Cultivating Psychological Safety at Work: Using EDI & Human Centered Lens

Thursday, December 10, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

This webinar will explore the aspects of psychological safety and the work organizations and individuals should be engaging in to ensure a thriving and nurturing environment.

Learning objectives will include:

- How to continually counter perceived “norms” and include

- Ownership, responsibility, accountability

- Combine organizational perspective + personal stories + inner work

About the Speaker

Krystal Ngene, she/her/hers (pronounced n-ghen-nee) has spent over 10 years of her career in service at organizations in various stages of growth, including start-up, nonprofits, governmental, established, and turnaround settings. Krystal brings her understanding of the interconnectedness of the lives of people, and her strength in facilitating the connection of diverse groups of people that allows for the cross-pollination of ideas and unlikely sparks of enthusiasm, to foster an environment of unparalleled creativity and community for organizations to thrive. She embraces her authenticity and life challenges to bring about learning opportunities and growth to serve as a catalyst for positive sustainable change.

Most recently she has served as an Executive Director for a local nonprofit and also managed the Bureau of Development Services’ recruitment and hiring program for over 350 employees at the City of Portland. Currently, she is a Community and Corporate Engagement Manager and also a consultant working with organizations to create sustainable change through EDI work.

Krystal has a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Portland State University, and a B.S. Ed. in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University. Integrating her professional experience with both degrees allows Krystal to better understand organizational foundation and structure while also incorporating key practices to promote and facilitate social change, development, cohesion and empowerment. This provides her with an unique ability to best identify root causes of issues, as well as, design and implement programs, processes and procedures that allow for equitable and well-integrated outcomes for communities, employees, and organizations.

In her free time, Krystal enjoys spending time with her family, harvesting fruits and vegetables from the garden, and making healthy desserts. She loves sports, especially fútbol, and is a self-proclaimed “foodie”.