Difficult Conversations/Bystander Intervention Training - This Friday, August 16th!

Do you struggle to intervene when you see something going on? Do you avoid difficult conversations because you're not sure how to have them or are worried they may backfire? 

UCAR's Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) is holding regular Bystander Intervention and Difficult Conversations trainings to help prepare all staff for these kinds of conversations. We will discuss the barriers that prevent us from intervening. You will learn skills and techniques to intervene in difficult workplace situations. We will provide you with a model for difficult conversations and you will practice effective ways to have these challenging conversations with supervisors, peers, and direct reports. These are stand-alone sessions and no prior experience is needed. We welcome people from all job categories and levels of seniority at the organization. 

To sign up please visit the Connect website. From the home screen, click "View the EOD training calendar and register for courses" and search for "PRO158" to select the session you want to attend. 

Dates for training are as follows: 

  • Friday, August 16, 8am-12pm, CG1 2126
  • Friday, September 13, 12:30- 4:30 pm, FL1-EOL Atrium
  • Tuesday, November 12, 8am-12pm, ML-Damon Room

If you have questions please contact Kristen Aponte x1657 or Katy Putsavage x8844. We are still working to identify a way to provide to off-site staff.


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Announcement Timing: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019
Calendar Timing: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Posted by Katy Putsavage at ext. 8844, putsavag@ucar.edu

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