The 4 Stages™ Online Course

Integrate Psychological Safety Fundamentals into Employee Training

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Why The Online Course?

For organizations that want to make psychological safety an integral part of onboarding and company culture, The 4 Stages™ Online Course empowers teams to impact their culture for good. This 70-minute on-demand course will equip your people with:

  • a shared understanding of psychological safety &
  • a personalized action plan to apply what they learn.

If you make psychological safety a core part of culture from the beginning, you’re setting your organization up for success. As the most versatile of our Learn solutions, The 4 Stages™ Online Course lets your teams discover psychological safety whenever, wherever and however is convenient for you.

What's Inside?


6 Modules / 19 Videos

We've broken down this course into micro-learning segments, each focused on a unique aspect of psychological safety. The content is fast-paced, digestible, and applicable.

Concept Reviews

After each concept, you will be prompted to answer short questions to increase the overall retention of the material that's been presented.

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Printable Transcripts

Each video comes with the entire printable transcript. These transcripts break down the topics and concepts being taught into easy-to-read snippets.

Captions & Translations

Videos are captioned in both English and Spanish for accessibility. If you'd like to request a language for translation, book a call with a member of our team.

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Personalized Action Plan

During the online course, you’ll select behaviors that align with your cultural transformation goals. These behaviors will help you to increase the levels of psychological safety in your interactions over the next 30-days.

Downloadable Resources

Each module comes with relevant, downloadable & sharable resource slides to help you visualize what you’re learning, and help others catch the vision.

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LMS integrations

The 4 Stages™ Online Course integrates with any LMS supporting SCORM 1.2.

Asynchronous and mobile-ready

Take your learning with you, without having to coordinate schedules across departments and time zones.

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Org Chart Report

Find pockets of vulnerability with your org chart.

Import your team's org chart through a number of direct HRIS integrations. View your team’s results in their organizational layers and use this view to inform succession planning or identify the trickle-down effects of punished vulnerability.

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Actionable Data

Qualitative and Quantitative Results

We’ll ask your team members a series of questions to help determine if they feel included and safe to learn, contribute, and challenge the status quo. Then they’ll submit short pieces of direct feedback (anonymously, of course) to help you pinpoint specific areas of concern in your organization.

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Results By Stage

The 4 Stages™ Team Score

Influence and improve your overall score by decreasing your red zone score or increasing your blue zone score across the 4 Stages. Recommendations on how to improve your score are provided in your report.

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Customizable Reporting

Find powerful insights with demographics.

This is where powerful reporting starts for large enterprises. The 4 Stages™ Team Survey supports demographic data like position, geography, gender, age, and tenure. Use demographics specific to your organization’s function and needs to identify trends across your organization and inform your action planning.

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Individual seats start at $99

Are you a DEI leader or L&D professional who’d like to explore the online course for your organization? Meet with a member of our team for a free pilot license to explore the material.

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Meet Your Instructor

Timothy R. Clark is founder and CEO of LeaderFactor, a global consulting, training, and assessment organization that focuses on leadership, culture, and change. Dr. Clark is an international authority in the fields of psychological safety & innovation, large-scale change & transformation, and senior leadership development. He has personally worked with more than 200 executive teams around the world.

Dr. Clark is the author of five books, including his new best-seller, The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation. He has also written more than 200 articles in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company.

Dr. Clark earned a PhD in social science from Oxford University and was both a British and Fulbright Scholar. 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.

Before founding LeaderFactor 15 years ago, Dr. Clark served as the CEO for two companies.

His mantra to leaders is, “Lead as if you have no power.”