Are You Listening? Developing Effective Listening Skills

Effective Listening for Everyone!

This workshop was formerly titled :Effective Listening for everyone !Mastering the Art of Conversation

In our technology-driven world we continue to be inundated with supersized amounts of bite-sized information, making it increasingly challenging to process and extract the true wisdom from it for solving important problems at work and in our lives. Regardless of your functional role or hierarchical level in your organization, this workshop will equip and inspire you to skillfully shift from getting stuck in fragmented, unproductive communication to engaging in focused, systemic conversation with individuals and groups.

Drawing upon research and the practical application of principle-centered leadership, systems thinking, learning organizations and emotional intelligence, you will learn the structure of and the steps for preparing and leading meaningfully focused conversations in a broad variety of situations that lead to more creative collective thinking and progressive outcomes.

Course topics will include why more focused conversation is needed in the workplace and the world, the common individual and organizational obstacles to effecting focused conversation and a simple but powerful structure and process for creating the conditions for focused conversation.

This workshop is beneficial for individual contributors, supervisors, managers and leaders of teams or departments looking for practical and progressive communication strategies that engage and empower employees to proactively seek mutual understanding and creative collaboration and problem solving.


Instructor Bios


Effective Listening for Everyone!

  • Tess George

    Tess George

    Tess George, M.A. in Speech Communication, is founder and principal of Speakwell, a communication training firm, focusing on communication skills in the workplace. She has taught a variety of communication classes at many colleges, including Penn State and UMass. With over 20 years' experience in training, teaching, singing, acting and storytelling, she helps participants to reach their communication goals.

09:00am - 03:30pm
GSC Manchester
Debra Schuler
279.00 Tuition
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Military Discount
CBA Student Discount
CBA Business Discount
REEO Discount