Apr
24
Wed
2019
Navigating Through Messy Conversations: A Path to Great Leadership @ Golden Gate University
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

There are some conversations that almost everyone avoids at work, and subjects that raise the red flag of HR. But not talking about tough subjects, like gender, religion and race, don’t make them go away. Organizations are stronger, and leaders are better, if and when they can find ways to talk about the challenging subjects while maintaining, and even growing, trust and empathy.

Jeff Raz uses his experience as a global communications consultant as well as his years performing as a featured clown with Cirque du Soleil, on Broadway and even in Eskimo villages (a theme of his new book, “The Snow Clown”) to inform his work on messy conversations.

Before diving into touchy subjects, people need to feel connected to each other in small ways. By having “micro-connections” throughout the workday, we cultivate techniques for seeing each other as fully human (this is harder than it sounds, as philosopher Martin Buber and others have shown). Once there is a culture of trust, red flag issues can be discussed with humility, humor and curiosity. From this, everyone involved can grow.

This interactive session is for anyone who works globally with people from multiple cultures, or with the person in the next cube who’s from your hometown. We will explore building trust and techniques for grappling with hard subjects in ways that are authentic, rigorous and even fun.

May
17
Fri
2019
Teen Interactive Workshops for BBYO Regional Annual Convention
May 17 – May 19 all-day
Teen Interactive Workshops for BBYO Regional Annual Convention

Jeff will lead Teen interactive workshops for the BBYO Regional Annual Convention,
May 17-19, San Mateo, CA 

May
30
Thu
2019
Jeff Directs Solo Show Cara Vita – A Clown Concerto at SF International Arts Festival @ Fort Mason Center Firehouse
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day
Jeff Directs Solo Show Cara Vita - A Clown Concerto at SF International Arts Festival @ Fort Mason Center Firehouse

Jeff Raz will be directing Felicity Hesed in ‘Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto’, a solo theatrical clown piece in the Firehouse at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Cara Vita uses music, acrobatics, and magic to provide a female perspective on family life, maintaining identity, and handling the joys, sorrows, and humor of romance, relationships, and raising children. This performance is on a double bill with Tara Brandel: Circus.

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) hosts these performances by Felicity Hesed as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 23, 2019 to June 2, 2019 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features more than 40 performances by nearly 50 artists, ensembles, and companies.

Jun
11
Tue
2019
Commonwealth Club Interactive Program @ The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Club Interactive Program @ The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium

Jeff will lead an interactive program on ‘The Snow Clown’ at the Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105 RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, June 11 at 6 pm.

Jun
26
Wed
2019
Webinar for International Association of Business Communicators
Jun 26 @ 7:17 pm – 8:17 pm
Webinar for International Association of Business Communicators

“Delving into the art of storytelling in the workplace”

More information coming soon.