Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations Signature Program

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Ever struggle to say something you really need to say in a way someone can hear it? Freeze when the stakes are high and emotions are running strong? Avoid disagreements, even though it means your work experience suffers? Or do you find yourself arguing with colleagues instead of communicating effectively? The Crucial Conversations Signature Program can help!

The Crucial Conversations Signature Program teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.

Upcoming Programs

April & May, 2019

Dates (3 Sessions):

This option is open to all UNCW employees.

Session 1: Apr. 12, 8am-noon    
Session 2: Apr. 26, 8am-noon
Session 3: May 10, 8am-noon  


Nicole Barr

Nicole Barr
Substance Abuse Counselor

Nicole Barr is the Direct Services Coordinator for Crossroads, UNCW’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Program.  Nicole supervises the alcohol and drug conduct interventions on campus and is a resource for any substance use concerns students may have about themselves or someone else in their life. She received her B.S. in Psychology and her M.S.Ed. in Community Counseling at Western Illinois University, and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of North Carolina. Nicole been at UNCW since September 2017.

Molly Nece

Molly Nece
Director, Employee Leadership, Learning & Engagement
Office of Human Resources

With over 15 years experience in the learning and organizational development industry and a masters degree in the field, she enjoys inspiring and equipping individuals and teams to take action and focus on results. Specializing in leadership, team strengthening, and individual performance, Molly enjoys coaching and consulting employees in how to best apply learning, shift through challenges, and set and achieve goals.

  • Why should I sign up?
    Improve Dialogue & Engagement 
    Learn the dialogue skills demonstrated by top performers—skills that help you talk with anyone about anything to reach alignment and agreement on important matters.

    Create Behavior Change
    These skills turn in to behaviors that improve decision making, commitment to action, productivity, and relationships.

    Build High-Performance Culture
    Consistent behaviors lead to organizations, teams, and individuals developing high-performance cultures based on trust and respect.

  • Who is eligible to participate?
    All UNCW employees can participate.
  • How do I sign up?
    To sign up, fill out the online registration form

    Please note: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited to 16. When you register, you will share your preferred program dates. We will do our best to honor your preferred dates, but we cannot guarantee you will be placed in your first choice.
  • How much does it cost and how do I pay?
    Cost: $217.00 per participant. Note: 100% of the program cost is for course materials

    Payment Instructions: Payments will be processed using Interdepartmental Invoice (IDI) forms. Your department will be responsible for originating the IDI for the charges and sending the IDI to Mary Browning, Office of Human Resources, Campus Box 5960. Call 910-962-3854 with questions about registration. You may include several registrations on one IDI, but please list all participants' names

    CLICK HERE for more detailed instructions on the IDI process. 
  • What are the participant expectations?
    In order to gain a certificate, participants must attend all four modules.