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WORKSHOP:

AN INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTIVE COMMUNICATION

with KATHLEEN CONWAY

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (lunch provided)



WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This one-day workshop introduces a simple yet profound process: how to prevent or peacefully resolve differences by connecting with another person's feelings and needs. You may also connect more deeply and authentically with your own feelings and needs. When you use it, you will find more ways to address both persons' interests, and communicate in a way that increases goodwill and cooperation. This approach, used world-wide to resolve disputes, is also known as "Nonviolent Communication", or "NVC", developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg.

Constructive Communication helps people:
  • Express themselves fully and authentically
  • Practice compassion and natural giving
  • Resolve differences and accommodate different viewpoints
  • Break patterns of thinking that contribute to stress

Workshop content:
  • The purpose of Constructive Communication
  • "Power Over" vs. "Power With": the intention behind the model
  • The Jackal and the Giraffe: How life stances affect the language we use
  • Four Steps of the Model, examples
  • Respond to criticism, blame, anger
  • Using Constructive Communication with ourselves and others
  • Finding your own approach: how to apply what you’ve learned and make it your own
  • Small group practice


LEADER: Kathleen Conway (MA, Communication Arts) leads effective, engaging and practical workshops in communication skills throughout Canada and the U.S. She has been President of Camden Communications, Inc., a Montréal-based firm, since 1989. Clients include GlaxoSmithKline, ScotiaBank, Visa Canada, Indigo Books & Music, and Rogers Communications Inc.


UNITED THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
3521 University Street
Montréal (Québec)
H3A 2A9

REGISTRATION: $50.00 (includes lunch)

To register now online, please click HERE

For further information, contact us at admin@utc.ca or call
514-849-2042 ext. 200 / 1-888-849-2042

SPONSORED BY UTC and THE MONTREAL SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
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UTC Cancellation Policy: UTC takes seriously its responsibility to offer diverse courses and Continuing Education Events of a consistently high quality. Part of the cost of these educational events is our financial commitment to presenters, even in the event that registration numbers are lower than anticipated or if a number of participants should cancel after registering. Recognizing these costs, UTC has the following policy on refunds for participants’ cancellation:

Each registration includes a $ 50 non-refundable registration fee.

Cancellations received less than a week prior to the event will be refunded at 50% of their full registration fees (whether they registered with an early-bird discount or paid the regular amount).

Thank you for your understanding.

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The Montreal School of Theology was established to promote ecumenical co-operation in theological education in Montreal. UTC joins with Montreal Diocesan Theological College, Presbyterian College, and the Faculty of Religious Studies of McGill University to deliver high caliber academic, professional and spiritual formation for various Christian ministries. UTC and the Montreal School of Theology also partner with Université de Montréal to offer the program in French. Various events and many course options foster the ecumenical spirit and provide students with opportunity to prepare for ministry in a multi-denominational learning environment.

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