UC Tech Session: Fearless and Fulfilled - Growing a Climate of Psychological Safety

UC Tech 2021
August 11, 2021
11:00 – 11:50

Presenter: Aditi Chakravarty, Principal, Learning and Organizational Development, LBNL

Host: Davida Johnson, Managing Director, Strategic Programs and Practices, Advanced Research Computing, UCLA; member, UC Women in Tech Committee

Sponsor: UC Women in Tech Committee

Speaking your mind, taking risks, and creativity are all characteristics of high-performing teams. But before we can speak out and suggest a new idea, we have to trust that our team won’t shut us down or shut us out! Psychological safety is a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes. When you have psychological safety in the workplace, people feel comfortable being themselves. They bring their full diverse selves to work and feel okay being vulnerable, collaborative, and enjoy taking risks. Psychological safety is critical to fostering inclusion and innovation. It matters because it leads to healthier, more productive, and more inclusive teams. Join Aditi Chakravarty, principal, Learning and Organizational Development, LBNL, on an exploration of how to build a culture of psychological safety within your team and your organization and a Q&A session hosted by Davida Johnson, UCLA.

Watch the recording for this presentation on YouTube