Harvard professor Amy Edmondson on psychological safety



If you want to build an excellent team, you need full engagement of ALL team members. All voices need to be heard. All ideas need to be shared. Only then … does a team reach its full potential.

How do you create a team culture:

  • in which it is safe -and even expected- to speak up

  • that is truly open and inclusive

  • that responds productively to risks, mistakes and failures

  • that demonstrates radical candor, even when sensitive issues are raised

Amy Edmondson is coming to Holland

For this exclusive seminar, Harvard Professor Amy Edmondson will come to Holland. On May 30th, she will share her best ideas on Psychological Safety with you. She will show you what organizations and leaders can do to create the perfect setting for teamwork.

The result: more innovation, more employee engagement, higher performance.

Psychological safety can be the silver bullet for your team too. If you know how to make it work.

08:30 Registration

09:30 Start seminar

  • Block 1: How do we do things here?

    Creating an excellent team requires a fundamental level of psychologically safety. People need to feel heard, appreciated, and safe to speak up. The first step to make that happen = framing the work.

    Making clear what it means to work in your company:

    What is expected of you when you join this team?

    What can you expect back from the organization?

    What role does leadership play here?

    In this section, Amy Edmondson will give you insights, examples and practical advice on how to create the right foundation for excellent teamwork.

  • Block 2: Triggering and inviting for engagement

    As a leader, you really want to invite and trigger engagement. In this section, Amy Edmondson will share concrete ideas to:

    invite more and deeper engagement in team meetings

    make sure all voices are heard (also those of more introvert people)

    monitor team processes when meetings get emotional or agitated.

  • Block 3: Right Kind of Wrong

    Leadership and teamwork are put to the test when … things go wrong. When mistakes are made. When we fail to reach goals. In this section, Amy Edmondson will share:

    3 types of mistakes and failures

    Tailor made ways to deal to each kind of mistake

    including productive (and non-productive) responses

  • Block 4: Teamwork in practice (talkshow)

    A moment to share your questions and cases with Amy Edmondson. About:

    Your role as a leader in creating Psychological Safety

    Ways to respond to dysfunctional team processes

    Developing your own skills to beat unproductive reflexes

    Leading upward: encouraging top management or Boards to embrace Psychological Safety

    Teams and targets: how psychological safety works in a very competitive company culture

Amy Edmondson is dé expert op het gebied van psychologische veiligheid. Ze is een veelgeprezen professor aan de Harvard Business School en een boeiende spreker. Edmondson is de best beoordeelde spreker van 2021 bij DenkProducties met beoordeling van maar liefst 9,16 uit 10. 


Amy Edmondson is de Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management aan de Harvard Business School. De afgelopen 20 jaar heeft zij Psychologische Veiligheid en gedrag op de werkvloer bestudeerd. Dat maakt haar dé wereldwijde expert op dit gebied.


Amy Edmondsons baanbrekende werk heeft haar de titel Number #1 Business Thinker of the World opgeleverd..

Deze Thinkers50 ranking is de toonaangevende lijst van denkers op het gebied van leiderschap en verandering. Bovendien won Amy in 2019 de Breakthrough Idea Award.

09:30 Start seminar

17:00 Closing and reception

AFAS Theater Leusden
Inspiratielaan 3
3833 AV Leusden