SpeakUP: Advocating for Self and Others

Description: Have you ever noticed or experienced a situation and wanted to say something about it? Often times, for a number of different reasons, we might not say what it is we really want to get across. Whether it's preferring to maintain harmony, dynamics of power or respect, or even fear of retaliation, silence is still a form of communication. Learning how, when, and why we need to speak up matters, not only for our individual selves, but for others as well.


  • Learn the difference between speaking up vs. speaking out
  • Consider personal comfort level and styles of engaging in difficult conversation
  • Discover tactics and language to help facilitate difficult dialogues
  • Practice strategies for advocating for self and others

Affirmative Action Office

Affirmative Action Office
328 Boucke, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-0471
Fax: (814) 863-7799

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Web page last modified September 11, 2018