Creating a Safe Space for Dialogue — Meaningful Conversations Workshop 2 of 6
As people begin to feel unsafe in conversation, they start down one of two unhealthy paths in their communication. They move either toward silence (withholding meaning from the conversation) or violence (trying to force meaning in the conversation). Both restrict the flow of meaningful conversation.
We use silence as a means to regain safety in a conversation. Unfortunately, silence can be deadly for a meaningful conversation. When we use sarcasm or sugarcoat what we say to mask our opinions or thoughts, steer clear and stay away from difficult topics altogether to avoid talking about them, or withdraw from the conversation by checking out or simply leaving the room — we are killing the conversation in an effort to feel safe.
Or we use violence to regain safety in a meaningful conversation. Violence can be subtle or overt, and yet is equally destructive. When we try to control the conversation, label ideas and people as less than, or attack others for thinking differently, we are derailing a safe space for dialogue. We do this to feel safe in the conversation ourselves, even though it destroys the conversation altogether.
This workshop is designed to help you create a safe space for dialogue.
In this workshop you’ll learn how to:
- Recognize your style of communication under stress and in an unsafe space
- How to get back to a safe space for dialogue by looking for mutual understanding
- Provide an apology where you’ve created stress or unease in the conversation
- Use contrast to fix any misunderstandings in the conversation
Meaningful Conversations Workshop Series
This workshop is part of a six-workshop series that will give you the hands-on and applied learning experience you need to master your communication and have meaningful conversations.
Click the links below to learn more about and register for each individual workshop.
The workshop series is packaged at a member rate of $159 for all six workshops or $30 for each individual workshop, and a non-member rate of $199 for all six workshops or $35 for each individual workshop.
Click here to register for all six workshops.
Click here to register for the introductory webinar to this workshop series on September 21.
About the PresenterDr. Pardeep Kullar is the Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Kullar College, an executive education institute that specializes in leadership development and training. She is certified as an Executive Coach and has worked with leaders in Fortune 1-500 companies.
Dr. Kullar has also had a full career track in higher education administration where she has served as the Provost and Vice President at a number of colleges and universities. She graduated with a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University where she learned how to lead organizations into more effective positions.
Dr. Kullar is recognized as a Top 100 Leader in Education by the Global Forum on Education & Learning, and has been featured in NY Times, LA Times, NBC, Fox, and CBS. She has led webinars and workshops for ATD, PiHRA, Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and numerous other organizations.
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