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Next Conference, Feb 24-Mar 1
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Fri to Wed, Feb 24-Mar 01, 2017, Santa Cruz, CA

CCCI's 5-day EFFECTIVE INFLUENCE in February will focus on the interpersonal and intercultural skills we all need to be effective in the context of system-level and society-level dynamics. As the country goes through this period of readjustment, sometimes disconnection and distortion seem to be causing communications to go awry, more and more often. This conference may help you to prevent gaslighting and Soviet-derived disinformation strategies like maskirovka, or simply to communicate more clearly with diverse others. We will focus upon helping attendees to experiment with alternatives, and coach each attendee to discover what they, themselves, can do to communicate better. more...


2014 Conference

Why attend a CCCI conference? Click TEAMSMARTS or EFFECTIVE INFLUENCE for more information, or here for anonymous feedback gathered at 20 prior Effective Influence conferences.

Based on experiential learning techniques developed at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, CCCI's residential EFFECTIVE INFLUENCE is for professionals seeking to manage challenging, conflictual or emotionally charged group dynamics and team situation by building skills to:

  • Explore gaps among impacts you want to have, believe you had & actually had
  • Recognize group-level patterns that often go unnoticed
  • Lead and build influence by responding effectively to these patterns
  • Coach yourself through emotional situations more flexibly
  • Expand your range of choices in managing charged situations

    Click here to meet our staff.

    Portions of TEAMSMARTS were developed by Mary Ann Huckabay and Flo Holman for the Stanford GSB facilitator community. Click Effective Influence or TeamSmarts for pricing.

  • Testimonials

    "Ordinary training courses translate materials from books. At CCCI, the real world is brought in by skilled facilitators, who guided us to inquire about the impact of our own behaviors on others, as well as the impact that others' behaviors had on us. This was a unique experience and well worth it!"

    -- Wai Poc, HR Principal at Roche-Genentech

    "CCCI's conference had a profound impact on me as an OD professional. The positive feedback from my Sonoma State colleagues right after stunned me. Afterwards, I kept on growing... My second CCCI was different because the attendees were different... but very, very positive."

    --Sabrina Coleman, Novartis