Develop Better Collaboration through Strategic Silence!

  • February 08, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom - access will be provided upon registration


  • Board Member Benefit - Attend chapter meetings at no cost.
  • First time guests and Partner chapter members are eligible to pay the member rate.
  • Join CMATD now if you would like to be a part of our chapter and pay the member rates for 1 year of programming.

Registration is closed

Effective leaders collaborate, and people who collaborate more are viewed as leaders. The ability to collaborate requires leaders to encourage teamwork and respectful relationships. The best sign of a respectful relationship is getting all of the information out in the open so it can be discussed. In 1 on 1’s and in teams strategic silence can be used to gain more information and help the others come up with even better ideas. Even though T&D professionals are generally collaborative in nature, this program also provides the research that backs it up. This is great information to relay in your leadership trainings! Join Dr. Laura Janusik to learn and practice some of the basic skills of strategic silence.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will discuss how silence can enhance relationships
  • Participants will learn the research behind pauses in the US culture
  • Participants will learn the Coaching Pause and practice it in 1:1s
  • Participants will learn and practice strategies for brining strategic silence into a group

Laura Janusik is a dynamic trainer, communication coach, consultant, speaker and researcher. She is a worldwide leading expert in teaching and training listening. Her PhD in Communication, with a specialty in Listening and her MBA help her see various perspectives.

She loves working with coaches to help them connect with their clients on a deeper level and transfer the work of coaching to the client from the coach. Her approach to helping others listen is practical, other-oriented, and grounded in research.

Laura is published both nationally and internationally. You’ll find her research and ideas cited in academic journals and publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, US News and World Report, and the Coach Magazine.

Laura helps individuals and teams understand and practice “being on the same page”. You can reach Laura through her website, Listening to Change or on LinkedIn.


Central Massachusetts Chapter has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer programs that can be used towards  initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 points.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software