Developing leadership for safet (NOOC III)

The concept of safety culture is an absolutely necessary issue, when it comes to recognize and manage risks.

People should be involved in safety. That could be achieved by promoting a healthy safety environment and helping all the workers to make safety culture as their own; however, they also need to know how to work during emergencies. Leaders play a key role in this process, so it is important to understand what is expected from the leadership under emergencies, and how to work on the different skills to be ready when they are needed.

This the third part of a serie of 3 NOOCs, which are conceived as a first contact with the safety culture in all areas to continue, then, deepening in more specific concepts in the nuclear field. In order to establish a good safety culture and nuclear safety culture, aligned leadership is necessary. All these aspects will be worked in a dynamic, different and participative way, in which collaborative learning will be a key aspect. The goal of the MOOCs is to ensure that students, industry workers and any person interested, know and transmit the safety culture and its importance.

At the end of the MOOCs, the participants will be able to understand and explain the aspects related to human behaviour and its management to achieve a strong safety culture. These general concepts will be focused to the nuclear industry and its differentiating characteristics.The MOOCs structure includes three independent NOOCs (Nano Open Online Courses).

      • NOOC I. What is Safety Culture? 10h. (This course)
      • NOOC II. Understanding Nuclear Safety Culture. 10h
      • NOOC III. Developing leadership for safety. 5h

Learning Objectives of NOOC II

  • Know the main theories of leadership and how they have evolved until today
  • Acquire the skills to maintain effective leadership in emergency situations
  • Apply those leadership skills for the development of teams or partners


  1. Introduction.
  2. Evolution and types of leadership
  3. Leadership for safety
  4. Leadership for nuclear safety

The first edition of these MOOCs were part of the courses offered and funded within ANNETTE project, led by ENEN (European Nuclear Education Network), and funded by Euratom, a complementary research and training programme for nuclear research and training within Horizon 2020 European Research Projects.

This permanent edition of the course is an in-kind contribution of Tecnatom and UNED to the sustainability of the first edition. As being a permanent edition, no teaching assistance is foreseen.

Provided ByUNED Abierta
Type of providerHE Institution
Provided atonline
Learning opportunity typeMOOC
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Start date2022-01-13
End date2022-12-20
Workload in hours5
Admission procedureOpen to all
Price detailsFree registration and access to all materials + free open badge + paid credential (15€)
AssessmentsSelf-evaluation tests
Type of credentialMicrocredential
ISCEDF Code070 - Engineering, manufacturing and constructionn.f.d.
Education subjectNucelar safety
Learning settingsnon formal learning
Learning outcome typeKnowledges
Learning outcome typeKnowledges and skills
Assessor typeSelf-evaluation
Assessment formatTest/ Quiz

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