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Ignite: Fueling Organizational Excellence

Building a Culture of Belonging: The Role of Psychological Safety

Event Details

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
9-10:30 a.m.
H.F. Deluca Forum, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Ignite: Fueling Organizational Excellence features interactive workshops that focus on the tools and resources faculty and staff need to promote and sustain organizational excellence at UW–Madison.

In these hour-long sessions, experts share ideas, methods, and approaches to help participants build skills to support continuous improvement and increase organizational effectiveness. Participants leave with stronger cross-campus networks, new strategies on how to improve their work, and the inspiration to implement their ideas.

The series is a mix of virtual and in-person workshops. You can register for the entire series or select individual sessions.

Building a Culture of Belonging: The Role of Psychological Safety
Presented by Binnu Palta Hill, chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer, Wisconsin School of Business, and Donald Gillian-Daniel, director of professional development, Office of Inclusion, Equity & Diversity in Engineering, College of Engineering

Content level: introductory

This session will explore psychological safety as a cornerstone for fostering a culture of belonging and inclusion in the workplace. Facilitators will provide an overview of psychological safety and guide you through individual reflections and small group discussions—with a practical focus on actionable steps. You will gain insights into how you can promote psychological safety to create a sense of belonging; address power dynamics, hierarchies, and biases; reflect on your sphere of influence in the workplace; and consider how to measure the effectiveness of these efforts. You’ll also have the opportunity to reflect on key takeaways for your unique workplace and leave with resources for continued exploration.