Most people have heard something about psychological safety but what does it really mean? Why do we need it? How do we create it? For some of us, we might have been missing out on having psychological safety without even knowing it. It can show up as something you can’t quite put your finger on, but it can negatively impact your work in one way or another. Without acknowledging the need for psychological safety, we miss opportunities to help ourselves, our teammates, and our teams grow.  


In this interactive workshop, I hope to deepen your understanding of urgency to create psychological safety in your teams and organizations. 
We'll start off by defining what it is and how to identify it, then show the impacts of psychological safety on intersectionality and our organization. Since the best way to learn new concepts is through intentional practice, we will work in pairs and groups to practice some activities for promoting psychological safety.  


If you are looking for ways to help your teams become more inclusive or invest in your own professional growth, you don’t want to miss this session!  



Outline/Structure of the Workshop/Game

  1. Session opening (3 mins) 
    • Intro & Agenda
    • Check-in
  2. Psychological Safety - what is it (8 mins)
    • Evolutionary timeline
    • Stages of Psychological Safety
  3. Empathy Activity (10mins)
    • Activity Debrief
  4. Psychological Safety Ripple Effects (10mins)
    1. Exploring Intersectionality in Psychological Safety
    2. When Psychological Safety is missing & mental health
    3. Business Repercussions
  5. Anxiety Party Activity (10 mins)
    • Activity debrief
  6. Wrap up (4 mins)
    • Resources
    • Recap 
    • Q&A

Learning Outcome

  • Understand why psychology safety is critical at the individual, team and organizational levels
  • Recognize the stages of psychological safety
  • Use the empathy questions activity to create trust
  • Introduce an exercise to promote team psychological safety
  • Facilitate psychological safety practice workshop with your own team 

Target Audience

For all Agilists

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites

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