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Creating Psychologically Safe Organizations

Course Description 
First, we will begin by walking participants through what we mean when we say Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (“DEI&B”) so that we have the same conceptual framework as we build our conversation exploring psychological safety and how to operationalize it. Then we will define psychological safety, outline its value, and outline actionable advice to drive behavioral changes that lead to a more inclusive and equitable working experience for all. Then we will equip participants with actionable steps to take aligning to the four levels of allyship (individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural) as it relates to building psychological safety. We will also highlight the use of empathy mapping to understand how and when to use the tools in the psychological safety toolkit in order to create new habits both individually and within teams.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Define DEI&B as it relates to psychological safety
  • Implement actionable advice to create an inclusive and equitable working experience
  • Use empathy mapping to understand when and how to use the tools in the psychological safety toolkit

60 minutes
Closed Caption: English

Megan Abman (she/they) lives with the purpose of inspiring confidence and empowerment. With their background in neuroscience and organizational psychology, they are passionate about helping others perform at their best by fostering the most equitable and inclusive working experience for all. They are a serial entrepreneur, most recently co-founding Strata RMK, a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging ("DEI&B") consultancy where they have the privilege of serving as a fractional Chief Inclusion Officer for organizations across the world. Megan resides in Denver, CO.

Karyn Lu's (she/her) personal mission is to inspire moments of meaning and beauty through human connection. As a co-founder of Strata RMK, she works closely with organizations all over the world to foster brave spaces and reimagine the future of work. With a background in human-centered design and product development, Karyn has 15+ years of experience building inclusive teams, products, and services across both private and public sectors. She has been a TEDx speaker, and her work has earned a Webby Award and a CES Innovation Award. Karyn resides in Atlanta, GA, with her husband and two sons.

This course offers 0.10 CEUs / 1.0 PDH. To receive CEU/PDH, the course must be viewed in its entirety in addition to completing the knowledge check with an 80%.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, the SWE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, SWE is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard.