New Training for Freedom to Speak Up Guardians

We are pleased to launch our new Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Foundation Training e-learning. As existing Freedom to Speak Up Guardians you have the first opportunity to access this exciting new resource. Completion of this course will act as your annual refresher training for 2022/23

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Coming soon ... As part of their Foundation Training, all new Freedom to Speak Up Guardians will be required to have reflective conversations with a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian mentor. We will be sharing more details about these Mentor roles and how existing guardians can apply to be one soon.

Education and Training Guide

The Guardian Education and Training Guide, produced by the NGO in partnership with Health Education England and the Leadership Academy, helps guardians self-assess against a competency framework with a view to achieving the highest levels across the board in what we consider to be a leadership journey.  

The guide contains links to a wealth of resources which can help direct self-development where necessary and opportunities to transfer existing knowledge to other Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in your organisation, region or network. 

Please contact us if you have any other suggestions for materials or webinar topics to support your development, or to share a case study.

Guardian Education and Training Guide

Keep up to date

Once registered with us at the NGO you will receive our fortnightly Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Bulletin which contains important news and updates for Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.

It is important to ensure you engage with this so that you do not miss out on important announcements and learning.

If you aren’t receiving the bulletin, please check your junk folder and add us to your safe senders list. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, contact us to check your email address.

Lunch and learn

Lunch and Learn Webinars

We hold regular Lunch and Learn webinars for guardians on a variety of topics.

You can catch up on past webinars on our YouTube channel.

Training for Champions and Ambassadors

We expect all champions to complete the Freedom to Speak Up e-learning modules co-produced by the NGO and Health Education England for workers and managers.  This will ensure that champions understand speaking up and the expectations about responding well when someone speaks up.

This may be supplemented with an information session delivered by the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. This presentation template can be adapted according to need.

Training needs are an ongoing conversation which should happen regularly to ensure that the needs of the network members are being met.

Powerpoint presentation for Champions and Ambassadors