Way with Words: Managing Challenging Conversations

**This session has been rescheduled for April 4

Ever wonder how to approach that friend that keeps posting the offensive articles on their Facebook page? Should you join the comment war? Should you approach them after class? Maybe it’s better not to say anything… but it’s kind of offensive and they are such a nice person. Or at least you thought they were? In a society where free speech is valued, a meaningful dissent is vital to furthering the discussion. But so many things can get in the way: reputation, pride, vulnerability, ego, emotions.

The Center for Leadership & Involvement is excited to invite you to attend the Winter 2018 edition of A Way with Words: Managing Challenging Conversations.” This engaging and interactive program is open to all students in the University.

When:  Wednesday, April 4, 5:30p – 7:30p

Where: South Lounge, Reynolds Club Second Floor

The two-hour seminar focuses on transforming conflict into an opportunity. We will focus on skill-building on how to explore positions and conflicts, from their causes to their underlying motivations, to your own needs and limitations within the conflict and how to express your viewpoints in the face of difficult conversations, from properly framing the dialogue, to handling emotionally charged conversation, and finally to collaborating and action planning on how to move forward.

There will be free food!

Please RSVP for this workshop on Blueprint at https://blueprint.uchicago.edu/submitter/form/start/155759.