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Having Hard Conversations

Jennifer Abrams; Forward by Arthur L Costa

Having Hard Conversations provides an interactive, personal approach to mastering the art of challenging conversations. The author's step-by-step strategy addresses a wide range of situations, including communication with supervisees, peers, and supervisors. Emphasizing that initiative and preparation are the keys to a successful conversation, this resource includes:

  • Thought-provoking questions and first-person accounts that help educators become more self-aware, effective communicators

  • Advice on overcoming personal hesitation about expressing concerns

  • Guidance on identifying goals for the conversation and choosing the best "what-where-and-when" for a productive discussion

  • Sample scripts and practical tools to help educators prepare for the conversation

  • To purchase the eBook or paperback, please visit: http://www.corwin.com/books/Book232302?siteId=corwin-press&subject=C00&qsupld=false&productType=&q=Having+Hard+Conversations+&fs=1

    WHO: Hosted by Jennifer Abrams and KDSL

    WHERE: KDSL blog www.kdsl.wordpress.com

    WHEN: 4 October - 8 November 2015

    WHY: By addressing important issues directly and professionally, educators can find self-empowerment and promote an open, healthy school environment.

    HOW: Order the book and register

    How to register: Email your name, school, country and email address to Kevin Simpson at kevin@kdsleducation.org

    Jennifer Abrams is an independent consultant who specializes in new employee support, effective collaboration in a multigenerational workplace, and having hard conversations. Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations (Corwin, 2009), and The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community, (Corwin, 2013) and the upcoming book tentatively titled, Unpacking Hard Conversations: Strategies for Finding Your Voice Around What Matters, (Corwin, 2016). Her blog, Voice Lessons, is at www.jenniferabrams.com and she can be found on Twitter @jenniferabrams.