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Creating Interaction Safety

Join Fred Miller and Judith Katz for a webinar series introducing concepts that support personal and professional development

Monday, February 28, 2022
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Frederick A. Miller, Judith Katz


This event is free





Being Your Best Self  Webinar Series

Join us for the third webinar in our series.

  • Do you feel safe enough at work to be your best self so you can do your best work?
  • Do you feel brave enough to offer your best ideas?
  • Do you feel safe enough to report a problem?
  • What if the problem is with a colleague, manager, or leader?

Safety is the invisible issue holding organizations—and people—back. We aren’t talking about physical safety, though that is critical. What we’re talking about is the supportive, liberating safety that enables people to think big, take risks and accomplish spectacular feats. The challenging but nurturing safety that encourages speaking up and inspires people to reach for greater possibilities. We call this interaction safety.

In this session, we’ll share the concept of interaction safety and why it’s critical to organizational performance; explore the Four Levels of safety, and talk about what you as a leader, manager, team member, or individual contributor can do to increase interaction safety and move teams and organizations to higher levels of trust, collaboration, and performance.

In this interactive webinar, participants will:

  1. Learn about a model/framework for creating interaction safety in organizations that builds, trust, collaboration and higher performance.
  2. Diagnose where your organization is with respect to interaction safety.
  3. Discuss interventions and behaviors that support creating greater interaction safety.

This webinar will be facilitated by Fred Miller and Judith Katz, two trailblazers in the field of inclusion, diversity, and personal and professional development. They are authors of several books, including Be Big (2008), which explores how we bring our full selves to our lives and work, and Safe Enough to Soar (2018), which introduces the concept of interaction safety. 

About this webinar series

The Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies is offering two transformational workshops in 2022:

Human Interaction Laboratory (HI Lab)    
2022 Dates TBD

foundational workshop designed to enhance your understanding of how you show up and interact in order to improve your personal and professional effectiveness

Developing the Personal and Organizational Self (D/OPS)      
2022 Dates TBD

An advanced workshop designed to build greater self-knowledge and fluency in using boundaries and choice to be more of the person you want to be at work, at home, and in the world

This FREE, four-part webinar series is designed to give you a taste of a few of the concepts and frameworks that will be explored more fully in both of these growth and development workshops. Whether you attend HI Lab OR D/OPS, you will be exploring concepts related to interactions, identity, and self-awareness, all of which are critical to growth and development


Fred Miller

Frederick A. Miller

A past member of the board of directors of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., he currently serves on the boards of Day & Zimmermann (a $3 billion family-owned business), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Automated Technology Systems, and Hudson Partners (a real estate investment trust fund). Fred was the first person to serve on all three boards of the most prestigious organizations in his field—ATD (formerly ASTD), Organization Development Network, and National Training Labs (NTL). He recently completed terms for Pinchot (one of the first graduate schools focused on sustainability), and The Sage Colleges.

Cited as a forerunner of corporate change in The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management, Fred has been honored as the OD Network’s youngest Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, as one of the 40 Pioneers of Diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal, and as one of the Legends of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals.

As CEO and Lead Strategist of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.—named one of Consulting magazine’s “Seven Small Jewels” in 2010—Fred specializes in developing workforce utilization strategies that accelerate results to deliver higher individual, team, and organizational performance. A pioneering change agent and thought leader in the field of organization development, he has led transformative change interventions in Fortune 50 corporations, large not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including Merck, Allstate, United Airlines, Toyota, EILEEN FISHER, Northeast Utilities, Singapore Telecom, the McArthur Foundation, the City of San Diego, and many others.

Twitter: @kjcginc


Judith Katz

Dr. Judith H. Katz

Fueled by her passion for addressing systemic barriers, known for her boundless energy and sharp analytical mind, Judith Katz has distinguished herself as a thought leader, practitioner, educator, and strategist for more than 40 years. She has created new paradigms in organization development and pioneered cutting-edge approaches to white awareness, inclusion, the leveraging of differences, covert processes, and strategic change.

Judith began her career by earning a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. After continuing in academia, Judith joined The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. (KJCG), in 1985 and currently serves as Executive Vice President. She has led many transformational change initiatives in the United States and around the globe, partnering with such organizations as Allstate, Ecolab Inc., EILEEN FISHER, INC., Merck, the City of San Diego, Telecoms of Singapore, and United Airlines. She also co-created the Covert Process Concept and Lab with Bob Marshak.

Judith has been widely recognized for her extensive contributions. She was named a Pioneer of Diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal in 2007 and a Legend of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals in 2012. In 2014, Judith received the Organizational Development Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also received ODN’s Larry Porter Award (2009) and the Outstanding Achievement in Global Work Award (2012). She received the DTUI Cultural Competency Professional Award in 2004 and the American College Personnel Association Voice of Inclusion Medallion the same year. In 2015 she was recognized as a Forum on Workplace Inclusion Legacy Leader. Judith serves as an Expert Panelist for The Diversity Collegium Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks.

Twitter: @kjcginc

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