General Sessions

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

Monday, June 9, 2014
7:30 am – 9:00 am

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize winning staff writer at the New York Times and author of The Power of Habit, about the science of habit formation.  His book spent 62 weeks on New York Times best seller lists.  Mr.  Duhigg  will explain why habits exist, their importance and how they can be changed.  With penetrating insight and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives,  Mr. Duhigg will bring to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

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GENERAL SESSION

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
7:30 am – 9:00 am

Just Culture

Dr. Sidney Dekker

A powerful and provocative speaker, Dr. Dekker will deliver his message on human factors and safety that are refreshing and renewing.  Hear his rationale that the absence of a just culture in an organization, in a country, in an industry, hurts both justice and safety.  Responses to incidents and accidents that are seen as unjust can impede safety investigations, promote fear, make organizations more bureaucratic, and cultivate professional secrecy, evasion, and self-protection.  A just culture is critical for the creation of a safety culture.  You may not agree with him, but you cannot ignore him.  "He really does Safety, Differently".

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