Seminar Number

8480

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$245

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$265

 

National Speaker Series
COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS AND ETHICAL PRACTICE

JANUARY 30, 2014

State Bar of Georgia Headquarters
104 Marietta St. NW • Atlanta

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour and 1 Professionalism Hour (optional, self-report)

Co-Sponsor:
General Practice and Trial Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

About the Program:
Brian Baird, Ph.D.
President, Antioch University, Seattle
Six Term Member U.S. House of Representatives (Ret.)

Communicate / Persuade / Win
It’s a simple equation that you control and you can improve!

It’s a simple equation that you control and you can improve! Transform your communication from a habitual, automatic and, too often, flawed exercise into a purposeful, strategic and focused art that is integral to effective, and ethical interactions. Brian Baird’s proven method is built around the 6 essential elements of effective communication and integrates these elements with research and theory to create a successful pattern of ethical thinking and conduct.

This ability to effectively communicate determines your personal professional success, yet few of us have given serious, focused attention to understanding and mastering its essentials. Fewer still have considered how communication relates to ethical practice and conduct. This is true even for those who think of themselves as strong communicators and ethical practitioners.

Baird shares a lifetime of concentrated study and practical application of successful communication techniques which have served him in the halls of Congress, in engaged boardrooms and before entertained and appreciative audiences across the country.

Renew your commitment to an improved, vibrant practice by attending this one-of-a-kind program!

7:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:30

PART ONE

Introduction

  • Readiness exercise for the day
  • Communication and ethics self assessment and discussion

The 6-R Elements of Communication

  • How communication and ethics interact

Readiness—What happens before we communicate?

  • Advance readiness review and strategies
  • Immediate readiness techniques
  • How readiness failures lead to ethical lapses

Receiving—Much more than just listening…

  • Receiving and readiness demonstrations
  • How improved receiving reduces ethics risks
10:00

BREAK

10:15

PART TWO

Relating—Why focus on feelings?

  • When and why and with whom we skip relating and with what effects
  • Ethical impacts of ignoring relating—how not relating gets people sued and loses clients and cases

Reasoning—Thinking before responding, imagine that

  • What to reason about and how to do it in real time
  • How readiness, receiving and relating inform reasoning
  • What is Ethical Reasoning and how does it relate to communication
  • Responding at last
11:45
Lunch (Included in registration fee)
12:15

PART THREE

Responding—Purposeful choices and not just words

  • Internally suppressing the immediate response, at least for a moment
  • Infinite possibilities and goals—choosing those that matter
  • How readiness, receiving, relating and reasoning inform responding
  • What ethical tenets guide responding
  • Responding demonstrations

Repeating the Process—The 6-R process returns
and continues

  • Putting it all together in practice
  • Readiness—Receiving-Relating-Reasoning-Responding-Repeating
1:30
BREAK
1:45

PART FOUR

Exploring Applications

  • At work with clients, colleagues and coworkers
  • At home and with loved ones
  • Public speaking and media
  • Writing and electronics

Bonus Insight—Content and process: What the experts watch for

Bonus Insight—Stages of change: The power of meeting people where they are

Building a personal, organizational and relationship communication plan

3:30
ADJOURN