Laura Smythe, University Ombuds, offers the following trainings:

  • Assertive or Aggressive Language – the art of de-escalation
  • Conflict Management
  • Constructive Conversations in Difficult Situations
  • Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace
  • Creating Psychologically Safe Workplaces
  • Emotions in the Workplace
  • Ethical Communication
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Exploring the Difference between Leadership and Management
  • Facilitating Difficult Conversations and Building Trust
  • Leading an Effective and Inclusive Meeting
  • Leading Change Initiatives
  • Mediation Skills
  • Stress Management and Self-Care
  • Threatened Brains – understanding how our brains’ default settings can get in our way
  • Workplace Bullying – what it is and how to prevent it


**Smythe is also able to lead strategic planning sessions

NOTE: Smythe is always adding to her training offerings. If you are looking for a training listed above, or for a training that is not listed above, please contact her at to discuss your objectives.