Having Hard Conversations: How to get through the tough conversations that drive your school forward

Date & Time: March 30th, 2015 4:00 pm


Having Hard conversations - Participant Guide


Through case studies of real educators grappling with real situations, you will consider how to:

  • Prepare for the conversation by identifying communication goals
  • Create an outcome map and initial script
  • Pick the best time and place for the conversation
  • Find the right words to communicate your concerns directly and professionally



As a participant you will receive a resources and tools to guide you in your learning and support you in this critical work.


Jennifer Abrams is an international educational and communications consultant for the education and health sectors.  She explores successful instructional practices, new employee support, supervision and evaluation, generational savvy, having hard conversations and effective collaboration skills.

Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, and the Corwin Press e-course by the same name, “Planning Productive Talk”, “Habits of Mind for the School Savvy Leader” and "The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicating, Collaborating & Creating Community". Jennifer also writes a monthly newsletter/blog, Voice Lessons, available for reading at and subscribing to on her website.