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VPGE Quick Bytes: Crucial Conversations

When:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020 - 12:00PM TO 1:15PM
Where:
TRESIDDER OAK WEST
More Info:
More Info and to RSVP
Audience:
Postdocs and Graduate Students
Sponsor:
Educational Affairs

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2020

In this session, we will examine how conversations become difficult when the stakes are high, emotions escalate and we fear damage to relationship or other negative consequences. We will explore how to decide whether or not to engage in a difficult conversation, how to look for a beneficial purpose to frame a conversation more helpfully, as well as how to stop falling into the trap of avoiding difficult conversations that really matter. Finally, we will discuss and practice mental preparation for and ways to engage in difficult conversations that make them more likely to be productive, as well as how to try to rescue conversations that are going off track.

Jessica Notini, consultant and lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

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