Women face specific communication challenges and opportunities in the workplace. As many businesses transition from "command and control" to team management, skills usually thought of as feminine are more in demand. On the other hand, many women still struggle to get respect and to communicate comfortably in the workplace. Women can learn to access their genuine female power and be effective contributors and leaders. In this workshop, you will learn: the link between role expectations and women's performance, differences in female and male styles of expression, how to project a more assertive image, how to express yourself assertively in a way that feels comfortable to you, how to handle conflicts and confrontations effectively, how to express your opinion, and how to ask for what you want.
(This is part of the Supervisory Skills, Leadership & Management, and Communication Skills Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.)
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.