2021 Secretaries’ Conference – Virtual
April 5 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
~ Virtual ~
“Having Hard Conversations in Difficult times”
with Jennifer Abrams
April 5, 2021
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Registration Fee: $40.00)
About the Conference . . . .
Secretaries and those of us in support roles at schools, often find ourselves in challenging situations where we must speak up or respond. What do we know about how to communicate in those moments? What questions should we be asking ourselves before we speak? Based on Jennifer’s book, Having Hard Conversations, and her work with conflict and interpersonal communication, this session will provide participants with questions to ask, planning scaffolds, and scripting tools for more effective and humane communication.
About the Presenter . . . .
Jennifer Abrams, a former English teacher and new teacher coach, is currently an educational consultant who works with educators on successful teaching practices, new teacher support, ways to be generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, and having hard conversations. She has recently been a presenter at Learning Forward, ASCD, and NASSP national conferences.
Jennifer’s publications include Planning Productive Talk, (Educational Leadership, October 2011); Having Hard Conversations (Corwin, 2009), Hard Conversations Unpacked, and The Multigenerational Workplace.