Do you have the tools to succeed in 2018?

Join Communication: Its Art & Soul!
A fascinating and very practical new six-week JLI course.
You will learn the necessary skills to get ahead and reach the top, by maximizing the effectiveness of your most powerful tool: communication.

Approved  for up to 9 CLE General and Professionalism Credits


Let's face it - your most important tool as an attorney or other professional, is your ability to communicate. Whether it's responding to the legal anxieties of a client, negotiating a settlement with the opposing counsel, or giving an assistant just the right 'push' to finish a project, and of course your ability to speak persuasively in course. Your  success hinges on your effective, comprehensive communication skills.

That's why I'm thrilled to invite you to JLI's latest breakthrough course, Communication: Its Art & Soul

Drawing on timeless Jewish wisdom as well as the best of modern psychology and social research, this course provides powerful insights and techniques to maximize all forms of communication used by lawyers or any other profession, and obviously everyday relationship building.

We will explore the often-overlooked techniques of deeply impactful communication including the use of listening, empathy, context and timing. You will come away empowered to forge better relationships with clients, colleagues, spouses and friends. You will learn to handle and defuse unwanted hostility, and excel in leadership roles within your practice.   

Presented by Rabbi Meir Moscowitz  

Six Sundays, Starting January 21
10:00am - 11:30am
at Chabad of Northbrook 
2095 Landwehr Rd 

Six Tuesdays, Starting January 23
7:30pm - 9:00pm
at Chabad of Northbrook 
2095 Landwehr Rd 

Six  Thursdays, starting January 25 (no class March 1)
12:00pm - 1:30pm
at David Kaufman and Associates 
Course fee is only $200 with CLE and textbook. $100 without CLE.

Sign up online here for class at Chabad. Here for class at David Kaufman and Associates.
For more information call 847-564-8770


Course Outline

Lesson 1
The Essence of Communication

What is communication? It’s not speech, it’s not a language, it’s not even words. Explore the pros and cons of new digital forms of communication, exploring mystical anthropomorphic references to human communication to get to the essence of what communication is all about, why it is the stuff relationships are made of, and what your communication style reveals about you as a person.

Lesson 2
Opening Up to New Perspectives

Communication advice is so often about learning how to listen. Why is it so hard to listen to others? And what do we gain from listening? Is it merely a mutually beneficial arrangement—I’ll listen to you, if you listen to me? Or is there more to be gained from opening ourselves up to new perspectives— viewpoints we may never have considered had we not opened ourselves up to truly listen to others?

Lesson 3
If Sticks and Stones Can Break Bones, Words Are Atom Bombs

What makes silence golden? Why are well-timed words so powerfully constructive, whereas ill-timed words are so fatally destructive? What makes words so powerful? This lesson considers how our words impact people’s impressions of us, as well as our emotions and reality, and how we can learn to unleash the power of words more discerningly.

Lesson 4
Context Matters

The simplest messages are often misconstrued in ways we could never predict. Constructing a clear argument is important, but peripherals such as tone, body language, and context can ruin our message, making it sound like static noise, or worse. How do we ensure the listener’s takeaway is the same as the one we intended to communicate?

Lesson 5

Communication is the tool of great leaders and a powerful way to influence. Is communication meant for self-expression, or do we carry a responsibility to utilize its power to influence others? How do we know when to share, and when to keep to ourselves? And how do we determine when we are being influential, and when we are just projecting our insecurities onto others?

Lesson 6
Conflict Resolution

Surprisingly, conflict isn’t always a bad thing. In adversarial collaboration, conflict broadens horizons to reveal more profound truths. What can we learn from the argumentative style of Talmud study, to shift from an ego-driven, win-lose mentality to one in which all parties are winners? And how can we engage in healthy conflict—and resolution—for the betterment of society?