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Psychological Safety in the Workplace

  • Wed, July 19, 2023
  • 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
  • Virtual - Zoom


  • An individual who is an active member of the South King County SHRM Chapter.
  • An individual who is not a member of the South King County SHRM Chapter
  • An individual who is attending college full-time.
  • An individual who is a current Board member.

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  Steve Friedland 


Steve Friedland Associates Inc. 

Any company or organization can have either intentional or unintentional psychologically “unsafe" dynamics, communication, processes, policy gaps, programs, actions or employee behaviors. If not recognized, ignored, or mishandled, the consequences can result in poor employee or team morale and performance, costly turnover, or lawsuits.

Leaders and professionals who serve in human resources play a critical role in helping executives, leaders, supervisors and employees identify, coach, or propose Organizational Development (OD) and Human Resource Development (HRD) solutions to help strengthen psychological safety for all employees.

This presentation will provide HR leaders and professionals with a framework, tips, and resources to address or strengthen psychological safety for all employees in their company or organization.

Learning objectives include:

• Understanding the origin and current organization framework for defining psychological safety within a team or organization.

• OD and HR tips for creating psychological safety in the workplace.

• Q & A and sharing HR actions to help address various workplace issues, “gaps” or behaviors that adversely affect psychological safety in the workplace.    


7:45 a.m. - Announcements

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Presentation   

Questions for Steve?  We invite you to email your questions/concerns prior to the meeting to southkingcountyshrm@gmail.comAttn:  Julie Fidler.  Steve will address them during his presentation.  Questions will also be taken during the presentation if time is available.    


About Steve

Steve Friedland’s “North Star” is his vision, life work, passion, and commitment to serve, develop, and empower individual and collective human potential into growth and leadership that serves to advance, enrich, and contribute to a better humanity and world for all.

For more than three decades as founder and president of Steve Friedland Associates Inc, Steve has been providing organization and leadership development consulting, executive coaching, and training solutions to diverse industries, government agencies, colleges and universities, professional associations, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States and internationally. His writing and keynotes include “Meeting Our Call for a Sustainable Future, “Leading and Advancing an Inclusive Culture of Virtuous Humanity”  and “A Big DEI Elephant in the Room and What to Do About It.”  Steve is recognized as one of the early contributors to developing cultural diversity programs in the United States. He holds a graduate degree in clinical and community psychology and is an honored award recipient for excellence in teaching from the University of California at Davis.

Steve’s research, models, teachings, and best practices are drawn and evolve from experiential, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary fields and disciplines including leadership, cognitive and social sciences, humanities, learning and human development, communication, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, culture, religion, spirituality, health and wellness. Additionally, his work is influenced by experiential, research, and application studies of evolving human intelligences, consciousness, diverse well-being and healing practices.

Pending approval for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI Credit

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