CLASSROOM SESSIONS

A large percentage of the educational opportunities available at FDIC Int'l are the Classroom Sessions.  There are hundreds of Classroom Sessions to choose from covering all levels of experience.

Perhaps one of the most distinguishing aspects of FDIC's Classroom Sessions are the world-renowned instructors.  While you'll certainly find the largest gathering of instructor icons at FDIC Int'l, you'll also find new instructors from around the world presenting groundbreaking topics. 

In addition, FDIC Int'l offers many International Classroom Sessions presented in Spanish!

          

 

Featured Classroom Session

Resilience-in-Action: Proactive Safety in a Changing World


DAVID WOODS, Professor,
Integrated Systems Engineering Division,
The Ohio State University

BIG ROOM SESSION
Room: Sagamore 3-4-5
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:30 PM-3:15 PM
 
Failure is due to brittle systems, not human error. Systems operate successfully due to sources of resilience, usually hidden or underappreciated. Explaining accidents as due to an error by a person hides the operation of the systemic factors that create brittleness and undermine resilience. Breakdowns in learning lead organizations to miss signals that operations are becoming more brittle as relentless production pressure erodes the capabilities that provide resilience in the face of surprises. Learning about resilience-in-action highlights how people in various roles anticipate bottlenecks ahead, act to fill gaps, and are able to stretch system performance in the face of smaller and larger surprises. These resilient capabilities create safety in high-performance/risk-critical settings. Analyses of dramatic failures of complex systems, such as the Columbia space shuttle accident, highlight this pattern and the need for proactive safety. Findings gathered from many settings and organizations, including firefighting and disaster response, show us how to build proactive safety management and sustain the capability to put resilience-in-action in an uncertain and changing world.

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