The Art of Critical Conversations at Work

The Art of Critical
Conversations at Work

Free In-Person Event | Attendees Can Earn 1 CPE Credit

Wednesday, July 17 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. ET
GovLoop Offices, 1152 15th St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Registration Is Free & Open to Everyone

Critical conversations at work can arise at any time: addressing performance, delivering feedback, acknowledging a mistake, or navigating a dispute.

However, it’s not only the content of what you say, but how you say it that can make a difficult conversation even harder. The key is to find ways to not dread critical conversations but embrace them.

Join us at the GovLoop offices in downtown Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, July 17 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET to hear government experts share their advice on the art of critical conversations.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • When and where to have critical conversations.
  • Things to avoid in a difficult conversation.
  • Strategies leaders employ to make these difficult conversations easier.


[4:30-5:15 p.m.] Registration and Networking

Grab your name badge, free swag, food and a drink to network with your colleagues.

[5:15-5:40 p.m.] Lightning Perspectives from Government Leaders on Communication Best Practices

Having that dreaded conversation just got easier. Listen to government experts share their use cases and best practices for nailing a difficult conversation.

[5:40-6:30 p.m.] Networking, Food and Drinks!



GovLoop Offices, 1152 15th St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

  1. The closest metro stops are:
    • McPherson Square station on the orange, silver and blue lines (6 min. walk from the Vermont St. exit)
    • Farragut North station on the red line (8 min. walk from the L St. exit)
  2. Parking: Street parking and paid parking will be available on-site. Parking fees are not included in your registration.