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  • "When Communication Counts"
  •   3-day workshop
  • Nonviolent Communication in Monthly Installments
  •   2 hours, 2nd Sunday of each month
  • "Dancing with Marshall"
  •   A unique retreat


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    "When Communication Counts"
    Managing Conflict and Workplace Harmony

    3 day workshop

    Facilitators: Marti Monroe, PhD and Jan Blum, hB

    This intensive is designed for professionals needing skills to create outcomes that leave the professional, as well as the person and community they are serving, satisfied that the best possible is being done to meet everyone's needs.

    These communication skills are effective in personal as well as professional situations.

    Walk in with a conflict. Walk out with skills, insights, and solutions specific to your situation!

    Topics Covered

    Each participant brings one communication challenge and learns ways to create the wanted outcomes.

  • What stops people from hearing you?
  • How conflicts develop
  • Common actions that intensify conflict
  • Powerful de-escalation technology
  • Get everyone's needs met
        without compromise
  • Long and short term strategies
  • Dealing with your emotions (learn their role
        and value; how to transform them)
  •   Who is your worst communication nightmare?

    Here are the skills that will transform your experience with...
  • General public
  • Patients
  • Clients
  • Inmates
  • Criminal offenders
  • Residents
  • Co-workers
  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Boss
  • Employees
  • Emergency
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      Learning Outcomes

    Idaho POST Training Academy
    700 S Stratford Dr
    Meridian, ID 83642

    We sometimes meet at other locations, such as the Meridian Police Building (a block from POST). We will contact registrants with meeting information.

    Dates for 2011     Payment must accompany registrations
    Mar   28 - 30  (Mon - Wed)  Registration deadline: March 14
    June  22 - 24  (Wed - Fri)  Registration deadline: June 6
    Aug   22 - 24  (Mon - Wed)  Registration deadline: Aug 8
    Oct    26 - 28  (Wed - Fri)  Registration deadline: Oct 7

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
    1 hour lunch

    $345 (lunch is on your own)
    cafeteria on campus, microwave available, eateries nearby

    Must enroll and pay in advance
    One free admission if you host the event at your site with a minimum of 10 paid participants

    Registration: phone in or mail.

    Cancellations received at least 5 working days before workshop are refundable less a 20% administrative charge. For cancellations received later, a credit of $170 will be issued toward a future seminar.




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    "NVC in Monthly Installments"

    2 hour class, 1:30 ~ 3:30 pm, 2nd Sunday of each month

    Facilitators: Marti Monroe, PhD and Jan Blum, hB

    based on Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication" (aka "NVC")

    Efficient and powerful method of communication

    Never hear criticism again!  Melt resistance and resentment!  Understand what people really mean by what they say!

    600 S Curtis, Boise Idaho
    Oddfellows Building
    Center for Spiritual Living

    2nd Sunday of each month. Registration deadline is the prior Sunday.
    Sunday afternoon class
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    $25 per class

    July 11: What makes people behave the way they do? How to start where they are and make it work for you, too!

    Future classes:

               • Say “No” with Ease and Caring
               • Dealing With Feelings, Yours and Theirs
               • Whose responsibility is it? Understanding power, conflict, alliance
               • The Four Steps of the Nonviolent Communication model (overview + 4 more separate sessions)

    Jan (208.724.4877)
    Marti (208.938.1339)

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