“Risky Business: Creating Authentic and Psychologically Safe Spaces” – A New Workshop for AmeriCorps Staff

Explore risks from the perspective of leaders and subordinates on how to include psychological safety in your professional journey. We hope you’ll join us for a new workshop later this month, Risky Business: Creating Authentic and Psychologically Safe Spaces, with the SISGI Group. This workshop is happening Monday, July 29th from 12-1:30 pm Eastern (9 am Pacific; 10 am Mountain; 11 am Central).

Workshop Details: 
Psychological safety is a condition in which you feel (1) included, (2) safe to learn, (3) safe to contribute, and (4) safe to challenge the status quo—all without fear of being embarrassed, marginalized, or punished in some way. Everyone is taking a risk when navigating an authentic and psychologically safe space. Before we can work on issues related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work and organizations, we must address the cultural dynamics that do not allow for psychological safety in space. In this session, we will frame authentic and psychologically safe spaces.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the four areas of psychological safety.
  • Understand your role in developing psychological safety for your team, and equip you with best practices and concrete tools to do so. 
  • Through reflection activities, leaders can understand how they are limiting or creating psychological safety, and begin to move towards creating psychological safety in their work and teams. 

About the Facilitator: Dr. Thenera Bailey
Dr. Thenera Bailey is the President/CEO of the SISGI Group. She has an accomplished career as a trainer, consultant, nonprofit leader, grantmaker, and technical assistance provider to nonprofits/NGOs, programs, government agencies, corporations, and school systems nationwide. Her work as a strategy consultant has included leadership of projects for clients such as the American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity International, American Diabetes Association, Schultz Family Foundation, Jumpstart, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Connecticut Department of Higher Education, AARP Foundation, America’s Service Commissions, Kettering Foundation, AmeriCorps and many more national, state, and local organizations. Her consulting projects cover various areas of expertise and services, including organizational development, strategy and innovation for social good and social justice, JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion), learning, facilitation and instructional design, leadership development, and capacity building.

Free and Discounted Registration:
– Free for all organizations using the America Learns Impact Suite.  Register here!
– $39/member for all others (partially-subsidized by us).  Email us for tickets.