Psychological Safety Training Series

Our Psychological Safety Training Series is an intervention designed to address the pressing concerns at the intersection of employee mental health, burnout, diversity, inclusion, and the demands of managing hybrid and remote teams amid the backdrop of an election year. These trainings are critical for leaders who must navigate the compounded stressors that affect organizational well-being and team health.

Within these trainings, leaders will gain actionable strategies to reinforce psychological safety, the foundation of any impactful well-being and diversity and inclusion initatives. This focus on psychological safety is crucial for leaders steering their teams through the high-stress period of an election, preventing division and fostering a sense of team belonging and safety that supports mental health and combats burnout. These trainings are not just about adaptation but about thriving in today’s complex organizational landscapes.

  • Session 1: Intro to Psychological Safety through a Trauma-Aware Lens

    In this training, leaders will learn the essentials of psychological safety, a key factor in mental health and team performance, especially as remote and hybrid work models become the norm. The session underscores the relevance of a trauma-informed approach, equipping leaders with the knowledge to recognize and mitigate workplace stressors that can impact well-being.

    Participants will understand the neuroscience of inclusion, gaining the tools to nurture a work culture that is both supportive and conducive to the diverse needs of their teams. Practical strategies will be shared to ensure every team member feels safe and valued, fostering an environment where employees can openly collaborate and thrive.

    Topics covered:

    • Defining Psychological Safety and why it matters
    • Understanding the neuroscience of inclusion and safety
    • The importance of being trauma-aware, the normalization that all humans have lived experiences of trauma, and what micro traumas might look like in the workplace.
    • The connection between psychological safety, stress, and overall well-being.
    • How to identify when employees do not feel safe and strategies for creating a psychologically safe team.
  • Session 2: Personal Identity and Psychological Safety: Building Bridges Through Embracing Diversity & Curiosity

    In this training, participants will journey through a process of self-discovery, examining how their personal histories and identities shape their approach to leadership. By uncovering the layers of their own stories, leaders will learn to appreciate the role that their unique life histories play in their interactions with team members who are different from themselves. This understanding is crucial, as differences can sometimes trigger unconscious biases or non-inclusive reactions.

    Participants will also be introduced to strategies that promote a curiosity-driven culture—one that values open-mindedness and a growth mindset, essential for nurturing psychological safety. By the end of the training, leaders will be better prepared to support a workplace where every individual feels respected and empowered to contribute their unique insights and ideas.

    Topics covered:

    • Exploration of personal identity and biography to deepen leadership empathy and effectiveness.
    • Understand the diverse aspects of identity, including but not limited to neurodiversity, that contribute to a rich team environment.
    • Strategies for leveraging diversity to enhance psychological safety within teams
    • Learn to cultivate a culture of curiosity and openness that not only accepts but embraces differences as a source of team strength and creativity.
    • Acquire practical tools for navigating the complexities of diverse team management, ensuring fair and empathetic support for all employees.
  • Session 3: Leading & Communicating with Humanity: The Foundation of Team Psychological Safety

    This training is a deep dive into the heart of leading and communicating with humanity, focusing on the critical role of self-awareness in fostering supportive relationships with team members. Participants will explore how their interpersonal/relational leadership and communication styles, when applied with a trauma-aware lens, can positively impact team dynamics, honor neurodiversity, and navigate the complexities of differing beliefs that can lead to team tension or conflict.

    As we navigate the complexities of today’s work environment, this training underscores the necessity of these practices not just in traditional settings but also in the unique contexts of hybrid and remote teams. By understanding the profound effect of humanized leadership and mindful communication on psychological safety, leaders will be better equipped to create an environment where every team member feels safe to share, ask for support, and collaborate without fear of judgment or retribution. This approach not only supports the total well-being of team members but also drives the collective success of the team.

    Topics Covered:

    • Gain a deeper understanding of your interpersonal leadership style and its impact on creating a psychologically safe environment for your team.
    • Learn how to facilitate safe, empathetic, and authentic conversations, incorporating a trauma-informed perspective that respects and honors individual experiences, mental health, and neurodiversity.
    • Learn strategies for acknowledging and bridging differences within your team, reducing tension and fostering a culture of mutual respect.
    • Learn practical tools for creating a team environment where diversity is celebrated, and every team member feels empowered to contribute their best.
    • Understand the critical importance of these practices for the cohesion of hybrid and remote teams.

These trainings are recommended to be taught in a series, but each can also be taught as a stand-alone. We recommend a listening circle in between each session to ensure that there’s a focus on wellbeing for the leader. Here’s the most impactful integrated series that we recommend:

  • Listening Circle Session & Program Kick Off: Self-Care for Leaders
  • Session 1: Intro to Psychological Safety through a Trauma-Aware Lens
  • Listening Circle Session on Self-Care for Leaders
  • Session 2: Personal Identity and Psychological Safety: Building Bridges Through Embracing Diversity & Curiosity
  • Listening Circle Session on Self-Care for Leaders
  • Session 3: Leading & Communicating with Humanity: The Foundation of Team Psychologically Safety
  • Listening Circle Session on Self-Care for Leaders

So that these sessions build, they can be scheduled every other week or monthly.

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