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The following information is from the completed 2021 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 

Maine HR Convention: May 10 – 12, 2022


Workshop C: 360⁰ of Psychological Safety

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.The desire for belonging, stability, and survival is woven into the fabric of our DNA, pre-dating the written wordIn recent centuries, the study of the mind and behavior has helped us understand those elements. Only in the last few years have we begun to apply this science to the waking hours that dominate our day – work! Even then, the focus has remained on individuals and teams rather than something more holistic. Now we have a remarkable moment of universal outside forces impacting organizational and individual psyches; starting with a pandemic that has disrupted how and where work is done, exacerbated by other outside dynamics including race relations, economic uncertainty, and climate threatsTo get a better sense of what this means for our work lives, our organizations, and our communities we have invited Kenji Saito, MD, JD to take a multi-faceted view of psychological safety and your role as an HR leader. 

What’s it all about? 

  • Explore psychological safety from many angles, starting with an anatomy lesson so that you think like a scientist when approaching this issue. 
  • Gain insight into how psychological safety impacts individual risk-taking and creativity, the building of successful teams, and the development of healthy workplace cultures. 
  • Focus on how human resources can measure psychological safety across the organization and how to use this data to lead platforms and model behaviors that enhance, rather than diminish, the key contributors to workplace psychological safety – transparency starting with leaders speaking the truthdemonstrating vulnerability, welcoming empathic behavior, and embracing change. 
  • Leave the session with a greater understanding of how psychological safety aligns with other strategic organizational initiatives, particularly diversity/inclusion and building strong cultures based on values.  

Applying for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit. 

Program Faculty: Kenji Saito, MD