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LSP: Courageous Conversations

Friday, September 27, 2013
10:00am – 5:00pm 
Sage Hall, East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States
Event Details

JOHNSON ONLY. Event is an LSP worth 0.2 credits.

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Courageous Conversations

Have you ever been nervous to have a conversation with someone? Have you ever backed out of that conversation at the last minute? Has a difficult conversation ever been sprung on you, and you wish you had responded better or differently? If so, this brand-new LSP workshop with one of our most popular instructors is definitely for you!

About the Workshop
In this session, you will learn tools and strategies for becoming a more courageous communicator. You will learn about your strengths and weaknesses when interacting with others, strategies to help the conversation go better than you might expect, to communicate in a way that dignifies the other party, and to create an effective exit strategy for concluding the conversation. As well, you will leave with techniques to ensure that you get past what is often the most difficult part of a difficult conversation, initiating it. 

This workshop will also be your oportunity to take the MSCEIT, which "evaluates Emotional Intelligence through a series of objective and impersonal questions. It tests the respondent's ability to perceive, use, understand, and regulate emotions. Based on scenarios typical of everyday life, the MSCEIT measures how well people perform tasks and solve emotional problems, rather than having them provide their own subjective assessment of their emotional skills."  Students will be given access to the MSCEIT in advance of the workshop, and will receive their test resuls at the workshop.

This workshop is only open to students in the class of 2014. You must enroll by 7 days prior to the workshop.

About the Instructor
Sean Martin is the 2013-14 Johnson Leadership Programs Fellow.  He holds a PhD in Management and Organizations from Johnson, and an MBA from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.  Sean’s primary areas of research are ethics and leadership, with a focus on how leadership and organizational culture influence individuals’ ethical values—what their values are, how important they are to one’s identity, whether they are considered when interpreting a situation, and whether those values do, in fact, guide behavior.

While at Johnson, Sean has worked independently and with colleagues to develop research projects and business cases with numerous companies and has collaborated with a team of researchers from Cornell, University of Texas, University of Michigan, the London Business School, and Harvard Business School to develop and pilot a cutting-edge ethics and leadership course. He has also taught the popular Johnson course, “Becoming a Leader.” Prior to his doctoral studies, Sean worked in business development consulting, helping clients identify and develop markets for new technologies and services.

Graduation Credit
All Johnson students are eligible to use up to 1.5 credit hours from Leadership Skills Program and/or Managerial Skills Program workshops toward the MBA degree credit-hour requirements. This LSP workshop is worth 0.2 credits.

Where & When

TBA, Sage Hall, East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States

Friday, September 27, 2013, 10:00am – 5:00pm

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