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WSP 35 — Interpersonal Dynamics at Work: Develop a "User Guide"

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Jul 28—Jul 29
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 21
Unit: 1
Tuition: $425
Instructor(s): Whitney Birdwell, Jeff Buenrostro
Status: Registration opens on 05/29/2018
Summer
On-campus
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Date(s)
Jul 28—Jul 29
2 days
Drop By
Jul 21
1 Unit
Fees
$425
Instructor(s):
Whitney Birdwell, Jeff Buenrostro
Registration opens on 05/29/2018
The goal of this workshop is to create high-functioning relationships and optimal results at work through self-awareness and authentic communication. Neuroscience, learning theory, and management experience all show that social and emotional intelligence are fundamental to successfully working in teams and adjusting to rapid change within organizations. The ability to engage with others utilizing truth and vulnerability in the workplace builds trust and improves leadership effectiveness.

In this workshop, our initial focus will be on self-awareness. You will explore what matters to you, your power, how you limit yourself, your triggers, your blind spots, and how you can be more effective. Next, you will build on the deeper understanding of yourself to explicitly articulate and explore modes of effective communication. You will take these insights and skills and incorporate them into an interpersonal guide that can be used to help you perform better, and with more awareness, in teams. Your “User Guide,” a practical description of how you operate, will be immediately useful to you to create high-functioning relationships and optimal results at work.

Grade restriction: No letter grade

Whitney Birdwell, Executive Coach, WELLBIRD

Whitney Birdwell is a certified coach and mindfulness facilitator who works with high-achieving leaders and teams to balance satisfaction and success. Her clients include leaders across industries ranging from finance and consulting to startups and nonprofits. Earlier she was a real estate executive at Stanford and a financial analyst at Lowe Enterprises and Morgan Stanley. She received an MBA and an MA in education from Stanford.

Jeff Buenrostro, Founder and COO, Metric Theory

Jeff Buenrostro focuses on attracting, developing, and retaining Metric Theory team members through work/life integration programs and culture initiatives that support exceeding personal and professional goals. He received an MBA from Stanford and is a trained coach in design thinking methodology from the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.
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