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Workshop: Tools for Courageous Conversations

Middleton, WI

Do you work with someone whose conversational style is "Tell, Sell, and Yell" and sometimes struggle to feel heard? Join guest speaker Mary Stelletello and learn how to have courageous conversations!

Wed, Nov 8, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST

1847 at the Stamm House
6625 Century Ave
Middleton, WI 53562

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Join our workshop and learn trust-building techniques to improve your conversational intelligence (C-IQ). In this workshop, we will talk through the conversation styles designed to teach how to move a conversation from “Me to We” using tools like the C-IQ Conversation Dashboard.

In Ellevate Network Founder Sallie Krawcheck’s book “Own It: The Power of Women at Work”, she touches on “Courageous Conversations”. Whether the conversation is about gender equity, company culture, bias around work assignments, or “man-terrupting”, Sallie believes there is an urgency for all women to engage in courageous conversations.

We all have the power to bring about change, individually and collectively, and the way we do that is by each of us starting conversations in our own workplaces.

I also firmly believe that owning these conversations can also position each of us as true leaders, for taking a principled and educated stance on what is clearly “the right side of history.”

Source: Krawcheck, Sallie. Own It: The Power of Women at Work (p. 144-146). The Crown Publishing Group.

Learning Objectives

1.Gain increased awareness of your personal conversational style and its impact on others

2.Learn techniques to engage in courageous conversations

3.Increase ability to access empathy, foster shared decision-making, and connect with others more deeply

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See Conversation Dashboard handout at:

More about the speaker:

Mary Stelletello brings more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to her coaching and consulting in the areas of leadership development, governance, strategy development, strategic partnership facilitation and organizational capacity building. Throughout her nonprofit career, Mary held five executive director positions.

Mary is an PCC credentialed coach by the International Coach Federation and an Associate Coach with The Ken Blanchard Companies. She uses these skills with executives, board leaders and management staff to strengthen their abilities and skills to guide organizations to excellence.

Mary has worked in more than 25 countries on six continents as Director of Education and Leadership for the International Youth Foundation. In her last position as an executive director, she led AYUSA Global Youth Exchange, an international nonprofit providing high school exchange opportunities for youth from 60 countries.

Mary co-authored the eBook, Proactively Plan for the Inevitable: A Guide to Leadership Transition and Succession. Mary is a contributor to The Leadership Challenge Activities Book, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.

Mary holds a MA in Latin American Studies and MBA from the University of New Mexico. She received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.  

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