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Psychological Safety – A Virtual Learning Programme

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Who Would Benefit

Those interested in creating high performance teams with higher levels of engagement, increased motivation to tackle difficult problems and performance.

Course Description

“There is no team without trust” the highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake. When the workplace feels challenging but not threatening, teams can sustain the broaden-and-build mode.


CPD Points: 6

Course Category: Virtual Learning Programmes

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the concept of Psychological Safety – its origins and what it refers to 
  • Recognise how Psychological Safety affects personal and team performance - its relationship to success
  • Identify common barriers to Psychological Safety
  • Describe the role and behaviours required of a team leader in creating a culture of Psychological Safety
  • Develop success strategies in relation to Psychological Safety
The Programme Includes:

Webinar 1- Introduction to Psychological Safety

• How do we define Psychological Safety and where does the concept come from?

• What Psychological Safety isn’t - common misconceptions. 

• Psychological Safety survey 

• Interpersonal risk and working culture - what gets in the way?

Individual Assignment

  • Each participant will watch a short video - Susan David on Psychological Safety
  • The task is to reflect on their own Psychological Safety survey that they completed during the session and make a note of 3 small things they can do to start to move towards higher levels of psychological safety.

Webinar 2 -  Benefits of High Psychological Safety within Teams

• Five effective team behaviours

• Stories from the frontline - where Psychological Safety makes the difference

• Benefits of Psychological Safety for organisations, teams, & individuals

• Bringing out our best thinking and challenging what limits us

Individual Assignment

  • Each participant will watch 2 videos - Brene Brown on Vulnerability and Amy Edmondson on Why Psychological Safety is important. 
  • The task is to write a list of 6 bullet point “takeaways” from the two talks combined (What struck them as interesting, valuable, and relevant to them that they’d like to remember?)

Webinar 3 - Psychological Safety in Practice

• Intention - Behaviour - Impact 

• Shame, blame, & vulnerability  

• Reducing the “threat response”

• Framing, fallibility, and messengers 

• Reflection

• Personal action planning

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