Designing Organizations to Implement Safety II: An Exploratory Webinar

July 1, 2021 - online

  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT (USA Pacific)
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm BST (UK)
  • 8:00 – 11:00 pm GST (UAE)

Safety II is an emerging and evolutionary concept in the aviation industry, and requires a system focus to implement. See Systems Thinking for Safety: Ten Principles.

Implementing Safety II in the highly regulated aviation industry will require changes in how we design and implement organizations. The existing dominance of top-down structure has significant challenges in adopting an effective approach to implementing Safety II.

Through exploring different modern perspectives on management and systems thinking approaches, the Sociocratic Circle-organization Method (SCM) stands out as a mature organizational systems approach that could support holistic implementation of Safety II in the aviation industry.

This webinar is a collaboration between The Sociocracy Consulting Group and AVISAV-UK Aviation Services. Sheella Mierson, Ph.D. and John Schinnerer, MA of The Sociocracy Consulting Group and Firas Sallam of AVISAV-UK will discuss the challenges of implementing a systems approach and give an introduction to the SCM, followed by time for questions and conversation about application to implementing Safety II.


Member Consultant Sheella MiersonSheella Mierson, Ph.D., a founding member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group, helps organizations and individuals design structures, processes, and relationships for creative collaboration, so that everyone can flourish. Initially trained as a biophysicist, she became skilled at fostering collaborative teamwork in both research and classroom environments. She has worked with a variety of clients in both business and nonprofit sectors.


Member Consultant John Schinnerer

John Schinnerer is a founding member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group, and has a Master’s degree in Whole Systems Design. He is a culture change consultant, teacher, and facilitator for a variety of public, private, and nonprofit clients. The methods, tools and techniques that John offers invite clients to enhance individual and group efficiency and effectiveness. Since 1996, he has studied, worked, taught and published in the realms of human systems, governance, and decision-making.


Firas SalimFiras Sallam is an aviation safety expert, with over twenty years experience in aviation operations and regulations. He is Manager of Safety & Quality for AVISAV-UK, and Editor in Chief of Aviation Horizons Magazine. He consults with and provides training to many aviation organizations worldwide.



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