"you are the first person who came to speak with me at a professional level in five years"

- Francesco Schettino

the truth is more than one story

costa concordia

upcoming events

learning from accidents - copehnhagen

copenhagen on thursday, 12 september 2019

learning from accidents - houston

houston on thursday, 19 september 2019

learning from accidents - singapore

singapore on thursday, 10 october 2019

learning from accidents - washington dc

washington dc on thursday, 17 october 2019

teamwork in critical operations

learn how professionals come together and deliver as a team.

managing the unexpected
managing the unexpected

when faced with a real-life emergency find out what works and what does not?

safety audits
safety audits

why have safety audits gone so far away from reality and what can be done about it?

balancing learning and accountability

why do investigators find it difficult to balance learning and accountability? What are the alternative choices?


"A thorough examination of the incident with a unique opportunity to consider the Master’s view."
- Robert Mc Cabe Commissioner of Irish Lights

"It exceeded my expectations - an excellent really life example of building understanding. "
- Ruth Denyer Group Risk Director ITV
"It was at an appropriate level of detail, was thought provoking and challenging - a super event highly recommended."
- Fran Collins CEO Red Funnel Lines 
"A very thought provoking knowledge sharing exercise that has given me a new understanding to an incident, a more objective view which we take for granted many a times."
- Vivek Menon Head of Department Seahealth Denmark
"Lots of transferable information, good to obtain insights from another industry."
- Kate Harvey General Manager G+

“… one of the best safety talks I’ve heard because it so eloquently described the way in which there are multiple truths and sometimes we will never know the full truth.”
- Prof Dr Suzette Woodward, Author of Rethinking Patient Safety, NHS UK

“an incredibly thought-provoking and revealing presentation…”
- Dr Steven Shorrock, European safety culture programme leader EUROCONTROL

“I attended this workshop in London last year - really enjoyed it and well worth attending, highly recommended.”
- Paul Bryson, Inspector Marine Accident Investigation Branch UK

“a serious albeit different approach that was an eye opener at least for the ones that have the will to question basic assumptions and mind-sets”.
- Nicholas Chalaris, Captain Cruise Line Ships

each of these questions will be addressed in this workshop. the workshop can also be delivered in shorter sessions ranging from 45 minutes to 4 hours with one or more of the above topics.

“no judgement, no exoneration, no melodrama; plain curiosity and learning.”

workshop design

drawing on first-hand video interviews with the ship’s captain and extensive research in accidents we have created a documentary style narrative of this case.

who should attend

“only two words come to mind - curiosity and open-mindedness. we welcome diversity, debates, disagreements and differences so we can learn from your experiences.”