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Creating Empathy through Conversation
In-Person Monday 06/13/2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to talk to anyone, no matter what background, using the FORD (family, occupation, recreation, dreams) framework of conversation. 

REPEATED on Tuesday at 10:30am

Have you ever felt socially anxious? Like you struggled to connect with a colleague? Like you didn't know how to approach networking?

Communication can help you feel like you belong, it can increase your sense of perspective and it can open the doors to opportunities you never could've imagined!

In this session, you'll learn from Rob Lawless, a man on a mission to spend 1 hour, 1:1, with 10,000 different people. You'll hear how he's run into his new friends in places far away from where he's met them, what he's learned from meeting the victim of a mass shooting and how he ended up lobster diving with internet personality, Zach King.

Furthermore, you'll practice connecting with each other using the FORD framework (family, occupation, recreation, dreams) in 1:1 breakouts! You'll learn the importance of goal setting in intentional connection, and afterwards will feel confident in unlocking the true potential of connection!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the 3 levels of value of human connection (sense of belonging, perspective, future opportunities).
  • Utilize the FORD framework in getting to know new people.
  •  Incorporate goal setting to achieve intentional human connection.

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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