A Pie in the Face of Adversity
Life is full of adversity, big and small. Everyday our resilience is challenged. This keynote reveals practical ways to increase professional resilience in an atmosphere of audience interaction and laughter. Learn more about this keynote option.
Ethics: When no one else is looking
Most of us lie a little and cheat a little every day, yet ironically we also see ourselves as ethical people. This disconnect is rarely examined as we speed through our busy lives. Ethical behavior is a set of skills to be cultivated. In this session we will explore some of the pitfalls of daily decision making and how each of us can become more ethical.
We cannot control many of the challenges we face. But we can control our reactions to these events. Research has demonstrated that resilient people are more successful, happier and healthier. In this session participants will examine how they respond to adversity and explore methods to improve their resilience.
What You Will Learn:
- Recognize pitfalls in common reactions
- Identify personal strengths and characteristics
- Approach adversity with more personal control
This 4-8 hour workshop examines our individual responses to adversity and allows participants to practice methods to become more resilient.
Improving Communication and Listening Skills
We process massive amounts of information per second yet only a sliver is processed by our conscious brain. And we often communicate without conscious thought. This means much of our communication is governed unconscious reactions based on our experiences, values and judgements. In order to communicate clearly we must become aware of our automatic reactions and learn how to guide them with conscious thought. We must also identify and understand those automatic reactions in others.
In this 4-8 hour class we will explore the nuances of human communication, and practice ways to improve that communication.
A Taste of Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing is a “collaborative conversation to strengthen a person’s motivation and commitment to change.” In this workshop we will explore the basic concepts of Motivational Interviewing and experience a taste of how it may be applied. This session is informative, interactive, and fun.
This is a 1–4 hour presentation.