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Coaching Strong Faculty in the Art of Strategic Persuasion

UPDATE: We have learned that our funding for this workshop is in question and we may not be able to offer it. We will post an update as soon as we know the final decision, which may not be until later in August. At that point, we will either open registration again or note that the workshop is cancelled. We are sorry about this unanticipated change in plans.

A SAGE 2YC-COACh workshop

Saturday, October 21, 2017
This workshop for two-year college educators will be held in association with the Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting in Seattle, WA. The half-day workshop is open to all educators in two-year colleges, both full-time and part-time. You do not need to attend the GSA meeting to attend this workshop. The workshop is offered through the SAGE 2YC program in collaboration with COACh, which is providing resources for the workshop; it is open to all genders.

The workshop will be offered twice, once in the morning (8am-12) once in the afternoon (1-5pm).

Workshop Description

This workshop focuses on honing communication and negotiation skills so that one can be more effective in interpersonal relationships in the workplace, in teaching situations, and in professional presentations. The session includes self-assessment, role playing, and practicing the techniques learned. Topics include effective communication styles, projecting confidence and credibility through voice, image and body language, using powerful rather than weak words, techniques for handling difficult people and conversations, the importance of listening and appreciating different viewpoints, and identification of short and long-term negotiation goals.


This workshop is FREE for community college educators, including adjuncts. In addition to facilitating the workshop, COACh will also provide lunch for all participants (noon-1pm) and a continental breakfast (at 7:30 am) for participants in the morning workshop. COACh will be able to reimburse each two-year college educator up to $800; these funds can cover airfare, ground transportation, two nights lodging (at a conference hotel, or if not staying at a conference hotel, reimbursement up to $214 plus taxes per night, the per diem lodging rate for Seattle). Local participants (those living within 50 miles of the Convention Center) can claim mileage and parking only.


Please register through SAGE 2YC, indicating whether you will attend the morning or the afternoon workshop (same workshop, offered twice). The registration deadline is Friday, September 1. Workshop seats are limited and we will accept participants on a first-come, first-served basis, so please apply soon.

After registration closes, Priscilla Lewis from COACh will send you information about the detailed program and reimbursement procedures.

If your plans change and you find that you are not able to attend the workshop, please let Heather Macdonald know ASAP. We have limited seats for each workshop and if you are not able to come, we would like to offer your seat in the workshop to someone else.