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Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL)

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Lead with confidence, empathy, and impact

Did you know that, according to Accenture, 76% of employees say that psychological safety is the most important aspect of a healthy workplace?

Our Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL) is your passport to fostering a supportive and thriving workplace culture. Whether you're a seasoned executive or just stepping into a leadership role, CPSL is your toolkit for navigating the complex terrain of mental health in the workplace.

CPSL empowers you to cultivate an environment where mental well-being flourishes. Imagine fewer sick days, heightened productivity, and a team that feels valued and supported—that's the power of psychological safety in action.

In this certificate program, you will:

  • Master the fundamentals of psychologically safe leadership
  • Discover the secrets to crafting a workspace where mental health thrives
  • Hone your interpersonal skills and cultivate the behaviours that make a positive impact
  • Craft a personalized action plan to foster psychological safety

All courses are offered 100% online in a self-paced format.

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Explore the courses

Picture this: a workplace where you feel valued, heard, and supported. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it's not just a fantasy—it's a reality we can help you achieve. Through interactive learning experiences and eye-opening discussions, this course shows you how to identify the key elements that contribute to a psychologically safe workplace.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify the characteristics of a psychologically safe workplace
  • Explore the link between psychosocial factors and psychosocial hazards
  • Identify the roles of workplace culture and leaders in facilitating a
    psychologically safe workplace

Cost: $59

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Step into the world of leadership development with a focus on honing your intrapersonal skills—the cornerstone of becoming a psychologically safe leader. You will unlock the secrets of becoming a psychologically safe leader during this course, and discover why leaders must prioritize their well-being and emotional resilience.

In this course, you will:

  • Explore the advantages of cultivating both trainable and inherent intrapersonal skills
  • Identify personal competencies and areas of improvement in intrapersonal skills
  • Create a personal action plan for developing intrapersonal skills

Cost: $59

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Get set to embark on a transformative journey aimed at creating a workplace where every team member feels valued, supported, and empowered. This course focuses on interpersonal skills—an essential tool for fostering a psychologically safe environment where employees can thrive. 

In this course, you will:

  • Explore the benefits of key interpersonal skills
  • Assess your strengths and areas for growth pertinent to psychological safety
  • Formulate a tailored strategy for enhancing your interpersonal skills

Cost: $59

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About the instructor

CEO & Founder of Howatt HR
Ph.D, Ed.D., Post Doc UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour

Dr. Bill Howatt is the founder of Howatt Human Resources Consulting and an international expert in Workplace Psychological Health and Safety.

He is a highly sought-after speaker on leadership, mental fitness, and creating inclusive, psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. A behavioural scientist, he is passionate about supporting employees and leaders to create thriving workplaces.

Dr. Bill's 30-plus years of professional experience includes providing services in clinicalmental health, teaching courses for colleges and universities, being a committee chair, and filling various senior leadership roles in Canada and the United States, including the Wall Street financial district. His firm provides HR consulting globally, focusing onemployees' psychological safety.

Dr. Bill has published over 60 books and 600 articles and regularly contributes to workplace mental health research like WSPS Moving to Action: Implementing Workplace Safety and Prevention Services' Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap, and Boston Consulting Group's recent study, The Next Frontier of Workplace Culture, viewed by over 30 million readers.

He is the founder of and creator of the University New Brunswick's Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL). He publishes a weekly workplace mental health newsletter for leaders and workers called Exploring Workplace Mental Health.