Building a Community through Psychological Safety

Recorded On: 09/24/2018

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September 24, 2018 at 3:00PM (EDT)

Creating an environment where people feel comfortable taking risks is key to fostering cutting edge, forward thinking organizations. In this regard, the term “psychological safety” is becoming more widely used as it relates to the workplace and groups. This is partly thanks to a study in which Google identified psychological safety as the most important factor in creating a great team. Join Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Museum Hue, as she discusses the importance of psychological safety. She will also discuss how Museum Hue, which has created a community of creatives from all over the world, has helped create such space for people of color through the arts sector. 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn about the concept of psychological safety.

Participants will learn about Museum Hue and their work in creating psychological safe spaces, its benefits and challenges.

Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Museum Hue

Stephanie is an agent for arts and culture forever in a state of exploration, investigation, preservation, and creation. She works to paint a larger portrait of the arts world and introduce new ways of seeing and thinking about arts and culture. Stephanie utilizes museums and other cultural entities as a medium for discussions, but her messages transcends beyond gallery walls and performance halls to spark curiosity, create an echo chamber, demystify the field, and reflects on power and privilege as it relates to the arts sector. She is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Museum Hue, an organization dedicated to the advancement of people of color through the arts. Stephanie has written about her work for Curator: The Museum Journal, Museums and Social Issues Journal, and the Center for the Future of Museums blog as well as headlined talks at the American Alliance of Museums and Museum Next conferences.

Twitter Handle: @museumhue and @stephaniecunning 

Website: and

Links to Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham's Writings

Curator Museum Journal Article featuring a review on Susan Cahan's book, Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

Museums and Social Issues Article: Beyond Gallery Walls and Performance Halls: Five Essential Steps Museums and Other Cultural Institutions Must Take to Center People, Communities, and Cultivate Effective Societal Change

Other Relevant Resources

Google’s “Project Aristotle”  about Psychological Safety:

Amy Edmondson's, who coined the term psychological safety, Ted Talk:

Article on developing a psychological safety and speak up culture:


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