Shout Out or Shut Down! “Conversation Skills”
S.E.E. Class – SPD 112
Tuesdays, March 3 – 31 at 6:30 pm
Facilitator: Rev. Sheryl McCullough, LUT
Conversation Skills is a course that enhances effective communication skills to include the ability to stay in dialogue when emotions are driving us to “shout out” or “shut down.” This course provides knowledge and tools for listening, creating connection and facilitating dialogue in tough, emotional situations. The principles and models taught are aligned with spiritual practices. The class is based on the model of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), which includes: taking responsibility for our own experience; commitment to increasing our awareness of our own feelings and needs as well as those of the people with whom we interact; and having the capacity to be authentic and compassionate in all circumstances.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
~ Demonstrate the ability to listen from the heart in every situation
~ Distinguish facts from stories in situations driven by emotion
~ Create a safe environment for dialogue
~ Apply Spiritual principles and Nonviolent Communications in their daily communications
The required textbooks are: Crucial Conversations ($20) by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler, McGraw-Hill AND Nonviolent Communications ($20) by Marshall B. Rosenberg.
If you are taking the class for S.E.E. credit, the Unity Worldwide Ministries fee is $45. The class is open to everyone! Sign-up TODAY Online or in Fellowship Hall.