How do I cultivate a culture of psychological safety within a virtual team?
Thursday, January 20, 2022 18:00 PM
Presenter: Kiron D. Bondale, PMP, PMI-ACP, PSM II, ICP-ACC, PMI-RMP, DASSM/CDAI
Abstract: Psychological safety has been identified by many researchers as one of the main ingredients of a high performing team. As leaders, we play an important role in nurturing and growing psychological safety within our teams, but with virtual teaming, the stakes are higher and it is harder to achieve.
- Understand the importance of psychological safety within a team and the impacts if it is absent
- Learn strategies for developing and sustaining psychological safety within virtual teams
Kiron D. Bondale, PMP, PMI-ACP, PSM II, ICP-ACC, PMI-RMP, DASSM/CDAI is a senior consultant for World Class Productivity Inc. delivering training & consulting services. Kiron has managed hundreds of projects in both internal and third party contexts over the past twenty five years. He has setup and led Project Management Offices (PMO) and has provided agile, project portfolio management and project management consulting services to hundreds of clients across multiple industries. Kiron has been an active member of PMI since 1999 and served as a volunteer director on the Board of the PMI Lakeshore Chapter for six years. He has participated in PMP exam item writing sessions, contributed to the new PMI Standards Plus platform and has reviewed multiple PMI standards and practice guides including the Sixth and Seventh editions of the PMBOK® Guide. In addition to his weekly blog (https://kbondale.wordpress.com) which has been running since 2009, Kiron is a daily contributor to key LinkedIn and ProjectManagement.com project management discussion groups and he published his first book, Easy in Theory, Difficult in Practice – 100 lessons in project leadership, in January 2021.
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