Indigenous Perspectives in Psychological Safety

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Acquire knowledge and skills to explain how historical events, policies and workplace practices, many of which continue today, have led to a lack of psychological health and safety for Indigenous coworkers, employees, and employers. This course aims to begin important conversations in the workplace about Indigenous psychological health and safety.

The course is divided into 6 parts and takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Part 1: Terminology: Understanding and using accurate terminology when speaking to and about Indigenous Peoples contribute to psychological safety by creating an environment of mutual respect.

Part 2: Why are Indigenous Peoples Distinct? Explore how Indigenous Peoples continue to be uniquely situated from other diverse people due to their position as the First Peoples of this land.

Part 3: How History Impacts the Workplace Today. A look back at how colonization and assimilation (e.g., residential schools) continue to impact Indigenous Peoples today.

Part 4: Indigenous Models of Psychological Safety: Understandings of psychological safety vary among First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit people. Explore Part IV for an overview of the Seven Sacred Teachings.

Part 5: Ensuring Workplace Wellbeing for Indigenous Peoples. Take a look at 13 examples of workplace well-being based on research on Indigenous psychological safety. 

Part 6: Conclusion. Course wrap up and call to action.

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