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HR Workshops: Engaging the Mission: Nurturing Skills of Compassionate Communication

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 When communication becomes strained or begins to seriously break down, do you have practical skills to improve the situation?  In the intimacy of our home or at work, developing an excellence in communication makes healthy and vibrant relationships possible.  Whether we desire to develop more effective communication skills, to strengthen team relationships, or to attend to our colleagues with greater care and compassion, our ability to effectively listen as well as the quality and measure of our speech are essential.

At Santa Clara University, we value community.  Yet community—a genuine communion among persons—depends on the quality of our listening and our speech.  In the Spanish edition of Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius Loyola asserts that “El amor consiste in communicación,” “Love consists in communication!”  In this two-hour workshop, we will actively explore the art of compassionate communication: identifying a number of practical recommendations from our Jesuit tradition as well as some contemporary principles for building more effective relationships and a better community.


475 El Camino Real
Department of Human Resources

Human Resources, Department of
Cheryl Johnson
Tel 408-554-6990

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