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Trading Office Politics for Clear Communication (LIVE Webstream and In-Person) (15 Wellness Points)*
Start Date: 3/14/2018Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 3/14/2018End Time: 1:00 PM
This event recurs daily until 3/14/2018.  Click here to see the series dates.

Event Description

This workshop will be offered in two parts. Although attendance at both sessions is not required, we do encourage you to register for both sessions if possible, as these sessions will each cover new material, and will build upon each other.


Registration is NOT required in order to attend the live webstream. To attend via live webstream at the time of the event, please visit the Drexel University events calendar listing for this event to access the link to join us.


Part One: How to Identify What It Is You REALLY Want

Part One: March 14, 2018 

Sometimes we think we know what we want, but when we look deeper, we realize that we’ve confused the outcome (our “strategy” for getting what we want) with the unfulfilled human need or desire that is motivating us to want a certain outcome. In this session, we will dig deeper into basic human needs that often pop up in the workplace (such as respect, satisfaction, autonomy, purpose and meaning) and the strategies we can use to fulfill these needs. We will also learn to distinguish between ‘what we do’ (strategies) and ‘why we are doing it’ (needs) so that our communication can become less tense and more open.


Understanding this discernment will open up new possibilities in your work and in how you communicate. Grasping this distinction can help you become more creative in thinking up strategies that you may have never considered before.  


As you cultivate more creativity and possibility, you will begin to develop greater flexibility and freedom when relating to others.  And, as a bonus, these creative new strategies usually result in you feeling greater joy and more satisfaction, and also getting more of whatever it is you really want.



Part Two: Finding Empathy While Feeling Frustrated

 Part Two: March 28, 2018

Building on what we learned in session one, we will now turn our attention to the other people we are in relationship with at work.  We will talk about how to constructively find ways to connect to what is truly important to someone else (their needs) even when we are feeling frustrated (or confused, or disappointed). Learning how to cultivate this connection, and learning how to respect and parse out the needs of ourselves AND the needs of our colleagues or boss, will give us greater opportunity to reduce conflict without being angry or resigned. Maintaining this connection to ourselves and to others will allow us to negotiate difficult topics more easily.  


Our speaker  Dr. Terrie Lewine started her health care career in 1997 doing transformational bodywork known as Network Chiropractic. With the idea that community and connection is key to vibrant health, Terrie began has been studying developmental and evolutionary psychology, leading to discovering Nonviolent Communication. 


She has been facilitating Nonviolent Communication (NVC) workshops since 2007.  Having studied with leading trainers all over the country, including Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, she also offers private coaching to individuals and couples to help them create the lives/relationships they say they want.  NVC, mixed with a deep understanding of neurology and physiology, and other relationship skill building practices, her work in uniquely successful.

Contact Monica Fauble, Wellness Administrator, with questions: mfauble@drexel.edu

Registration is NOT required for the online session. To attend via live webstream at the time of the event, please visit the Drexel University events calendar listing for this event to access the link to join us. Youtube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4kxFgHT6ck (please refresh your page if the link does not work)

Participants in our 2018 Wellness Incentive Program are eligible to earn (15 points ($15 credit) per session for attending this event in-person or virtually (online). In-person attendants must sign-in to receive credit. Virtual (online) attendants must email Monica Fauble mfauble@drexel.edu one thing they learned during this event in order to receive credit.


You must register for the 2018 program AND complete your 2018 PHP before you will be eligible to receive any payouts. Points for attending these events will be sent to Health Advocate on a monthly basis for the prior month’s activities.  There will be a delay in these points and payouts being distributed. For information about our 2018 wellness incentive program, please visit: http://drexel.edu/hr/benefits/a-healthier-u/wellness-incentive-program/

Contact Information:
Name: Monica Fauble
Phone: 215-571-4293
Email: mfauble@drexel.edu
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