Communication and Interpersonal Skills

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Communicating Effectively

Date: Thurs., Jan. 25
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Daily interactions have a huge impact on the quality of relationships. Learn how to make a great first impression and have it endure, as well as how to overcome barriers when communicating with others.

Positive Conflict Resolution

Date: Thurs., Jan. 25
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Conflict is real and frequent, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Learn how to make a difference and how to plan for conversations that get positive results.

Know Thyself: An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI)

Multiple Offerings:

  • Tues., Jan. 30, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Mon., Mar. 19, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI) is a tool for which to understand personality type and predisposition. By knowing and understanding ourselves better, we gain a broader understanding of our differences, how to bridge them, and unlock our innate synergies and potential. Assessment required for this workshop.

Communicating More Effectively using Your MBTI Type

Date: Wed., Feb. 28
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Learn about your natural communications style and how to adapt your style to communicate more effectively with others. Prerequisite: This workshop is designed to help individuals explore further the MBTI® framework after an initial feedback session on the MBTI®. It is recommended that participants attend the introductory “Know Thyself: An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI)” workshop prior to this workshop IF they have never completed the MBTI instrument.

Crucial Conversations

Date: Wed., Apr.11
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Learn how to prepare for and handle sensitive conversations that may involve high stakes, emotional or risky topics. This program focuses on persuasive speaking, teamwork, acceptance to resolve disagreements.

NEW! Storytelling

Date: Wed., May 2
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Engage audiences while enhancing the power of any message. Learn the benefits of storytelling and gain experience by practicing these concepts in a small group setting.

NEW! Developing Assertive Behavior

Date: Thurs., May 3
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Learn to make requests assertively, say “no” to unreasonable demands and proactively address problems in the workplace. Find your confidence and build self-esteem while working to achieve your goals.

Speak with Confidence

Date: Thurs., May 17
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The ability to communicate effectively has a direct connection to the level of success you achieve, yet 80% of presenters are below average and dread the thought of making a presentation. This workshop teaches the specific skills and techniques that will help you become a more powerful, energetic, and effective presenter.

Notre Dame Toastmasters Clubs

If you desire to be a more confident, polished speaker, then you should consider joining the Notre Dame Toastmasters club. There are two clubs on campus, and the best way to learn about them is to stop by a meeting. The club is open to Notre Dame faculty, staff and graduate students. Guests are always welcome!

Notre Dame Toastmasters
Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Grace Hall
For more information, contact Tracy Weber at or Rob Fox at You can visit the Notre Dame Toastmasters Club website or Like the Facebook page for additional information.

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