COM 19 — Building Interpersonal Skills: An Experiential Workshop
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 5 days
Date(s): Feb 8—Feb 12
Time: See below
Drop Deadline: Jan 25
Instructor(s): Susan Neville, Kevin Martin, Campbell Frank
Feb 8—Feb 12
Susan Neville, Kevin Martin, Campbell Frank
This workshop is a combination of T-group (“T” is for training) and class exercises. T-group is an experiential way of learning about yourself and others that is the cornerstone of the popular “Interpersonal Dynamics” course at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. We will work in groups, each with a facilitator and approximately twelve students. Activities will also include presentations and exercises with the full class. This is real-time learning with plenty of opportunity to practice effective interpersonal skills and increase your awareness of your feelings, perceptions, and behaviors. You will hone your ability to fully listen, to give and receive honest feedback, and to express yourself more authentically. Wisdom in groups can help uncover aspects of yourself that previously were unseen. The practice you get during this course in building trusted relationships can be applied with friends and family and at work.Full schedule: Thursday, February 8, 6:30 – 9:30 pm; Friday, February 9, 6:30 – 9:30 pm; Saturday, February 10, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm; Sunday, February 11, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (Please note: This end time is different than what appears in the print catalogue); Monday, February 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Prerequisite: Advanced-level proficiency in spoken English. A high level of participation is also required during this workshop.
Students are required to attend the first four sessions.
Susan Neville, Group Facilitator, Stanford Graduate School of BusinessSusan Neville has been a facilitator for the Interpersonal Dynamics course at the Graduate School of Business for fourteen years. She received an MBA from Stanford.
Kevin Martin, President, Mentor Leadership Group; Facilitator, Stanford Graduate School of BusinessKevin Martin is an executive coach and a seasoned facilitator of numerous Personal Leadership Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in technology, venture capital, private equity, healthcare, and education. Martin received an MA in management science from Stanford.
Campbell Frank, Facilitator of Interpersonal Dynamics, Stanford Graduate School of BusinessCampbell Frank works in the investment management industry. He received an MBA along with a Certificate in public and non-profit management from Stanford.
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.