Learning Opportunities

Psychological Safety Train The Trainer: Concepts, Practices and Measurement.

Presented By

Jade Garratt & Thomas Geraghty

Series Sessions

Date Time
Thursday, May 09, 2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Calgary Regional Consortium 7000 Railway St SE,, Calgary, AB

Grade Levels

Pre K - 1, K-3, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9, Grades 10 - 12

This session is designed for school organizations and is intended to provide attendees with a strong grounding in the concepts and practices of psychological safety, confidence in creating enthusiasm for it amongst leaders and teams, and establishing a psychological safety program within your school organization. Participants will also have access to  the Psychological Safety Action Pack resources and the ability to modify and adapt resources to suit your school division's needs. 


Training concepts include:  

Day 1:

  • The history of psychological safety, theory, research and evidence.
  •  Examples of disasters and successes in relation to psychological safety.
  • The benefits and outcomes of increasing psychological safety.
  • How to build and maintain psychological safety in and across teams.
  • Workshops, practices, methods and tools to build psychological safety.
  • Examples from different industries - aviation, manufacturing, healthcare and education.
  • Team charters, personal user manuals, team APIs
  • Psychologically safe behaviours
  • Hierarchies and Power
  • Inclusion and diversity, inc. national culture and neurodiversity
  • Westrum's Organizational Typologies
  • Becoming familiar with the structure and application of the Action Pack and how to use the tools and practices in it.

Day 2:

  • Preparing to measure psychological safety
  • The risks of measurement
  • Measurement in long and short-lived teams
  • How to design a psychological safety survey
  • Analysis and actions to take
  • Sociological research practices and research ethics
  • Wrapping up, Q&A
  • Time for school division teams for next steps planning 
  • Retrospective and celebration

Participants will walk away being able to champion psych safety and facilitate the exercises to build capacity in their buildings.

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