Communication

Different Styles of Leadership

Posted: January 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 5:51 pm

Leadership comes in all different types of forms. During this presentation, we will discuss the different types of leadership and how to be an effective leader based on your style. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board and Markers

Philip Wilkerson

Power of Visualization for Long-Term Goal-Setting

Posted: January 9, 2020 at 1:16 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 5:52 pm

Science has proven that visualization will increase the likelihood of achieving your long term goals. During this presentation, we will explore your long-term goals and the micro-steps necessary to complete them. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board and Markers, TV and VCR

Philip Wilkerson

Current Events

Posted: December 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: December 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

Immigration, Demographic Change, Populism, Nativism, Backlash, Minority Politics, Islam, Identity Politics, Brexit, White Working Class Voters, United States, Europe, Middle East, Policy Communication

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Justin Gest

Leadership Skills through Volunteering and Internships

Posted: May 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 5:52 pm

There are intangible skills that can be learned through experiences such as internships and volunteering. This presentation will discuss those skills and how citizens should seek out opportunities to serve to enhance professional skills. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, White Board and Markers

Philip Wilkerson

Mindful Leadership for Innovation

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:22 pm

If you were to analyze the top 50 of the over 1,000 leadership books published during the last five years you will find that there isn’t a single approach to leadership that will work in every situation. Ironically, many of them contradict one another. But, is there a mindset or attitude about being a leader […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Appreciative Inquiry for Organizational Change and Development

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:23 pm

Most approaches to understanding organizations are embedded in a “problem solving” paradigm. This deficiency model of organizations calls for the development of techniques and tools to accurately identify and diagnose problems. In contrast to this clinical focus, appreciative inquiry focuses on what works in an organization. By exploring events when people are at their best, […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Appreciative Intelligence®: Develop Leadership, Transform Difficult Conversations, and Discover Common Ground

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Appreciative Intelligence is the ability to see the generative potential in any situation and to actualize it. It is a leadership skillset that will enable you to step into conflict mindfully, and to transform difficult conversations into positive outcomes. As a leader by improving your Appreciative Intelligence you will have expanded abilities to reframe conflict […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Your neighbor next door-How intercultural communication helps one understand differences.

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 3:53 pm

In most neighborhoods of Northern Virginia one finds residents of several cultures. This presentation presents several themes from intercultural communication to help people improved their understanding of how messages vary among cultures because of the ways we send and receive messages. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Understanding Digital Natives

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:51 pm

Growing up with internet has changed the way youth and young adults learn, socialize, interact, and live their lives. This has inspired a growing literature about these new “digital natives,” about the “digital immigrants” that are teaching and raising them, and about the impact of these changes on brain development and habits of mind. This […]

A/V requirements: Screen

Star Muir

Turning Points in Negotiation and Conflict Process

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:55 pm

All negotiations have critical moments, or episodes, when the potential exists for increased understanding or its opposite: blaming, stereotyping, withdrawal, and even violence. How can we recognize turning points in negotiation and conflict processes? How can we create turning points that lead to collaborative and sustainable agreements? This presentation will enable participants to learn to […]

A/V requirements: None

Sara Cobb

So What is Intercultural Communication?

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 3:55 pm

In the current globalization people frequently meet other people from different cultures. This presentation covers some of the basic principles and vocabulary to help us understand why what we said is not what is heard by a person from the other culture. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Religious Conflicts and Their Resolution

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Why do religious conflicts sometimes become lethal? What is causing the current spread of violent religious conflicts worldwide? What can be done to resolve these conflicts? Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Richard Rubenstein

Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Based on the speaker’s 2010 book. The arguments and images that persuade Americans to consent to wars, and how we can clarify our thinking about self-defense, evil enemies, moral crusades, and war as a last resort. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Richard Rubenstein

Quality Management through Debate

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Explains the value of debate as a means of increasing discussion and insight into problems and decisions faced by different organizations. Provides advice on incorporating debate as a part of quality management and innovative business techniques. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, TV/VCR

Star Muir

Back to Basics: Strengthening Speaking Skills for a Professional Performance

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:41 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 5:54 pm

Whether one is in the boardroom or the classroom, delivery skills are essential to get the message across to an audience. The goal is to instill key principles of delivery and organization to effectively develop and polish public communication in a business environment, whether an interview, a committee report, or networking. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic

Impact Performance in a Media World

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 5:59 pm

Whether announcing on the radio, delivering television news, or acting in a film or documentary, the human voice and body are your tools to inform and persuade in broadcast performance. Techniques are introduced and skills practiced regarding how to improve vocal (paralanguage) and physical (nonverbal) delivery elements to more effectively communicate messages in a performance […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic

Nonsense Language

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Overview of the work of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll, author of the Alice books, with an emphasis on the ways in which these writers play with language.

A/V requirements: None

Roger Lathbury

Master and Counternarrative Dynamics

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Master and Counternarrative Dynamics Conflicts everywhere involve a struggle over meaning, a struggle by a master narrative to maintain its primacy, as counternarratives work to unseat or destabilize them. This dynamic takes place in the context of the fight against extremism, as well as the struggle over policies, such as gun control. Understanding these dynamics […]

A/V requirements: LCD

Sara Cobb

Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 3:55 pm

This speech is one of the greatest speeches in US History because of its structure, word selection, and message. Even though many of the word choices are different today King’s use of metaphor and imagery reflect the needs of the time. It was an opportunity that maybe only King could have the necessary ethos to […]

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Leveraging Knowledge Management for Strategic Change

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm, Last Updated: February 12, 2018 at 8:06 pm

Managing tacit knowledge is a core competency as well as a challenge for high intellectual capital-oriented organizations. Professionals in such organizations are mindful of the turbulence in the environment and are constantly dealing with knowledge saturation and complexity. Over the years they must have developed a refined tacit understanding of what works and what does […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

How to Run an Effective Meeting

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:25 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 3:56 pm

Can cover a variety of needed areas within the topic area: a) how to plan an agenda, b) how to stick to the agenda, c) how to use parliamentary procedure to focus on issues, and when NOT to use parliamentary procedure, and d) how to evaluate a meeting. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Gender-Fair Education

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Gender bias in education and ways to practice gender-fair teaching.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, TV/VCR

Anita Taylor

Foreign Policy

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:21 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm

Ambassador Kauzlarich can address any number of topics regarding foreign policy, the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, international energy and economic issues, human rights, and humanitarian aid. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Richard Kauzlarich

Foreign Accent

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:14 pm

A discussion on why and how adults typically have a foreign accent in their speech when they learn a new language after childhood, how native listeners judge this accent, and the ways in which the non-natives try to lose the accent.

A/V requirements: Internet, LCD, Screen

Steven Weinberger

Effective Communication and Dealing with Difficult People

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 3:58 pm

This workshop is designed to enhance an individual’s ability to effectively handle difficult situations. The presentation is made using PowerPoint, however, it has several exercises to illustrate key points. The exercises will present opportunities to help participants apply helpful tools for communicating effectively and handling complicated situations. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: FC, LCD, Screen

Don Boileau

Dynamical Systems Change Processes

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm, Last Updated: March 17, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Dynamical Systems Change Processes If indeed conflicts are themselves dynamical systems with a narrative ecology that maintains dominant/marginal relations and in this way damages identity, how can the narratives in a conflict system evolve such that new relationships, new meanings, and new solutions to wicked problems could appear? Narrative theory and practice provide the foundation […]

A/V requirements: LCD

Sara Cobb

Discovering Common Ground in Challenging Situations

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:27 pm

As a professional you may have been facing challenging situations that require your constant attention. You find yourselves doing more with fewer resources. You have come to the realization that many of these challenges can be effectively addressed if you can find a common ground among the stakeholders which includes your colleagues and supervisors as […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Developing Your Appreciative Intelligence® for Innovation and Leadership

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:27 pm

Describe the new concept of Appreciative Intelligence developed by author Tojo Thatchenkery and is featured in the popular book, Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn.  It is a unique competitive advantage possessed by exceptional leaders and innovators. Adding to the model of multiple intelligences developed by Howard Gardner, Appreciative Intelligence provides a […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Critically Assessing Public Information

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:53 pm

Offers a critical perspective on assessing and processing the vast amount of information that comes to us through public channels. Explores ways to understand and evaluate messages constructed to influence public behavior. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, TV/VCR

Star Muir

Conflict and Climate Change Policy

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm, Last Updated: September 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Conflict over climate change is generated by the interaction of the storylines that people use to describe their positions and advocate polices. Understanding these storyline dynamics is the first step toward the design and implementation of forums where they can be explored and addressed in ways that support learning, as well as the resolution of […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Sara Cobb

Computers and Communication

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:53 pm

A closer look at social and individual aspects of the computer revolution, focusing on communication skills, distance learning, and the variety of social issues surrounding the Internet. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Screen

Star Muir

Classroom Communication

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 3:59 pm

Features the concept of defining the teacher as a manager of a communication environment and the resulting consequences. (Good for school workshops, in-service training, and teacher groups.) Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Boosting Teacher Effectiveness through Performance

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 5:56 pm

Given the challenges facing public education today, using enhanced performance skills in the classroom may produce students who exhibit better attention, interest, and response. Teacher enthusiasm is a pedagogical necessity, and the communicative style of a teacher can have an affect on the degree to which students learn. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic

Basics of Conflict Resolution

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:26 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 8:05 pm

How are conflicts recognized and dealt with? What’s the difference between ending and resolving a conflict? Does it matter if a conflict is resolved or not? Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Richard Rubenstein

Alien Language

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm, Last Updated: September 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm

How do science fiction languages differ from real human language? What is it that makes the aliens on Star Trek sound alien?

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Steven Weinberger