People skills for digital workers
22-23 Sept. 2014, The Barbican, London

How to create safe spaces to learn and grow

portrait of Roz Duffy

Roz Duffy (USA)

Many of us work in environments that claim to be “creative” — where our colleagues expect us to bring inspired and original ideas to the table every day. Often these environments aren’t safe spaces to be honest, to fail without shame, and to truly be ourselves.

If you aren’t getting what you need from your workspace, it’s time to design your own safe space. Establish a communal environment for people with shared goals, and create the opportunity to guess, experiment, fail, and learn from each other. With the support and encouragement of your new community, you’ll go to places you never imagined. You don’t need permission, you can start where you are. Right now. Learn how to create a safe space by:

  • Asking others to join you on your adventure and keep you accountable.
  • Accepting yourself as you are and letting yourself grow.
  • Challenging your fears and resistance to change as you learn from your new-found peers.

About Roz

Roz is a user experience strategist and researcher. She loves creating great experiences for humans of all kinds. You’ll find her bringing meetings to life with design activities or organising events about empowering change and thinking creatively.

Who’s behind this?

At Together London we organise events about collaboration. We’ll make sure everyone at #dareconf has a safe and enjoyable experience. Reach us at or Together London.

Jonathan Kahn

Jonathan Kahn

David Caines

David Caines

branding and illustration
Rhiannan Walton

Rhiannan Walton