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BUILD Class: Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Having Difficult Conversations in an Appropriate Way

Tough work conversations can send folks running for cover, or out the door.  According to research, 37% of people consider quitting rather than having “the talk”. An equal percentage avoid the conversation by dancing around the topic, and 6% call in sick to delay it! However there are positive steps you can take to spot a crucial conversation, manage it well and strengthen and engage your team.  This interactive session will focus on 1) recognizing a difficult conversation, 2) common causes and reactions, and 3) proactive and positive strategies for having the conversation. Presented by Chrystal Stanley, Director, Professional and Career Development Services. Please send an email to linda.feiden@drake.edu to register.

Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Olmsted Center, Conference Room 310/311
2875 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311

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Faculty/Staff Development, Classes, BUILD Class, Human Resources, BUILD


Faculty/Staff Development


Faculty & Staff

Human Resources
Contact Name

Linda Feiden

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