Explore the value of playful improvisation and serious games to help you establish more confident, more productive and more effective connections with all of your collaborators at work and in life.

What: Participants in this series of workshops will experience the value of embodied learning.  In “getting out of their comfort zones,” participants will efficiently and enjoyably learn the importance of clear objectives, listening and observing, building teams, leading from where they are, how to make work more like play, and how to make mistakes without punishing themselves.

Benefits: In this engaging and fun workshop series, participants will rediscover and strengthen skills of observation and responsiveness; increase their willingness to risk, fail, and risk again; increase their tools of personal communication including imagination, relaxation, observation, and concentration; and increase appreciation for the importance of connecting through sharing emotion. In addition, they will develop their appreciation of the communicative importance of voice and body.
Who should attend: Innovators, developers, collaborators. Anyone who feels stagnant in their work life or overly reliant on habitual communication patterns, and those who want to improve their networking skills.

When:  This is a full-day workshop of six contact hours from 9 am-4 pm.


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Section Title
Effective Communication- The Art of Yes!
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Sep 24, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Roanoke Center
567267 Registration non-credit $299.00
Section Notes

VT Roanoke Center                
108 N Jefferson St Ste 701    
Roanoke, VA  24016               
(540) 767-6100      

Directions: The Roanoke Higher Education Center (RHEC) is housed in the renovated Norfolk & Western Railroad building at 108 North Jefferson Street, next to the Hotel Roanoke. The main entrance closest to parking is on the west side of the building, facing Jordan Alley.

From 581 heading south, take Exit 5. Turn right onto Wells Avenue. Proceed past the Hotel Roanoke and cross Jefferson Street. Take the next left onto Jordan Alley to Parking Lot (1) (see numbered circle on map above).

From 220/581 heading North, take Exit 4E. Immediately turn right onto Williamson Road. Proceed south to Wells Avenue, and turn right onto Wells Avenue. Cross Jefferson Street and take the next left onto Jordan Alley to Parking Lot (1) (see numbered circle on map above).

Virginia Tech is on the 7th floor of the RHEC.

Parking: Parking information for the Roanoke Higher Education Center can be found here.

Schedule: Class begins promptly at 9:00 am at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 24th. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. All course materials will be provided.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $60 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

For More Information:
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center website- www.vtrc.vt.edu 
Roanoke Higher Education Center website- www.education.edu 
Lean Academy website- http://www.cpe.vt.edu/leanacademy/ 
For weather or disaster related information, please call (540)231-9489

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