Executive Education Psychological Safety

Unlocking Your Team's Full Capabilities: Psychological Safety

Upcoming Dates

March 23, 2021 - March 23, 2021
Program Cost
Online Live
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Psychological safety is recognized as a key differentiator in successful team performance. 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. 

Key Takeaways / Curriculum

  • Understand the critical importance of psychological safety on team performance 
  • Experience the presence and absence of psychological safety 
  • Identify the symptoms and practices of unsafe team environments 
  • Recognize the leaders’ role in creating the environment in which their team(s) operate 
  • Use techniques and tactics to build psychological safety one-on-one and in groups 
  • Outline actions to simultaneously increase safety and reinforce high performance
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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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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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