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January 17-18, 2013

McGrath SUCCEED with True-Speak

Concise, sequential steps to productive reasoning, communication and feedback

McGrath SUCCEED with TRUE-SPEAK is a framework of communication based in a philosophy of trust, respect, understanding and engagement. The result is constructive thinking, listening, speaking and writing that supports effective action for outstanding results in all arenas.

Examples of practical applications are:

  • Mastery of the communication skills to provide feedback that aligns with the standards of the teaching profession.
  • Supportive leadership using a common language that engages individuals and entire staffs in increasing student achievement.
  • Analytical decision making and problem-solving skills, with a structured approach that eliminates the blame game, blocks defensive reasoning, and reduces emotional reactivity.  Whether you're engaged in high-stakes performance evaluations, decision making, problem resolution or leadership activities, SUCCEED with TRUE-SPEAK will guide the process to the most thoughtful and wise decision - perhaps even revealing an unexpected solution along the way.  By following the curriculum outlined below, your organization can SUCCEED with TRUE-SPEAK.


Douglas Education Service District, 1871 NE Stephens Street, Roseburg, OR 97470


Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

A continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.


The cost for the two day training is $325 and includes training handbook.  The first 10 registrations per district are $325 each, additional registrations are $275 each. Cancellations not made made within 14 days of the training are charged the full price.  Deadline to register is January 2, 2013.


Send your name and email address to Maricela Highsmith at mhighsmith@osba.org.


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