In addition to half day workshops, Dr. D is available for one on one coaching to help leaders become stronger and more influential in their roles.

#2 Internal Half Day Workshop

Mastering Relational Influence

Strategies for Building Strong Connections

This half-day workshop is a unique opportunity for your team to deepen their understanding and application of relational influence.

Executive Summary

This half-day workshop is a unique opportunity for your team to deepen their understanding and application of relational influence. During this engaging 4 hour session, Dr. Debra Dupree – The MINDSET Doc – guides participants through a series of interactive exercises, group discussions, and practical case studies, empowering them to build stronger and more meaningful connections to drive positive outcomes. This workshop is designed to inspire, educate, and equip your team with proven strategies to enhance their interpersonal skills and elevate their influence within your organization.

Learning Points/Objectives

  1. Develop effective communication techniques to enhance authentic connection and influence.
  2. Identify and overcome common organizational barriers for building trust
  3. Actionable steps to strengthen relational influence within your teams and across the entire organization.

Attendee Take-Aways

  1. Understand the power of authenticity in building trust and influence, and learn practical techniques to foster genuine connections within your teams and across departments.
  2. Strategies for building trust and empathy in relationships, including active listening, understanding, and addressing common organizational barriers that impede trust-building.
  3. Practical communication techniques, such as utilizing non-verbal cues, practicing active listening, and leveraging emotional intelligence to improve communication effectiveness and influence.

Style for Attendee Engagement

Dr. Debra Dupree – The MINDSET Doc thrives on creating an immersive and engaging workshop experience. Participants will actively engage in group discussions, interactive exercises, and practical case studies. Dr. D’s ability to connect on a personal level will ignite the participants’ passion for growth and transformation, ensuring a dynamic and impactful learning experience.

Workshop Breakout Structure

1. Introduction: Setting the Stage for Relational Influence (30 minutes)

  • Overview of the workshop’s objectives and agenda
  • Engaging icebreaker to foster connection and participation

2. The Power of Authentic Connections (60 minutes)

  • Interactive exercises demonstrating the importance of authenticity in building trust and influence
  • Group discussions to reflect on personal experiences and challenges
  • Sharing best practices for fostering meaningful connections within the team and across departments

3. Strategies for Building Trust and Empathy (60 minutes)

  • Dr. D’s expert guidance on practical strategies for building trust and fostering empathy in relationships
  • Role-playing exercises to practice active listening, empathy, and understanding
  • Group activities to identify and address common organizational barriers to building trust

Program Outline

4. Effective Communication Techniques for Influence (60 minutes)

  • Interactive sessions on effective communication techniques, including non-verbal cues, active listening, and emotional intelligence
  • Real-life case studies to analyze and improve communication effectiveness
  • Practical exercises to develop persuasive and influential communication skills

5. Integration and Action Planning (30 minutes)

  • Reflection on key takeaways and insights from the workshop
  • Group discussion for brainstorming and developing an organizational communication strategy to manage future conflicts.

Dr. Debra Dupree, a distinguished Keynote Speaker, is now offering an immersive half-day workshop under the compelling theme “Mastering Relational Influence: Strategies for Building Strong Connections.” With over 20 years of expertise as a Corporate Trainer and recognition as one of the top ten trainers globally through SkillPath Corporate Strategies, Dr. Dupree brings unparalleled insights to this in-depth workshop.

Drawing from her extensive experience with renowned organizations like ORACLE and Blue Shield / Blue Cross, Dr. Dupree’s workshop dives deep into the art of relational influence. Participants can expect a transformative experience, gaining practical strategies for establishing and nurturing robust connections within their professional spheres.

Testimonials from Dr. Dupree’s keynote presentations attest to her engaging and impactful training style. From executives to administrators, participants have consistently praised her ability to convey complex concepts in a warm and accessible manner. Now, with “Mastering Relational Influence,” organizations have the opportunity to bring this expertise on-site for a comprehensive exploration of strategies that go beyond the surface, fostering authentic and enduring connections.

This workshop is tailored for professionals seeking to elevate their interpersonal skills, enhance communication effectiveness, and cultivate meaningful relationships within their teams and broader professional networks. Dr. Dupree’s approach, rooted in her extensive background in dispute resolution and mediation, promises participants actionable takeaways that will resonate long after the workshop concludes.

“Mastering Relational Influence” is not just a workshop; it’s an investment in building a workplace culture that thrives on strong connections, effective communication, and collaborative success. Elevate your team’s relational intelligence with Dr. Debra Dupree’s transformative half-day workshop.

“Thank you for a phenomenal presentation! We were delighted to have Debra Dupree from Relationships That Matter as a guest speaker at our first annual Southeast Organizational & Leadership Summit on Workplace Conflict Management practices in Atlanta, GA on October 7, 2009.“ As a polished and professional speaker, Debra’s presentation on WORK CLIMATE STUDIES: Assessing the Organization for Sources of Conflict was well-received among the professionals attending the Summit. Her presentation received high praises."

"Thank you! You were amazing! Your visuals were great and you had everything so well organized. Your speech was lively and interesting! It was clear why you're in demand worldwide . It's really important to be able to resolve conflict and you share your passion brilliantly! We were very impressed!"

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California State University, Domingues Hills



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Transformative Communication

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