Belief Based Safety Leadership™

​The Mindset Behind Superior Safety Management Results

Developing effective individuals and teams who are independent, self-directed and accountable within the context of organizational values, policies, processes and procedures. 

The Pacific Institute’s internationally celebrated, science-driven curriculum,Belief Based Safety Leadership™ allows you to power up your Safety Management processes, generating sustainable and long-lasting safety results. Since 1971, The Pacific Institute has been employing these same thought process fundamentals with organizations where optimizing health and safety outcomes is the goal.The prime focus of Belief Based Safety Leadership™ is identifying the root causes that lead individuals and organizations to function below their safety potential level. The Pacific Institute® transforms safety potential into safety performance through the application of cognitive science, by helping people and organizations understand and overcome the barriers caused by ineffective habits, attitudes, beliefs and expectations. Transforming these barriers enables attainment of the next level of success in individual and organizational health and safety.

Imagine Your Results

  • Insights on how to maximize individual, team, departmental, and company-wide performance with a focus on Safety.
  • Strategies for transforming your organizational safety culture to achieve measurable and lasting results.
  • Understanding the roles leadership, culture, and organizational design play in maximizing performance as well as improving and sustaining safety outcomes.
  • The tools for both personal and professional growth.
  • A new standard for personal, professional and organizational accountability.
  • Engaged, enthusiastic employees who are able to recognize opportunities they were unable to see in the past, and who are confident in trying new approaches.
  • People who understand that they are limited not by their potential, but by their ability to use their potential.

Since 1971, The Pacific Institute has a validated history of transforming potential into performance. Internationally, The Pacific Institute has worked with some of the world’s largest companies where safety is paramount – such as ESKOM in South Africa, Halliburton in the UK, and multiple nuclear facilities in the United States and Canada. It is our experience that barriers to safety tend to arise from individual and collective beliefs, expectations, habits, attitudes, values and efficacy and not from procedures, processes or protocols.We believe safety is a performance outcome. The Pacific Institute’s Belief Based Safety Leadership™ process has proven techniques and strategies for developing a safety culture where everyone is accountable for safety – for themselves, their team and their organization. This process also highlights leadership strategies for developing and maintaining an engaged, accountable and productive workplace.

How Do You Know Changes Will Last?

Lasting change starts on the inside and then moves to the outside. If you want lasting change, you don’t manipulate the environment. Instead, you modify the foundation of beliefs, habits and expectations. This alteration of focus results in changes that not only last, but that spill over into every aspect of life, both personal and professional. What is more, these are changes that people embrace instead of resist. Safety becomes a “want to” instead of a “have to.” This foundation will give you and your team the most powerful tools they will ever need to succeed: the ability to sustainably change the way they think, eliminate the stress of change, and self-regulate at ever-higher levels of safety performance.Belief Based Safety Leadership™ does not replace traditional behavior-based safety management and skills-based safety training courses. What it provides is a mechanism for greater employee engagement with all corporate safety interventions.

Simply stated, it works!

Knowledge and Application

Belief Based Safety Leadership™ includes a 15-unit fundamentals course, which teaches the essential science behind how high performers think. Using proven concepts and principles from five-plus decades of translating cognitive science into practical application, the program results in individuals assuming greater personal accountability for managing their own safety and well-being, as well as that of their team members.

Unit 1 Hidden in Plain Sight: Letting go of the way things have “always been done,” allows us to see new possibilities and uncover solutions.

Unit 2 Expand the Mind to Create Safety Solutions: When safety becomes a value, the foundation is set for a mindset shift.

Unit 3 How the Mind Works: Understanding the human thought process turns effective decision-making into an organizational asset.

Unit 4 Beliefs Regulate Safety Performance: Performance is behavior in action. Beliefs create behaviors.

Unit 5 The Internal Conversation – 24/7/365: Beliefs can be reinforced or changed by using a skill we already have: the conversation we have with ourselves all day, every day.

Unit 6 Comfort Zones: Safety Net or Obstacle to Success? Comfort zones can keep us safe, but can also restrict growth and performance. The skill is knowing what to keep and what to throw away.

Unit 7 Doing It Right The Next Time… The key is developing the proper replacement pictures for new safety behaviors.

Unit 8 Out of Order – Into Order: Human beings have a natural tendency to create order in their minds. This is a tool we can put to use in creating a safety culture.

Unit 9 Living in Today, Planning for a Safer Tomorrow: Creating the gap between the way things are, and the way we want them to be, is the purpose of effective goal-setting. Nothing happens without the gap.

Unit 10 Tools for Change Made Easy: The effective process for safety management goals made quick, simple and efficient.

Unit 11 Visualizing the New: Create the magnetic draw to a safety mindset.

Unit 12 Safety is a Choice: Motivation: Turning the “have to” of safety management processes into the “want to” of a safety culture, complete with accountability.

Unit 13 I’m Worth It: Instilling persistence and resiliency in individuals and teams when obstacles impede progress.

Unit 14 Goal-Set Through: Avoiding “project creep” through effective allocation of goals and motivation.

Unit 15 Successful and Significant: Harnessing creativity, energy and engagement to meet each new project with a solutions mindset.