Business Solutions

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Your Competitive Advantage!

The ​Workforce Institute is recognized throu​ghout San Jose, Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area for its training and education programs for today's business world. Created by the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District in 1988, the Workforce Institute partners with a diverse array of organizations and companies across many industry sectors in empowering employees and enabling engagement and success in today's complex and competitive work environment.

One Stop Resource

​Our programs are customized to the specific needs of the organization by deploying a comprehensive assessment, a situation analysis and a mapping of current needs to training solutions.

Whether it's a half-day workshop or a highly complex technical program, the Workforce Institute designs its programs to your specifications.​

Join us for our monthly Lunch and Learn Briefings on topics relevant to today's workforce.


June 27, 2017 


Safe Conversations:

Dialogue that Transforms Workplace Culture​

Oftentimes, when you feel "stuck" in a work situation or relationship, what's typically keeping you "stuck" is a difficult conversation you are not holding or not holding well.

How do you...?

• Foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration 

Train employees to safely dialogue about workplace issues

• Develop strategies for effective talking and listening 


​Come learn the following skills through simulation and ​practice as you are coached through typical situations faced everyday at work:

    • Reframe accusations by inviting understanding
    • Disentangle impact and actions
    • Transform blame into identifying contributions
    • Apply contrasting skills to bring clarity
    • Establish mutual purpose leading to a shared partnership
    • Transform hurtful words into healthy dialogue

Our Presenter 

Lo​rie Reichel Howe is a Leadership Trainer, Workplace Conflict Coach and Mediator, and founder of Teach2Excel, her own leadership training and conflict coaching business. 

In addition to providing leadership trainings and workplace conflict coaching, Lorie mediates small claims and civil harassment cases at Santa Clara Superior Court. 


Workforce Institute

(1st floor of San Jose City College Technology Building)

600 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA  95124

Date:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time:  11:00am – 1:00pm


Complimentary Lunch will be served.

Click Here to Register

If you have questions, please contact Bill Dahl (408) 918-5103​

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