1 Sep 2017

Embedding Psychological Safety

Creating a psychologically safe environment is essential for achieving inclusion and innovation


Psychological Safety is defined as a person’s willingness to take risks and speak up in their team, to propose a new idea or challenge an existing standard. This is the essence of diversity of thinking and without psychological safety, true diversity of thinking does not exist in the team.

Research has shown that where psychological safety exists, teams deliver better collaboration, performance and innovation.

Therefore, creating a psychologically safe environment is essential for achieving inclusion and innovation. In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • What Psychological Safety is
  • How it contributes to team learning, collaboration and performance
  • What indicates the presence/lack of psych safety
  • Tools and techniques for leaders and team members to apply in order to embed high levels of psychological safety in their team (take home tools will be provided)

This workshop will equip leaders:

  • To create a culture in their organisation and teams that will make it safe for employees to speak up, express their divergent views and take appropriate risks
  • To recognise what indicates the presence or absence of psychological safety
  • To be cognisant of what might be standing in the way of psychological safety in their team
  • And what behaviours and techniques (individually and team-based) can be deployed to achieve a high degree of psychological safety

Event Speakers

  • Heahter Price

    Heahter Price

    Founder, Symmetra

Founder, Symmetra

Heahter Price

Recognised as a leader in shaping the strategic vision of organisations across the globe on diversity and inclusion, Heather Price established Symmetra in the Asia Pacific region in 2003.This was effected after a decade of guiding organisations across South Africa on the dismantling of apartheid in the workplace. Symmetra provides a global consulting service to blue chip organisations on embedding an inclusive workplace culture and is very well known for its thought leadership on embedding psychological safety in the workplace- a fundamental skill for inclusive leaders wishing to leverage diversity of thought.

Supporting Partners

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