Mountain Pains is thrilled to offer invaluable Communication
Skills workshops covering topics from empathic listening to non-confrontational conflict resolution. Skills learned also include when to listen versus when to offer information, tuning into feelings and setting comfortable limits. The fundamental principles are genuineness,
respect for the individual, and empathy. Interactive practice is led by trained Communication Skills Instructors
(CSIs). The practical emphasis of the workshops is on “doing”
instead of “talking about” doing.
For more information contact your Local CSI:
Who may take CSE sessions? Anyone may take CSE sessions. Leaders and official Leader Applicants find the skills useful when working with an LLL group or one-to-one. Husbands or partners may also take CSE, too. Parents often find the skills helpful in their family relationships. Non La Leche League groups may also contact the CSI for session arrangements.
Continuing Education Units: Leaders and official Leader Applicants can earn LLL Alliance Leader Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participating in CSE Sessions. There is no charge for these credits.
Communication Skills Enrichment Workshop Free to
Leaders and official Leader Applicants, $15 LLL Members and their spouses, $30
all others, plus $3 material for each participant
In a safe environment, learn about attending behavior, body
language, identifying feeling and reasons for feelings. We will cover making summary statements, asking and
answering questions and imparting information. Learn to compose “I” messages, set limits and do problem solving. This workshop will be offered either over one full
day, two half days or three mornings.
We are pleased to be providing this amazing opportunity for an unbeatable price. This kind of training can easily cost hundreds of dollars!
Building Blocks See
above for pricing
This is another way
to learn the skills presented in the Foundation Workshop. Eleven email-based lessons topped off by a
single three-hour in-person workshop.
ASSERTION POWERS (prerequisite: Foundation) Free to Leaders and official Leader Applicants, $10 LLL
Members and their spouses, $20 all others, $3 material for each participant
Understanding assertion, communicating
expectations and needs, handling defensiveness. (4 hours)
CONFLICT RESOLUTION (prerequisite:
Foundation) Free to Leaders and official Leader Applicants, $10 LLL Members
and their spouses, $20 all others, $3 material for each participant
Understand anger, deal with differences,
I-messages, setting limits, mutual problem solving. (3 or 4 hours)
Workshops offered for Leaders and official Leader Applicants only
MEETING FACILITATION Free to Leaders and official Leader Applicants, $3
material for each participant
Learn the essentials of leading productive
meetings of all sorts: how to choose a seating plan, craft an agenda, open a
meeting, promote discussion, and respond to the mood of the group. (1¼ hours)
INTERACTIVE GROUP LEADING Free to Leaders and official Leader Applicants, $3
material for each participant
Evaluate your own group leading skills;
generate open, non-threatening discussion; deal with difficult people through
role playing; get and keep control of the Group meeting. (3 hours)
workshop for parents:
COMMUNICATING WITH OUR CHILDREN $20 for Leaders and official Leader Applicants and their
spouses, $40 LLL Members and their spouses, $60 all others, $3 material for
Learn skills for talking to children age
four and up.
to listen to and understand children’s feelings, examine ways to encourage
their independence and self- esteem. (3 hours)
children’s cooperation. Learn to give
praise and move children to action. Practice expressing your own feelings and setting limits. (3 hours)
For more information contact your local CSI:
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