When something goes wrong, does your team work together to find the cause or is your team afraid someone will be blamed? Do you find your staff keeps bad news from you or hold back their concerns? Do you feel like you can bring up problems and tough issues during meetings?
These are gauges of whether you have a psychologically safe environment.
Psychological Safety is the most critical component of any high performing team and organization. Having psychological safety means people feel safe speaking up without fear of any repercussions; everyone in the team feels they are included and valued.
As a leader, your role is to create the optimal team climate so your staff can optimize performance and innovation. Without psychological safety, you leave performance on the table and you run the risk of losing key employees.
Welcome to the Courageous Women Leadership Series. We offer a series of workshops to help leaders develop and hone critical skills for high performance teams.
This course is designed for leaders in middle management, who are ready to develop cutting-edge leadership skills to meet the challenges of our ongoing VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environment.
In this 4-session course, plus 2 bonus sessions, we will take a deep dive into the research and practice proven tools to apply to your teams immediately.
Each week you will receive a video of key concepts to watch prior to the session. Each session will be devoted to applying the concepts to your environment.
- Examine and practice the fundamentals of psychological safety and the essential ingredients for high performance teams.
- Assess the conditions for psychological safety in your own teams.
- Explore and practice key frameworks that will serve you throughout your career and personal life
- Begin to create the conditions for psychological safety in your own teams
- Learn to create the conditions for psychological safety with each interaction with the Leadership Tool Kit.
- Dive into your own leadership style and opportunities with leadership assessments.
- Outline your team psychological safety and leadership practice to be completed over the next 2 weeks.
- Bring back to class the results of your leadership practice from the past weeks.
- Learn from each other what you’ve tried: challenges, successes and pitfalls
- Share learnings and solicit advice with your cohort on your leadership practice.
- Course completion celebration ceremony
You’ll be practicing and learning all the way. You’ll also experience Liberating Structures. With the workbook that you’ll receive, each week you will leave with a 1-week action plan to continue building and exploring how to build psychological safety with your teams. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to skillfully manage your teams and navigate your unique challenges and situations.
After the first class, you’ll be invited to join a Slack community where you have the chance to ask questions, share insights, challenges, and successes with each other. The Slack community will stay so that we can continue to cheer each other on in our journey.
** Please note that the course is limited to 20 participants only.
We are both passionate about enabling teams to work effectively together. We found that psychological safety is the foundation of team effectiveness and great leadership. Without it, nothing else matters. We both have over 20 years of industry experience, in companies ranging from startups to large enterprises, across various industries. While Stephanie came from marketing, Mun-Wai from engineering, we both held corporate senior management positions, responsible for building high-performance teams and delivering ROI through volatile business environments and less-than-ideal cultures. As we are both female, we have also lived through the unique challenges that female leaders face in navigating the traditional management hierarchy.
Contact me if you’d like this workshop delivered at your organisation.
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