Sample Description + Learning Outcomes: Allies

How To Build a Speak Up Culture

You want people to tell you what’s really going on before things blow up. You’ve invited candor. You’ve long told people to “just speak up”. You want to build psychological safety for your team and your community. But people still stay silent. What gives?

In this interactive workshop, we explore how learned silence and the ways that you’re unintentionally silencing people undercuts your best intentions. We examine the messages you’re really sending with your actions and offer ways to build new patterns of working together.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Ways you’re unintentionally normalized silence
  • How to create clear paths for voice
  • Understanding and designing for different wiring
  • Using your own voice to establish new norms