Molly Harlow, Interim VIG Assistant Director – Leadership Development


  • Explore the 4 stages of psychological safety and their importance in creating engagement and motivation
  • Learn about one locality’s use of psychological safety to increase performance
  • Create a plan to apply psychological safety to your leadership role


Amy Edmundson (Harvard) defines psychologically safety as “a shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking”. Crack yourself open personally and examine your own values, assumptions, and behavior. The goal is to help you see the current state clearly and then figure out how you can take the next steps to transform your team’s culture and performance by increasing the level of psychological safety. Both individually and as teams, we have the next step of progress to make.