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Building Connection and Understanding through Effective Confrontation

  • 11/26/2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603


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Please register by 11/22/19 to attend this event

Do you avoid confrontation? Do you find it uncomfortable and worry it will hurt your relationship? Effective confrontation is a respectful request for a behavior change. If we begin to understand why we want/need that change and how emotions and past triggers play a part, we can then we can confront situations and issues that arise in our organizations and personal lives with candor and transparency. Often, we hesitate to confront someone because we fear that it will make the relationship worse. If we focus on making a connection with that person and simply asking for change without judgement, we can alleviate some of the anxiety and worry that comes with confrontation. Confrontation does not have to involve conflict, and we can prepare to have a conversation that confronts undesirable behavior in a way that feels respectful to the person and to ourselves.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Registration & Networking

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch & Program

Our Community Listens is a national non-profit offering transformational learning experiences to empower individuals, strengthen relationships, and develop human centered leaders. Our Community Listens is founded on four bedrock principles:

  • We measure our success in the way we touch the lives of people.
  • We believe in Truly Human Leadership.
  • Everybody is a leader.
  • Everybody matters.

Our Community Listens offers experiential learning experiences to individuals and the communities in which they live. During our workshops, participants develop more self-awareness of how they interact with others and gain simple yet transformational, tools that encourage and enhance connection

Misty Janks has made it her life’s mission to empower women and children. She helps them gain the skills they need to create personal growth and success in their lives. Misty has been in non-profit executive leadership for over a decade. She is a dynamic, collaborative, high integrity, energetic leader known for people centered leadership. Misty has a successful history around nonprofit governance, driving sustainability, and improving programming to make a significant impact on the lives of individuals internal and external of the organization.

Misty is the Chapter Leader of Michigan for Our Community Listens, a National nonprofit offering distinctive learning experiences that transform individuals and the communities in which they live through the power of cultivating human connection. Our Community Listens fosters a society where care and compassion rise above indifference and prejudice-person by person, community by community.

Misty lives in Midland, MI with her husband Keith and their daughters.

Women in LeadershipGreat Lakes Bay Region

PO Box 6717
Saginaw, MI 48608


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