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FliP U Team

What if online learning was even better than in-person? At FliP University, we’ve taken the best of in-person workshops and put it online. Our content is pracademic, whimsical, transformative, thoroughly modern, and at the forefront of organizational needs. It is based on research from cognitive neuroscience, creativity, social, organizational and positive psychology, learning theory, and clinical practice. Dr. Marc Hurwitz and Samantha Hurwitz are the co-founders of FliP U and co-authors of Leadership is Half the Story. We are proud to collaborate with BK Chan, Tim Hurson and Sharna Fabiano as adjunct professors of FliP U. Check out all our courses: • Be a leader people WANT to follow • The F-word that complements leadership • The Accidental Salesperson • Emotional Intelligence • Be a Better Ally • Neuroscience at Work • Collaborative Decision Making • Make Question-asking Your Superpower • Build relationships swiftly & authentically

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About this course

Connect - Build relationships swiftly & authentically

Learn how to connect with others quickly and authentically from both a leadership and a followership position. Taught by an internationally recognized tango artist, instructor and executive coach, these reliable and intuitive techniques prepare you to cultivate a genuine personal link in seconds, even with strangers. Whether tuning in for a short meeting or building relationships over time, connection skills lower stress, improve communication, and help you navigate feedback with grace. Strong connection skills also reduce errors, save time, and lay the foundation for new ideas to emerge and develop.

By the end of this course , you will be able to… 

  • Facilitate inclusive conversations
  • Speak clearly with a calm mind and body
  • Manage your credibility better 
  • Support others with focused attention
  • Give and receive respectful feedback
  • Build work relationships more skillfully and confidently

This course is for managers, individual contributors, HR professionals, and client-facing technical professionals looking to connect with others easier and have a greater, more positive impact.


  • My Inspiration
  • Introduction to Connection Skills
  • Leadership Skill: Communicate Clearly
  • Followership Skill: Grant your Full Attention
  • Leadership Skill: Facilitate Participation
  • Followership Skill: Mindful Participation
  • Leadership Skill: Keep Others Safe
  • Followership Skill: Choose Trust 
  • Leadership Skill: Give Care-full Feedback
  • Followership Skill: Receive Feedback with Grace 
  • Congratulations!