Creating Psychologically Safe Workplaces and Teams | October Chapter Event

Power Skills


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What is the most important factor in a team's effectiveness? How about in a high performing team? Is it that people know each other and have rapport or have worked for a long time in the organisation? Or maybe that people are highly educated, are specialists in their field or have PhDs…

Research from Amy Edmonson and Google's RE:work discovered that psychological safety is the most important factor to create an effective team. It is a key trait of high performance work cultures, however transforming or cultivating this culture within an organisation or can be challenging.


Why Psychological Safety

Having people feeling a sense of belonging and safety at work and in our projects is more than a nice to have, is an essential ingredient for a high performing team, best practice project outcomes, creativity and innovation. As project leaders it is up to us to create diverse and inclusive teams and foster a psychologically safe environment with constructive conflict or, as Brene Brown calls it, have a Rumble. If we want to perform in projects we must also perform in being a psychologically safe team.


In this workshop project manager, business leader and engineer Felicity Furey will challenge and enable you to level up the psychological safety in your teams to increase project and team performance.



  • Auditing how psychological safety of our teams currently are and identifying the gaps.
  • Learning and practising the tools to increase psychological safety in teams.
  • Developing a plan for your team to increase psychological safety.


Speaker Introduction


Felicity Furey

Founder and CEO of WeAspire

An award-winning business leader, engineer and entrepreneur, Felicity Furey has made a career out of making the ‘impossible’, possible. 

Named one of AFR’s 100 Women of Influence by age 26 and Boss Magazine’s Young Executive of The Year, Felicity has led multi-million dollar engineering projects across Australia, founded several successful businesses including WeAspire and Power of Engineering and secured partnerships with the likes of Qantas, Toyota and Energy Australia to bring her vision to life. 

In the world of engineering Felicity spend the majority of her career as a Project Manager and skyrocketed to the top to lead some of Australia’s mega infrastructure projects for the likes of Arup, fortune 500 company AECOM and Brisbane City Council, where she delivered a $45 million dollar transport infrastructure project portfolio at just 23 years-of-age.

Felicity mentors high-performing teams and equips current and emerging leaders across every industry with the skills they need to make an impact and drive meaningful change. Felicity is the CEO of WeAspire and an Engineer in Residence at Swinburne University of Technology where she is undertaking a PhD in emerging leadership.


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If you have registered online we ask that you please respect your online commitment as there is venue space limitations. This is a 90 minute workshop, hence to ensure that you can make the most of this event, we request that you arrive at the venue on time.

545 PM | Event and Workshop Opening

730 PM | Workshop End, Q&A and Networking

800 PM | Event Close



This event is a hybrid event. You can attend either in-person or join us via ZOOM online. After registration, you will receive an invoice email with the attached online meeting link.

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Event:Chapter Event

PMI Talent TrianglePower Skills

Event Date:13 October 2022

Event Time:17:30 to 20:00

Registration Close Date: 13 October 2022 at 18:00

# PDUs:1


Members: $25.00



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