mentor training

Interpersonal Dynamics
Project Management
Influential Communication
Interpersonal Dynamics


This workshop delivers simple but powerful models for understanding communication based on current and widely respected research, and the work that we do with individuals, teams, and organizations.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their personal style of communication and develop new skills to increase clarity, mutual understanding, and influence. Each concept is supported by break out exercises then grounded with professionally facilitated experiential learning. Participants will take away a new set of personalized tools for improving both the productivity of and satisfaction with her or his communication skills.


4 hours

Audience and Size

This workshop is designed for professionals who want to advance their interpersonal skills, increase influence, and build rapport more effectively with others. Individual contributors and managers at all levels will benefit from this workshop. Diversity of enrollees is encouraged. A minimum of 10 participants is suggested with a limit of 25.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what effective communication entails at personal and organizational levels
  • Give and receive feedback more effectively
  • Understand your own communication style and other common communications styles
  • Adapt your style to more effectively communicate with others
  • Develop effective strategies for communicating up, down, and across the organization


    Each module of the workshop begins with a brief lecture introducing one or more new concepts. Each short lecture is followed by break-out exercises, typically in groups of two to four, in which the new concepts are applied and new behaviors are practiced. Exercises are followed by facilitated group discussions of the experience, as well as individual learning and its applicability to unique work situations. Each workshop is led by two experienced facilitators from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The high facilitator to participant ratio supports true experiential learning and ensures individualized attention to each participant’s learning goals.

    All Facilitators of Mentor’s Interpersonal Effectiveness programs and workshops are active at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Each has many years of experience facilitating the nine-week “Interpersonal Dynamics” course at the GSB. All of Mentor’s Facilitators have advanced degrees and are thoroughly trained in group development, individual and group facilitation, feedback, diversity, conflict management, influence, rapport building, and group dynamics. All have worked in a variety of organizations, and many are also executive coaches.