SUMMARY: This set of free action resources identifies and supports leadership strategies pertaining to psychological health and safety. The leadership assessment can be assigned to leaders by an administrator authorized by an organization or used by individual leaders for their own personal and confidential learning and development.

What is the Psychologically Safe Leader Assessment?

  • A comprehensive set of leadership strategies known to support psychological health and safety.
  • Leaders self-assess the extent to which they already engage in these strategies.
  • Employees can also provide feedback about their perception of leadership strategies.
  • Action plans are developed for continual improvement.
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How does this align with the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace?

  • Specifically provides a way to comply with the Competence and Training Clause 4.4.6.
  • Based on addressing the psychosocial factors identified in the Standard.
  • Complements Guarding Minds at Work by focusing specifically on leadership strategies.
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What does it measure?

The actual questions on the assessments for each of the leader and employees are provided for you, to review in advance, below.


Communication & Collaboration

Communication & Collaboration involves the clear exchange of information and transparent discussion of what a worker needs to do their job successfully. This involves collaborative efforts to support each worker’s success at work. Learn More


Social Intelligence

Social Intelligence involves acting as a role model and facilitator of psychologically safe interactions between and among all workplace stakeholders, including those who are marginalized or vulnerable. Learn More


Problem Solving & Conflict Management

Problem Solving and Conflict Management involves supporting and requiring consistent, respectful, and effective discussion and resolution of issues. Those who fail to do so are held accountable as needed. Learn More


Security and Safety

Security and Safety involves supporting a safe environment through proactive, prompt and effective responses to any threats to psychological or physical safety. Learn More


Fairness & Integrity

Fairness & Integrity involves leadership which is honest, transparent and consistent, where there is fairness and equity in decision-making, and a humble understanding of personal limitations and biases. Learn More

Take the assessment

Choose whether you will be administering the Psychologically Safe Leader Assessment on behalf of your organization or only for yourself as an individual leader. Click on the appropriate graphic below to be taken directly to the CCOHS site where you can access the free assessment tool.

Administrator

Step 1:

Sign up for your free account.
Create account

Step 2:

Send the assessment (PSLA) to the leaders in your organization.

Step 3:

Send the Employee Feedback version of the assessment (PSLA-E) to employees that report to these leaders, to gather their input.

Step 4:

Generate various reports to identify leader strategies that could have a positive impact on psychological health and safety.

Step 5:

Together with your leaders, develop action plans to implement effective strategies.

Step 6:

Repeat the assessments to track progress over time.

Individual Leader

Step 1:

Sign up for your free account and take the assessment (PSLA).
Create account

Step 2:

View your results and identify leader strategies that will help you improve psychological health and safety.

Step 3:

Send the Employee Feedback version of the assessment (PSLA-E) to employees that report to you to gather their input.

Step 4:

Generate a report that compares your self-assessment with the perspective of your employees. Only you will have access to these results. Your employee raters will not.

Step 5:

Create an action plan to implement strategies to enhance psychological health and safety.

Step 6:

Repeat the assessments to track progress over time.

How can individual leaders take action on the results?

  • Identify specific strategies you wish to incorporate in your leadership approach.
  • Discuss with your senior leader(s) for support and permission, as relevant.
  • Discuss with employees to ensure the intended approach will support their work success.
  • Create an action plan that is realistic and attainable.
  • Access resources to assist in executing the action plan.
  • Monitor outcomes and reassess annually for continual improvement.
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How can organizations take action on the results?

  • Identify leadership strategies the organization would like to incorporate.
  • Ask leaders what they need in terms of time, resources, skills or training to implement.
  • Address organizational barriers (policy, process, resources, training) to psychologically safe leadership.
  • Support leaders to develop concrete action plans that include measures of success.
  • Monitor outcomes and reassess annually for continual improvement.
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