Dates & Locations
August 8, 2017

Bristol, CT


August 9, 2017

Newtown, CT    


August 10, 2017

Marlborough, CT  


All sessions are 8:30 am - 3:30 pm 

(Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Lunch Will Be Provided
Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the parts of the communication process and their importance;
  • Identify personality types;
  • Identify and deliver clear messages;
  • Recognize the positive impact of active listening and body language on communication;
  • Change the tone of a message to fit the situation;
  • Manage conflict professionally;
  • Provide effective customer service through learning different communication skills.
Effective Communication Skills - Level I
A CT Road Master Program Required Workshop
By attending this dynamic workshop you will learn the basic principles of communication and receive useful tips on how communication works; effective listening techniques; seeing things from a different perspective and handling difficult people and situations.  Attendees will participate in individual and group exercises designed to provide practice with some of the communication principles presented. You will leave this workshop with some new ideas to try!  
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for any state and local personnel who interact with the public and are interested in learning how to communicate more effectively. 

Public Works Directors, Highway Superintendents, and Foremen are encouraged to attend.
Course Instructor
Kim Carr has over 20 years of practical experience in the areas of communication, public relations and event planning.  Kim holds a bachelor of science in journalism with a concentration in advertising and a minor in psychology from West Virginia University.  Additionally, Kim holds a master's degree in counseling and is a certified facilitator of the Franklin Covey Seven Habits of Highly Effective People training.

Kim has been with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) for the past 18 years which has allowed her to learn a lot about the world of public works and some of the common communication challenges.  Kim enjoys helping others strengthen their communication skills.
  • Registration contact: Please direct any questions to Shelly Desjardin @ (860) 486-9373
  • Cost (includes lunch and course materials)
    • $75- State and Municipal participants
    • $150- Private-sector participants
  • Please advise if you require special services or have dietary restrictions.
  • Photographs may be taken for promotional and training purposes. Please notify us during registration if you do not wish to be photographed.
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