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  'D2iP'  b.SAFE Leadership Programme 

What is the D2iP b.SAFE Leadership Programme?

The D2iP b.SAFE Leadership Programme is a highly practical, 12 month development programme, aimed at developing the interpersonal or 'soft' leadership skills that most contribute to building a safe working environment. When 70% of accidents are due to human factors, an understanding of why people do what they do and how to manage, influence, motivate and engage them is vital to error reduction.

Why is it called ‘D2iP?

D2iP stands for ‘Dependency to Interdependency Programme’ and refers to the research undertaken by Du Pont and their Bradley Curve. The Bradley Curve describes four different types of safety culture - ‘Reactive’, ‘Dependent’, ‘Independent’ and ‘Interdependent’ - and the levels of accident and injury for each type. The more Interdependent behaviours are the fewer accidents and injuries occur. Developing leadership behaviours that promote Interdependency is the aim of the programme. 

Why ‘development’ and not ‘training’ programme?

‘Training’ is generally task, skill or process related, with the aim of bringing participants up to a uniform minimum standard. ‘Development’ is longer term and focused on the individual - it involves changes to beliefs and attitudes not just behaviours – this takes more time but the results can be transformational both for the individual and the organisation. The D2iP has five development modules, each of which builds on the learning from the last and is intended to stretch participants both personally and professionally. 

Why include one-to-one coaching?

A key element of the programme is personal support for participants in the form of one-to-one coaching back at work. We include coaching because:

  1. It's the best way of ensuring that the learning from the modules gets implemented 
  2. It personalises the programme making it more effective - everyone’s job and particular situation is different
  3. People learn at different rates and need to learn different things
  4. Changing behaviour can be a real challenge and requires support and planning
  5. It helps us to challenge participants thinking and assumptions
  6. It's part of our evaluation process - we use the ADDIE model of training design, and coaching helps us to evaluate the programme and the results

Who’s designed the programme?

Alstom Power, now GE Power Services, collaborated with Beehive and Bangor University’s Wales Centre for Behaviour Change on the design of the original D2iP programme.  Beehive and Bangor University are continuing to develop the thinking behind the programme, and the D2iP b.SAFE Leadership Programme is developing and changing as a result. 

'D2iQ' b.SAFEMetric 

Beehive and Bangor University are researching which interpersonal factors are key to improving work-based safety and are developing a questionnaire that is intended to show how these factors change over time. This will help in the future design and improvement of safety training programmes for high-risk industries. The questionnaire is called the ‘Dependency to Interdependency Questionnaire' (or D2iQ).

Participants on the D2iP b.SAFE Leadership Programme are invited to take part in the development of the questionnaire, which takes about 20 mins to complete, by completing it before, during and after the Programme. 

Participation in this exciting research will contribute to our understanding of the relationship between interpersonal factors and work-based safety, a crucial area of study that could reduce accidents and serious events in the future. It will also be a helpful coaching tool, and a way for individuals to see the progress and changes they are making.

The D2iQ is used through the D2iP b.SAFE Leadership Programme as part of our ADDIE systematic approach to training, to help participants and the organisation see the behaviour changes that are being made and to give a quantitative evaluation of results

Feedback from D2iP b.SAFE Leadership Programme participants:

  • 'I would go as far to say this is the best training I have been on'
  • ‘Will be able to read and approach people and situations more clearly as a direct result of this course. Considerable increase in awareness.’
  • “At this moment I am preparing for an outage and am thinking about elements discussed and practised through the Modules and how I can implement during my work and also on a personal front’
  •  ‘Communication is key!’ 

D2iP Leadership Programme structure

The programme takes place over 12 months and comprises an induction and five highly practical development modules with one-to-one workplace coaching in between:

•Induction - Introduction to the programme (and D2iQ)
Module One - 'Building Safety through Teams' followed by workplace coaching
Module Two - 'Building Safety through Coaching' followed by workplace coaching
•Module Three - Building Safety through Essential Conversations followed by workplace coaching and D2iQ interim measurement
•Module Four - Building Safety through Sharing Learning followed by workplace coaching
•Module Five - Building Safety thorugh Leadership followed by D2iQ final measurement

Behavioural interviewing

Recruiting employees with the right safety attitudes and behaviours is much more cost effective than trying to change those behaviours at work. At the very least, recruiting people who are open to learning and change will make changing behaviours easier in the future. Beehive provides:

  • Behavioural analysis
  • Behavioural interview training for HR and recruitment staff 

to ensure you get not just the skills but the behaviours and attitudes you need.  Download our 'Top Five Tips for Behavioural Interviewing' here. 


Index Elements

Interdependency is the safety culture associated with the fewest accidents and injuries and is therefore the safest way of working - (ref research by Du Pont Du Pont Bradley Curve).Trust is the key interpersonal component of Interdependency - (ref Beehive/Bangor University research).

Trust is an attitude. To increase trust and therefore interdependency it is necessary to demonstrate you are worthy of trust by displaying trustworthy behaviours - (ref Beehive/Bangor research &Trustworthiness Elements)

If you demonstrate trustworthiness through the five elements, others are invited to reciprocate and therefore trust and interdependency builds. The five behaviours are:

  1. Meaning
  2. Integrity
  3. Openness
  4. Interest in others
  5. Self awareness and intentionality

The D2iP b.SAFE Leadership Programme is all about developing the five elements of trustworthy behaviour. 

The D2iQ metric is about measuring where people are on the spectrum of reactive - interdependent behaviours and how their behaviour changes over time in response to development.

'Transforming Safety Behaviours' Prices

‘Human Performance Fundamentals’ One-day  £299 plus VAT
‘Coaching for Safety’ One-day £299 plus VAT
‘Mentoring Apprentices’ One-day £299 plus VAT
Two of the above workshops £549 plus VAT
All three workshops £749 plus VAT
Dinner B&B at Brathay £85 per night

For more information or to book contact [email protected] or call 01492 550 960

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