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The Art of Empathetic Conversations
In-Person and Virtual Sunday 06/11/2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn techniques such as ethnographic interviewing and motivational interviewing to bolster empathetic conversations to get real answers. 

Every HR manager knows that each new situation or conflict brings with it the difficult task of determining the truth or what really happened. Most professionals have developed experience and a feel for how to get closer to the truth, but there are techniques that you can use to reach the truth faster and with fewer hurt feelings. Drawing from anthropology and the study of foreign cultures, we'll provide you with questions you can use that will encourage a deeper understanding of the people and the situation. Pulling from the psychology of motivation, we'll identify approaches and tools that you can use to encourage people to change behaviors – even stubborn behaviors. You'll learn how to see the structure of the conversation as it's evolving as well as the context of the conversation so you can see logical incongruencies and when the inquiry is going in circles. Move from okay to awesome at managing the difficult task of inquiries in your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply proven questions to get accurate and complete answers.
  • Identify barriers to communication.
  • Develop trust, safety, and rapport to create the conditions for honest answers.

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. Most virtual sessions are recorded and will be available to view on demand until Monday, August 14 at 8:00 AM PT.

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Robert Bogue, President,
Thor Projects LLC
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Terri Bogue, Chief Operations Officer,
Thor Projects LLC