Crucial Conversations…

Wednesday, Jul. 9, 2014 2:43 pm

Can you relate to this? You know you need to talk to someone about an important issue — a co-worker, your boss, a family member or even a good friend.  You haven’t stepped up to the conversation. Not really. You may have danced around the issue or sugarcoated your message. Or maybe you relied on hints, sarcasm, or not-so-subtle humor but the person missed the message completely. Or maybe she did get it and became defensive so you backed down before the discussion spun out of control. Now when you think about re-entering the conversation, you break into a cold sweat.
 
This is an example of being “stuck.” Any time we’re stuck, there’s a crucial conversation keeping us there. Our ability to handle crucial discussions determines how influential we will be in our work and personal lives.
 
Attend Crucial Conversations this July with Grinnell College Ombuds, Chinyere Ukabiala, a trained Crucial Conversations facilitator, as she takes you through the powerful two-day workshop, based on the New York Times bestseller by the same title. Learn hard-hitting skills that will help you hold crucial conversations – no matter how touchy, awkward, or challenging.  
 
Thursdays July 17, 24, 31 in Noyce 1022 and Wednesday, Aug 6 in Noyce 1021
(Participants must attend all four sessions)
8 am- 12 am
Register through the HR online registration system
Class size is limited to 12 people