We all know what a difference skillful communication can make in the workplace. Trust, productivity, well-being, team cohesion and pure enjoyment are all greatly affected by the way people communicate and navigate through stess and conflict.
For 11 years I've taught communication skills to teams in corporate, not-for-profit and other organizational clients. I've also used the same methodology when coaching clients in workplaces. Now, for the first time, I'm making this available in a public workshop. The curriculum will include:
- Giving and Receiving Feedback- Email, Slack and other electronic modes of communication – best practices- Meeting Facilitation and Participation Skills
The Communication Dojo is a learning environment designed for everyone, regardless of prior experience with "Connected Communication" (aka "Nonviolent Communication" (NVC)).
"As soon as you concern yourself with the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others will weaken and defeat you." ~ Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of the Martial Art of Aikido
The Communication Dojo approach is inspired in part by teaching from martial arts. This is not a lecture series. The teaching is highly interactive and there will be plenty of experiential learning in pairs and/or small groups - “learning by doing.”
Some features of the Communication Dojo:
*Efficient use of class time to maximize learning*High proportion of practice time in pairs – learning communication by communicating.*Little likelihood of people developing any sense of “Doing it wrong” or “Trying to do it right.”