Lectures & Workshops & Consulting

Suzanne Gordon had conducted lectures and workshops all over the world. She has worked with groups from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Scandinavia, Iceland, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Portugal, New Zealand, and South Africa.  She has also consulted on teaching and coaching Teamwork and Interprofessional Practice to many healthcare organizations across the Globe.  To arrange a lecture with Professor Gordon please contact her directly at sg@suzannegordon.com

Here is a clip of one of Suzanne’s lectures, which was From Silence To Voice — a keynote given at the National Association of School Nurses in 2009.


Suzanne can tailor lectures and conferences to the needs of different groups. The following are a few of her current lecture or workshop topics:

First Do Less Harm:  How to Confront the Vexing Issues in Patient Safety

Team Intelligence in Action: Critical Teamwork Concepts and Skills for Enhancing Patient Safety in Real Life Situations

Team Intelligence In Action: Why Emotional Intelligence Isn’t Enough to Make Healthcare Safer for Patients and More Satisfying for Staff

Beyond the Checklist: What Healthcare Can Learn from Aviation Safety and Teamwork

Beyond the Checklist: What Nurses Need to Know About Aviation Safety and Teamwork

From Silence to Voice: Putting Nursing Center Stage

Nursing: The Mind at Work

Bedside Manners: How Team Relationships Can Be Transformed to Promote Patient Safety

Teamwork Training for Interprofessional Practice: Why Just Learning Together Is Not Enough

When Chicken Soup Isn’t Enough: How Assertive Nursing Action Saves Patients

 Selected Speaking Engagements 2016 & 2017

March 31, 2017 ANIA, Nurses and Patient Safety: Beyond the Checklist, Keynote, New Orleans.

April 3, 2017.  International Forensic Nurses Association.  Alexandria, Virginia.  From Silence to Voice.

April 5, 2017. , Cornell Weill Cornell Medical School, David Rogers Health Policy Symposium. “The Fight for VA Health Care: What’s at Stake for All of Us?”

April 10, 2017.  San Francisco VA Health Care System.  The Battle for Veterans’ Health Care.

April 13, 2017.  San Francisco  War Memorial Veterans Building, Educational Forum “Real Threats to Veterans’ Healthcare:What Can Be Done?” Panel member.

April 26-28 2017Brazil Patient Safety Conference, Sao Paolo, Team Intelligence Keynote

May 2, 2017.  San Diego, University of San Diego, Lecture, The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare.

May 12, 2017.  Kaleidoscope Cafe, Point Richmond.  Book launch for Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare

June 5, 2017.  Milwaukee VA Medical Center.  Which Way for the VA? Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies for Change

June 9, Billings, Montana.  Billings Clinic.  Keynote.  From Silence to Voice.

September 16, 2017.  Phoenix, Arizona.  Association for Vascular Access.  Keynote and Workshop. Promoting Best Practice:  Collaborative Communication for Better Patient Care

September 29, 2017.  Newport Beach California.  Lecture From Silence to Voice


Previous Appearances

September 3, 2015

Keynote, Beyond the Checklist.  Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, San Antonio, Texas

May 27, 2015

Bedside Manners and Team Intelligence in Practice, Patients As Partners REACH Conference, Horizon Healthcare, Monkton, New Brunswick

May 26, 2015

Keynote, Team Intelligence in Practice, Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association Annual Conference, Fredricton, New Brunswick

May 22, 2015

Keynote, Telling Your Story, American Federation of Teachers Healthcare Division, Chicago, Illinois

May 20, 2015

Team Intelligence Seminar, Dermatology Residents University of Utrecht

May 12 and 13, 2015

Team Intelligence in Practice Workshop University of Heidelberg Medical Faculty

May 11, 2015

Keynote on Telling Your Story, Oncology Nurses Conference Heidelberg, Germany

January 21, 2015

Doha, Qatar Annual Patient Safety Conference

Selected Speaking Engagements 2014

November 20, 2014

Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Windsor Regional Hospital, Hotel Dieu-Grace Healthcare and Henry Ford Hospital Fifth Annual Patient Safety Symposium
Bedside Manners

November 12, 2014

Portland, Oregon
Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Nursing Pahuty Lecture
Bedside Manners

October 20-24th

Bangor, Maine
Husson University
Team Intelligence in Action
Bedside Manners

June 15- 18, 2014

Keynote and Workshop 2014 AWHONN Convention, Orlando, Florida

June 12-13,2014

Keynote on Teamwork and Patient Safety, British Columbia Lab Educators Conference, Selkirk, Canada

June 4, 2014

Keynote lecture and workshops Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

June 2, 2014

Kenynote AAMI, Philadelphia, PA.

May 15, 2014

Performance of Bedside Manners, Sick Kids Hospital Toronto, Patient Safety Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May 12, 2014

Performance of Bedside Manners and Lecture Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticutt

May 8, 2014

Performance of Bedside Manners, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana

May 6, 2014

Performance of Bedside Manners Clark College Vancouver, WA

April 29, 2014

Performance of Bedside Manners HPSN Medical Simulation Conference, Sarasota, Florida

March 5, 2014

Performance of Bedside Manners for Patient Safety Awareness Week, Magick Lantern Theatre Richmond, CA.

February 28, 2014

Performance of Bedside Manners, Haas Business of Health Care Conference, Haas Business School, UC Berkeley, San Francisco, CA.

January 28, 2014

Performance of Bedside Manners University of California Berkeley Haas Business School Haas Business of Health Care Conference, San Francisco

January 13, 2014

Performance of Bedside Manners and Beyond the Checklist Arizona State University School of Nursing and School of Healthcare Innovation



  1. Dr. Debbie Herman

    Ms. Gordon – thank you for supporting and encouraging the work of incredible, knowledgeable & compassionate nurses who are critical members of the healthcare team and make a huge difference in safe, quality care in America.

  2. I attended a lecture given by Ms. Gordon at TWU, and I absolutely loved it. It was informative and inspiring, and stories from her past were beautifully weaved in and out of her lecture. Ms. Gordon- Thank you so much for dedicating your time to speaking up for nurses; your lecture definitely will follow me throughout my future nursing career.

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