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Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others

  • 10/27/2017
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9


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What is a personal boundary?

  • A limit.
  • A line not to be crossed.
  • Something that separates what is acceptable from what is not.

Setting boundaries is about setting our limits. By doing this we are taking responsibility for ourselves and promoting fairness and respect in relationships. Boundaries reflect our right to say “no” to those things that aren’t good for us. Boundaries are about learning to take care of ourselves, regardless of the circumstances. They emerge from a deep sense of our personal rights, especially the right to be ourselves. Effective boundary setting promotes our safety and self-respect and can also be beneficial to those with whom we set boundaries.   This workshop will help you set and maintain successful boundaries.  Participants will:

  • Discuss how boundary issues show up when facilitating.
  • Learn approaches and tactics in establishing boundaries.
  • Explore difficult boundary setting situations and how they might be managed better.
  • Practice setting boundaries in small group exercises.

Participants will be provided a copy of “Getting What You Want: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others.”

About the Presenter

As an organizational consultant and executive coach for more than 15 years, Mark Sachs has often noticed how organizations and their people underestimate their potential. In his organizational consulting practice, his areas of expertise include improving open communication among staff, developing productive teams, assessing organizational strengths and challenges, planning and managing change, and facilitating meetings and retreat.

Before opening his consulting and coaching firm, Mark was director of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Management Consulting Service. He earned his MS degree in Organization Development from the American University/ NTL Institute, where he currently serves as an adjunct faculty member. Mark is a graduate of Coach University and is an International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC).  Mark is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory, Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Inventory, Hogan 360, and Culture Transformation Tools.



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