Join the AgileTO group on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 for:
• Activities in breakout groups including check-in, the decider protocol and the Agile Manifesto heat map presented by the AgileTO Facilitation Guild
• A Session on Communication Styles by Sue Johnston
5:45pm Registration Begins, 6:00pm Start
About the session on Communication Styles: Employing and Enjoying Team Differences
The first value of the Agile Manifesto relies on a huge assumption - that we know how to interact effectively. Experience shows us interaction isn’t simple. Different ways of processing and sharing information lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding.
This session shines a spotlight on human patterns of communication and encourages a conscious and strategic approach to conversations. You'll explore four basic communication styles, determine how your style differs from the other three and discover techniques to overcome those differences so you can connect and be understood.
With its foundation in psychological principles, it’s a light-hearted yet practical look at human conversation and a powerful communication tool that can improve your relationships at work and in life.
In this interactive session, you'll learn to:
• Recognize individual differences in communication style.
• Identify your own style.
• Uncover the characteristics of each style, to identify the folks you interact with.
• Develop strategies to interact productively with people whose styles differ from your own.
Join this session to discover and practise a skill that can improve your interactions almost immediately
About Sue Johnston:
Sue Johnston, helps you talk so people listen and listen so people talk. A professional coach and trainer, her specialty is interaction at work. As an employee communication specialist, Sue spent over a decade advising teams introducing technological and organizational change. She is the author of Talk To Me: Workplace Conversations That Work and a frequent speaker on communication topics. She holds a masters in communication management and professional certifications in coaching, facilitation and business communication. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, she is founder of It’s Understood Communication and a partner in Leanintuit. Her coach and facilitator learning programs are accredited by ICAgile. Sue’s work has been recognized in a lifetime achievement award from the International Association of Business Communicators (Canada).