What You Will Learn :
- Develop a clear understanding of how including employees in the matters that impact them, creating a genuine sense of belonging, accepting team members for exactly who they are, and allowing mistakes will create fertile ground for safety and security
- Learn how to really listen while suspending judgement, how to be genuinely curious and supportive of individual workstyles, and how to be supportive even of errors
- Develop an action plan and cadence where the senior team and other functional teams commit to building team health and investing in feelings of safety, connection, and security
- Create a start-stop-continue plan to improve the psychological safety of your team and organization
Psychological safety is one of the hallmarks of the most successful teams. The rich soil of inclusivity allows diversity to grow organically and authentically. Investing in building this foundation of safety, based on a foundation of inclusion, will drive long-term success, retention of top talent, and meaningful innovation. In other words, the sustained growth and result
The ability to be trusting and vulnerable in the work setting is another key foundation of safety and security. Leaders will learn how to create a culture where employees are heard without judgement, can work in the manner that suits them best without guilt, and are comfortable admitting when they make a mistake or need more help.
GET TO KNOW YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Amy Rawls (PhD, PHR, SHRM-CP)
Amy’s professional journey includes stops in academic science (a PhD in molecular genetics and postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis) along with technical editing, operations management, and executive HR leadership with Research Square, LLC in Durham NC. Through this varied set of opportunities and experiences, she’s developed substantial business acumen combined with strategic and innovative leadership practices, all with a people focus. With an ability to transition from the most tactical to the highly strategic, Amy will apply a rigorous technical approach with the softer influencing skills needed to drive the results you want for your business.
Her broad range and executive HR experience are strong assets, and she also has specialized experience scaling culture within remote, distributed teams; supporting a high-performance, results-oriented workplace; building onboarding and talent development programs that align with culture and business goals; leadership coaching; and partnering with senior leaders on important business priorities.
Who is this course for?
This training session is designed for leaders and leadership teams who understand that the changing landscape of doing business in times of great uncertainty and change, as we’re currently seeing with the COVID-19 crisis, requires more from them. The successful attendee will have the intention of creating opportunity for the organization and its people, within the context of the evolving needs and demands for their operating and competitive environment.