Human-Centered Leadership

Psychological Safety

Feeling psychologically safe is one of the basic needs in teams. The ability to be yourself, to express your opinions without fear of being ridiculed or humiliated, is an example of what a healthy workplace should look like. This is a very important area that every conscious leader should take a closer look at. We can help you do that as ETTA!

Who is this training for?

For leaders and managers who work with virtual or hybrid teams and want to develop their psychological safety

Consult this training

    What you will learn in the virtual workshop:
    • What is psychological safety and how it correlates with how effective your team is,
    • What are the benefits of your team members having the courage to take risks,
    • What are the specific ways to develop psychological safety in virtual/hybrid teams,
    • What are the competences that allow for inclusive management of a team and improvement of its effectiveness.
    Advantages of the virtual training
    • guarantee of interactive participation in training with the use of online engaging tools
    • half-day workshops allow flexible organization of the workday
    • relationships building with remote colleagues through joint participation in training
    • participation in the workshop from anywhere, all you need is access to a computer

    Virtual workshop program

    Module I

    Psychological safety in a team

    • What is psychological safety? How do psychologically safe teams function?
    • Research and business practice – why is it beneficial to develop psychological safety in teams?
    • Social competences as a foundation of psychologically safe teams
    • What can go wrong if my team does not feel safe?
    • Levels of psychological safety in teams – what level are we at?
    • How to check if my team feels psychologically safe? „Pulse check” of the team and how to do it
    • Psychological safety and the organization’s culture and values – how do they relate to each other?
    • Factors that influence psychological safety level – how to control them?

    Module II

    Leader of a psychologically safe team

    • Expectations towards leaders – what is authentic leadership?
    • Self-diagnosis – do I support my team in developing psychological safety?
    • Approach to mistakes in a team – how to create space for mistakes without becoming overly permissive?
    • Red flags – what behaviors in a team demolish psychological safety and how should a leader react to them?
    • Diversity – sensitive language – how to react to microagressions
    • Feedback – how to make it work both ways? Good practices in a diverse team
    • Inclusion of people with various needs into the team’s life – what to do to have various people speak up in team’s matters?
    • Virtual and hybrid teams – their special needs in terms of psychological safety and how to respond to those needs?

    Project flow

    Diagnosis and prework
    • in-take interview with the project sponsor
    • diagnosis of participants’ needs (online questionnaire and calls)
    • prework for participants (material to watch, read or listen to)
    Virtual workshops
    • training divided into 2 workshops, 3,5 hours each
    • interactive working methods: discussions, chat, virtual board, questionnaires, videos, case studies, breakout rooms, external tools (Mentimeter, Miro, Funretro)
    • participants: up to 12 people
    Summary and follow up
    • training materials for participants
    • access to the ETTA knowledge base
    • follow up call with the project sponsor