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Virtual Catalog of All Barnes & Conti Programs for 2021

Barnes & Conti catalogOur new catalog listing all of our updated virtual offerings is available on our website. We hope you will find topics that resonate with you and your organization.

Custom Learning Journeys to Enhance the Learner Experience

Our virtual programs consist of  multiple webinars combined with pre- and post-course activities. Optional micro-learning components emphasize practice and application. Remote 1:1 coaching is also available.

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Kim Barnes to Present at ATD

Barnes & Conti speakers

Kim Barnes is planning on speaking at ATD 2021 next summer. This year’s topic is “Building Better Ideas: The Value of Constructive Debate.” Below are the dates and the link to the ATD website.

Kim is scheduled to speak on September 1, from 8:00 - 9:00 am. According to the ATD website, they will be tailoring the event according to health and safety needs while following all state and local guidelines.

Please watch for future newsletters and e-bulletins for the specific information and participant discounts.

Book on Constructive Debate by Kim Barnes

Building Better Ideas bookKim Barnes' latest book, Building Better Ideas: How Constructive Debate Inspires Courage, Collaboration, and Breakthrough Solutions, is based on our popular program, Constructive Debate: A Collaborative Approach to Building Better Ideas. We developed that program at a client’s request a number of years ago, but it has once again become timely.

The focus of both the book and the program is to help organizations engage a broad range of people in ideation and to create a culture where unusual and innovative ideas get a hearing and there is a clear process and encouragement for critiquing and improving ideas. Another important outcome of learning these skills is to institutionalize a civilized and effective way for inviting, welcoming, and using disagreement, thus avoiding “groupthink,” reducing the reluctance to speak out, and supporting innovation and change. Watch this page for the publication date. Kim says that she is excited to be working with a new publisher, especially one with Berrett-Koehler’s excellent reputation and track record.

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Newsletter Archive Online

Did you know that Barnes & Conti has a quarterly e-Newsletter? The entire archive—from November of 2001—is available on our website. Our newsletter is not just news, but features articles about influence, negotiation, innovation, risk-taking, leadership, and team building. As a special bonus, we include at least one recipe, which, more often than not, is from one of the countries in which we have clients and/or partners.

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