Making Difficult Conversations Safe Conversations

  • 24 Sep 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Learn iT! 33 New Montgomery St #300, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • 30


  • Current Golden Gate Chapter AND National Members
  • East Bay / Sacramento Chapter Members
  • SBODN-South Bay Organizational Development Network
    NSA – National Speakers Association
    BAODN – Bay Area Organizational Development Network
    BAHREC – Bay Area Human Resources Executive Council
    ICF – International Coaching Federation
  • For assigned volunteers, speaker and speaker's guests for this event


In our “What Does the Bay Area Really Want” Panel conducted in May, we learned that one of skills the Bay Area would most like to learn is how to have difficult conversations especially with our managers. To address that need, Lorie Reichel-Howe, will teach us how to implement a Safe Conversation Communication Framework to respectfully and safely addressing issues that negatively impact the workplace relationships, employee engagement and career success.

Strained working relationships result in lowered productivity, employee underperformance and negative workplace culture. When managers, teams and HR professionals engage in “safe conversations,” they can effectively address tough workplace issues quickly and confidently. Whether those issues be challenging team dynamics, mismanaged expectations or good old-fashioned bad behavior, this training will transform how you uncover and deal with hidden workplace issues. This program is not only valuable for Talent Development Professionals, but also the individuals we serve as it will help us all foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration by safely dialoguing about behaviors that hinder success.

5:30 – 6 Refreshments/Light Dinner
6 - 7 Program
7 - 8 Wrap-up

Lorie Reichel-Howe is founder of Conversations in the Workplace. She equips managers and teams to have “safe conversations” – transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues. Whether challenging team dynamics, mismanaged expectations or old-fashioned bad behavior, “safe conversations” foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration within organizations.

With over 20 years of experience in communications and relationship management, training and development, Lorie is passionate about supporting organizations in creating a culture where people love where they work and love the people they work with.

Lorie has supported organizations such as SHRM, NCHRA, Human Capital Institute, WITI (Women in Technology International), Association for Dispute Resolution Northern California, Workforce Institute, Rimini Street Incorporation, San Jose State University and Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Lorie mediates for Santa Clara Superior Court and Santa Clara Department of Human Relations.

Learn more about Lorie’s impact at

Public Transportation (BART, MUNI): Exit the Montgomery station on Market street. Go south of Market on New Montgomery. 33 New Montgomery is the 2nd building on the left. Our location is also very accessible for Golden Gate Transit and many MUNI bus lines.  Please call us for details. Nearby Parking Garages Parking in the financial district can be expensive. We recommend taking public transit, but if you are driving in, here are the locations of the 2 nearest parking garages.

Hearst Parking Center 
45 3rd Street  San Francisco, CA  415.989.4000

Central Parking System 
71 Stevenson Street  San Francisco, CA  415.495.7017

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