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Tuesday, May 21 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Virginia Satir's Ingredients of an Interaction (Emmanuel Gaillot)

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"No matter how it looks at first, it's always a people problem."
-- G. Weinberg.

Even when we value "individuals and interactions over processes and tools," things don't always go as smoothly as we'd like them to. In the course of an interaction with teammates, clients or managers, we (and others) sometimes act and react in manners that surprise us and go beyond our understanding. This is troublesome, because when it happens we might lock ourselves and other people involved in the interaction into a loop that can be damaging on many levels – personal (lowering self-esteem), interpersonal (hurting a relationship) and professional (bringing poor results). In this introductory session, we'll explore such situations through exercises based on a model developed by Virginia Satir, hoping to get a better grasp at what's going on – and maybe change the course of the interaction for the better.
This will be an experiential session. Attendees will be invited (though not required) to participate into hands-on activities, introspect and share their inner experience.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Get a deep understanding of Virginia Satir's Ingredients of an Interaction model, and its applicability in the workplace and daily life
  • Learn about yourself: get insights about how you're interacting with others, what makes you feel comfortable and what derails you
  • Learn how to inject choices in the interaction, how to step out from automatic pilot into more fulfilling, respectful and connecting behaviors


Tuesday May 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
E-2023 (2nd Floor)