>Upcoming Workshops

By: Eris Weaver | Date: September 29, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized

>This fall I am teaching two classes through SRJC’s Community Education program. I am really excited about this – I’ve been trying to get on their calendar for two or three years! Now I just need enough of you to go sign up to stay on it!

Meetings That Work! (I really prefer the title Meetings That Don’t Suck but the bureaucrats always laugh, then say they can’t use it.)
Sat. October 16, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Are your meetings poorly attended, boring, nonproductive? Learn how to create effective meetings that people actually want to come to! A modest amount of time and attention devoted to meeting planning and good facilitation pays back with increased efficiency, a decrease in conflict, better decision-making, and greater group cohesiveness. We will not only discuss but practice techniques for agenda planning, meeting facilitation, and dealing with ‘difficult’ people. Bring your examples of real-life challenges and go home with real tools you can use!

How to Talk About Hot Topics Without Getting Burned
Sat. November 6, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Have you ever put off initiating a conversation with an employee, colleague, or vendor who is underperforming? Have you watched as interpersonal conflict in the office got in the way of the work getting done? We are faced with difficult conversations everyday. Sometimes we postpone them in an attempt to avoid hurt feelings, and only make the situation worse. Come learn and practice strategies for facing these conversations with more ease and effectiveness.

The fee for each class is $65. Registration information is available online at  http://tinyurl.com/23homja