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The 2022 Conference will ask the attendees the right questions, provide the latest research and teach practical tools to strengthen systems, renewing focus on positive organizational cultures.



Dallas, TX – The Community of Human and Organizational Learning formally announces the speaker lineup for the 28th Annual Learning Conference. Speakers with disciplines ranging from CEOs, data scientists, patient safety advocates, to federal deputy directors represent companies the likes of NASA, HubSpot, Harvard, JetBlue, and the leading EV developer and manufacturer. “Improving Results by Improving Our Culture,” the conference theme, aims to distill the complexities of performance and safety in high-risk industry down to the fundamental elements through effective data decision-making principles and proactive safety initiatives.


“Now is the time to gather the thought leaders from a spectra of industry and discipline. We’ve been faced with enormous challenges in recent years, learning from our successes is vital in navigating the uncertainty we still face. This is a powerful opportunity to learn from C-suite executives, hands-on practitioners, and thought leaders in fields that are directly relevant to human performance, safety, and organizational culture,” states Charles Major, Board President.


The conference is at the renowned Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO., June 13th through 17th. The conference will offer a five-day learning experience composed of a three-day conference and pre- and post-conference workshops. For the first time ever, all pre-conference workshops are free to 3-day ticket holders. Virtual attendance options are available for the general sessions to those unable to travel. With five unique learning tracks available, Human & Organizational Performance, Cause Analysis, Data-Driven Decision-Making, High-Reliability Organizing, and Culture Change and Sustainability, attendees can tailor their conference experience based upon their organizational needs and experience levels.


"We have the unique opportunity to dialogue with the most diverse audience we’ve ever had, including power generation, petrochemical, automotive, pharma, healthcare, aviation, and many more. Our conference feels like an intimate gathering of friends after the first day. We learn from one another in the sessions, during the breaks and with our social activities,” continues Major.


For more information on the 28th Annual Conference including the complete speaker list, or to purchase tickets, please visit our website https://www.cholearning.org/2022-learning-conference. CDC, State and local COVID guidelines will be followed for in-person attendees.


About the Community of Human and Organizational Learning:

The first learning conference in 1994 marks the founding by members of the nuclear utility industry. Expanding beyond the nuclear industry over the last 27 years, The Community of Human and Organizational Learning now serves an international membership. Affiliated industries include utility, healthcare, oil/gas, DOE/DOD, transportation and more. HPRCT Association is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in Texas, now doing business as Community of Human and Organizational Learning.

"[...] it's likely as bold a statement today as it was when Charles identified the correlation. From a production perspective, "Reliably Safe and Safely Reliable" would probably make for a great marketing statement should anyone manage to fulfill that representation," replied Ron Butcher, Community of Human and Organizational Learning member in response to a recent LinkedIn Post by Board Member Bob Latino.


The original question is this: "Significance of Merging Safety & Reliability....Does a Synergy Exist?"


"Investigation into major accidents that get national attention invariably point to Safety factors that delineate human error and system Reliability as component causes. This natural association of Reliability and Safety is seldom seen as an entity charged with aiding in the reduction of losses. If the benefits of such a merger are apparent as a reaction to injury and property loss, then it is logical that it is appropriate for a preaction to prevent losses."


This is taken verbatim from a business case made by Charles Latino's Corporate R&D Reliability Department beginning IN 1975. There is field data listed from approximately 7 plants over an average of 5 years, demonstrating a correlation between Reliability performance and safety incidents per 200k manhours (ANSI reporting system before OSHA existed).


Here is a link to additional field data that supports a correlation between Reliability & Safety today - https://lnkd.in/dPBuxb6N.


It was bold to try and make such a case in 1975 when both fields were in their infancy nearly 50 years ago, but what about today?


For those who practice holistic Reliability (equipment, process, and human reliability) and progressive Safety, what are the pros and cons of such a conceptual merger? Is it a reliable plant, a safer plant?



Where does an organization's culture come to play in this discussion, especially when principles are viewed as priorities and not core values?


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"I do believe a reliable plant is safer, although I haven't seen lots of statistics on this."

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