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WCMSoar Session 4: Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Thursday, March 3rd 2022
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Virtual Program, ON

Psychological safety is necessary for high performing teams, as it helps build a culture of trust, collaboration, and purpose. This workshop will provide tools to create a culture of inclusion and learning, where people feel safe to speak up, take moderate risks, and work creatively together. The workshop will offer ways to measure psychological safety and exercises to open up discussion and gather feedback. It will guide professionals on how to become psychologically safe leaders, and offer ways to increase safety in the workplace by creating conditions for optimal creativity, authenticity, and collaboration.  

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand current challenges in the workplace, such as high uncertainty, anxiety, and burnout;
  • Learn about the increased need for authenticity, creativity, and collaboration in the workplace;
  • Discover the necessary conditions for creativity and innovation
  • Learn ways to become a psychologically safe leader;
  • Contribute to a culture of learning, inclusion, and creative collaboration in your organization.
Milena Braticevic, PhD


Milena holds a PhD in Integral Health from the California Institute for Human Science. She teaches her program “Building Mental Resilience in Uncertain Times” at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Milena’s mental resilience and psychological safety programs have helped individuals at various organizations and educational institutions build resilient minds and reduce the prevalence of common mental disorders and stigma. Milena has worked with numerous organizations during the pandemic, including Price Waterhouse Coopers, First Capital, MCAP, Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, Ontario Public Health Association, and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

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