Speak Up Academy has members across six continents, seventeen countries and counting! We are an online platform bringing together thought leaders, experts and change makers from diverse industries and disciplines to create positive change within organisations in the areas of:
Anyone can be a Speak Up hero, or you might prefer the more corporate term, Change Maker. You could be an auditor, an engineer or a HR executive. If you want to make things better at work so people are happier and can raise concerns without fear, then join our community.
If you are already in a position of power - a board member, a CEO, the head of Legal or Risk... but feel exhausted playing hero, we can support you and help you sustain your energy and purpose.
If you share our vision of a world of work where people are safe, valued and empowered, come and learn with us.
Any Speak Up topic that manifests at work. We've shared some of our Spotlight recordings publicly and you can view our showcase here.
snapshots from the topics section of the Speak Up Academy
We know how hard it is to get employees to just follow the rules. Having a "zero tolerance" for rule breaking can drive reporting underground because... who wants to snitch on a colleague?
In Speak Up Academy we go deeper. We discuss the Why. We want to understand the pressures that cause a person to break the rules. We want to understand the context and culture within which organisations operate that drive certain behaviours. We want to understand how a person's attitudes and the society they live in, influences their ethical decision making and communication style.
Our experts in human behaviour and leadership work alongside topic experts (corruption, fraud, safety, harassment and risk) to deliver courses and talks for you. By engaging with our experts and fellow change makers, you will more confident as you implement positive change within your workplace. You'll also learn more about yourself as a leader.
We want to make a real difference in supporting you as you apply what you have learnt from our courses. Our courses are designed to be practical for you to apply at work while you take the course. The live interaction with instructors and peers helps you get instant feedback. Even after your course ends, continued membership of Speak Up Academy means you can continue engaging with your cohort and other thought leaders to motivate you as you implement change within your organisation.
If you are interested in courses labeled Coming Soon, please enquire here.
Here's our courses that you can join:
Those who lead others in organisations - from CEOs and C-suite executives through middle management, supervisors and team leaders - grapple with an often conflicting internal dialog that necessarily accompanies leadership. Many outside of leadership may hold a view that leaders "always have the answers" and that their vision and reasoning processes are linear and clear. Of course, this creates false expectations, both in the followers and in the leaders themselves. This course is about naming that paradox and navigating the challenge that leaders face. It's an opportunity within a safe space to remind each other of key principles of leadership and communication and to share the uncertainties and binds that one confronts in their role.
27 October - 1 December 2020
Learn more here and register here.
Corruption Risk Assessments are an invaluable part of strong anti-corruption and bribery efforts and establish the basis for identifying and reporting an organisation’s vulnerable spots by providing early detection and quick action. This enables boards to get behind efforts to stamp out corruption and save millions.
In this virtual and interactive masterclass, our experts, Grant Griffiths and Animah Kosai explain risk assessment within a corruption context, and guide you on how to identify, assess and mitigate corruption risks for your organisation.
Learn more here and register here.
Kernan Manion MD a physician who specialised in adult psychiatry and trauma guides us through what goes on inside us as we make sense of the world around us. Vital for leaders and people who make decisions that impact their organisations, people and community.
I am a lawyer by background and founded Speak Up after years of investigating, implementing, educating and influencing (boards and C-suite) on dealing with issues arising from wrongdoing and harassment. I noticed too from corporate scandals like BP-Deepwater Horizon, VW's Dieselgate, Danske Bank, 1MDB and #MeToo that issues could have been resolved had concerned employees felt psychologically safe to speak up, knowing they would be taken seriously. I am Malay-English and after working mostly in Malaysia, moved back to London where I live with my daughter Sara, dog, Mimi and mafia-cat, Eliot.
I'm a physician living in Gloucester, MA, US, a coastal fishing town on the East Coast an hour north of Boston. While my specialty and board certification are in adult psychiatry, I entered the world of coaching and consulting 20 years ago in the context of my own burnout and frustrations with the field. I fully transitioned from clinical practice in 2013 to devote full attention to issues that I feel are of central importance: active citizen engagement through dialog, creating healthy workplace cultures and enabling people to speak their truth and to make the world a better place.
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