Agile + DevOps East 2020 Concurrent Session : How Psychological Safety Will Help Promote You and Your Team to the Next Level

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

How Psychological Safety Will Help Promote You and Your Team to the Next Level

In this piece, we will recognize the value of psychological safety as a crucial component for building great teams and even for our personal lives. We will bring together concepts from different thought leaders from around the world such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Tony Robbins' Six Needs of Human Nature, Tuckman’s Stages, Dr. Clark’s Four Stages of Psychological Safety, and Modern Agile theories. Then we will discuss tangible data proving how important these concepts are to achieve high performing teams. For the grand finale, we will perform guided activities so that you can apply these models and engage them in real world scenarios.

Rachel Shumaker

Rachel Schumacher is a highly respected Agile Delivery Coach who is deeply passionate about empowering both organizations and team members to best improve velocity and performance for successful deliveries. Her approachability, practicality and communication skills enable her to accomplish complex deliverables while advocating for value, trust, and transparent principles. Rachel has widespread experience in remote team building, agile transformations, agile methodologies, project discovery and design. Rachel maintains a practical approach, always driving towards perfection but working within the organization’s current environment to implement practices focused on delivering the highest value first.