Executive Education Psychological Safety

Unlocking Your Team's Full Capabilities: Psychological Safety

Upcoming Dates

October 12, 2021 - October 12, 2021
Time Requirement
2 hours
Program Cost
Online Live
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Psychological safety is recognized as a key differentiator in successful team performance and a foundational component for openness, creativity, and risk-taking. The challenge of leadership is how to foster that safety in their teams while also delivering against high (and frequently increasing) expectations. In this two-hour program we will briefly review the research to establish credibility, then quickly move to an experiential exercise where participants experience the presence and absence of psychological safety.

From that awareness and experience, we discuss how to create psychological safety and enable high performance. The lessons learned or confirmed in this activity can be immediately applied to subsequent sessions, to daily work, and even personal relationships. This topic is even more critical now as the conversations we need for teams to be highly effective are fraught with risk, especially if psychological safety has not been adequately established. 

How can this course help a leader cultivate Psychological Safety? 

How is Psychological Safety different today? 

Psychological safety is a vital part of Humanistic Leadership, providing uniquely human insights, tools, and capabilities necessitated by workplace displacements brought about by advances in technology. USC Marshall Executive Education launched a provocative series that also includes courses on activating curiosity, mindfulness, inclusive leadership, and purpose-driven leadership. For more information, click the Humanistic Leadership Series link below

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?   Anyone who has responsibility for, or aspires to, leading people and teams. The content is appropriate for chief executives as well as early-career managers. The techniques and practices are applicable to any leader who wants the best from their people, and accurate information to make informed decisions.

Teaching Methods

Live, Online: This 2-hour program is delivered by Zoom LIVE, and this format allows for spontaneous questions and answers for immediate clarification.

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Kenneth Perlman

Kenneth Perlman, Adjunct Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business

Ken Perlman is career consultant, facilitator and speaker with 25 years’ experience working with executives and teams at Fortune 500 companies. Ken has built his expertise in leadership, change, program management, communications, culture change, organization design, business process excellence and technology adoption. Ken is an adjunct professor and alum of University of Southern California Marshall Graduate School of Business. Ken’s industry experience spans Healthcare, High Tech, Consumer Products, Entertainment, Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Public Sector.  Ken received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, where he was a Research Assistant at the Kravis Leadership Institute. He also earned his MBA  from the University of Southern California. Click to read complete bio and CV

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Articles & Research

Feedback in the Time of Now
Ken Perlman
CultureSync, July 10, 2020

Reflections from a White Guy on a DEI Panel
Ken Perlman
CultureSync, August 7, 2020

Psychological safety:  an overlooked secret to organizational performance
Joanne Dias and David Altman
Chief Learning Officer, December 1,  2020

Teamwork on the Fly: How to master the new art of teaming
Amy C. Edmondson
Harvard Business Review, Crisis Management, April 2012 

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.
Charles Duhigg
The New York Times Magazine, February 25, 2016 

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Why is Psychological Safety an important Humanistic Leadership Skill?

Psychological Safety is a vital humanistic leadership skill  because it delivers staff a respectful and compassionate, reasonable, and open environment.  It is now more critical than ever to feel balanced and safe in the workplace.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning is becoming more and more adept at replacing workers creating a demand for new models of leadership.  Humanistic capabilities define this new era of leadership. Let us help you foster the confidence to lead in this challenging business world. AI technology delivers best when it serves human needs.

The Humanistic Leadership series at USC Marshall Executive Education gives you the insights, tools, skills, and passion to get your teams and business thriving. Teamwork delivers success when it is innovative, mindful, and curious. Fast-track your leadership transformation and create a winning organizational culture.

Achieve leadership mastery by registering for this bundle remarkable of five programs in Humanistic Leadership series and save 20%.

$5,580 DISCOUNTED SERIES BUNDLE COST  (total for individual programs $6,975)  

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Course Disclaimer

Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants in order to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

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