CHSC Webinar: Leadership, Communication, and Integration – PCF Skills.

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will be hosting a free webinar to teach skills that advance prevention efforts. Three critical skills include prevention leadership, communication, and the integration of prevention strategies. Strong leaders create conditions in which people choose to be healthier and safer. Communication helps correct misperceptions, address cultural factors, and tell a new story about the community. Integration of efforts seeks to align and leverage strategies for greater impact. This webinar will provide an overview of each of these essential prevention skills.

If you were unable to attend this webinar CHSC hosts and training archive page where you can view recordings of previous trainings.

https://chsculture.org/outreach-events/webinars/

Center for Health & Safety Culture announces Symposium

The Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) has announced the dates for its inaugural symposium.  From June 20-22, 2018, CHSC will host a symposium in Bozeman, Montana focused on “Exploring How Positive Culture Improves Health and Safety.” Attendees will learn about current research and best practices in transforming culture, by engaging in group discussion, listening to presentations in multiple formats, and creating knowledge together.  Additional information is available on the symposium website.

Facilitative Leadership Workshop:

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will be hosting a Facilitative Leadership online workshop from 9am-12pm beginning Friday January 5, 2018 and ending February 2, 2018 (weekly for 5 weeks). Participants will learn to:

  • Define the role of a facilitator, and the characteristics of an effective facilitator.
  • Identify group dynamics and the corresponding emotions and behaviors, important for facilitative leaders to manage.
  • Use best practices related to various meeting management and group process skills.
  • Select, implement and evaluate a number of facilitation techniques and skills.

WTI staff who would like to participate should contact AnnMarie McMahill at annmarie.mcmahill@montana.edu

If you were unable to attend this webinar CHSC hosts and training archive page where you can view recordings of previous trainings.

https://chsculture.org/outreach-events/webinars/

CHSC to Host First Symposium in 2018

The Center for Health and Safety Culture has  announced the dates for its inaugural symposium.  From June 20-22, 2018, CHSC will host a symposium in Bozeman, Montana focused on “Exploring How Positive Culture Improves Health and Safety.” Attendees will learn about current research and best practices in transforming culture, by engaging in group discussion, listening to presentations in multiple formats, and creating knowledge together.  Additional information is available on the symposium website.

 

Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis: Research Published

Researchers from the Center for Health and Safety Culture have published a study in Transportation Research regarding driving under the influence of cannabis. “Cultural predictors of future intention to drive under the influence of cannabis (CUIC)” was authored by Nic Ward, Jay Otto, William Schell, Kari Finley and their research partners. In addition to identifying predictors, the article identifies strategies to address cultural perceptions about driving after using cannabis that may be effective in reducing these driving behaviors.

Citation: Ward, N., Otto, J., Schell, W., Finley, K., Kelley-Baker, T., and Lacey, J. (2017). Cultural predictors of future intention to drive under the influence of cannabis. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. Volume 49 (August): pp 215-225.

Katie Dively Presents at National Prevention Conference

Katie Dively of the Center for Health and Safety Culture was invited to speak at the 30th National Prevention Conference in Anaheim, CA on September 12, 2017.  She presented the results of a recent CHSC study aimed at understanding safety citizenship and proposed strategies for increasing prosocial behaviors.  “Safety Citizenship” promotes the concept of instilling a sense of responsibility in everyone for enhancing the safety of others.

Nic Ward Invited to Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety

Nic Ward of the Center for Health and Safety Culture recently traveled to Wisconsin to participate in the Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety. Wisconsin is launching a Zero in Wisconsin Campaign to reduce traffic fatalities, and Nic spoke on the importance of transforming culture in order to achieve sustainable change in safe driving behavior.  You can watch his interview with a local TV station here.

New Publication on Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis

Nicholas Ward, Ph.D., William Schell, Ph.D, Jay Otto, M.S., and Kari Finley, Ph.D. with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University along with Tara Kelley-Baker at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have published an article in the Traffic Injury Prevention Journal, entitled “Developing a theoretical foundation to change road user behavior and improve traffic safety: Driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC).” The article highlights a study exploring a theoretical model to assess the influence of culture on willingness and intention to drive under the influence of cannabis. The findings of this research suggest that specific attitudes and norms reliably predict past DUIC behavior, general DUIC willingness, and future DUIC intention. A limited number of free eprints can be found at https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/3SiicQZQi3bddECusWrG/full

Citation: Ward, N.J., Schell, W., Kelley-Baker, T., Otto, J., & Finley, K. (2018). Developing a theoretical foundation to change road user behavior and improve traffic safety: Driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC). Traffic Injury Prevention, 10.1080/15389588.2018.1425548