivation and team motivation,
- the confidence to build effective relationships, build trust, and promote safety,
- the leadership skills to be able to move up within the organization.
Why supervisors rate this program so highly.
Supervisors are the key to your safety program
No one has more influence on the day-to-day activities of front-line employees than supervisors. With supervisors leading the way, safety is built into every aspect of your organization. But what do you do if your supervisors don't know how to take an active leadership role in the safety program?
We have the answer
With 30+ years of experience in management and communications (with a focus on safety), we have seen how safety leadership can be used as an organizational lever to create real, lasting change. Now we are sharing our safety leadership expertise by teaching it to your supervisors—and giving them the tools they need to succeed.
And we are doing it in a more effective way than the conventional approach of sitting supervisors in a classroom for a few days and force-feeding them a ton of information. And then, crossing your fingers and hoping they got it all? Dump-and-run training never works.
Instead, we use the example of professional coaches who train their athletes to work on one thing at a time. We let them get comfortable with the learning each week before moving on to something else.
This is the reason why the supervisors we've worked with rate this program so highly. They not only learn the skills but they get to go use them immediately.
Ready for change?
In just 12 sessions, your supervisors will develop the leadership capacity to create a safety culture with their teams. They'll also learn important communication strategies that keep their employees engaged in making safety a priority. And we are there to mentor them every step of the way.
Here is what we cover in the 12-week SCCS Program.
Who is the SCCS Program for?
The program is designed for supervisors at any stage of their career. The video modules feature an easy-to-follow format with interesting real-life examples to help supervisors grasp difficult concepts. And because the program is based on facilitated discussion, your supervisors will stay engaged through the entire process.
The SCCS Program is designed for:
- Front-line supervisors
- Foremen, lead hands
- Mid-managers/safety personnel
- Those with the potential to move into supervisory.
Kevin Burns facilitates each coaching session
In the past, safety was traditionally viewed as a compliance issue (it still is for many companies, sadly). But Kevin saw the potential for safety to be used as an organizational lever to create real, lasting change.
It's not just about teaching employees how to use PPE or keeping them safe from harm—it's about changing their core attitudes about how they view safety.
Author of the international bestseller, PeopleWork: The Human Touch in Workplace Safety, Kevin personally leads each roundtable discussion, answering questions, encouraging ideas exchanges, and getting every supervisor to participate fully.
So, how did the SCCS Program come about?
Years ago, while preparing to deliver a presentation at a safety meeting, Kevin listened to a management team lament the recent departure of one of their top supervisors. But it wasn't just the supervisor who left. In the 90 days following the departure of their supervisor, all ten members of the supervisor's team handed in their resignations and joined their old boss at a new employer.
Kevin wondered: "What would make ten employees leave a good job to join an old boss at a new employer? What kind of supervisor can make that happen?"
That began a journey into what is now Safety Communications & Coaching for Supervisors.
Your supervisors deserve to get the best skills available to lead their teams to safety.
Click the "schedule a video call" button below to get your supervisors on the journey to safety leadership.
$15,000 for one group of supervisors (up to 12 supervisors)**
$35,000 for one year of training sessions (up to approximately 75 supervisors/managers in total)
** After the initial first group of supervisors, add $9,995 per group of 10-12 supervisors for each additional 12-week program.