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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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