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Public Workshop
Tue, February 16

Medical Improv with Beth Boynton

Tuition: $225.00 per person (lunch included); Discounts for Early Birds, Alums, and Groups
Location: Portsmouth, NH
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You can also register by email or call (603) 431-8560

If you're looking for a new way to build communication skills and positive relationships among your staff, consider Beth Boynton's Medical Improv

Medical Improv workshops are a non-traditional approach to developing communication and interpersonal skills. The activities are experiential and fun. And the learning can be profound. Leadership, empathy, listening, collaboration, assertiveness, and critical thinking are just a few of the behaviors that can be developed, all of which will contribute to positive outcomes in patient safety, patient experience, and workforce health.

The interactive sessions use activities such as "Same-time-story", "mirroring", "yes but" vs "yes and", and "‘Dr. Know-it-All." As participants become more adept, the complexity of the "games" can increase.

Come join us for a day filled with learning, networking, and fun.

Public Workshop
Sat, March 5

Unlikely Teachers and Hidden Gifts

Tuition: $25.00
Location: Community Campus, Portsmouth, NH
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Seacoast Women's Week is an event that celebrates International Women's Day by acknowledging women in our communities.

Proceeds from SWW benefit Womenaid of Greater Portsmouth (WGP), a nonprofit organization that provides short-term financial assistance to neighbors-in-need when they have no where else to turn.

I'll be presenting from 10:05-11:15 on "Unlikely Teachers and Hidden Gifts" — an experiential session with strategies to help deal with conict and interpersonal communication challenges.

Hope to see you there!

Private Workshop
Wed, March 9

Personal Sustainability

Location: Charlotte, NC

When meeting the challenges of life and work demands, do you sometimes wish there were two of you? Or maybe three or four? How can you efficiently and effectively live your values in supporting others, accomplish all you have to do, and still have time for you?

This interactive workshop will provide tools and practices for how to develop resilience, flexibility, and the skill to flow with diverse demands. You will experience managing your energy under the pressure of multiple responsibilities while maintaining balance and presence. And you will transform your learnings into simple and readily accessible daily practices that reaffirm your time, your work, and your life. 

This program is offered in partnership with The Broad Center.

Private Workshop
Fri, March 11

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.

Private Workshop
Fri, March 18

Managing Conflict with Power & Presence: Getting on the Mat

Location: Wharton Leadership Ventures Program - Philadelphia, PA

Wharton-Graduate-Leadership-ProgramWhat effect does conflict have on our ability to lead change, influence others, and create environments that are energizing and inviting?

A program for kinesthetic learners who like to immerse themselves in the educational experience, we'll be renting a dojo in Philadelphia and exploring our relationship to attack both on and off the mat.

This program is offered in partnership with The Wharton Leadership Ventures Program.

Private Workshop
Wed, March 30

Managing Conflict in the Workplace: An Aiki Approach

Location: State of Vermont - Berlin, VT

Whether the goal is excellent service, facilitating change, or creating a cooperative work environment, conflict often gets in the way.

The Aiki approach presents new ways to utilize and re-direct the energy of conflict. This interactive program uses principles and techniques from Aikido, the Japanese art of reconciliation. Emphasis is on appreciation, understanding, and working with your "opponents" instead of against them.

Public Workshop
Wed, April 13 9:00am 4:00am

We Have to Talk: A Step-by-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations

Tuition: $195 before April 7
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Register online:
You can also register by email or call (603) 431-8560

managing-difficult-conversationsIs there a difficult conversation you've been putting off?

Would you like to increase your skill in addressing a challenging topic with a coworker, family member or friend? 

This one-day interactive and experiential training will help you:

  • Confront tough topics
  • Share difficult information
  • Manage interpersonal conflict
  • Feel more comfortable expressing yourself
  • Turn difficult conversations into learning conversations

Walk away prepared to hold your difficult conversations with power & presence. 

Read my "Checklist for Difficult Conversations."

Learn more about We Have to Talk: A Step by Step Workshop for Difficult Conversations

Private Workshop
Thu, April 21

Powerful Presentations

Location: Saint-Gobain Corporate Headquarters, Malvern, Pa

powerful-presentations-saint-gobainThis oranizational training in effective presentations for Saint-Gobain Glass is part of an ongoing Management Development Insititute.

Other sessions include: Strength-Based Leadership, Leading for Performance, Process Improvement, Emotional Intelligence, Managing Under Stress, and Focus on Feedback.

Offered in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire's Browne Center for Innovative Learning.

Private Workshop
Wed, May 4

A Checklist for Managing Difficult Conversations

Location: Hartford, CT


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.

You'll practice mental, behavioral and verbal skills to help you feel more confident expressing yourself, understanding others, and transforming difficult conversations into learning conversations.

Offered in partnership with the New England Resident Service Coordinators (NERSC, Inc.)