Crucial Conversations Workshops Return

July 28, 2017

Crucial Conversations workshops return

What is Crucial Conversations? It’s a course teaching skills/tools for creating a positive environment for dialogue.  A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions are strong.  These conversations when handled poorly or ignored lead to strained relationships and dismal results.  The workshop teaches participants to:

  • Speak persuasively, not abrasively
  • Foster teamwork and better decision making
  • Build acceptance rather than resistance
  • Resolve individual and group disagreements

Class participants working together

Spring 2018

April 3-4: Johnson County

April 10-11: Extension 4-H Building, Ames

May 1-2: Buena Vista County

Cost per participant is $250 and lunch is on your own (time varies by location). For more information about the workshop, see the Crucial Conversations Workshop Benefits and Crucial Conversations Sample Agenda.  

Registration information can be found online.  Workshop facilitators are Robin (Brekke) Ertz and Julie Hlas. Questions about the course can be directed to Robin (Brekke) Ertz at rbrekke@iastate.edu.