IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Spring 2021 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
Women face specific communication challenges 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 gain respect and communicate comfortably in the workplace. With focus and practice, 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 in a way that feels comfortable to you, how to handle conflicts effectively, how to express your opinion, and how to ask for what you want.
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.