Discussions about power in the workplace tend to be avoided. However, without an acknowledgement of its presence, it is impossible for people to explore the whole idea of “speaking truth to power”, which is increasingly seen to be vitally important to effective organisation. Nowhere is this more the case than in the NHS.
The Speaking Up, Listening Up initiative helps leaders to:
1. Talk openly about the power context in which they find themselves;
2. Acknowledge the conversational practices that have served to sustain that operation of power; and
3. Find new ways of working in power, by learning to speak up and, at the same time, to create a climate around them of listening up, so that peers and direct reports feel confident in speaking out.
This one-day programme will be a mix of experiential and presentational learning will enable participants to understand better the barriers to the free flow of insight and information – providing tools and strategies for lowering these barriers and finding their voice. The day will also include use of body language and vocal presentation techniques to increase personal confidence and amplify the impact of speaking up. It also includes fostering a listening climate that encourages “speaking truth to power”.
Offered for us by three expert faculty, SULU is grounded on a solid research base derived from work undertaken out of Ashridge Business School.
Please click here for further details about the offer and to book your place.