Powerful non-defensive communication

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Based on the work of Sharon Ellison author of Taking the War Out of Words, this introductory workshop helps people construct conversations that reduce or eliminate defensive triggers that cause people to close down, push back or get into power struggles that escalate conflict and damage personal and professional relationships. This new model of communication helps people shift tone, body language and aspects of phrasing to ask questions in a different way, give honest and nonjudgmental feedback, state our own position with power and clarity without the need to make others agree, and to set boundaries to hold others accountable without being controlling or punitive.

Workshop Faculty: Melinda Gehris & Lauren Adams

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