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HR workshops: ‘Dealing With Change’ and ‘Crucial Conversations’

Oct. 27, 2017, 10:00 AM

“Dealing With Change”
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.–noon

Change is an inevitable part of our lives. How we deal with it has a major impact on our productivity and satisfaction. In this workshop, we will discuss the five stages people go through during times of change, as well as practical ways to navigate those stages and deal with the anger, pressure and stress that change can produce. You will gain helpful tools and strategies for dealing with the stress and anxiety change can produce.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • determine where you are in the stages of change
  • develop strategies to make the best of change
  • reframe anxiety about change into opportunities to learn and grow
  • use a stress-reduction tool to help you with a current change
  • create an action plan for next steps around a current change

The fee for this workshop is $60. Payments are processed by journal entry. Please email Jerri Gadson the following: class title, class date, registered staff member’s name, amount, five-digit charge account number and cost center number, with cost center approver cc’d.

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Crucial Conversations”
Friday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Have you ever avoided a difficult conversation because you were afraid there would be a negative outcome? Have you ever started a difficult conversation only to have a bad situation get worse? If you would like to increase your skills to deal with conflict, this workshop provides you with a model that will increase your capacity to skillfully address emotionally and politically risky issues in order to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome. The emphasis is on learning how to speak and be heard while encouraging others to do the same. The goal of the workshop is to create a pool of shared meaning that leads to better results.

The content of this workshop requires a commitment of two full days with one week in between. Scheduling this way allows participants to process the material and is an effective way to deliver the content.

Training materials include many video clips of “before and after” situations. There is extensive in-class practice, group participation and personal reflection.

At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • learn how to identify the crucial conversations that are the key to organizational, team and interpersonal success
  • master the tools of communicating when stakes are high
  • experience a difference in your professional, community and personal life
  • enhance a handful of high-leverage skills that will help you achieve the results you want

Where: HR Training Room, 10th floor Baker Building

Materials cost: $248 per person, which includes “The Crucial Conversations Toolkit” and a copy of the book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stake are High

Facilitators: Pam Brown and Tammy Key, HR’s Learning and Organizational Development team

Payments are processed by journal entry. Please email Jerri Gadson the following: class title, class date, registered staff member’s name, amount, five-digit charge account number and cost center number, with cost center approver cc’d.

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Questions? Call (615) 322-8320 or email clair.brigman@vanderbilt.edu.