Communication and Interpersonal Skills

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

Date: Wed., Jun. 6
Time: 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.

Positive Conflict Resolution

Date: Thurs., June 14
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 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.

Communicating Effectively

Date: Thurs., June 14
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Daily interactions have 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.

Developing Assertive Behavior

Date: Thurs., June 21
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 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., July 12
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.

Speak so People Listen: Improving Workplace Communication

Date: Thurs., July 19
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

How do we get someone’s attention and how do we keep it? How do we make sure we understand what other people are saying and they understand us? This workshop will give you the tools, tips, and steps to strengthen interactions with teammates, supervisors and customers so you can be more effective.

Minding the Gap: Appreciating Generational Differences

Date: Thurs., July 19
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

This workshop will challenge you to take personal responsibility to help bridge the generation gap on your team or department. Working in generationally mixed breakout groups, you will learn how to better understand and appreciate people from other age groups, as well as how to adjust your own style of relating and communicating to connect more successfully with members of different generations.

Communicating More Effectively Using Your MBTI Type

Date: Wed., July 25
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.

Managing Up: Distinguishing Yourself as an Exceptional Contributor

Date: Wed., Aug. 1
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Managing up can be challenging, yet your success is dependent on it. When we do it well, we build trust, have more influence, and create new opportunities for ourselves. Learn skills and techniques to work more effectively with your leader, add value to the organization, and distinguish yourself as an exceptional contributor.

Triggered by Others’ Behavior? Learn to Resolve Conflict and Maintain Relationships

Date: Thurs., Aug. 2
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Have you ever found yourself triggered by other peoples’ behavior? In this highly experiential workshop, you will learn to use an interest-based problem-solving tool for resolving conflicts in team role plays, and practice behaviors and communication skills that lead towards collaboration to avoid those that deepen the conflict.

Notre Dame Toastmasters Club

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 tweber1@nd.edu or Rob Fox at rfox2@nd.edu. You can visit the Notre Dame Toastmasters Club website or Like the Facebook page for additional information.


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