Unleash the Power of Psychological Safety!

Dr Joe Maier

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Date(s) - 22/01/2024
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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Join our 90-minute online workshop with Dr Joe Maier and dive into the groundbreaking world of Psychological Safety (PS) – the secret sauce for unbeatable team performance!

Ever heard of Google’s Aristotle study? It revealed that PS is the ultimate game-changer for team success. Brace yourself for a transformative experience as we embark on a journey to create a psychologically safer world with the ARK! The ARK is not just a workshop; it’s a free, open-source group adventure designed for 3 to 9 fearless explorers ready to delve into the realms of inner and psychological safety within teams.  Join forces with us as we navigate the ARK model, uncovering safe-circles – those magical subsets within groups where interpersonal risk-taking thrives. Discover the ARK’s power to model diversity in groups and chart the fascinating differences across cultures.

Important: this event will take place over Zoom and is open to anyone interested in learning about Psychological Safety and the ARK model. You must register to participate. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


About the Speaker:

Dr Joachim Maier is a lecturer and consultant at the Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) at the ZHAW. With a lifelong career in coaching and organizational and leadership development, he specialises in co-creation, systemic group dynamics and psychological safety. He leads the course “Psychological Safety as a Management Task”.

The question “How Safe is Your Group Climate?” has been central to Joe’s daily practice for the past 5 years. Alongside his role at the IAP, he has pursued a calling: creating the ARK, a freely available, open source, online group journey for 3 to 9 people to explore inner and psychological safety. Inner safety is a crucial prerequisite for well-being, and psychological safety is the strongest predictor of team performance. Joe’s mantra: never waste a good crisis!


Through a divorce and a painful departure from his community housing project, Joe realized that safety should have been his focus. This private crisis, coupled with the COVID experience and a training program with artgym in Shanghai and London, prompted one question: what was the unique project only he could do — what could be his gift to the world? Now, five years later, the ARK is available in German, French, English and Chinese. All templates, processes and interventions are available with a copyleft license.


Currently, Joe is learning to build analytics to research and publish insights from the ARK, becoming a renowned expert in the field, and working at the forefront with respected companies.