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CTP Leadership Development Breakfast 9/13/12

Graham ResideSpeaker: Graham Reside, PhD
Executive Director, Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership
Assistant Professor of Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Thursday, September 13, 2012
7:30 - 9:00am
Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room

 Compassionate Communication

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Communication is elemental to effective leadership.  Yet, too often our best intentions to communicate result in mis-communication.  It is difficult, especially during times of change and stress to communicate effectively; to hear and to be heard.  People can resist us or misunderstand us or simply ignore us and our best intentions are not realized.  Dr. Graham Reside, Director of the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions at Vanderbilt University, will present a powerful approach to communication, called compassionate communication, which can deepen our abilities to communicate effectively, and thus making us better leaders.  The principles of compassionate (or non-violent) communication can serve us well when we seek to lead, to be understood and to understand, to know and to be known.  Please join us as we explore an approach to communication that can create less resistance and more understanding, less violence and more compassion, in our lives and in our world.