Navigating Today's Communication Challenges  -  CHALL

About this workshop

Have you ever wondered why your communication efforts click with some people and not with others? Or how others perceive you when you interact with them?

Find out the answers to these questions and more by attending this interactive workshop. Whether working with other people in your department, on a team, or just having a social conversation over lunch, it is quickly evident that some relationships are more productive than others.

As the need to work collectively increases, good discussion skills, effective listening and positive modeling are essential. In this insightful workshop you will learn to assess the communication needs of others and see how you can make simple adjustments in order to communicate more effectively. It will help you develop methods of communicating that will build on your strengths and the strengths of others.

Learning Outcomes

  • Determine the key attributes of the most effective communicators;

  • Identify four distinct communication styles;

  • Practice a few simple steps to improving your listening skills;

  • Assess their preferred communication style and the pro¿s and con¿s;

  • Quickly recognize the communication preferences of others;

  • Give and receive positive and corrective feedback;

  • Identify the most common communication challenges;

  • Determine how to make discussions more effective;

  • State how body language can be used as an effective communication tool

    Audience

    This session is designed for anyone that wants to proactively improve and fine tune their interpersonal and communication skills at work.

    Professional Development

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    About the facilitator

    Grant Penner is a founding partner of The Berrant Group, an international business training and facilitation firm based in Vancouver, B.C. Since 1995 The Berrant Group has been helping organizations develop their strategic, operational and project plans while providing learning and development support for their people. He has developed over twenty different training workshops and delivered them to thousands of participants in a wide variety of organizations. Grant strongly believes that training and development needs to be fun to be effective and participants enjoy his engaging presentation style.

    Ian Berry is a founding partner of The Berrant Group, an international business training and facilitation firm based in Vancouver, B.C. Since 1995 The Berrant Group has been helping organizations develop their strategic, operational and project plans while providing learning and development support for their people. Ian particularly enjoys working with leaders and decision makers in the organization to help them align their leadership activities to their long term goals and objectives. His style encompasses a mix of creative approaches to traditional issues with proven tools and processes. He has found that helping people find a blend of creative approaches to business combined with good solid managerial practices is genuinely appreciated by his clients.


    Professional Development Funding Opportunities

    Depending on which UBC employee group you belong to, you may be eligible to access one of several professional development funding programs for this workshop. For information about the UBC PD funding programs, including guidelines and application procedures, click here

    For more information, please contact Workplace Learning Associate Sara Sawatzky

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