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Psychological Safety course is offered only in private training.

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Psychological Safety

The Foundation for Team Performance

This workshop unpacks Psychological Safety, based on the world renown researchers Timothy Clark, Brené Brown, Amy Edmonson, Adam Grant, and David Rock. The research shows that the number one thing that sets successful teams apart is having psychological safety.

The workshop walks leaders through the 4 stages humans must take to move from inclusion to innovation.

The 5-module course is held online in 90-minute sessions with the summary session lasting 60 minutes (a total of 8.5+ hours in 6 sessions). This workshop jumps out of the theory and into actionable and tangible steps leaders can take to successfully incorporate Psychological Safety into their own leadership and their work environment.

Course Overview

This highly interactive workshop begins with a comprehensive review of psychological safety. Then we dig into each of the 4 stages to help leaders develop and practice their own approach to building psychological safety. 

Each participant will gain detailed, hands-on knowledge of psychological safety, including:

  • Understanding psychological safety as a concept

  • Learning how to use the 4 stages of psychological safety framework

  • Aligning their team with common language, understanding, and conceptual framework 

  • Developing an action plan and next steps for each stage

Participants can expect to dig into their personal leadership values, assumptions, norms, and biases. When this course has been completed, attendees will see the current state clearly and will know the steps to take to transform their own leadership and incorporate psychological safety into their team(s).  

Karen Kemerling

Karen Kemerling is an energetic and inspirational Agile leader and coach passionately applying Agile principles to build confidence in individuals, empower teams, and generate a competitive advantage. She is the founder of K2 | Leadership Development – a leadership coaching and organizational development company.

She brings 30+ years of leadership experience heading all aspects of business in large global companies, smaller businesses, and non-profits. Her superior project management, implementation, negotiation, and consensus- building skills, focuses on delivering services that empower the business and promote productivity in the workforce.

Karen is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), as well as a Certified Agile Leader (CAL) facilitating the Agile Leadership Journey coaching practice for global leaders on-line. She is a Neuroscience Certified Brain Based Coach, and she is a Psychological Safety Certified Trainer and Coach. She uses these approaches in workshops and to actively coach leaders to develop a growth-mindset and foster psychologically safe teams and organizations.

Karen co-developed the Women in Agile Leadership (WiAL) program, supporting and encouraging women executives & leaders to find their voice and lead authentically in a complex multi-cultural setting. Karen is a Scrum@Scale Practitioner (CSaSP) leading a companywide Scrum transition through facilitating executive backlog grooming, coaching multi-team sprints, addressing impediments, and facilitating cross-team collaboration.

In 2011, Karen was nominated by the Denver Business Journal as the CIO of the year in the Non-Profit Sector. In 2015, she was also voted one of the top 3 Businesswomen of the Year in Denver. In 2002, Karen successfully completed her doctoral dissertation on the Productivity of Remote Teams
and achieved her Doctorate degree in Management and Organizational Development.

In addition, Karen holds a Master of Science degree in Management of Information Systems (MIS) and a Bachelor of Science in computer science and a minor in electrical engineering.


Daniel Gagnon

Daniel Gagnon is an organizational agility advisor, coach, and trainer with close to three decades of diversified project management and IT experience.


He is one of two PMI Disciplined Agile Fellows in the world as well as an active member of the DA advisory council; has contributed snippets of thought to 3 books on DA, and trained hundreds of learners around the world at all levels of DA Certification.

Over the years, he has thus provided training to more than 2,000 individuals in DA, Scrum, SAFe, an ACP test preparation course, and the Agile Leadership Journey for leaders and executives.

His agile coaching and training engagements over the past 10 years have been with diverse clients ranging from the financial sector to public utilities and government entities (Federal, Provincial and Municipal). He has coached at all levels, from executives to teams and individual contributors.


Daniel describes himself as a passionate servant leader and ethical disruptor. 

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