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.

#3 Internal Half Day Workshop

Transformative Communication

Navigating Tough Conversations with Confidence and Collaboration

This mind-shifting half-day workshop, led by renowned communication expert Dr. Debra Dupree, enhances participants’ communication skills and equips them with the confidence, finesse and grace to navigate tough conversations. 

Through interactive exercises and practical insights, attendees learn to foster collaboration and build stronger relationships within their teams and across your organization.

Executive Summary

In this highly engaging workshop, participants delve into the neuroscience of conflict and effective communication. Dr. Debra Dupree provides valuable insights into the physiological responses that interfere with communication during conflicts, emphasizing the role of emotional intelligence in navigating tough conversations.

The workshop focuses on practical techniques that show participants how to defuse tension, respond effectively, and actively listen during challenging interactions. Through interactive exercises and role-playing scenarios, attendees have the opportunity to apply new skills and receive personalized feedback from Dr. Debra for creating safe and supportive collaborative spaces.

Participants gain a deeper understanding of the art and science of setting boundaries, managing emotions, and addressing conflicts in personal and professional contexts. Dr. Debra provides expert guidance on how to express opinions confidently while maintaining mutual respect.

Style for Attendee Engagement

Dr. Debra maintains an interactive and experiential approach throughout the workshop, encouraging active participation and engagement from all attendees. Through group discussions, interactive exercises, and role-playing scenarios, participants will be actively involved in applying the concepts and techniques shared by Dr. Debra. This engaging workshop style creates a supportive environment for participants to practice new communication skills, fostering learning and growth.

Outline and Timeline for Half-Day Internal Workshop

1. Welcome and Introduction (15 minutes)

  • Set the tone for the workshop and create a welcoming environment
  • Briefly introduce the objectives and agenda for the session

2. The Neuroscience of Conflict and Effective Communication
(60 minutes)

  • Explore the physiological responses that hinder effective communication during conflict
  • Discuss the role of emotional intelligence in navigating tough conversations
  • Provide valuable insights into the neuroscience behind conflict resolution

Refreshment Break (15 minutes) >>

3. Techniques to Navigate Challenging Interactions (60 minutes)

  • Introduce practical techniques to defuse tension and respond effectively during confrontations
  • Guide participants through interactive exercises and role-playing scenarios to apply the techniques
  • Foster a safe and supportive environment for participants to practice and receive feedback

Program Outline

4. Establishing Healthy Boundaries and Practicing Assertive Communication (60 minutes)

  • Discuss the importance of setting boundaries and managing emotions in conflict resolution
  • Provide guidance on practicing assertive communication while maintaining mutual respect
  • Explore how to address conflicts in various personal and professional contexts

5. Collaboration and Finding Common Ground in Conflict Situations
(30 minutes)

  • Engage participants in facilitated group discussions and problem-solving exercises
  • Develop strategies for seeking shared solutions and building constructive relationships
  • Wrap up with key takeaways and actionable steps for attendees to apply in their work

Dr. Debra Dupree, a globally recognized Corporate Trainer with over two decades of experience, has consistently ranked among the top ten trainers worldwide, according to participant evaluations through SkillPath Corporate Strategies. Renowned clients – such as ORACLE, Blue Shield/Blue Cross, U.S. Gypson, Honeywell, U.S. Air Force, spanning across private and public sectors – have benefited from her expertise.

Dr. Dupree’s keynote presentations have received widespread acclaim, leading to repeated invitations for her on-site half-day workshops and training programs. Testimonials from professionals highlight the transformative impact of her workshops:

  • A US Marine Corps Executive Officer praised the training for exceeding expectations.
  • A Director for Congressman Juan Vargas commended Dr. Dupree’s engaging teaching style and practical examples.
  • A Department of Consumer Affairs Supervising Investigator noted the practicality and expertise of Dr. Dupree.
  • A Marine Corps Logistics Base Administrative Assistant recommended her training for MCCS staff.
  • A Marketing Manager at Marine Corps Logistics Base praised the course for its self-awareness and leadership insights.
  • The Semper Fit Division Head described Dr. Dupree’s presentations as eloquent and transformative, urging her return.

These testimonials endorse Dr. Dupree’s workshops as powerful tools for enhancing organizational communication, leadership, and employee performance, solidifying her as an invaluable asset for on-site training programs.

“Bring Debra back – she’s great!”

“Debra is my favorite!”

“Dr. Debra Dupree gave an outstanding presentation! She is extremely knowledgeable on the subject. I look forward to having her present at our hotel again!”

“Great presentation. Dr. Dupree was engaging, informative and energetic!”

"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!"

Learn How Others Have Been Inspired!

Lucia Gallante Johnson

California State University, Domniguez Hills

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