Compassionate Confrontation

with Beth Strathman

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What you will learn:

Become aware of the ways communication can break down
Learn steps to take to prepare yourself to confront any difficult work situation in a productive and respectful way
Find out how to structure the beginning of an employee conversation to keep it focused on the issue without allowing negative emotions to arise
Learn tactics for de-escalating the conversation when you realize the employee is misreading your intentions.

About the course

One of the touchiest things for supervisors to do is to hold employees accountable without being overly authoritarian in their approach. This class will teach you how to balance accountability and compassion as you address employee who failed to meet expectations. Your employees will understand where things went wrong AND you will preserve a good relationship with them.   

Time table:

2 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:

Leaders, Business Owners, Managers and Supervisors, HR professionals, Administration Managers

Main objective:
Learn steps to take to prepare yourself to confront any difficult work situation in a productive and respectful way


About the instructor

Beth Strathman

Beth has a passion for developing people. She is an energetic lifelong learner, who delights in challenging others to realize their potential. Beth has been a tireless champion of others throughout careers in K-12 education and human resources. She now works with leaders who want to shake up business as usual by knowing more about their leadership styles, aligning their businesses to reflect their mission, vision, and values in everyday work, and expressing themselves clearly and powerfully.

Beth earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Kansas and a Juris Doctor from the University of Utah’s SJ Quinney College of Law. She is a member of the Utah State Bar, a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a certified coach through the International Coach Federation. Beth serves on various non-profit boards in the Salt Lake area and enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, snowshoeing, and hanging out with friends.