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October 28, 2015



Initiating Difficult Conversations training offered in November

By Human Capital Services, Learning and Development

There are conversations in which the stakes are high: asking for a raise, ending a relationship, giving a critical performance review, confronting disrespectful behavior, apologizing or disagreeing within a group. This workshop is about developing the skills to initiate the conversations which most people find difficult, unpleasant and generally avoid. You will learn the practical skills involved in framing a problem without blame or defensiveness and how to keep the conversation productive.

Learning and Development has partnered with ComPsych, K-State's employee assistance provider, to offer the training session, Initiating Difficult Conversations, WTD151, from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the K-State Student Union's Cottonwood Room.

There is no charge to participants, but registration is necessary to ensure adequate seating and materials. Participants my register through HRIS Self_Enrollment or by sending an email to learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu.

This session also will be offered via webinar from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. The webinar will be recorded so if employees happen to miss it, they can view it when it works best for them. To register for the webinar or to receive a link for the recorded training at a later time, please register for Initiating Difficult Conversations webinar

Employees who attend the training session or view the live webinar are eligible for one HealthQuest credit.  HealthQuest is the wellness program for state of Kansas employees and members of the State Employee Health Plan. The Learning and Development Office will work with ComPsych to ensure appropriate credit is given to employees; there is no need for employees to self-report the training attendance as long as sufficient information is provided during registration.

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