This workshop examines the importance of communicating in a manner that fosters connection and builds relationships. If you can connect with others, one-on-one, or in groups, your sense of community improves, your ability to create teamwork increases, and your influence skyrockets. People who connect with others have better relationships, experience less conflict, and get more things accomplished than those who cannot connect. Leaders who have learned the art of connection are able to navigate tough subjects, establish buy-in, and attract teammates.
Course Driving Message: Connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in such a way that it builds trust, fosters relationships, and creates an alliance focused on mutual success.
Delivery: This workshop is delivered in three sessions.
Session One: Communication Fundamentals
In this session, participants explore the fundamentals of communication, specifically the functions of senders, receivers, message content, and media through which messages are sent. Non-verbal communication, listening skills, and awareness of one’s own communication styes and references round out the session.
Course Driving Message: Understanding the roles that senders and receivers play in communication help to decode the message and separate the actual content from the intent behind sending the message. Additionally, recognizing the purpose of the media used to convey the message helps both senders and receivers more clearly and intentionally craft and send an effective message.
Delivery: This first session is four hours long and is broken into smaller modules with periodic breaks. Small and large group discussions along with hands-on activities allow for skills practice and processing of concepts.
By the end of this session participants will be able to: