Becoming a Conscious Leader: Transform Interpersonal Conflict into Connected Conversations

Does your nonprofit have any of the following challenges? …

  • Interpersonal issues disrupting meetings, workflow or staff engagement
  • High turnover of staff – “good people” leaving – broad level of dissatisfaction
  • High turnover of leadership
  • Leadership lacking “people” skills or focus
  • Delivers a beautiful service to clients, but is not living its values inside the organization

Many leaders, when confronted with these “people” challenges, struggle to find a way through them and become stuck in trying to advance the organization to meet its goals and purpose. This workshop introduces you to new mindsets and skill sets to become a more conscious leader who can transform these challenges to build a more effective team and organization.

This two-hour interactive session focuses on being aware of your own reactivity, and in that awareness, to be able to respond consciously in a way that is likely to create connection among all involved.

Come and see the beautiful simplicity of needs-based communication (NVC) concepts, along with the invitation—and challenge—to develop a new perspective of seeing people through human needs.

Outline of Session:

  • The Five Chairs – how you react depends on where you focus your attention
  • Moving from Unconscious Reaction to Conscious Response
  • Communicating without blame: the four parts of needs-based communication (NVC)
  • Self-Responsibility: The four skill sets of needs-based communication

Participants will walk away with concrete answers to questions such as:

  • In what ways am I contributing to the interpersonal issues at my nonprofit?
  • In what ways is the organization itself contributing to interpersonal issues?
  • How can I engage with people who are angry in a way that is likely to create connection?
  • How can I transform my own reactions of anger, guilt, shame or fear so that I am better connected to myself?

Executive Directors, Board Members, and other current or aspiring leaders are encouraged to attend.

American Sign Language interpreters or other communication access accommodations are available upon request. Please submit any accommodations requests to Andrew Robinson, Program Manager, 434-951-9042 or
Topic Leadership
When Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Where Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Trainer Gregg Kendrick, Basileia LLC
Member Fee $35.00
Non-Member Fee $55.00
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