Constructive Conversations for Managers

July 30, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Link in the Loop, 621 N. Skinker Blvd. , Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63130
Dates OfferedTimeLocationTarget Audience
July 30, 20249 a.m. – 12 p.m.Link in the Loop
621 N. Skinker Blvd
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63130
RM 301
WashU Managers – Leading Others
(at least one staff direct report)

Facilitating effective conversations is an invaluable tool for everyone. In this course, learners will examine core elements of a conversation and discover practical and proven tips for giving your conversations the best chance at being effective. Managers are often involved in conversations that can be challenging, but in every conversation there is opportunity for a productive interaction.

Course Objectives 

Participants will learn: 

  • Tips and tools for communicating effectively during a conversation;
  • A model that improves the management of emotions during a conversation;
  • Keys for delivering effective and constructive feedback

Competencies: Inclusive Leadership; Coaching; Impacting/influencing others; Developing others; Inspiring Others 

Audience:    This class is for all Washington University in St. Louis leaders and managers who have at least one staff direct report. (Leading Others)

Class Duration:  3 hours, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Facilitator: John Thomas, Consultant Organization Development

John is a Consultant with the Organization Development team with Washington University in Human Resources. Since 2007, he has served in Human Resources with direct leadership experience. Throughout his career, John has focused on the disciplines of Leadership and Organizational Development. 

An important note: This session is being held in-person at the Link in the Loop building.


All programs are subject to change.

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