Contact: Joyce Kleifield
Fee:
$25.00
Online Registration
25
Feb
2023
Wilshire
The Ebell of Los Angeles
743 S. Lucerne
Los Angeles, CA 90005
United States of America

THE WILSHIRE ROTARY CLUB OF LOS ANGELES

in collaboration with

THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES

LAPD WILSHIRE COMMUNITY POLICE STATION

THE GREATER MIRACLE MILE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

brings you

Difficult Conversations Project Workshop

Facilitated by Kern Beare, author of
Difficult Conversations: The Art and Science of Working Together

Broken relationships upset and preoccupy us because we know how much we rely on them in life. They comfort us, give us joy, provide for us, and help us accomplish things. When all that’s at risk, feelings of vulnerability and fear begin to rise. Trust is undermined, miscommunications and misinterpretations multiply. All of which compound to drive us further apart. 

In every organization, every family, every community, and every country, a viable future depends on people trusting each other and working well together. That’s why this moment in our country is so critical. Our viable future is at risk. Which means that now more than ever, we need people with the skills to heal our divide — people who know how to build bridges and strengthen relationships so that a new era of trust and collaboration can begin.

If you’d like to be one of those essential people with the skills, or you’d like the people in your organization to have them, this workshop is for you.

In this workshop you'll learn:

  • why difficult conversations can trigger our fight/flight survival drive, and how that shuts down our brain’s ability to listen, be present and take in new information.
  • why trust is essential when navigating a difficult conversation, and how you can quickly establish trust even with someone you don’t know well.
  • how your personal story can get in the way of clear communication, and how to look “beyond" your story to access your innate capacity for connection, creativity and collaboration.
  • how even in a highly polarized situation, you can find common ground when you learn to listen to the “story behind the story.”