Become the Communicator You Want to Be
Do you have a relationship that feels stuck? Wish you knew how to make a dreaded conversation feel hopeful? Want to understand how to help loved ones who are in conflict take a step back and then a step forward? This is the interpersonal communications class you never took - with the opportunity to find and explore the best communicator inside of yourself. In this workshop, you will experience the heart of Public Conversations Project’s approach to restoring relationships and promoting connection. This approach helps you know yourself better and communicate what is most meaningful to you. You will learn to reflect, listen, speak and ask questions in ways that inspire authentic self-expression, curiosity, and mutual understanding - helping you Become the Communicator You Want to Be.
- Explore the roles of identity, perception, emotion, and reflection in communication.
- Practice speaking with care, listening with respect, and using questions to help connect to others and yourself.
- Understand the nature of conflict, its underlying neurobiology, and how it works in relationships, groups, and communities.
- Practice mediation, inquiry, and communication with integrity, not reactivity.
- Use language that opens up new possibilities for a stuck conversation.
As a result of this workshop, you will be equipped to:
- Unlock stuck conversations through mutual understanding, even among people who have “never seen eye to eye.”
- Feel more grounded in your own voice and have greater clarity on their values and perspective.
- Ask genuine questions to have a conversation with curiosity, care, and connection. navigate different cultures of communication, different personalities, and contexts.
- Understand interpersonal conflict and use everyday tools to resolve or transform it.
Who might participate:
- Anyone in a relationship who wants to understand better how to hear and be heard.
- Professionals looking to have more effective conversations with employees on difficult issues.
- Team leaders and managers having difficulty talking about change within their organization.
- Social workers wanting to develop trust and integrity in their relationships with clients.
- Teachers and educators struggling with conversations in diverse classrooms and campuses.