Diversity Perspective on - Ways to Improve Communication Effectiveness

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Date Apr 13, 2015
Time 10:00 AM PDT
Cost $145.00
Research indicates that women/diversity view meetings and communication in a more collaborative and "personalized" way, which is viewed as less effective when compared to the objective, business style communication prevalent in many companies and practiced by many men.
Women's and other diversity groups' "linguistic style" is characterized as more indirect, conditional, and less assertive than male counterparts. Being judged from a "male" perspective can negatively impact the perception about a person's effectiveness. 

Diversity and women can be perceived as not being able to make the hard decisions, uncomfortable with conflict and "asking for permission" rather than speaking assertively and directly 

The male perspective is more about keeping score with clear winners and losers; struggling to win acceptance with good performance. Women make mistakes by pretending it isn't a game, doing the work of others, needing to be liked, and waiting to be noticed. 

Why should you attend: Powerful communication skills are one of the key factors in career success and growth It is important for women to understand that shifts in their communication style can influence the perception about their effectiveness, leadership potential and future promotions. 

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • 4 Model Communication style and ways to adjust to be heard in critical conversations
  • Gender view of business meetings, communication, and listening
  • What is Assertive Communication
  • Steps to build confidence in communication
  • Steps to improve your presentation style

Who Will Benefit:
  • Chief Human Resource Officers
  • Senior Management Team
  • HR Managers, Directors, and Administrators
  • Diversity Directors
  • Training Directors
  • Supervisors
  • Business Line Managers
Valerie Pelan provides her clients a strategic and global perspective that combines her business experience with a current view of the competitive environment. As President of Integrated Focus, she provides executive coaching on leadership areas such as executive presence, career transitioning and leading change. Her breath of experience as a business advisor spans Fortune 100 companies, government agencies and non-profit Boards. Some of her recent clients are Hyatt, Novation, AAFES, PepsiCo, AT&T, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Perot Museum, and UTD Executive MBA program. 

Valerie was featured in Jan. 2009 Dallas Business Journal: “Two Minutes with Leadership Guru”. Her clients agree she provides a strategic perspective on leadership that improves a person’s performance and positively impacts their career and business results. 

Valerie’s 20+ years of leadership experience includes strategic organizational areas: product management, competitive and financial analysis, regulatory affairs and new service implementation. This breadth of business acumen enriches her executive leadership development and consulting processes. Her clients like her thought provoking and purposeful solutions to their current business challenges. 

Valerie has worked with C suite leaders to VP and business owners and their executive teams. She is certified by the global standards organization, ICF and mentors and assesses coaches as part of their coaching certification. She is certified in over 15 assessments giving her flexibility and adaptability to work in various organizational cultures: MBTI – Myers Briggs, DISC, Extraordinary Leader 360, MLQ 360, Lominger Voices 360, Hogan Inventories, Winslow Behavioral Profile, and Conflict Dynamics Profile. 

Valerie has been a leader in the community and continues to serve in leadership positions on non-profit Boards: examples have been Dallas Association of Business Economists; Executive Women of Dallas, Theatre Three, and ICF-DFW chapter. She speaks at National and global conferences on Coaching, leadership, and Communication skills. She has MBA in Economics and is an adjunct professor at University of Dallas College MBA program in the College of Business.

  Phone: +1-800-385-1627 
  Email: support@trainhr.com 


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