Amy Edmondson: The Power of Psychological Safety

Amy Edmondson: The Power of Psychological Safety
Tuesday 1 June 2021

How to create a culture that is safe to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes

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Success in modern organization requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and critical thought. People have to feel free to speak their minds, even if their idea is not robust yet. To facilitate this process, an organization can’t do without a culture of Psychological Safety.

In this digital masterclass, Amy Edmondson, professor at Harvard Business School, explores the power of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. She will teach you how to:

  • Create a culture where it’s safe to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes
  • Nurture the level of engagement and candor required
  • Follow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organization

Psychological safety isn’t about being nice. It’s about giving candid feedback, openly admitting mistakes, and learning from each other.

Amy Edmondson
Amy Edmondson
€ 395,00 excl. 21% VAT


14.30 Pre-masterclass session: Psychological Safety Monitor

  • Results of the Psychological Safety Monitor
  • When is your company ready to work on Psychological Safety?
  • What are the most common mistakes in practice?
  • How can you get maximum value out of this masterclass

Interview with: Joriene Beks & Hans van der Loo, authors of 2 books on Psychological Safety
Moderator: Ben Tiggelaar 

14.50 Short Break

15:00 | Start Masterclass Amy Edmondson

Opening by host and masterclass moderator: Ben Tiggelaar 

PART I The Power of Psychological Safety

  • Why Fear Is Not an Effective Motivator
  • Measuring Psychological Safety
  • Why Psychological Safety Matters for Performance
  • Psychologically Safe Employees Are Engaged Employees

Amy Edmondson

PART II The Science of Intelligent Failure

  • The Role of Failure in Innovation
  • What it Means to Fail Well
  • Navigating Blind Spots
  • Be a Don’t Knower
  • Engage an Exploratory Response  

Amy Edmondson

PART III Creating a Fearless Organization

  • The Leader’s Tool Kit
  • How to Set the Stage for Psychological Safety
  • How to Invite Participation So People Respond
  • How to Respond Productively to Voice – No Matter Its Quality
  • Leadership Self-Assessment

Amy Edmondson

18:30 | End Masterclass Amy Edmondson

Final remarks by host and moderator Ben Tiggelaar 

18.30 After-masterclass session: your next steps

  • do’s and don’ts when you start working with Psychological Safety
  • small steps to take tomorrow

Interview with: Joriene Beks & Hans van der Loo
Moderator: Ben Tiggelaar

18.45 End


When you register, you get access to the recording for 6 weeks. 

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