NHS Yorkshire & the Humber Leadership Academy

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Leadership Masterclass: Psychological safety in practice

Date: 25 June 2019

Time: 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes

Venue: The Source, Sheffield


Leadership Skills Development

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Leadership Masterclass: Psychological safety in practice

Creating a climate of psychological safety enables colleagues, teams and organisations to resolve conflict, ensure safety, mitigate errors, learn continuously and improve performance.

Twenty years of research on psychological safety demonstrates positive benefits for learning, engagement and performance in a wide range of organisations. When NHS staff feel psychologically safe, care for patients is safer.

Less evident is how to practically nurture psychological safety in a pressurised, highly regulated and politicised workplace such as the NHS. The literature offers useful frameworks and strategic approaches, but translating these into every day, operational practice can be complex work for leaders and teams.

Aims and objectives

Based on in-depth work with NHS and healthcare teams over several years, this workshop will provide you with a safe learning space to:

  • consider current levels of psychological safety in the teams you lead;
  • learn and apply tools which can help identify barriers to psychological safety;
  • practice facilitating conversations which enable honesty and openness in discussing fear of ‘failure’, learning from mistakes and speaking up
  • explore leadership behaviours and mindsets which model and support colleagues and teams to feel more psychologically safe

Invitation to take part

We invite leaders of NHS teams and organisations interested in creating and nurturing psychological safety to join us.

About the Facilitator

This masterclass will be facilitated by Dr Jeanne Hardacre from Impact4Health. Jeanne has deep and extensive experience of working with groups of leaders, practitioners and teams in and across systems of care. Supporting varied and numerous organisations, Jeanne has developed innovative approaches to helping teams and groups put the theory of psychological safety into practice.

For further information

Contact Amanda Reszczynski