‘Skillful honesty’ workshop scheduled

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Andrea Pro will present “Navigating Challenging Conversations: Skillful Honesty — Effective Action” from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 8 as part of Kuikahi Mediation Center’s “Communication & Collaboration” Training Series. The workshop will be at the Hawaii Innovation Center, located at 117 Keawe St in Hilo.

“In this interactive workshop, learn skills and tools to engage in honest conversations around sensitive subjects,” says Pro. “You’ll gain expertise to increase the good will, cooperation and collaboration in your personal and professional relationships.”


Participants will explore a safe and productive process to navigate challenging conversations by:

• Examining unconscious personal and cultural assumptions that lead to disconnects.

• Describing “the situation” in a neutral way others can easily hear.

• Calming their own and others’ reactivity through a process of heart-brain coherence and empathic listening.

• Discovering solutions and creating an action plan together through skillful dialogue.

Pro has facilitated groups and offered communication and other mindfulness practices for more than 12 years. Her work involves a heart-opening process of self-discovery along with communication tools and skills that support people in deepening authenticity, trust and respect in relationships.


A business owner for 30-plus years, Pro is a professional artist and certified trainer with The Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Cost is $95, which includes catered lunch. To register, visit https://navigatingchallengingconversations.eventbrite.com or contact Majidah Lebarre at Kuikahi at 935-7844, ext. 3, or majidah@hawaiimediation.org.

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