Psychological Safety in Organizations and Classrooms discussion April 11

Register for the next Diversity + Inclusion = A Better U! Lunch and Learn scheduled for April 11 at 12 p.m.
Dr. Ovidiu Cocieru in blue suit and tie against University purple background.
Dr. Ovidiu Cocieru, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, marketing and entrepreneurship

"Psychological safety is a critically important topic for university administration, classroom management, and DEI efforts." - Dr. Ovidiu Cocieru

All faculty and staff are invited to the next Diversity + Inclusion lunch and learn on April 11 at 12:00 p.m., in the Kane Forum, Leahy Hall 235, featuring Ovidiu C. Cocieru, Ph.D., assistant professor in management and marketing, for 'Psychological Safety in Organizations and Classrooms.' Registration is required.

Register for lunch and learn.

Dr. Cocieru will discuss why it is important to prioritize psychological safety in teams and classrooms, explore how to create a culture where it’s safe to share ideas and ask questions, and learn how to implement step-by-step frameworks to establish psychological safety.

"Many organizations suffer from an epidemic of silence, with devastating effects on learning, innovation, safety, engagement, and performance. Meanwhile, higher education institutions like ours are increasingly dealing with challenges, including economic uncertainty, emerging technologies, and demographic changes. Thus, our university must discuss ways to increase psychological safety on our campus to prepare for an increasingly complex and uncertain future," said Dr. Cocieru.

Dr. Cocieru's research interests are mainly focused on experiential learning and psychological ownership.

He earned a doctorate in management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Romania.

Dr. Cocieru has co-authored six peer-reviewed journal articles.

This program is hosted by the Office of Equity and Diversity, and sponsored by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategic plan fund. For more information, contact or call 570-941-6645.

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