Event Date: August 3, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EDT, Check your time zone!
Pre-Registration Required by August 2, 2022

This webinar aims to help participants develop their skills and learn strategies for navigating difficult conversations and negotiations towards more effective and positive outcomes. The ability to communicate effectively towards achieving desired outcomes is a valued skill that can be learned and practiced. Those who invest in improving these skills benefit greatly, as well as the teams and communities in which they participate. This session will help attendees to understand different negotiation styles, present key strategies for having respectful and productive conversations, and have participants practice utilizing a framework to aid in navigating difficult conversations towards accomplishing productive results. The webinar will be a combination of lecture and anonymous interactive methods to help provide insight into how to optimize your own personal negotiation style.

Who Should Attend

This session is intended for a broad audience, and is open to people at all career levels who are interested in understanding negotiating styles and productive, respectful communications.


Dr. Lily M. Wang
Director, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
Charles W. and Margre H. Durham Distinguished Professor


Lily M. Wang is the Charles W. and Margre H. Durham Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Technology and Director of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, as well as a former President and Vice-President of the Acoustical Society of America. Since being selected for the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program in 2013-14, she has advanced in leadership roles, led numerous faculty and graduate student professional development sessions, and is now a certified Trainer in ‘Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue’. She deeply believes in the positive impact that team members with effective communication skills can have on organizations and communities, and is committed to sharing these best practices. Difficult conversations will still be difficult, but continued practice and self-reflection is critical towards mastering the strategies presented in this webinar and achieving desired outcomes.

Have an Idea for a Webinar or e-Talk?

We welcome suggestions for future Webinars and/or e-Talk topics and speakers.

Please e-mail Webinar suggestions to David Adams, AVS Short Course Chair, dave_adams@avs.org 

Please e-mail e-Talk suggestions to Matthew Jordan, AVS e-Talk Chair, matt_jordan@avs.org.

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Platform: Zoom

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AVS Southern California Chapter Short Course Program (IN PERSON)
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Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Buena Park

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AVS Courses by Request
If you are interested in seeing an AVS Short Course offered in 2022 please complete the AVS Courses by Request form.

AVS Onsite/Online Training
Do your employees need training now? Are budgets tight? Let AVS bring our short courses and qualified instructors to your organization during these tough economic times via Zoom. Please complete the AVS Onsite/Online Training request form to receive a proposal.

AVS e-Talk: Heterogeneous Integration for mmWave Wireless Communication Systems
September 28, 2022
1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Instructor: Madhavan Swaminathan

AVS e-Talk: Design, Realization, Applications of Gas and Ion Separations Materials
November 16, 2022
1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
Instructor: Tina Nenoff

Have an Idea for an AVS e-Talk?

Matthew Jordan
AVS e-Talk Chair

Have an Idear for an AVS Webinar?

David Adams
AVS Short Course Comittee Chair

More Coming Soon! Stay tuned.