Effective Communication Strategies for Difficult Conversations

Your heart races, your hands sweat, you forget what you wanted to say, you’ve dreaded this conversation all day. Difficult conversations are a part of life, but they don’t have to be overwhelming. 

Teachers: Take the Uncertainty and Stress out of Difficult Conversations

Learn how to apply flexible yet effective strategies to the context of difficult conversations, while also building a sense of mastery and self-respect.

As teachers, we engage in sensitive conversations almost on a daily basis - with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators. Most recently, we have been talking more about social justice and social-emotional needs, topics which may be new to us.

Join Dr. Stephanie Cojocaru this summer for 6 one-hour sessions where you can explore and learn concrete strategies for planning and holding difficult conversations. Dr. Cojocaru will introduce you to several tools that facilitate successful communication and you will have the opportunity to apply them to school-based scenarios with other educators.

We want to build a cohort of teachers working together to develop these skills, so space is limited. There is no charge for this interactive, virtual workshop. 

Workshop Details

Group type: Closed, mixed gender, teachers only
Dates: June 22, 24, 29, July 1, 13, 15
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am - 11am
Platform: Webex
Price: Free

This event is currently full and accepting registrants on a wait list only. 

Dr. Stephanie Cojocaru

Dr. Stephanie Cojocaru is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay area. Her background in working with military populations and individuals afflicted by complex trauma led her to a Staff Psychologist position with the Department of Veterans Affairs. During her time with the VA, she became a national consultant for an evidence-based treatment focused on strategies to improve relationships and mood and also spent time working with the organizational development team to improve workplace performance and cohesion. Dr. Cojocaru left the VA in 2019 to open her private practice and expand mental health treatment and organizational development consulting services for the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay area.

Continuing Education Credit

We will provide continuing education certificates at the end of the workshop that will certify the work you undertook in each session.

About the Area

Enjoy time in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida - a travel destination with amazing culture, food, arts, and award-winning beaches. When you’ve finished for the day, you will find ready access to water sports, boating, museums, bike paths and culinary delights. [Learn more.]

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