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Let us design and deliver your in-house conference program

We can also design and deliver your entire Annual Conference with a stellar collection of keynote speakers who will engage and inspire your conference with interactive workshops and key takeaways.

We’ve done exactly this for some of the largest organisations in the world – for their live and online events.

Astra Zeneca asked us to design and deliver their Health and Wellbeing Conference – we did the same for Sodexo Corporate Services (twice) for their Safety Conferences. And Irish Rail invited us to speak at their annual National Health and Safety Awards to celebrate exceptional employee performance.

With a theme around performance psychology and behavioural science in safety and health, your event can be designed and delivered solely by Darren or, depending on the programme, we can provide a brilliant selection of keynote speakers to join us. We’ll take care of everything – all you have to do is focus on the delegate list.

Our tailormade events range from a 30-minute keynote to full day conferences and thought-provoking interactive workshops.

We’ve also been asked to support our clients to develop development days and annual retreats – we really enjoy creating memorable experiences for you.

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Our Most Popular Keynote Speeches

Bossing it like Bruce and Safety like Springsteen

Self-Talk and its impact on decision making

The Perfect Storm for Behaviours

Our keynotes can be tailored to your team and organisation – what is it you’re wanting to achieve? They can also be tailored around some of our more popular keynotes. If you’re curious to find out what we cover in each, please talk to us.

Conferences and Workshops

Performance psychology and behavioural science in safety and health form the theme for our conferences and workshops. We’ve developed these four sessions which are popular with our corporate clients.

Some choose one session, others select two – and sometimes they go for all four. They can be mixed with some of the content from our keynotes – and we can even add in something new.

Talk to us about how we can support your live or online event. We’d love to be part of it.

Session 1 – Leadership Styles, Communication and Collaboration

Starting with a short engaging eLearning module, we’ll remind delegates of some of the key differences and advantages of four very different leadership styles. We’ll ask them to consider which styles are more mainstream within the team and themselves, and then reflect on how this could be improved. We’ll then discuss how communication can become better still, to enhance the team dynamic. We’ll finish with a 'Collaboration Exercise' which delegates always find fun and insightful.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will understand how different leadership styles and the way we communicate effects performance and cohesion. They will become more aware of how collaborative the team is (or not)!

Session 2 – Team Dynamics and Trust

We’ll set the scene with a short video soundbite on Trust, and a questionnaire to elicit Values in a workplace context. After a short presentation on values-based leadership and social impact theory – otherwise known as team dynamics, we’ll conduct an exercise that will evaluate and improve team cohesion.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will better understand where they currently sit on the 'trust matrix' scale, and how their own personal values can improve or diminish the team dynamic.

Session 3 – Psychological Characteristics for Developing Excellence

Getting everyone actively involved, we’ll perform an exercise to identify the key psychological characteristics of developing excellence (Collins & Macnamara) and find controllable ways of developing them.

Learning Outcomes 

Delegates will better understand the specific psychological characteristics that have been identified in elite performers and how they can be applied to improve long-term workplace performance.

Session 4 – Goal Setting and Performance v Results

To prepare delegates for the start of this session, they’ll go online to do a short learning module. Then, when we’re together, we’ll identify and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of goal setting and incentivisation in their working environment – and develop new ways to improve performance.

Learning Outcomes 

Delegates will understand the difference between results and performance. They will be able to apply the principles of Outcome Goals and Process Goals, rather than SMART targets.

What People Are Saying

What is the IOSH Behavioural Science Course actually about?,

We were really pleased with how this informal chat about our IOSH Accredited Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety Program turned out. Fabulous questions from Toby that really did go deep into what the course is all about and why we created it.

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We found the source of The KISS,

Another memorable day in Vienna

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IOSH Psychological Safety Podcasts,

Darren was invited by IOSH to discuss psychological safety and how to improve things in organisations. It was the start of a short series of podcasts and webinars on this subject together with Tim Marsh.

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A memorable day in Augsberg,

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IOSH Conference at Anfield,

Darren presented a Keynote speech to an experienced group of safety and health professionals at Anfield (Home of Liverpool FC) on 25 Apr 23 together with Prof Tim Marsh.

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Another Happy Delegate,

We're always pleased to see how delegates enjoy the informal and engaging style of our online program.

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IOSH Conference at Anfield,

Darren presented a Keynote speech to an experienced group of safety and health professionals at Anfield (Home of Liverpool FC) on 25 Apr 23 together with Prof Tim Marsh.

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BSST and Menzies Aviation,

We enjoyed working with a very experienced team of safety, security and L&D leaders and managers from Menzies Aviation, who were looking for ways of improving their already great processes.

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Juergen Klopp: An Apt Metaphor for Safety,

Darren was finding it unusually tough to explain an important but often controversial point to an especially knowledgeable and enthusiastic SLT earlier this week. But then...

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Self-Talk for Elite Performers,

Elite performers across all performance domains understand the importance of Self Talk as it affects their decision-making at critical moments. It’s the same in our everyday lives too. What do you hear your “little voice” saying at those key moments?

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The Basketball Story,

One of the most popular stories from our IOSH Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety Program is the “Basketball Story” which is a tale of how our legendary basketball coach changed our attitudes and then our values in a particular situation.

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The 'Chat' About ChatGPT4,

There’s been a lot of Chat (pun intended) recently regarding the huge changes in the way AI can be used to improve performance. I was curious, so I asked ChatGPT4 to tell me more about this IOSH Behavioural Science for Leadership in safety is all about.

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Julie Wagner,

"So pleased to receive my certificate for Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety! One of the best courses I've attended in a long while! Darren Sutton, you are an absolute star presenter and I took an enormous amount from the course! Thank you!"

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Sarah Costello,

"I am delighted to have passed the new IOSH Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety course with BSST, the course was really enjoyable and I am already actively using lots of what I have learned - would highly recommend this course."

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Emma Woodhouse CMIOSH,

"If anyone is considering completing this course, do it now! Wonderful course. So interesting and relatable. IOSH Certificated Performance Psychology for Safety, Health & Wellbeing IOSH Thank you Darren Sutton MSc and his team!"

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Mark Brackenbury, MSc, CMIOSH, FIIRSM, RSP, PIEMA,

"I have completed the IOSH Approved Performance Psychology course with BSST. Full marks awarded, a great way to finish the year! Thanks Darren, I thoroughly enjoyed the course which has given me some great ideas for achieving performance excellence."

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A memorable day in Augsberg

Here's an example video of Darren delivering a keynote to a group of senior leaders and executives in Germany.

Notice how he encourages them to think differently already about safety performance - A memorable day in Augsberg

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