Wed, Oct 25|
Strategies for Sustainable HOP Implementation: Why scalability and sustainability are essential for success
Overall, this presentation highlights how sustainability and scalability, as facilitated by proven training and reinforcement approaches, have empowered diverse organizations to overcome the challenges.
Time & Location
Oct 25, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
About The Event
Achieving sustainability and scalability in Human & Organizational Performance (HOP) involves a strategic approach to enable an organization to have success in full implementation of HOP. HOP principles and practices have emerged as a vital framework for enhancing safety, performance, and reliability within organizations. However, the successful adoption and full implementation of HOP often encounter significant challenges. This presentation explores proven methods that provide sustainability and scalability in supporting the comprehensive deployment of HOP.
The successful adoption and full implementation of HOP has been a significant challenge for many organizations. This challenge arises from a range of persistent issues: fragmented training methods that lead to inconsistencies in content, quality, and delivery; the lack of flexibility in traditional classroom-based training that fails to accommodate real workers' dynamic schedules; logistical complexities associated with setting up and maintaining physical classrooms, resulting in increased costs and downtime; the oversight of customization and integration of training to meet diverse workforce needs; and the struggle to ensure the long-term sustainability of HOP principles. Bridging the gap between HOP's potential benefits and these practical challenges is crucial for fostering a culture of safety, performance, and reliability within organizations in their journey to achieving the status of a High-Reliability Organization (HRO).
Scalability plays a pivotal role in the success of Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) implementation within large organizations. The capability to deploy training to hundreds and even thousands of employees is not merely a convenience but a fundamental necessity in ensuring the widespread adoption of HOP principles and practices. This scalability aspect signifies the adaptability and flexibility of the training approach to accommodate the unique needs and challenges faced by large organizations.
Overall, this presentation highlights how sustainability and scalability, as facilitated by proven training and reinforcement approaches, have empowered diverse organizations to overcome the challenges. By holistically addressing these challenges, organizations can lay the cornerstone for transforming into High-Reliability Organizations (HROs), firmly rooted in HOP principles.
About the Presenter: Ron Farris is a dynamic and accomplished individual who wears many hats. As an author, keynote speaker, and a Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) and High-Reliability Operations (HRO) subject matter expert, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Ron is not just a principal consultant and business partner of HOPE Consulting; he also holds the esteemed position of Chief Operations Officer at both HOPE Consulting and High-Reliability Training, Inc.
Ron's journey began with eight years of dedicated service in the U.S. Navy nuclear program, where he achieved remarkable accomplishments. He earned qualifications on four different navy reactor types and served as a Chief Machinery Operator on the prestigious USS Nimitz aircraft carrier. Notably, Ron also held the esteemed role of a senior reactor operator at Argonne National Laboratory's Experimental Breeder Reactor Two, showcasing his expertise in the field.
Over the course of his career, spanning twenty-seven years at the Idaho National Laboratory, Ron showcased his versatility and adaptability. He served as an accident investigator, safety engineer, Human Performance manager, and human factors research scientist. Notably, Ron's contributions extended beyond the laboratory, as he authored several human factors technical publications and documents during his tenure.
Passionate about sharing his knowledge and expertise, Ron took on the role of an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho, where he taught courses supporting the Human Performance Certificate Program. His commitment to excellence has led him to offer valuable support to a diverse range of organizations, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Electrical Power Research Institute, Department of Energy, nuclear and non-nuclear energy sectors, mining, and petrochemical industries.
Ron's academic journey culminated in the attainment of a Master of Science degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. With a career built on a solid foundation of experience, education, and dedication, Ron continues to make a significant impact in the field of Human and Organizational Performance and High Reliability Operations. Whether it's through his engaging presentations, groundbreaking research, or valuable consultancy, Ron remains an influential force, driving positive change in the organizations he serves.