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Psychologically Safe Leaders

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A psychologically safe leader values the psychological well-being of their employees, inside and outside of the workplace, and encourages open communication and supportive relationships among the team.

This course is designed to help leaders and aspiring leaders like you better understand the concept and risk factors associated with being a psychologically safe leader. You will gain the knowledge necessary to help mitigate risk, develop skills, and enhance awareness related to their role and how it can positively impact the psychological safety of your employees.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Create an action plan to develop micro-skills that will promote psychological safety in your workplace

Course modules

  • Psychological Safety in the Workplace
  • Psychological Safety Risk Factors
  • Promoting Psychological Safety
  • Micro-Skills for Leaders
  • A Personal Psychological Safety Plan

Course details

Course code: CIWH 1014
$119 (+HST)

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About the contributor

Bill Howatt, Ph.D., Ed.D., Post Doc in Behavioral Science, RTC, RSW, ICADC, is a strategic human resources consultant, executive coach and mental health professional with over 25 years experience. He has delivered professional development for EFAP organizations; Nova Scotia Community College; universities; federal, provincial, and municipal governments; and public and privately owned organizations.

Known internationally for his expertise in human behaviour, addictive disorders, and cognitive behavioural therapy, Dr. Howatt has published books for Brooks/Cole and John Wiley. He also authored a monthly business column called Coach’s Corner, and wrote a bi-weekly column on leadership issues. He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail Workplace Health Series and the Chronicle Herald. He partnered with the Globe and Mail to conduct the Your Life at Work Survey, which looked at stress levels and quality of work. He also created Morneau Shepell’s Total Health Index (THI) and created The Globe and Mail’s Employee Recommended Workplace Award.

In addition to his traditional academic background, Bill has also completed his Professional Coach Certification through Corporate Coach University. Most importantly, he believes we all can learn to cope and live happier lives if we get an opportunity to learn the foundational tools required to facilitate peace and happiness.

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