A concept called “psychological safety” is especially crucial to a team’s success, according to Amy Edmondson, professor of leadership and management at the Harvard Business School.
It’s a concept that’s even more valuable now, with so many companies adjusting to hybrid work options, seeking to address systemic inequality and inclusivity, and facing a shortage of workers.
Studies on psychological safety point to wide-ranging benefits, including increased confidence, creativity, trust, and productivity. A 2017 Gallup report found that if organizations increase psychological safety, it makes employees more engaged in their work and can lead to a 12% increase in productivity.
Please join us as we explore and discuss the what, why, and how of Psychological Safety in the Workplace.
11:30 a.m. Check-in and networking
11:50 p.m. Welcome and membership/guest introductions
12:20 p.m. Presentation by Dawn Zak
12:45 p.m. Audience Q&A
12:55 p.m. Closing remarks
1:00 p.m. Adjourn
The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 6. If you missed the deadline and would like to attend, please email email@example.com.
Dawn Zak, MS, LPC, CSAC, is an Employee Assistance Program Account Executive for Advocate Aurora Health Employee Assistance Program (AAH EAP). She provides consultation and coaching to a myriad of companies as well for AAH as an internal EAP professional. In her role she has developed and delivered numerous supervisor/leader trainings, employee seminars, and community partner presentations. She has extensive clinical/consultation experience in working with both employers and employees.
Dawn obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling at Concordia University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. Prior to rejoining AAH EAP Dawn had provided mental health and substance abuse counseling services for over 30 years in a variety of settings. She served as the Associate Director at Mental Health America and created workplace wellness/mental health modules for statewide public and private organizations.
Dawn believes in building strong partnerships with companies and their leaders, helping them as they work to retain and support their most valuable resource, their employees.