Creating a Workplace Where it’s Safe to Speak Up: Psychological Safety


Thu, October 24, 2019

7:15 AM – 9:00 AM

To register:

Speaking up has taken on a brand-new meaning in the wake of the #MeToo movement and the continued revelations by employees about workplace cultures of fear and suppression.

In the workplace, it’s increasingly important that people feel safe speaking up – in fact, an internal Google study found that the No. 1 driver of high-performing teams is a feeling of psychological safety, or a shared belief that the team or culture is safe for interpersonal risk taking.

Employees who feel psychologically safe can challenge the status quo, admit a mistake and make an ambitious ask without fear that they will be punished for doing so. Psychologically safe cultures are not only important for individual well-being, but they also improve teamwork, creativity and the likelihood that process improvements will succeed.

Join WCL and organizational psychologist Lisa Zigami for this interactive workshop, which will cover:

  • How psychological safety fuels learning, innovation, collaboration and productivity.
    • Why it’s okay to be vulnerable at work.
    • The three mindsets leaders need to create the conditions for psychological safety.

Lisa Zigarmi is an organizational psychologist and leadership coach who helps leaders relate more deeply, decide more efficiently and think with more creativity. Her coaching is a blend of leadership science, positive psychology and mindfulness practices. A regular contributor to Forbes, Lisa regularly consults with executives at leading organizations in Portland and around

LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.