You are here

Seminar: Courageous Conversations During Stressful Times
Event : 
February 19, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Add to Calendar
Tom Esch
PMI Talent Triangle: 
Event ID: 
Program Description: 

Do you find yourself doing projects where really important things go unsaid? Where collaboration gets blocked? Come and acquire the tools for a new approach: 

  • Learn about the current brain science which explains why people overreact to situations and do not speak up
  • Improve communication with co-workers and management during tough moments
  • Better collaboration with difficult personalities or unmotivated teammates
  • The best things to do for yourself and others when things get intense
  • How to have effective communication across differences of gender, age and race


  • Understanding the brain science behind the art of conversation
  • Practical ways to be skillfully direct, even in cultures where indirectness is the norm
  • How to create safety when communication feels risky
  • Gain new, practical tools for talking and for listening, when you are concerned about gender and racial differences
  • Understand how to use your power skillfully and how to generate better results


Special Instructions: 

Date: February 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Continental breakfast and box lunch will be provided. Networking opportunity is available immediately after the workshop.



Register Before February 5, 2019

Chapter Member  280.00

Non-Chapter Member  330.00

Partner Chapter Member  266.00

Cost for Partner Non-Chapter Member  313.50


Registration After February 5, 2019

Chapter Member  335.00

Non-Chapter Member  385.00

Partner Chapter Member  318.25

Partner Non-Chapter Member  368.25


Registration Cut-off Date February 15, 2019

Registration accepted at the Door - No



Refund - Yes

Full Refund less $50 cancellation fee until February 12, 2019

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Tom Esch has been part of courageous conversations since 1969 when a whiffle ball game ended badly in the backyard.
He has master's Degrees in Conflict Resolution from the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon and in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.
He is currently President of Esch Consulting, LLC, a company which empowers people to have productive conversations about uncomfortable yet necessary topics. He helps organizations transform their culture in a way that builds healthy relationships and strengthens the bottom line.