Psychological Safety

Is your organisation psychologically safe? Employees should feel safe to express their ideas and opinions and not be afraid to make mistakes. Without feeling psychologically safe, employees avoid taking responsibility, are limited in their creativity and become risk averse. Therefore, psychological safety fosters productivity and innovation.

We help organisations build psychological safety at three levels:

  1. Consult with HR and management on how to create a culture of psychological safety.
  2. Train people leaders on how to promote a culture of psychological safety in their teams.
  3. Train employees on how to foster their own psychological safety.

Tailored Psychological Safety training program – in-house or virtual delivery – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Adelaide – Perth – Darwin – Hobart – Canberra – all regional areas – Asia – NZ – and anywhere else

Consultancy: building a psychologically safe culture

Our experienced consultants will work with your management, HR/OD team to understand your current level of psychological safety and help you devise strategies to create a culture of psychological safety.

Manager training: make your team thrive through psychological safety

Team innovation, collaboration and productivity thrive in a culture of psychological safety. Team members feel safe if they don’t fear negative consequences when they speak up, when they are being ‘themselves’ or when they make mistakes.

This psychological safety training course for managers is providing the tools and strategies to build a culture where colleagues respect, accept and encourage each other.


People leaders: from CEOs to Supervisors


Participants of this psychological safety for managers course learn how to:

  • Encourage a culture of open communication
  • Create an environment of mutual respect
  • Encourage innovation and risk taking
  • Foster learning and curiosity
  • Promote team members speaking up
  • Cultivate giving and receiving feedback in the team.

Employee training: Speak up and speak out

This psychological safety training course develops the confidence of participants to speak up and speak out. They will develop techniques to be psychologically safe in all relationships and thereby promote their team interactions and productivity.


This program is suited to everyone in the organisation. This psychological safety course is most effective if delivered at team level. However, organisation-wide roll-outs enable creating training groups consisting of team members from various teams.


Participants of this psychological safety course for employees learn how to:

  • Understand what psychological safety is and why it is important to them, their colleagues and the organisation
  • Identify the differences between assertive, submissive and aggressive behaviours in the workplace
  • Describe the benefits of behaving and communicating in a more candid way
  • Give and receive candid feedback know what stops us from speaking up at work
  • Learn more about their own preferred behaviours and the impact that ego states can have
  • Describe and use strategies for dealing with difficult situations
  • Learn how to engage others in collaborative problem solving, seeking to resolve conflict and improve relationships.

Delivered in-house at your premises or in an online virtual classroom

We deliver our training programs either through:

All our facilitators are certified in COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Training by the Australian Department of Health. Therefore, you can rest assured we will deliver safe face-to-face workshops in collaboration with you.

Tailored Psychological Safety course – delivered at your office

Ask us how we can tailor our Psychological Safety training course in-house to any size group: from one-on-one to conferences with hundreds of people. We are able to design a program that matches your audience, objectives, budget and available time. We deliver our courses all over Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and abroad.

The advantage of in-house delivery is that we can tailor the:

  • content to suit your organisation’s needs. The content of psychological safety training is particularly well suited to adapting it to your current or desired organisational culture and values and your procedures, values, examples and terminology. Discuss with us how we can create the program that fits your objectives.
  • duration to suit the scope of the psychological safety training program and your budget.

Next steps:

  1. Call us on 1300 655 098, start a chat at the right bottom corner of the page or send us a message via the contact form on this page.
  2. When we understand your needs we’ll send you a proposal containing program options, a proposed facilitator and a quote.
  3. If you are happy with the proposal, we jointly agree on a suitable delivery date(s).

Free eCoaching: ask an ICML trainer – get advice on psychological safety

Do you have any questions about psychological safety you’d like to ask? Do it here. One of our trainers will answer on the page and we’ll let you know by email when we post the response. We aim to come back to you within a few business days. If you need more urgent advice, try our chat at the bottom of the page.