- Developing and maintaining situational awareness while working in high-risk environments.
- Effects of stress on decision making.
- Situational awareness barriers.
- Decision making skills.
- Critical thinking & resilient problem solving
Richard Gasaway, Ph.D.: Improving the safety of teams working in high-stakes environments by sharing best practices for reducing human error, enhancing situational awareness and improving high-stress decision making. Gasaway is widely considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on situational awareness.
Gasaway has helped organizations with practical, immediately actionable best practices to:
- Reduce human error;
- Enhance situational awareness;
- Improve high-risk, high-stress decision making; and,
- Help workers be critical thinkers and resilient problem solvers.
Gasaway on making decisions in high-stakes environments and has managed thousands of high-risk, highly stressful emergencies and crises.
Based, in part, on his experience as a firefighter-paramedic, fire chief and emergency commander, he has developed and shares best practices for how to conduct rapid situational assessments and teaches skills essential for making accurate high-stakes decisions under extremely stressful conditions.
To enhance his decades of practical, in the trenches, decision making experience, he conducted doctoral research in cognitive neuroscience to understand how individuals and teams develop and maintain situational awareness to improve decision making under stress.
NASA, the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Defense and every branch of the US armed forces including the United States Military Academy and the United States Air Force Academy.
Homeland Security, the US Department of Defense and every branch of the US armed forces including the United States Military Academy and the United States Air Force Academy.
Exxon/Mobil, Syncrude Oil Refinery, Suncor, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Nuclear Fuel Services, Georgia Pacific, Babcock & Wilcox, SGL Carbon, Novelis Corporation, Amgen and Eagle Materials Corporation.
More than 500 public safety agencies worldwide have relied on his programs to help their members improve emergency scene safety and high-risk decision making.
New York City Fire Department
Los Angeles City Fire Departments
Los Angeles County Fire Departments
Fire brigade England, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China…