Summer Webinar Series

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Bright Minds and BIG Ideas

Improve personal and team performance, become a better leader, and navigate workplace challenges.

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WEBINAR Speakers
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Charles Duhigg
New York Times Journalist and Author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better
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Joseph Grenny
Coauthor of Crucial Conversations and cofounder of Crucial Learning
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David Allen
Author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
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Emily Gregory
Coauthor of Crucial Conversations and chief growth officer at Crucial Learning
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Scott Robley
Client solutions engineer and master trainer at Crucial Learning
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Justin Hale
Training designer and master trainer at Crucial Learning


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Series Events and Schedule

Crucial Conversations for Today’s Communication Challenges
Joseph Grenny

Crucial Learning’s research shows 9 out of 10 people have felt emotionally or physically unsafe to speak their mind more than once in the past 18 months. And it’s not surprising when the topics of the day are volatile, divisive, and controversial. Too often, people feel they can be honest or respectful, but not both. So rather than speak their mind and risk losing a valued relationship, feeling unsafe, or simply creating unwanted drama, they resort to silence. Dialogue and progress halts.

But the truth is, we’ve always struggled to speak up – it’s just harder in today’s volatile social landscape. In this webinar, Joseph Grenny, author of the long-running New York Times bestseller, Crucial Conversations, shares research-backed skills for speaking up to anyone about anything. You’ll learn:

  • Skills to turn disagreement into constructive dialogue.
  • How to create safety around even the most controversial of topics.
  • Dialogue skills to both listen and be heard.

The 3 Keys of Overcoming Burnout
David Allen & Justin Hale

New research from Crucial Learning shows 1 in 4 people are burned out. And yet burnout can’t be solved by magically gaining a 25th hour in the day. Rather, alleviating burnout starts with taking back control of your time and attention. You CAN have a lot to do, and not feel burned out by it.

In this webinar, Justin Hale, training designer at Crucial Learning, sits down with David Allen, author of world-wide bestseller Getting Things Done, to teach and discuss strategies for controlling your stress and tackling your workload amidst turmoil and disruption. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a system for capturing incoming tasks and commitments.
  • Organize tasks effectively and thus facilitate clear thinking on next steps.
  • Identify when and how to say no to more responsibilities.

The Gap to Greatness: How to Coach Top Performers
Scott Robley

Today’s leaders must be more than bosses managing job descriptions – they must be coaches who develop people. Effective coaches not only inspire underperforming team members, but also lead all-stars to even greater heights.
In this webinar, Scott Robley, master trainer and director of professional services at Crucial Learning, will share ways you can improve your organization and more importantly, your people, through effective, personal coaching. You’ll learn:

  • What it means to be a coach.
  • How to apply the six sources of influence to your leadership efforts.
  • How to both inspire and enable greatness.

The Habits of High Performers
Charles Duhigg

Small, daily habits are unparalleled predictors of long-term outcomes. What we do today determines what we achieve tomorrow. Yet we often find ourselves at the mercy of habit, stuck in routines that yield unwanted results.

Too often we think of just the routine—what we call the habit—and overlook the other critical components to habit formation—the cue and reward. When people learn how to dissect their habits and examine the various parts contributing to the routine, they can better engineer the habits they want.

In this webinar, Charles Duhigg, New York Times journalist and author of The Power of Habit, will explain the science behind how our habits work. You’ll learn:

  • How leaders use habits to drive success in themselves and their teams.
  • How to develop new habits and kick bad habits.
  • How to harness the power of habit to cue behavior in yourself and others.

Talking in the Dark: How to Become a Better Listener
Emily Gregory

Rapid technological advances have given us infinitely more ways to communicate with people across time and space. Yet many of us feel more disconnected than ever from other human beings. Why? What drives our sense of connection or disconnection to others? How can we use (or step away from) technology to foster more meaningful connections?
In this webinar, Emily Gregory, co-author of Crucial Conversations, shares research and insight into how you can build empathetic relationships across the digital divide. You’ll learn:

  • What you can do and say when experiencing disconnection.
  • When listening is more effective than speaking to establish connection.
  • How to create psychological safety without relying on body language.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I download the webinar and use it for other purposes?

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Can I download the webinar slides?

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Could I bring in one of these speakers to my organization?

Yes! All of these speakers are available and interested in sharing their insights with your teams and organization. Email us and we can get you in touch with the appropriate contact for your preferred speaker.