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Crucial Conversations training registration opens

The UC ANR Training Coordination Committee is sponsoring a two-day “Crucial Conversations” training on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21 and 22, in Davis. The training runs from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 21 and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 22.

Training is open to all UC ANR academics, ANR staff employees and Cooperative Extension county-paid employees who have not taken the Crucial Conversations training in the past. All expenses related to the training (registration fee, travel, lodging, meals and training materials) will be reimbursed by ANR funds in accordance with UC travel policy.

A limited number of participants will be accepted to the training. Individuals selected to participate will need to participate for the full training. If you will not be able to commit to the full 16 hours of training, please do not preregister. 

If you are interested in the training, please preregister at We also encourage you to inform your supervisor of your interest in this training.

Individuals who have preregistered will be notified prior to March 17 as to whether they have been selected to participate in the two-day training. A waiting list will be established for those who are interested but are not selected to participate in the training, in case one or more selected individuals cancel their registration.

“Crucial Conversations” provides tools for talking when stakes are high, emotions are strong, and opinions differ. The objectives of the 16-hour training are to provide participants with tools that will assist them in:

  • building greater personal influence and power
  • moving forward “stuck” work-related relationships and projects
  • improving personal, team, and unit results
  • reducing stress from team frustrations and blocked lines of communication

Program-certified trainers Darlene Liesch and Linda Marie Manton thank you for considering participation in “Crucial Conversations” training. If you have questions, contact Manton at (530) 750-1318 or

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:23 PM

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