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  • Pers Dev Series: Difficult Conversations

  • Summary

    Do you struggle to initiate difficult conversations? Are you an effective communicator?

    Communication is a vital component to organizational success and is not limited to a specific role or title. A one size fits all approach to communication seldom results in meeting the established goal. Effective communication requires professionals to examine preferences, frequency, and cultural considerations of its constituents. Gain practical, researched based strategies to establish a communication framework that supports difficult conversations, setting expectations, and goal setting.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Examine behaviors of effective communicators;
    • Explore considerations of difficult conversations;
    • Analyze approach to difficult conversations; and
    • Use a researched based framework to leverage your communication approach.


    Patricia Simpson, Director of Academic Advising and Career Services, School of Chemical Sciences, University of Illinois

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