HASANZ Workshops with Dr Vincent Covello

"Best practices for health and safety engagement and communication"

HASANZ is holding two full-day, interactive workshops with Dr Vincent Covello - world authority on risk, crisis and change management communication:
  • Auckland – Wednesday 29 March, 9.00am to 4.00pm at The Pullman Hotel
  • Wellington – Thursday 30 March, 9.00am to 4.00pm at Te Wharewaka
Lunch and refreshments will be served.
Cost: $495 plus GST plus booking fee

At the HASANZ workshops Dr Covello will explore:

  • How effective risk and change management communication can help transform you, your work, and your world.
  • How we need to retrain our brains to respond positively to the risk and change around us, starting with the need to change ourselves first.
  • How we can use communication and engagement to create a health and safety culture in our workplaces, where doing it right is a natural part of doing business.
He will cover:
  • Basic and advanced principles and tools for health and safety engagement and communication
  • Practical examples of health and safety communication best practices in New Zealand and around the world.
  • The changing landscape for health and safety engagement and communication
  • Contributions from neuroscience to the"who, what, where, when, why, and how" of worker engagement and communication.
  • Links between best practices in health and safety engagement and communication and (a) the WorkSafe New Zealand Strategic Plan for Work-related Health; (b) The ISO Benchmark for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems; and (c) Changes in New Zealand's Health and Safety Regulations.

    About Vincent Covello

    Dr Vincent Covello has more than 35 years of experience advising organisations on handling communications in a wide range of change and crisis situations around the world, ranging from industrial accidents to pandemics, including Ebola and the recent Zika virus outbreak.

    Dr Covello is the founder and director of the Centre for Risk Communication in New York City.

    He has worked as a researcher, teacher and consultant in this specialist field, advising over 500 government agencies on high-concern risk and crisis situations, including the Zika virus outbreak in South America.

    Dr Covello has been a professor at Brown University and Columbia University's School of Public Health. He has also been a Study Director at the National Academy of Sciences, a senior scientist at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and a Program Director at the National Science Foundation.

    Dr Covello has published over 150 scientific, peer-reviewed articles and 25 books on risk and crisis communication. Among his most recent books are: "Effective Risk Communication in Public Health Emergencies: A World Health Organization Handbook;" "Top Questions about Ebola: Simple Answers;" and "Top Questions about Zika: Simple Answers."

    Dr Covello received his bachelors and MA degrees with honours from Cambridge University in England and his doctorate from Columbia University. He holds degrees in epidemiology, sociology, and psychology.

    At HASANZ's conference in September 2016 Dr Covello was the most highly rated speaker.