Is there a difficult conversation that you would like to have, but don’t know how to approach it?
Each of us has probably felt the need to bring up a challenging or touchy issue with a colleague or supervisor--anything from work load and advancement to dirty dishes in the office lunchroom.
However, too often we are uncomfortable or uncertain with how to go about expressing our concerns and simply ignore the issue.
This one and a half hour interactive brown bag session will give an overview of approaches that can help you initiate and navigate difficult conversations in positive and constructive ways.
When: Friday May 29, 12-1:30pm
Where: Research Commons, 7th floor of SFU Burnaby's W.A.C. Bennett Library
Coffee and cookies provided. Please bring your lunch.
This session will be facilitated by Amrit Mundy. Amrit is a learning designer and a workplace coach at UBC. These roles offer her varied and interesting work - specifically in this context, her work includes coaching UBC employees, facilitating strengths based workshops, and supporting people to engage constructively with conflict. Her work in constructive conflict engagement includes supporting ‘Conflict Theatre’ and Difficult Conversation studios. She completed a Masters degree in Education from Simon Fraser University in 2008, and greatly appreciated her time and studies here.
This session is organizedin partnership between the SFU Postdoctoral Fellows Association, the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows.