Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations Signature Program

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.

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?

Crucial Conversations is open to all UNCW employees.

How do I sign up?

To sign up, fill out the online registration form by clicking the "Apply Today" button on the right side of the screen.

Please note: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited to 16.

How much does it cost?

Crucial Conversations is currently free for UNCW employees!