Social Psychology of Risk – Introduction Workshop

Social Psychology of Risk - Introduction Workshop

Developing risk intelligence

The way humans make judgments and decisions is fundamental to developing Risk Intelligence and tackling the challenges of risk in the workplace. The way a culture develops and what it normalises determines how individuals frame their risk worldview and make decisions. The Program gives attendees exposure to pioneering work in the social psychology of risk and skill development in Risk Intelligence.

Learning outcomes

The workshop will help you better understand the psychological and organisational factors that affect how people perform their work, make decisions, and participate in safety processes.

By the conclusion of the program, you will:

  • Better understand the psychology of risk, goal setting, motivation and decision making.
  • Apply simple tools to surface psychological and organisational/cultural risks.
  • Understand the ‘hidden’ influences on risk/safety systems (perception, bias, heuristics, automaticity, bounded rationality, cognitive dissonance, obedience, Groupthink).
  • Understand collaborative strategies for engagement and tackling risk.
  • Understand framing, priming, anchoring, pitching and flooding and improve risk communication.
  • Better understand risk perception.

Who should attend

  • Leaders and Managers
  • WHS Professionals
  • Risk and Security Professionals
  • Site Managers
  • HR Professionals
  • Project Managers

Practical takeaways

  • Comprehensive Manual.
  • Unique Practical Tools You Can Apply Immediately.
  • Complimentary copy of Tackling Risk by Dr Rob Long and Roy Fitzgerald.


Matt Thorne, Risk Diversity

Matt holds a Master’s degree in the Social Psychology of Risk and is the Director of Risk Diversity. Matt has applied his expertise in risk and safety for over 23 years’ across Construction, Energy Management, Security, FMCGs, Materials Production, Mining, Earthworks, Cyber Security, Hospitality and Food Production.

Andrew Thornhill, Clarity Risk

Andrew holds a Master’s degree in the Social Psychology of Risk and is the Director of Clarity Risk. Andrew is an HSE risk, systems, assurance and compliance expert with 25+years of consulting across industry and direct experience in construction, major projects, the public sector and waste.