How we communicate is often taken for granted. Good communication is foundational to all aspects of congregational life. The great news is that there are key skills that you can cultivate to help people feel heard and cared for. Pastor and brand strategist Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes leads this workshop exploring the power of intentional communication.
Date and time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Indianapolis and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central time) Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at The Chateau Banquet Hall in Merrillville.
Cost: $30 per person – or $25 per person when congregational teams of three or more register together
Best for: All people involved in congregational leadership or teams. The communication skills in this workshop are pertinent to both internally and externally focused people and ministries.
Intended Outcomes: You will learn how to develop better empathy, connection and relationship through improved communication skills and habits.
Outline of the day:
- The purpose of listening: gaining information vs. gaining understanding
- Communicating well and deeply in brief encounters
- Over-communicating through multiple channels
- Digital storytelling
- Listening to criticism
- Following up on your conversations
- Implementing these skills in your own context