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Fearless Conversations Through the Art of Dialogue

This course is for leaders who want productive communication and easier, more effective partnerships with co-workers, staff, clients and upper-management. Dialogue is a communication technique that will help you to:

  • gain more respect as a leader who listens, asks questions, and empowers others
  • create safety for yourself and others so that even "scary" subjects can be addressed
  • create empowering beliefs, inner-strength and razor sharp clarity before any conversation
  • develop attitudes and behaviors which welcome and enhance relationships
  • Stay focused and productive

This is an opportunity for individuals to explore challenges, learn new leadership tools, and create life changing solutions in workplace relationships! After this workshop, participants will have the ability to transform difficult conversations into empowered, comfortable conversations by understanding a unique perspective of fear, and how we stop ourselves from being authentic.

Following the program each participant will have a one-hour, one-on-one dialogue coaching session with Fran Liautaud, either by telephone or in person. Participants will then be more equipped to use this powerful communication technique for fearless conversations and productive relationships.

Fran Liautaud is a Communication and Leadership Coach, supporting business leaders by helping them build productive relationships through strong communication skills. Fran teaches a powerful technique called Dialogue, and specializes in empowering individual leaders, and helping teams to overcome relationship challenges in order to be productive at work. Fran has led teams and projects in the past 25 years for numerous Fortune 500 companies, such as McDonald's, United Airlines, Fisher-Price and Anheuser-Busch. Fran specializes in leadership, teamwork and conflict resolution, and earned her Dialogue certification through the elite development program at the Option Institute.

Thursday, October 23, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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$295 (5 contact hours/ 0.5 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus


Class meets 8:30 - 12:30 (4 hrs.) plus each student receives (1 hr.) coaching session with instructor for total of .5 ceus.