Graduate Advisers Workshop "Preparing for a Difficult Conversation: Techniques and Approaches for Tough Talks" on Monday, March 22

The Graduate School cordially invites graduate advisers to attend an interactive workshop on "Preparing for a Difficult Conversation: Techniques and Approaches for Tough Talks" on Monday, March 22 at the Campus Club. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.

Graduate Advisers Workshop "Preparing for a Difficult Conversation: Techniques and Approaches for Tough Talks" on Monday, March 22

The Graduate School cordially invites graduate advisers to attend an interactive workshop on "Preparing for a Difficult Conversation: Techniques and Approaches for Tough Talks". Co-sponsored by the Student Conflict Resolution Center and the Office of Conflict Resolution, the workshop is intended to provide graduate advisers with tools, techniques and approaches for effectively communicating a difficult message to their advisees.
Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. To register, go to http://www.grad.umn.edu/dgs/workshops/ .

Preparing for a Difficult Conversation: Techniques and Approaches for Tough Talks
A Workshop for Graduate Advisers

Monday, March 22
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Campus Club, Rooms A,B&C (Coffman Memorial Union)

How do you communicate a difficult message to your graduate advisee without damaging the adviser/advisee relationship? How can you discuss a sticky issue with your advisee without letting emotions rule the conversation? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about common issues and effective approaches in preparing for a difficult conversation between faculty advisers and their graduate student advisees. Roleplay scenarios will provide an opportunity for discussion and critique, and key principles and strategies will be presented for effectively communicating about a range of difficult topics. This workshop is experiential; participants will be asked to engage in facilitated small group roleplays of successful conversations, and those that go wrong.

This workshop builds on a workshop offered this past December on faculty mentoring of graduate students. Attendance at the December workshop is not required to attend this workshop.

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