Conversation Skills is offered on Tuesday Evenings or Thursday Afternoons
6 Tuesdays - 8.7 to 9.11 - 7-9 pm with Instructor: April Ellenburg, LUT firstname.lastname@example.org - SEE Credit available only on Tuesdays
6 Thursdays - 8.9 to 9.13 - 1-3 pm with Instructor Cathey Jo Tomilenko
Conversation Skills is a course that enhances effective communication skills to include the ability to stay in dialogue when emotions are driving us to “shout out” or “shut down.” This course provides knowledge and tools for listening, creating connection and facilitating dialogue in tough, emotional situations. The principles and models taught are aligned with spiritual practices.The class is based on the model of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), which includes: taking responsibility for our own experience; commitment to increasing our awareness of our own feelings and needs as well as those of the people with whom we interact; and having the capacity to be authentic and compassionate in all circumstances.
Conversation Skills is a 6-week class that will be held on two different days. April Ellenburg will teach it on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm beginning on August 7. Cathey Jo Tomilenko will teach it during the day on Thursdays from 1-3 pm starting on August 9. SEE (Spiritual Education and Enrichment) credit is available for LUT students and Spiritual Explorers who attend the Tuesday evening sessions.