Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Understanding Psychological Safety Workshop

How to Create a High-Performing and Innovative Work Environment

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
8:15 AM–8:30 AM Pacific Time: Login
8:30 AM–12:00 PM Pacific Time: Workshop
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Event Details


Tasha Booth

Event Description

According to research, high-performing teams need psychological safety to achieve the best outcomes. When you have it, you see mistakes as opportunities to learn, you are willing to take risks and fail, and you can share your ideas and perspectives fully in meetings.

Event Presenter(s)

Erin Davis
Founder and Lead Inclusion Strategist, Erin Davis Co.

About the Event

In this session, you will learn more about what psychological safety is, and what it isn’t. You will be able to apply this learning to your own work, in addition to creating and supporting an environment where people feel safe to be their authentic self at work by having the sometimes-difficult conversations. If you are looking to drive greater organizational efficiencies, productivity, creativity and innovation, this session will support growth with emotional well-being for those within your organization and create a psychologically safe environment for everyone to thrive and feel a sense of belonging.

Learning Objectives

  • What psychological safety is, and what it isn’t;
  • How to create an environment where people feel safe to speak and be their authentic self at work;
  • Recognize how to create an environment of belonging and create psychological safety; and
  • Identify and commit to action.

Workshop Series

This workshop is part of a 3-part series that explores psychological safety, unconscious bias, and activating allyship. There are no prerequisites to attend each workshop and individual registration is available.


Erin Davis

Founder and Lead Inclusion Strategist, Erin Davis Co.

Erin Davis is an award-winning expert, inspirational speaker, and global thought leader in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion, helping people feel a sense of connection and belonging.

She is the founder of Erin Davis Co. and as Lead Inclusion Strategist helps leaders understand their role in creating a more inclusive workplace to unlock creativity and enhance innovation. Erin also empowers diversity and inclusion champions at all levels to find their voice and supports their journey to create a more inclusive world, one conversation at a time. She is a passionate social justice advocate committed to authentically and bravely challenging the status quo, and helping others to make the same commitment.

Erin serves as the co-chair of the Edmonton Business Diversity Network, a group of companies and organizations who are interested in advancing and shaping the diversity and inclusion environment in the Edmonton region. In addition, she supported the City of Edmonton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Task Force to develop recommendations to address racism, discrimination, excessive use of force, poverty and homelessness in the City of Edmonton, and currently serves as a Director with both McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association and Explore Edmonton.

She currently lives in Treaty 6 Territory, Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta, in Edmonton with her husband and 2 amazing children, where they both work to teach them about a world where inclusion truly matters.