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Become a more influential communicator

Research reveals that one of the most valuable (but least known) leadership competencies is inquiry skills: The knowledge to use the right questions at the right moment.

In this workshop facilitated by LifeLabs Learning — the go-to leadership training resource for innovative companies like Lyft, TED, Reddit, Sony Music and Warby Parker — you’ll learn to instinctively word questions in ways that earn influence, resolve problems and motivate people to act.

Key course concepts include:

  • Learning to earn influence
  • Improving collaboration
  • Building relationships by adjusting how you communicate

To get the most out of this course, consider and be prepared to share areas at work in which you’d like to demonstrate more influence.

Oakland workshop – Jan. 23, 9-11 a.m.

This in-person workshop will be taught by Lisa Safran. Safran has a master’s degree in education with a research specialization in communication dynamics. For the past eight years, she has worked as a consultant for executives and teams, focused on building trust and cohesion in rapidly changing organizations. She uses techniques from the field of applied improvisation to develop leaders in areas of situational agility and conversational capacity.

Register now for Jan. 23

Online workshop – Jan. 30, 9-11 a.m.

This online workshop will be taught by Dr. Vaneeta Sandhu. Sandhu has a doctorate degree in psychology from John F. Kennedy University and has worked as a professor, consultant and clinical psychologist. She specializes in communication, conflict and motivation skills, including a particular focus on millennials.

Two-way audio and video are required for this interactive learning opportunity, which will incorporate Zoom breakout rooms for one-on-one partner and group work. Please attend in an environment conducive to this requirement.

Register now for Jan. 30

Questions? Please contact UCOP Learning and Development at

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