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Sidney Dekker — professor, best-selling author on human factors & safety, and pilot


From his best-selling "Just Culture" and "Field Guide to Understanding Human Error," now both in their Third Edition, to his heartfelt "End of Heaven" and "Second Victim," as well as the recent "Safety Differently," Sidney's books move the boundaries of human factors and safety.

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Sidney offers lectures and short courses online for free, from 'Safety Differently' to 'Just Culture' to 'Understanding Human Error.' Here you can also find links to graduate programs based on his scholarship (Image of Sidney at top courtesy of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/Paul Tolenaar.)

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A powerful and provocative speaker, Sidney has addressed audiences from a variety of domains across the world. Aviation, healthcare, nuclear power, oil & gas, process control, finance, the military — all have found that you might not agree with him, but that you cannot ignore him. Sidney alternately unites and divides his audiences. He works the room dynamically, intensively, unavoidably. His messages on human factors and safety are iconoclastic, surprising, refreshing, renewing. He really does Safety, Differently. If you want Sidney to talk at your event, please use the contact tab. Please note that bookings are typically made a year or more in advance.

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