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The Conversational Capacity Workshop will:


  • Develop skills that help teams, departments, projects or organizations work smarter, faster and together under pressure.

  • Foster responsibly rigorous teamwork characterized by less strife and more collaboration; less rigidity and more dexterity; less defensiveness and more learning; less frustration and more fun.


Course Objectives:

  • Understand why effective teamwork under pressure is so challenging. Clearly recognize and appreciate the two powerful human tendencies that, when triggered, so easily cripple collaboration and communication. These tendencies affect your own behavior, the behavior of other people, and the performance of your team or organization.

  • Explore a new way of thinking. Learn about a guiding mindset that allows you to remain more focused and effective under pressure – even when you’re being triggered.

  • Learn a new way of working with others. Learn a set of simple but powerful skills – demonstrable behaviors – for remaining balanced and learning focused under pressure that can be practiced, measured, and improved.

Do you feel like you’re not getting the best work out of your team? Are there undiscussable issues festering in the hallways? Important issues on which you’re not getting traction? Do you suffer from conversations that spark more defensiveness and dysfunction than learning and progress?  Do you worry that the challenges you’re facing may overwhelm your team’s capacity for dealing with them?  Or is your organization performing well but you’d like to boost its capacity for working effectively when the heat is on?

And here’s the best part: you’ll learn these skills as you apply them to the issues that really matter.

Conversational Capacity isn't just another aspect of effective teamwork—it defines it. A team that cannot talk about its most pressing issues isn't really a team at all. It's just a group of people that can't work together effectively when it counts.