Amy Gallo to give Staff Professional Development Talk: Navigating Difficult Conversations During Difficult Times

June 3, 2022

You're Invited! Amy Gallo to give Staff Professional Development Talk: Navigating Difficult Conversations During Difficult Times

On June 7th Amy Gallo will give a talk titled Navigating Difficult Conversations During Difficult Times. This talk is a collaboration between the four staff councils, and uses a portion of the Staff Development Fund money provided by President Pitney. It will be interactive, with the opportunity to provide comments and ask questions. A recording will be available to those who aren't able to attend live.

Amy has encouraged advance input on specific examples of difficult conversations you've had or anticipate having, or any other questions you'd like her to address. You can submit those using the second link below. All submissions are anonymous.

Tuesday June 7th, 2022 11:00am-12:15pm

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Navigating Difficult Conversations During Difficult Times 

The last several years have presented enormous challenges and we’re navigating workplaces that have changed – there are budget constraints, limited time and resources, uncertainties, and new ways of working. All of this creates stress, tension, and the need to have tough conversations. So how can you deal with inevitable disagreements in a professional and productive way? In this interactive talk, Amy Gallo, contributing editor at Harvard Business Review and author of Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People) and the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict and, combines management research and practical insights to provide straightforward advice on how to disagree with respect and empathy. Participants will learn how to develop:

  • Better awareness of one’s own communication style and the impact on peers, direct reports, and other colleagues
  • A deeper understanding of the interpersonal dynamics that affect collaboration
  • Expanded repertoire of skills and abilities to address conflicts when they arise, work collaboratively, and build trusting relationships

Learn more about Amy on her website.

This session will be recorded and available to everyone following the event. It will also include live captioning.

For more information or questions, contact Lauren Hartman