OD Book SIG
Event Title: Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen
We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought you Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. you'll learn how to:
• Decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation
• Start a conversation without defensiveness
• Listen for the meaning of what is not said
• Stay balanced in the face of attacks and accusations
• Move from emotion to productive problem solving
Organization Development Manager
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
Jim has a master’s degree in Social Work, with over twenty five years of experience in Healthcare as an OD consultant specializing in the following areas: Leadership development, change management, customer service, teambuilding and integrating organizational values into daily work. He is presently the Organizational Development Manager for Charles E. Smith Life Communities, a large long term healthcare organization for the elderly.
Jim has helped organizations become a great place to work resulting in increased employee engagement scores and customer service scores. He has also helped leaders increase their capacity to problem solve with both colleagues and staff.
In a hospital setting, twice he has received the prestigious team award for getting best results through others.
Insperity Tysons Corner Office
1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102
The meeting will be held in the first-floor conference room. Please be sure to sign in as a guest.
Cancellation policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions. If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.
**Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.