Enabling a Culture of Speaking Up


Thursday, October 18, 2018, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Repeats every month on the 18 of October until Thu Oct 18 2018 Also includes Thu Feb 28 2019


Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Room 3318, Cambridge

In her latest research and publications about speaking up in the workplace, HBS Professor Amy Edmondson suggests specific leadership behaviors that can create a culture that enables all voices in service of greater organizational learning and innovation: Framing work as a learning challenge, Acknowledging fallibility, and Asking the right questions. In this course, you will learn how to use these skills with individuals and learn to role model and encourage them in a culture.

Offerings of this course are only viewable to Managers. If you believe you should be able to view and attend this course please email trainingportalhelp@harvard.edu

You will learn:

  • Best practices for encouraging a culture of speaking up, defined as engaging in honest, direct conversation between individuals (includes asking questions, seeking feedback, and discussing errors).
  • How to use personal humility in a way that prevents hierarchy or status from getting in the way of speaking up
  • Tips for balancing the focus on work outcomes and execution with the need to learn and take risks

Your Commitment as a Participant

  • Actively participate and be prepared to customize session-content to yourself and your role
  • Complete course evaluation following class-completion.

Enrollment Deadline: 1 day before class start date

Cost: $0

Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information here.