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Speak up - basic

Join this program and start building the skill of speaking up. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

If you've ever worked in a high-performing team, chances are you know that the most important thing is psychological safety. This means that you feel comfortable speaking up and sharing your ideas, even if they differ from everyone else's. It also means that if someone else speaks up and their idea isn't the same as yours, it's okay—you can still respect each other and work together.

In a psychologically safe work environment, all team members are considered valuable to the thought process. Your unique perspective and experience can help generate a new product feature, optimize a process, or inform other team members. Placing your ideas on the table proves to yourself and your team that you’re capable of the job and in the right place. 

Empowerment through Self-Expression

Unlocking your ability to speak up confidently is crucial for your personal and professional growth. Our program equips you with the tools and techniques needed to overcome inhibitions and express yourself assertively. By fostering a culture of open communication, you can contribute more effectively to your team and organization.

Cultivating a Culture of Openness

Building a culture where everyone feels comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas is essential for fostering collaboration and innovation. Our training program focuses on creating an environment of psychological safety, where you are encouraged to speak up without fear of judgment or reprisal. By implementing strategies to promote open dialogue, you can achieve greater cohesion and productivity within your team.

Building Trust and Respect

The practice of asking permission to speak up demonstrates respect for others' perspectives and helps build trust within teams. By mastering this skill, you can create a foundation of mutual respect and understanding. This leads to stronger relationships and more effective communication channels, ultimately driving better outcomes for your organization.

Driving Organizational Success

Effective communication is central to achieving organizational goals and objectives. By honing your speaking-up skills, you can play a more active role in driving positive change within your team and department. Whether it's addressing issues proactively or championing innovative ideas, your ability to speak up confidently contributes significantly to the success of your organization.

Master the skill of Speak up (basic)

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

Speak up more

Identify where you and your team stand in the habit of "speaking up" in a way that is constructive and provides psychological safety.
#PsychologicalSafety #SpeakUp #AmyEdmondson #SpeakUpBarometer

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Foster conditions for speaking up

Create the conditions that make it more likely and easier for people to speak up.
#SpeakUpCulture #12Strategies #AmyEdmondson #PsychologicalSafety

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Ask permission to speak up

You can use the micro-yes to get buy-in for speaking up before you go ahead and say what you have to say.
#LeeannRenniger #GivingFeedback #Micro-yes

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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