The next psychological safety online meetup is TBC.
Get in touch if you’d like to speak at one of our meetups or facilitate one!
We’re always looking for volunteers to help manage and facilitate this or future meetups. Whether you’re experienced, or completely new to facilitation and would like to try it out, get in touch! You’ll be provided with help, support, guidance and never left on your own!
The general format is a 2-hour virtual meetup (using Zoom), open to everyone, focussed on psychological safety theory, practice, and related topics. We start off with a brief introduction and housekeeping, followed by a 25-minute talk, and then group discussions (but there’s no expectation to speak up – you may remain silent, with your video off, for the entire meetup if you wish).
Thanks to the folks at the psychsafety community for helping organise it, especially Romy, Samantha, Stephanie and Paul!
If you’d like to listen to the music that we use in some of the meetup, you can listen to the Psychological Safety playlist on Spotify here!
If you’re interested in speaking at one of the psych safety meetups, contact us here and let us know what you’d like to speak on.
We love to hear from subject matter experts, but we’re also really happy to hear from people who simply wish to tell their story. We are particularly excited to hear from people from marginalised or minority groups, and if you’ve never presented before or are nervous about it, don’t worry – we’ll provide you with support and guidance to help you put together a talk and deliver it with confidence.
23rd May 2023
Thanks so much to the awesome Cherisa Zafft for facilitating this psychological safety meetup, and all the wonderful people who attended. It was fab; we had some great conversations and I learned a lot from the amazing folks there.
You can listen to Cherisa’s summary of the event in this awesome video, and check out the great wordcloud that we generated in the meetup 🙂
Some useful resources that Cherisa has gathered include this on the Johari Window, and the Stinky Fish!
18th April 2023
This meetup was fab, thanks so much to the excellent facilitation skills of Cherisa Zafft and Patrick Senez, as well as all the wonderful folks who joined us 🙂 You can grab the meetup materials and outputs in this pdf. We’re already talking about running another one in May, centred on psychological safety and curiosity.
5th December 2022
Based on Harrison Owen’s Open Space Technology, this event was a unique opportunity for us to connect meaningfully with our Psychological Safety community.
We discussed intersectionality and privilege, quiet groups, different cultures and how psychological safety looks different for different people, and why we must be careful not to use a broad brush of what psychological safety looks like and apply it to everyone in the same way.
20th September 202
This was an amazing session with Sam Knuth speaking on neurodiversity, autism lived experience and psychological safety. The slide deck is available here.
9th June 2022
This was an incredible session, facilitated by Romy Alexandra and Stephanie Fleming, featuring a conversation with Dr Kimberly Young-McLear. Dr. Kim is a Black, queer, scholar, activist, engineer, and educator who is unreservedly committed to human resilience, human dignity, and human rights. Kimberly is credited as the first to spearhead policy changes for locs and other natural hairstyles within the military, removing both racist language and authorising hair styles. In 2019, she attended the State of the Union as a Guest of Honour where she represented Connecticut’s 2nd District for her tireless efforts to stand against systemic bullying and harassment in the Coast Guard.
29th March 2022