dss+ STOPĀ® Implementation Assistance Workshops

Published on Dec 1, 2022

Available virtually and in-person, these dynamic learning events enable participants to:

  • Understand the principles and objectives of the dss+ STOP® program.
  • Obtain a working knowledge of dss+ STOP® techniques.
  • Become familiar with the content and materials of the program.
  • Develop dss+ STOP® observation and communication skills.
  • Gain knowledge of how to plan, deliver and evaluate an effective, educational and inspirational classroom lesson/presentation.
  • Discover the various training tools to be used within the classroom environment.
  • Learn tips and tricks on how to gain the audience's interest, trust and attention

The practical component of the training allows participants to learn from their own experiences and from each other. Each participant will have an opportunity to put into practice the theory they have learned and deliver a classroom training session to an audience.

The Implementation Assistance Workshop is designed to be deployed onsite at your facility for up to 20 participants, or you may elect to attend one of our scheduled open sessions.

Both onsite and open sessions are available in-person or as virtual sessions. The in-person workshops are delivered over two days. The virtual workshops are conducted as four separate sessions, each is 4 hours in length. Participants are required to join via webcam and microphone and will be expected to attend every session.




Two-Day In-Person Workshop Agenda

Day One

  • Safety Culture
  • Defining Leadership
  • The "Why"
  • What is dss+ STOP®?
  • Observation & Communication
  • dss+ STOP® Units
  • Leadership Characteristics

Day Two

  • Leading Sessions
  • Observation Checklist
  • Communication Skills
  • Conducting Conversations
  • STOP® DataPro®
  • Implementation of dss+ STOP®
  • Summary


Four-Session Virtual Workshop Agenda

Session 1 (4 Hours)

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to dss+ STOP® Materials
  • Safety Culture
  • Defining Leadership
  • The ‘Why”
  • What is dss+ STOP®?
  • Observation & Communication
  • Summary & Feedback

Session 2 (4 Hours)

  • The Kickoff Meeting
  • dss+ STOP® Units 1-5 (Key Concepts)
    • Team 1 will focus on Unit 1
    • Team 2 will focus on Unit 2
    • Team 3 will focus on Unit 3
    • Team 4 will focus on Unit 4
    • Team 5 will focus on Unit 5
  • Summary & Feedback

Session 3 (4 Hours)

  • Leading Sessions / Facilitation skills
  • Presentation Prep
  • Presentation dss+ STOP® Unit 1 by Team 1
  • Presentation dss+ STOP® Unit 2 by Team 2
  • Presentation dss+ STOP® Unit 3 by Team 3
  • Presentation dss+ STOP® Unit 4 by Team 4
  • Presentation dss+ STOP® Unit 5 by Group 5
  • Summary & Feedback

Session 4 (4 Hours)

  • Observation Checklist
  • Conducting Conversations
  • STOP® DataPro®
  • Implementation of dss+ STOP®
  • Sustaining dss+ STOP®
  • Summary


Open dss+ STOP® for Supervision Implementation Assistance Workshops Schedule 2024


Session 1: January 22 - 25 ( Registration has ended )

Session 2: March 4 - 7 ( Registration has ended )

Session 4: July 22 - 25 ( Registration ends July 1 )

Session 5: September 16 - 19 ( Registration ends September 4 )

Session 6: November 4 - 7 ( Registration ends October 24 )




*The safety and health of our employees, clients and communities is our priority. Due to the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, open sessions for the first half of 2022 will remain virtual. Check back for more updates on the second half of 2022.


dss+ STOP® IAW participants share some of the vital safety leadership insights they learned during this engaging experience...


“I have learned that communication is key.”



“I have learned that I need to be more mindful of both thanking people for being safe and asking people to be safer if I see something that needs to be fixed.”



“An organization's success comes from asking questions and making safe decisions through the lens of our "Why?".”



“We have time to make sure our employees go home the way they came in. Safety should always be first, and we should never take shortcuts. It is everyone's responsibility to keep each other safe.”



“How safety affects not just me but everyone in my life. When I started listing the individuals, it became a long list. For that reason, I need to make sure that I and my entire team work safely.”



“How to keep safety top of mind.”



“Conversations are crucial to fostering a world-class safety culture.”



“Incidents can be prevented.”



“I have learned how important it is to think before talking to someone as everyone has a different style of communication.”



“What is your "Why" for Safety? Personalizing the why in a way that gets buy-in from an individual.”



“To always be looking for safety both on and off the job.”



“I have thought much more about safety, and that when someone gets hurt that it can affect so much more than just an injury. That it can affect your family and others that care about you.”



“All accidents are preventable. Everyone owns Safety. Engagement is essential.”



“I am responsible for my own safety and for those around me.”