Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Psychological safety is essential for creating a positive work culture where individuals feel valued, respected and empowered to contribute their best. It fosters open communication, learning, collaboration and innovation, ultimately leading to higher performance and organizational success. This course will explore what psychological safety is (and is not) and how leaders can contribute to a positive, values-based workplace culture.

You will learn to: 

  • Define psychological safety and explore its importance in the workplace
  • Connect psychological safety to maintaining a values-based culture
  • Employ strategies that promote psychological safety in the workplace

You will benefit by:

  • Enhancing team communication, collaboration and performance
  • Fostering a values-based culture rooted in psychological safety and trust
  • Empowering yourself and others to speak up, share ideas and take risks


Any U-M manager or supervisor who is interested in creating and maintaining a psychologically safe workplace

Topic Area

  • Communication
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Leading People and Teams

Domain and Expectation

  • People
    • Foster and promote diverse teams
    • Collaborate and build inclusive relationships
  • Self
    • Act with courage and confidence
    • Communicate
  • Execution
    • Build positive culture


  • Leading a Team
  • Leading Multiple Teams


  • Level 1: Awareness

Upcoming Sessions

Code: OL25PSW02

Presenter: Amanda Ruud

Cost: $0

  • Tue 9/24/24 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Past Sessions

Code: OL25PSW01

Presenter: Amanda Ruud

Cost: $0

  • Thu 7/11/24 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar