Microlearning: Using Conversation Clubs to Strengthen Team Communication

Are you looking to engage employees and strengthen communication within your team? Conversation clubs are a versatile tool to host team conversations on topics of interest. They are easy to implement. Conversation clubs give teams a chance to:

  • Talk about workplace topics that aren’t always explicitly discussed
  • Allow team members to lead the discussion in a low pressure environment

Join this microlearning session to discover ways you might be able to use it in your unit!

You will learn to: 

  • Identify the purpose of conversation clubs
  • Use an easily customizable format to discuss culture-building topics
  • Determine how to pair with LinkedIn Learning resources to expand your topic list

You will benefit by: 

  • Gaining a new tool to easily engage your team with robust mini-conversations
  • Receiving facilitation tips and best practices
  • Utilizing resources to help you facilitate your own conversation club

Audience:

Any U-M staff or faculty member who would like to improve team building and communication or use tools to engage with colleagues 

Program Notes:

You can also view a recording of a previous session.

Topic Area

  • Communication
  • Leading People and Teams

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Create value for the diverse communities we serve
  • People
    • Collaborate and build inclusive relationships
  • Self
    • Communicate
  • Execution
    • Build positive culture

Role

  • Member of a Team
  • Leading a Team
  • Leading Multiple Teams
  • Leading the Organization

Level

  • Level 1: Awareness

Upcoming Sessions

Code: OL24MLUCCSTC04

Presenter: Amy Fredell, Trevor Parnell

Cost: $0

  • Thu 6/6/24 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: OL25MLUCCSTC01

Presenter: Amy Fredell, Trevor Parnell

Cost: $0

  • Tue 9/10/24 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: OL25MLUCCSTC02

Presenter: Amy Fredell, Trevor Parnell

Cost: $0

  • Wed 11/20/24 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Online Webinar

Past Sessions

Code: OL24MLUCCSTC03

Presenter: Amy Fredell, Trevor Parnell

Cost: $0

  • Tue 1/30/24 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: OL24MLUCCSTC02

Presenter: Amy Fredell, Trevor Parnell

Cost: $0

  • Wed 11/15/23 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: OL24MLUCCSTC01

Presenter: Amy Fredell, Trevor Parnell

Cost: $0

  • Thu 7/27/23 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar