Would you like to be better at having important conversations in everyday life? Please join CIRES Diversity and the CU OIEC for a free workshop to learn how to effectively address concerning behaviors, comments and disagreements. This two-part workshop introduces a framework for approaching difficult conversations and ways to set the stage for more productive interactions. Participants explore and practice how to apply these skills to their everyday environments.

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify their purpose for having a difficult conversation
  • Recognize their emotional triggers and barriers to listening
  • Incorporate ways of staying grounded during a difficult conversation
  • Practice how to articulate their own perspective in order to be heard

Colleagues and federal partners are welcome. The events on May 12 and May 15 will be held on Google Hangouts.

Part 1: Choose one one-hour session May 6, 7 or 12

Part 2: Optional one-hour  additional coaching session May 13 or 15