Tamari CM offers the following services for organizations


Tamari CM leads workshops for corporations, small businesses, government agencies, NGOs, academic institutions, or any kind of group, to teach skills for effective communication and handling of conflict, applicable both internally and externally.

The length and number of workshops can be tailored to the needs and budget of the group, and can include any or a combination of the following:

In this workshop, participants will learn how to lead a process that allows a group to do the following:

  • Create an environment allowing vulnerability to be part of the process
  • Get to know each other on a more meaningful level
  • Brainstorm ideas in a way that all are listened to and/or
  • Discuss difficult topics in a productive manner

In this workshop, participants will learn methods for effectively listening to others and what to ask for in order to understand the speaker better. The workshop will also cover what to avoid when listening to others, and how to “provide a stage” for the speaker (rather than making it about the listener). A series of exercises will be offered, including how to handle difficult conversations (such as politics, religion, or value-based opinions).

“Telling the truth to ourselves and to others AND taking responsibility for our actions.”

This workshop provides both a theoretical understanding of the five types of apology (remorse, regret, empathy, social harmony, and externally motivated), and the practice of apology through role-play exercises. Participants will explore how conflict situations impacted them in the past, and the way apology (or lack thereof) was modeled for them. Questions that may be discussed: Who is someone you wish to receive an apology from and have not yet? Who is someone you feel you should/want to apologize to and have not yet? How has this lack of apology impacted you and the relationships around you?

“Will they live rent-free in my head?”

This workshop covers three types of forgiveness: therapeutic, relational, and redemptive. Participants will explore their relationship with forgiveness; the reasons they were able to provide it or the reasons they could not; and identifying the benefactor of the forgiveness. The workshop will also explore self-forgiveness. This is a discussion-heavy workshop that requires participants to be both vulnerable with themselves and with others; Tamari CM has several sensitive methods to prepare the group for this vulnerability.

This workshop aims to provide participants with the tools necessary to prepare for a negotiation. It will cover the following topics:

  • Interests of Parties
  • Zone of Possible Agreement
  • Options
  • Objective Criteria
  • Alternatives

Each participant will also complete a negotiation-style self-assessment in order to understand better how they handle conflict. This workshop is more lecture-based and includes one or more role-plays and a number of videos.

This workshop should be taken after Introduction to Effective Negotiation. Using one or more role-plays, this workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of the various sources of power they may (or may not) have at their disposal. Participants will prepare, execute, and debrief their negotiation role-play experiences.

This workshop should be taken after Introduction to Effective Negotiation (above). Some of the most challenging negotiations tend not to be with those “on the other side.” They tend to be with our own team, as it requires all to be on “the same page” before and during a negotiation with another person, group, or entity. This workshop covers the various steps taken during the preparation stage and while negotiations take place. Participants will prepare, execute, and debrief their negotiation role-play experiences.

This workshop should be taken after Introduction to Effective Negotiation (above). Participants will learn how to handle a negotiation with more than two parties, with multiple team members within each party. Participants will prepare, execute, and debrief their negotiation role-play experiences.

Communication-Intensive Circles

A communication-intensive circle is a dialogue process that works intentionally to create a brave space to build, deepen, and maintain meaningful relationships. The intent of the circle is to serve every participant. Circles emphasize equal worth and dignity for all participants and provide equal voice to all those in the circle.

It can be used to get to know one another, brainstorm ideas, resolve group conflicts, and/or have difficult conversations about sensitive subjects.

The purpose is to build deep relationships among the participants and create a space of peace and healing.

Communication-intensive circles foster a sense of belonging in a supportive environment and assist participants in bringing the “spirit of the Circle” into their daily interactions. It allows everyone to experience and learn from one another. At the end of the day, we are all students, and we are all teachers.