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Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL)

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We find that more than 120,000 deaths per year and approximately 5%-8% of annual healthcare costs are associated with and may be attributable to how U.S. companies manage their work forces (source).

 Step 1: Learn  Step 2: Become  Step 3: Implement

Discover and explore what a psychologically safe workplace is.

Create a personal action plan to help you transition into a psychologically safe leader.

Facilitate the creation of a psychologically safe workplace within your organization.


At a time when mental health issues in the workplace are on the rise, and the associated costs are sky-rocketing, the need for psychologically safe leaders, and a psychologically safe workplace is paramount.

In this space, the psychologically safe leader seeks to provide a space where silence and fear are removed—allowing employees to feel safe, seen, and importantly, heard. The leader plays an important role in reducing mental risks and harms.

About the program

The Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL) is a self paced, online three-course program that has been designed to equip leaders with the skills and insight needed to identify mental risks and reduce mental harms in the workplace. To be clear, this is not about counselling an at-risk employee, it is about creating an atmosphere where mental health is supported, leading to reduction in lost time, improved productivity, and more.

This program is engaging, incorporating a wide variety of relevant articles, white papers, assessments, video lectures, and more.

Who is this program for?

Individuals in any industry, with responsibility for direct reports, will benefit from this program. The Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership is also suitable for emerging leaders, HR professionals, and executives.

What will I learn?

Upon successful completion, you will:

  • Have the foundational knowledge and practical skills required to be a psychologically safe leader in the workplace
  • Understand how to create a psychologically safe workplace
  • Gain comprehension of interpersonal skills and the behaviours that rely on those skills
  • Be able to create a personal psychological safety action plan


This certificate program includes three courses of approximately 5 hours each. Students will have six weeks to complete each course. You can register for the full certificate or an individual course. Learn more about registration options.

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Due to the critical nature of this learning, and UNB’s commitment to the need for psychologically safe workplaces, this program is being offered at a greatly reduced rate compared to similar programs.

Per course: $59 + HST = $67.85 TOTAL
Full program: $177 + HST = $203.55 TOTAL

This program is ideal for corporate solutions. Please contact our team for corporate pricing and more information.

*All prices are in Canadian dollars.

Registration options

Register for the certificate

To register for the entire program, click the "Register for certificate" button. You will be taken to the payment page where you can select and pay for the following courses: Psychologically Safe Workplaces (CIWH 1023), Becoming a Psychologically Safe Leader (CIWH 1024), and Promoting a Psychologically Safe Workplace (CIWH 1025).

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Register for individual courses

If you want to register for individual courses, click the "Register for courses" button and you will be taken to a new page with more information about the available courses. Once there, click the "Register now!" button underneath the course you're interested in and you will be taken to a payment page.

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