The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety 90-Minute Virtual Keynote

Empower your organization with a deeper understanding of psychological safety.

What is Psychological Safety?

Psychological Safety is an environment of rewarded vulnerability.

Individuals and teams progress through The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety based on the natural progress on human needs. These are fundamental human needs that exist across demographics, psychographics, nations and cultures.

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Stage 1
Inclusion Safety

Do I feel a sense of belonging and inclusion?

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Stage 2 
Learner Safety

Do I feel safe to learn and make mistakes?

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Stage 3 
Contributor Safety

Do I feel safe to offer meaningful contributions?

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Stage 4 
Challenger Safety

Do I feel safe to challenge the status quo?

Two Forces Driving Psychological Safety

1. Social Injustice

The moral force driving inclusion.

2. Market Turbulence

The competitive force driving innovation

If your team is looking to build a more inclusive workplace culture, retain your top talent, or increase the rate of innovation you'll find that all roads lead to psychological safety.

Move From Theory to Practice

Align your team around a common language and set of principles that turn theory into concrete behaviors. 
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Each Participant Will Receive Access to A 25 Page Behavioral Guide

The 4 Stages Behavioral Guide is packed with 120+ essential behaviors for improving psychological safety in individuals and teams. There are behaviors for each of the four stages. This behavioral guide serves as the basis for LeaderFactor's"behavioral approach."

Based on the Book The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

Fear has a profoundly negative impact on engagement, learning efficacy, productivity, and innovation, but until now there has been a lack of practical information on how to make employees feel safe about speaking up and contributing. Timothy Clark, a social scientist and an organizational consultant, provides a framework to move people through successive stages of psychological safety: Inclusion, Learning, Contributor, and Challenger. 

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​​The What and Why of Psychological Safety 

- What is Psychological Safety 

- Threat Detection and Vulnerability

​​The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

- Stage 1: Inclusion Safety - Do I belong?

- Stage 2: Learner Safety - Am I growing?

- Stage 3: Contributor Safety - Am I making a difference?

-Stage 4: Challenger Safety - Can I challenge the status quo?

Live Q&A

Question & Answer with Dr. Timothy R. Clark

​​Post Session - 4 Stages Behavioral Guide Download

Move from theory to behavior:
Implement one behavior from the guide for each stage.



Meet Your Instructor

Timothy R. Clark is founder and CEO of LeaderFactor, a global consulting, coaching, and training organization. Dr. Clark is an international authority in the fields of psychological safety & innovation, large-scale change & transformation, and senior leadership development. He is the author of four previous books: Epic Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age (John Wiley/Jossey-Bass), Leadership Bones (Bradmore Road Press), The Employee Engagement Mindset (McGraw-Hill), Leading with Character and Competence: Moving Beyond Title, Position, And Authority (Berrett-Koehler). He is also the developer of the EQometer emotional intelligence assessment.

Dr. Clark is a highly sought-after advisor, coach, and facilitator to CEOs and senior leadership teams. He has personally coached over 100 CEOs and executives and trained many senior teams around the world. Dr. Clark earned a PhD in social science from Oxford University, and was both a British Research Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar at Seoul National University in Korea. He also earned a master’s degree in Government and economics from the University of Utah. As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, he was named a first-team Academic All-American football player where he completed a triple degree cum laude.

The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety 90-Minute Virtual Keynote

Empower your organization with a deeper understanding of psychological safety.