10/13 Creating a Psychologically Safe Work Environment


In our highly demanding, rapidly changing and uncertain work environments, it is more important than ever that people are given the opportunities and supports to learn and grow. And yet, despite lots of talk about needing to develop a learning culture, what exactly would this look like and how might we go about building such a culture? This session aims to provide insights into one element of a positive learning culture – psychological safety (i.e., feeling safe to take risks, make mistakes and learn). Specifically, we will focus on defining this construct, as well as some of the organizational conditions and leadership actions that help or hinder its development.

Presenter(s): Dr. Jennie Weiner, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the Neag School of Education.
Bio: Dr. Weiner’s scholarship focuses on issues of leadership and organizational change, including the impact of gender and racial discrimination in educational leadership. She is the author, with Dr. Isobel Stevenson, of the Strategy Playbook for Educational Leaders: Principles and Processes.  She holds an Ed.D. and M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and lives with her partner Jeremiah, their 10-year-old twin boys, Rufus and Manny, and dog Junior. For more about Jennie, check out her website at drjennieweiner.com


Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Virtual – Microsoft Teams

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For more information, contact: Michelle Monko/Human Resources at michelle.monko@uconn.edu