Learning to give and receive energy with each new partner is a challenge and a gift.
Public Workshop
Wed, May 11 8:50am 10:20am

Transforming Conflict: Finding the Hidden Gifts

Tuition: $189
Location: Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center
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You can also register by email or call (603) 431-8560

What if we could see our conflict and communication challenges as energy to be received, transformed, and redirected into something useful, while maintaining a calm and composed presence? The concept is appealing, but how do we actually do it?

Based on concepts from the martial art Aikido (“The Way of Harmony”) and well-recognized texts and practices in the field of purposeful communication, this skill-based, interactive keynote introduces strategies for dealing with conflict and interpersonal communication challenges typical of educational systems. You’ll practice mental, behavioral, and verbal skills to help you feel more confident expressing yourself, understanding others, and finding the hidden gifts in daily conflict.

Public Workshop
Wed, May 25 9:00am 1:00pm

Immunity to Change

Tuition: $150 before May 18
Location: Southern New Hampshire University, Portsmouth NH
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You can also register by email or call (603) 431-8560

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 prioritiesimmunity-to-change-workshop-judy-ringer
  • 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.
You'll follow a step-by-step process to discover the hidden commitments that produce exactly those behaviors which prevent progress on the goal you most want to achieve and renders even the most committed of us immune. Once you diagnose your invisible source of resistance, you'll see the path forward toward overturning your personal immunity to change.

Join me and fellow explorers on an adventure into the waters of change, hidden assumptions, and making the invisible visible.