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Promoting Psychological Safety at Workplaces: Speaking Up and Listening Skills

Promoting Psychological Safety at Workplaces: Speaking Up and Listening Skills

February 1, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online Event
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Laurel Barchet

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For those who are viewing the recording, but did not attend the live event, please contact Laurel Barchet ( to receive and complete the evaluation survey. The evaluation survey is required in order to receive the Team Science Seminar Series certificate of completion.


Speaking up concerns and listening to others’ concerns are crucially important at workplaces. The culture of safety and respect is rooted in psychological safety that makes speaking up and listening along the power hierarchy a possibility. In this fifth session of the 2023–2024 Team Science Seminar Series, participants will explore factors that facilitate or hinder their ability to speak up and listen. Based on speaking up and listening strategies, they will have an opportunity to apply the strategies to real-world scenarios.

Event Materials

395 KBHANDOUT: Safety Culture: (Bisbey et al)705 KBHANDOUT: How to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking Up in Meetings8 MBSLIDE PRESENTATION: Promoting Psychological Safety in Workplaces

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the essential components of psychological safety at workplaces
  2. Apply speaking up strategies when expressing concerns against power gradient
  3. Demonstrate respectful listening strategies for promoting psychological safety

About the Speaker

Dr. Sara KimDr. Sara Kim, Research Professor of Surgery, received her PhD in Education in 1999 from University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Currently, she serves as Associate Dean for Educational Quality Improvement, School of Medicine, University of Washington.  Dr. Kim is the inaugural holder of the George Bilsten Professorship in the Art of Communication with Peers and Patients. Since 2014, she and her team have developed training programs and taught over 10,000 healthcare professionals conflict dialogue and speaking up skills. She is a certified coach for emerging and established leaders and a certified mediator for the King County Dispute Resolution Center in the State of Washington.