Building Psychological Safety



This course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of psychological safety in teams and its critical role in fostering a healthy, productive, and innovative team environment. Psychological safety is the foundation upon which trust, open communication, and collaboration are built.

Participants will explore the concepts, theories, and practical skills necessary to create a psychologically safe space. By the end of this course, participants will be equipped to promote psychological safety, enhance team dynamics, and improve overall team performance.


This course is suitable for individuals at all career stages.

Throughout this course you will:

Understand the concept of psychological safety in teams.

  • Define psychological safety and its significance in team dynamics.
  • Recognise the impact of psychological safety on team performance and individual well-being.

Demonstrate the skills to create a psychologically safe team environment.

  • Learn to foster trust, openness, and inclusivity within a team.
  • Develop the ability to give and receive constructive feedback effectively.

Apply strategies for promoting and sustaining psychological safety.

  • Identify common barriers to psychological safety and how to overcome them.
  • Create an action plan to promote psychological safety within one’s own team or organisation.

Throughout the course, you will engage in discussions, group activities, role-play exercises, and case studies to reinforce their understanding of psychological safety and its practical application in teams. By the end of the course, you will possess the knowledge and skills needed to promote psychological safety, improve team dynamics, and create an environment where team members feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute your best work.


This course is a 4-week programme, consisting of 4 x two-hour sessions. It is designed to be delivered as a series of live sessions with interactive activities, discussions, and practical exercises. Additionally, participants are encouraged to engage in team-based projects outside of modules to apply the principles of psychological safety in real-world scenarios.


The expert leading this course is Marian Evans


Module One

Introduction to Psychological Safety

  • Defining Psychological Safety
  • The Role of Psychological Safety in Team Performance

Module TWO

Building Trust and Openness

  • Fostering Trust in Teams
  • Encouraging Open Communication

Module THREE

Feedback and Conflict Resolution

  • Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
  • Conflict Resolution in Psychologically Safe Teams

Module FOUR

Promoting and Sustaining Psychological Safety

  • Overcoming Barriers to Psychological Safety
  • Action Planning and Implementation


  • Attendance Policy: Regular attendance is expected
  • Respectful Participation: Create a safe and supportive learning environment for all participants

SUPPORTING Texts and Materials

  • Access to course materials and online resources 

Support and Resources

  • Online Discussion Forum for Q&A 
  • Additional Reading and Research Materials 


  • Course content and schedule are subject to change at the instructor’s discretion


To secure a spot in the upcoming sessions of this course, please enquire below.

All sessions will be delivered online via our exclusive platform with your instructor or can be adapted to on location. Please enquire below.

As an accomplished business woman and experienced Non-Exec Director Marian continues to set a blazing trail making her an ideal Ambassador and Workshop Presenter for Women on Boards UK. Her passion and dedication to supporting ambitious individuals at Elevate BC is echoed in her efforts on our team 

Fiona Hathorn 
CEO of WOB UK and Portfolio NED. Governance, Diversity & Investment Oversight Committees (She/Her)

Working with Marian is always an absolute pleasure. She exudes the perfect combination of professionalism and fun, whilst being one of the leading lights in her field of expertise. I look forward to a time when working with Marian will be a far more regular thing, I have no doubt that there are more exciting times ahead. 

Huw Bates 
Co founder & MD for Haka