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Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 20:00
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
Nursing Building N Block
Rooms N417 and N418
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059


SIA Members $10 + GST
Non Members $20 + GST
Students $0 - Students tickets are complimentary - must present Student ID upon arrival.


Event Organising Body: 
Safety Institute of Australia
Event Organiser: 
YSP Queensland
(03) 8336 1995


Networking Event

Curious about change is the first Queensland YSP Rethink event for 2018.

Partnering with the thought leaders from Pockets of Brilliance, we are going to challenge you to be curious about change with a new take on how to deliver remarkable results. Based on their Acclimatise Pathway, participants will discover the 5 essential processes to inspire, promote and create amazing results.  

Drawing on design thinking and action learning, this 5i snapshot will combine an understanding of the brain with practical processes to harness knowledge to deliver improved outcomes.

Participants will explore how to:
• Redefine the focus, meaning, and intent of their leadership
• Genuinely connect with their people
• Engage stakeholders to test, and apply new ideas
• Foster collaborative, bias free decision making
• Take the first step to changing organisational habits.

Curious about change will be presented by Dr Sarah Colley and Michelle Oberg from Pockets of Brilliance. 
POB is a unique team of Research and Implementation (RI) specialists who partner with forward thinking businesses to solve people challenges. Specialising in evidence-based solutions across three pockets: Teaming, Safety and Wisdom-Transfer. Their Teaming and Safety innovations are award-winning, and their work in Wisdom Transfer is ground-breaking. POB pride themselves on their collaborative, action-learning-action-research approach which enables organisations to develop knowledge and skills that build long-term capability.


  1.  Redefine the focus, meaning, and intent of their leadership
  2. Genuinely connect with their people
  3. Engage stakeholders to test, and apply new ideas
  4. Foster collaborative, bias free decision making
  5. Take the first step to changing organisational habits.

Dr Sarah Colley, Managing Director, Pockets of Brilliance
Dr. Sarah Colley is a nationally registered psychologist who for the last ten years has designed, developed and delivered innovative psychologically based safety leadership and coaching processes around the world, delivering sustained organisational change. She worked at Sentis delivering safety leadership programs globally and developed a range of safety assessments and tools. She has written a PhD on the influences of culture on safety climate – a key lead indicator of safety performance.

Sarah has trained at Stanford Design School and utilises design thinking to collaborate in the creation of all processes with clients. Sarah is an engaging facilitator and coach, having presented at national and international conferences including at the United Nations. She has designed and delivered hundreds of development processes across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, The United States, Europe and Asia; across a range of high-risk industries including oil and gas, mining, rail, shipping, energy and explosives. Sarah has worked across all levels from senior C-Suite leaders through to frontline teams.

Michelle Oberg, Manager, Safety Research & Partnerships, Pockets of Brilliance
Michelle is currently completing a PhD in Safety Science in which she’s conducting revolutionary research into adaptive safety. At Pockets of Brilliance, she balances her scientific qualifications with her practitioner skills, embedding proof-of-concept research designs and solutions with our partners. Michelle is responsible for our safety research design and implementation, and also our safety system design and testing. She is an original and innovative thinker who constantly challenges conventional approaches.

Michelle thrives on the challenge of finding solutions to a new problem and is highly capable of identifying hidden links within factual evidence or data. She builds collaborative partnerships with forward-thinking organisations that view the issue of safety as more than just ticking a box. She is passionate about using the knowledge of today to create a better future.

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm (AEST)
Venue:  QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Nursing Building N Block Rooms N417 and N418
SIA Members $10 + GST
Non Members $20 + GST
Students - Complimentary (Must present Student ID upon arrival)

Please note -  This event will be catered. Please list any dietary requirements when registering.