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Silicon Valley – Mastering Difficult Conversations While Working Remotely

November 15 @ 5:15 pm 7:30 pm PT

While the ability to work virtually prevented business from closing and unemployment numbers from rising, working remotely has presented enormous challenges. Physical separation makes it more difficult to develop positive working relationships. A sense of isolation lowers our level of trust while increasing our feelings of conflict. At these times, communication breakdowns occur, and what is said by coworkers or clients can easily be misconstrued.

Whether your organization works remotely, hybrid, or 100% in the workplace, it’s critical to equip employees to overcome the inevitable communication challenges that arise while working. When people have the skills to effectively talk, listen, and collaborate amid challenges, they create safety, build trust, and experience a greater sense of inclusion and belonging.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop strategies for effectively talking, listening, and collaborating when opinions differ
  • Step up and address sensitive issues such as cultural insensitivity, etc.
  • Build more productive working relationships
  • Increase employee performance and team productivity

Speaker Bio:

Lorie Reichel-Howe is founder and senior trainer of Conversations in the Workplace. She equips managers, teams, and business professionals to have “Safe Conversations” – transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues. Whether addressing challenging team dynamics, mismanaged expectations, cultural insensitivity, or good old-fashioned bad behavior, “Safe Conversations” foster greater innovation, inclusion, and collaboration within organizations.

With over 20 years of experience in communications and relationship management, training and development, Lorie is passionate about supporting organizations in creating a culture where people love where they work and love the people they work with.

Lorie is a professional mediator and leadership communication coach. She has supported organizations such as Pinterest, SHRM, PIHRA, HR.com, Women in Technology International, Los Angeles Women’s Leadership Conference, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Santa Clara Superior Court, San Jose State University, Santa Clara County Office of Education and many more.

Learn more about Lorie’s impact at www.ConversationsInTheWorkplace.com.

Our event is hosted at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension.
Free – $35.00 (based on membership status)

UCSC Extension

3175 Bowers Ave.
Santa Clara, California 95054 United States


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