Tue, January 24 9:00am
Powerful Presentations with Susan Losapio
Tuition: $195 before January 17, 2017
Location: SNHU Manchester
Whether you are an experienced speaker or preparing for your first time in front of a group, Powerful Presentations will give you strategies to improve your vocal technique as well as allow you to practice giving clear, effective, and compelling presentations.
Judy Ringer and Susan Losapio are teaming up to help you develop a more powerful voice. You will enhance your confidence and presence, and learn to connect with your audience. You will even have the opportunity to be recorded delivering two short presentations and receive individual coaching. No preparation required.
Mon, January 30
– Tue, January 31
A Checklist for Managing Difficult Conversations
Location: Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, D.C.
What makes certain types of communication so challenging? How can you use words to involve, problem-solve, and motivate? And why do others defend against our best efforts at communication?
Based on well-recognized texts and practices in the field of purposeful communication, this skill-based, practical training introduces strategies for dealing with tough topics, sharing difficult information, and managing interpersonal communication through inquiry, advocacy and acknowledgement.
We'll practice mental, behavioral and verbal skills to help participants feel more confident advocating a point of view, understanding others, and transforming difficult conversations into learning conversations.
Wed, February 15
Processing Conflict Through Dialogue
Location: Portsmouth, NH
The energy of conflict is palpable, whether or not we acknowledge it. The "elephant in the room" is one way we often describe the hidden ki (energy) that no one talks about but that influences every action and relationship.
How do you safely surface problems that control your environment? As you raise your skill level and ability to reframe the conflict into an opportunity, your fear and avoidance diminish.
Sat, February 25 9:00am
Immunity to Change
Tuition: $175 before February 18
Why is it even our most heartfelt commitments to change prove difficult to attain? What hidden processes are at work that undermine goals such as:
- losing weight
- better balancing work and life priorities
- delegating more
- engaging in difficult conversations
- being a more collaborative leader
Immunity to Change is a book, model, and process developed by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, professors of adult development at Harvard University. Their 40+ years of research has culminated in an approach specifically designed to help individuals, work teams, and organizations make the personal and collective changes that are important to them but have proven difficult to achieve.
This new workshop offering from Power & Presence Training shares Kegan and Lahey's model of why it's difficult to change behavior—even when we're committed to change—and why, after time, we slide back to old behaviors we thought we’d kicked.
Join me and fellow explorers on an adventure into the waters of change, hidden assumptions, and making the invisible visible.
Fri, March 24
Conflict and You: The Way of Aikido
Location: Wharton Leadership Ventures Program - Philadelphia, PA
This experiential workshop involves both body and mind with powerful kinesthetic activities from the martial art Aikido ("The Way of Harmony").
Much more than a "how-to" management workshop, “Conflict and You: The Way of Aikido” offers concrete practices, business applications, and real life examples on how to manage and resolve conflict by first managing yourself.
You’ll enter an Aikido dojo, get on the mat, and learn basic Aikido techniques, as you would in a beginning Aikido class, and then apply the principles of each technique to daily conflict—disagreements, workplace irritations, and real world dilemmas.
This program is offered in partnership with The Wharton Leadership Ventures Program.
Wed, March 29
Focus on Powerful Communication
Location: Saint-Gobain R&D Center, Northboro, MA
What skills and practices are unique to speaking before groups or speaking one-on-one? And what do these seemingly different communication opportunities have in common?
We will explore these questions in a series of ongoing sessions on presentational communication skills, in order to become more intentional and skilled at maintaining power and presence under pressure.
Offered in partnership with The Browne Center for Innovative Learning at the University of New Hampshire.