Register for two-day Crucial Conversations workshop

Have you ever avoided a difficult conversation because you were afraid of a negative outcome? Have you ever started a difficult conversation only to have a bad situation get worse?

If you’d like to increase your skills for dealing with conflict, the Crucial Conversations workshop provides a model that will grow your capacity to skillfully address emotionally and politically risky issues in order to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome.

Crucial Conversations is facilitated by Vanderbilt HR’s Learning and Organizational Development team. The two-day workshop is conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two non-consecutive days—Friday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb. 21—in the Baker Building 10th Floor Human Resources Training Room.

At this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to identify the crucial conversations that are 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

The workshop fee is $265 for materials. Participants will receive the Crucial Conversations Toolkit and a copy of the book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stake are High.

Register for Crucial Conversations by logging in to Oracle Learning, clicking on the Learning App, searching for “Crucial Conversations,” and selecting “Start Learning” beside the 2/14–2/21 offering.

Feedback from recent Crucial Conversations participants

“This was really fantastic. I feel that if I apply these principles, it will significantly improve my work and personal relationships.”

“Loved this class. Learned lots of useful tools and had moments of true self-reflection.”

“What I liked best were the tools I have gained. I have a very full toolbox now. Very applicable to everyday life. Wish I’d had this decades ago.”