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Our Community Listens strives to equip you with the tools needed to deepen your relationships with others. We’ve expanded our offerings beyond our core, three-day Communication Skills Training course to include a variety of easily-accessible, interactive learning opportunities to deepen your communications skills learnings. Choose the options that best suit your needs. Note: If a session with the same title occurs on multiple dates, you need only sign up for ONE session that suits your schedule. The content will be the same for each date.

New to Our Community Listens? Sign up for one of our Fall Communication Skills Training workshops!

Click here to view information about the 8-part Confrontation Web Series: "How to Get What You Want Without the Drama"

  • Name Location Date/Time
  • Connect Session Sep 22, 2020 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST Connect with others as we learn about utilizing communication skills and concepts in every day real life moments.  Sessions are interactive with information and conversation that can be applied immediately.  

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  • Agreement vs. Acceptance: When Your Partner is "Wrong" Sep 24, 2020 7:00pm CST - 8:30pm CST "When Your Partner is Wrong" will explore what agreement and acceptance look like when we disagree with our partner and the impact that both have on our relationships. 

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  • How to be a Good Partner Even When You Mess Up Oct 08, 2020 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST We want to do good in our committed relationship, but we are chronically human. In "How to be a Good Partner Even When You Mess Up" we'll walk through steps to take when repairing is needed.

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  • The Feelings Deep Within Oct 15, 2020 10:30am CST - 12:00pm CST Feelings give us information; they are neither good nor bad.  Naming and exploring why and what we are feeling can help us express our needs in an effective way. Explore connection between identifying feelings and balancing logic and emotion. Gain skills to help you move from carelessly reacting to mindfully responding. 

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  • The Feelings Deep Within Oct 20, 2020 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST Feelings give us information; they are neither good nor bad.  Naming and exploring why and what we are feeling can help us express our needs in an effective way. Explore connection between identifying feelings and balancing logic and emotion. Gain skills to help you move from carelessly reacting to mindfully responding. 

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  • Connect Session Oct 22, 2020 10:30am CST - 12:00pm CST Connect with others as we learn about utilizing communication skills and concepts in every day real life moments.  Sessions are interactive with information and conversation that can be applied immediately.  

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  • How to be Empathetic with Your Child Oct 22, 2020 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST Learn about what empathy is, the important role it plays in connection with our child, and why it is important to their emotional growth. What choices are we making that prevent us from empathizing with our child or teen.

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  • The Feelings Deep Within Oct 24, 2020 9:00am CST - 10:30am CST Feelings give us information; they are neither good nor bad.  Naming and exploring why and what we are feeling can help us express our needs in an effective way. Explore connection between identifying feelings and balancing logic and emotion. Gain skills to help you move from carelessly reacting to mindfully responding. 

    Register here
  • Connect Session Oct 27, 2020 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST Connect with others as we learn about utilizing communication skills and concepts in every day real life moments.  Sessions are interactive with information and conversation that can be applied immediately.  

    Register here
  • What is Really Bugging Me? Nov 12, 2020 10:30am CST - 12:00pm CST We each see the world through our own perspective.  Judging people through our own lens can drive disconnection and lead to misunderstanding.  Learn to focus on observable behavior to communicate effectively, lead well and influence change.

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  • Building and Maintaining Connection in Committed Relationships Nov 12, 2020 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST Whether you are in a new committed relationship or have been together for years, join us to learn how you can always be building/maintaining connection with your partner.

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  • What is Really Bugging Me? Nov 17, 2020 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST We each see the world through our own perspective.  Judging people through our own lens can drive disconnection and lead to misunderstanding.  Learn to focus on observable behavior to communicate effectively, lead well and influence change.

    Register here
  • Connect Session Nov 19, 2020 10:30am CST - 12:00pm CST Connect with others as we learn about utilizing communication skills and concepts in every day real life moments.  Sessions are interactive with information and conversation that can be applied immediately.  

    Register here
  • Using Recognition With a Child or Teen Nov 19, 2020 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST How can you give meaningful feedback to your child or teen. Even during stressful times, letting them know they are seen and appreciated can go a long way in building a positive environment. Not only that, but training ourselves to be actively looking for things to appreciate can help us to develop positive thoughts as parents.

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  • What is Really Bugging Me? Nov 21, 2020 9:00am CST - 10:30am CST We each see the world through our own perspective.  Judging people through our own lens can drive disconnection and lead to misunderstanding.  Learn to focus on observable behavior to communicate effectively, lead well and influence change.

    Register here
  • Connect Session Nov 24, 2020 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST Connect with others as we learn about utilizing communication skills and concepts in every day real life moments.  Sessions are interactive with information and conversation that can be applied immediately.  

    Register here
  • Parenting Together in a Committed Relationship Dec 03, 2020 7:00pm CST - 8:30pm CST Navigating through parenting together in a committed relationship can be challenging.  In "Parenting Together" we'll learn how to better understand how we often parent in ways that meet our own needs and how to engage in healthy dialogue with our partner.

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  • The Impact of Impact and Recognizing Others Dec 10, 2020 10:30am CST - 12:00pm CST Why should I care?  Sharing the impact of behavior motivates change.  Understanding impact advances conversations around conflict. In addition, when people are recognized for their value, they continue behaviors that support growth and development.  Join us to reflect on recognition and the impact of behaviors, yours, and others.

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  • The Impact of Impact and Recognizing Others Dec 15, 2020 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST Why should I care?  Sharing the impact of behavior motivates change.  Understanding impact advances conversations around conflict. In addition, when people are recognized for their value, they continue behaviors that support growth and development.  Join us to reflect on recognition and the impact of behaviors, yours, and others.

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  • The Impact of Impact and Recognizing Others Dec 19, 2020 9:00am CST - 10:30am CST Why should I care?  Sharing the impact of behavior motivates change.  Understanding impact advances conversations around conflict. In addition, when people are recognized for their value, they continue behaviors that support growth and development.  Join us to reflect on recognition and the impact of behaviors, yours, and others.

    Register here
  • The Art of Crafting and Delivering Confrontation Messages Jan 14, 2021 10:30am CST - 12:00pm CST Especially when emotions run high, our nonverbals express more than we can realize! After reviewing the essential components of an effective confrontation message, we will focus on the significance of our nonverbal communication in delivering the message and then positioning ourselves to listen well.  Join us as we finetune the messages we craft and send.

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  • The Art of Crafting and Delivering Confrontation Messages Jan 19, 2021 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST Especially when emotions run high, our nonverbals express more than we can realize! After reviewing the essential components of an effective confrontation message, we will focus on the significance of our nonverbal communication in delivering the message and then positioning ourselves to listen well.  Join us as we finetune the messages we craft and send.

    Register here
  • The Art of Crafting and Delivering Confrontation Messages Jan 23, 2021 9:00am CST - 10:30am CST Especially when emotions run high, our nonverbals express more than we can realize! After reviewing the essential components of an effective confrontation message, we will focus on the significance of our nonverbal communication in delivering the message and then positioning ourselves to listen well.  Join us as we finetune the messages we craft and send.

    Register here
  • Putting It All Together- A Learning Lab for Effective Confrontation Feb 11, 2021 10:30am CST - 12:00pm CST Effective Confrontation is a critical life skill for personal and professional relationships. In this final session of the eight-part series, participants will craft and practice delivering confrontation messages in small groups.  Immediate feedback will be provided on perspective taking, reflective listening skills and empathy.  Join us to build your skills in a positive, supportive environment. 

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  • Putting It All Together- A Learning Lab for Effective Confrontation Feb 16, 2021 5:30pm CST - 7:00 pm CST Effective Confrontation is a critical life skill for personal and professional relationships. In this final session of the eight-part series, participants will craft and practice delivering confrontation messages in small groups.  Immediate feedback will be provided on perspective taking, reflective listening skills and empathy.  Join us to build your skills in a positive, supportive environment. 

    Register here
  • Putting It All Together- A Learning Lab for Effective Confrontation Feb 20, 2021 9:00am CST - 10:30am CST Effective Confrontation is a critical life skill for personal and professional relationships. In this final session of the eight-part series, participants will craft and practice delivering confrontation messages in small groups.  Immediate feedback will be provided on perspective taking, reflective listening skills and empathy.  Join us to build your skills in a positive, supportive environment. 

    Register here
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