How can leadership support safe conversations at work?
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us for our second event in our ‘getting practical’ series, where we’ll explore what exactly is needed in the workplace to enable safe conversations.
About this event
We hear a lot about the power of safe conversations at work – where team members feel they are safe to have their voice heard, without fear of judgement, humiliation or punishment. We know that enabling safe spaces is so important for teams – it leads to safety, innovation and growth. But what does this actually mean for us in practice? If we know it is so important, what can we do as leaders to actually embed this in how we work?
In our second event in our ‘getting practical’ series, we’ll get into the details of creating and nurturing environments for safe conversation and explore what this actually means for our day-to-day work. Focusing on our own experiences and leadership journeys, we’ll have space to explore and share our stories, as well as sharing tips and advice to practically make this happen.
In this session we will welcome:
- Caroline Hiscox – Chief Executive, NHS Grampian
- Ashley Young – Head of Service, The Access Hub, Simon Community Scotland
- Louise Craig – Manager, Perthshire Women’s Aid
Our speakers will help to add inspiration and advice, as we focus on the practical side of enabling safe conversations. We’ll ask questions like:
- What does a safe conversation actually look like?
- If we know it’s so important, what makes this so difficult?
- What are the actual steps we can take to enable safe conversations
- Whose role is it anyway? What does leadership have to do with this?
Resources to Inspire
To spark some thinking ahead of this conversation, check out some of the links below.
- Amy Edmundson’s Ted Talk (video – 11 mins) ‘Building a psychologically safe workplace‘ brings psychological safety alive, its value and some practical steps to nurture the conditions in conversations.
- For a quick read relevant to working from home, take a look at this article ‘How to foster psychological safety in virtual meetings‘
- Got time for a more in depth read? This 10 minute article ‘Five ways to deal with rudeness in the workplace‘ provides practical tips on recognising and dealing with negative behaviour at work.
Our Project Lift community events are for anyone to attend who is responsible for building a shared purpose within a team. Whether you lead or are part of a team then this event is for you. These free sessions are stand alone, you don’t have to have attended previous Project Lifts event to register.
Are you interested in participating in this lively online and interactive session? Can you think of a colleague or friend who might be too? If so, you can book a place for yourself here.
An insights pack will be available after the event has taken place.