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Adult - Swimming with the Sharks

from Byrnes Health Education Center

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The ocean is powerful and exciting yet scary and unpredictable - just like communicating with the people around you! Swimming with the Sharks - Adults is a powerful program that raises awareness of different communication styles while focusing on assertive communication. Participants will learn healthy and effective communication techniques to help build better personal and professional relationships.

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By Request: $215.00

Schedule five of the same program on the same day and receive one for free!


One 45 minute session

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Character Education

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

A fee of 25% will be charged to sites that cancel with 15-3 days notice.
A full 100% fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
No fee will be changed to programs cancelled due to natural causes or technical problems.

About This Provider

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Byrnes Health Education Center

York, PA
United States

Located in south central Pennsylvania, the Byrnes Health Education Center (BHEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that remains dedicated to the misson of educating and inspiring people of all ages to make healthy choices since 1995.

We are proud to offer a variety of preventive health education programs to students (grades PreK-12) and adults (workplace, parents, teachers). Those local to our area can experience our "in-person" programs either here at our center or at their location. Additionally, now thanks to technology, participants outside of our "in-person" reach can experience our "live-virtual" webcast programs during which a BHEC health educator streams live from one of our five teaching theaters, Participants in all programs are presented vital health content while being engaged through interactive visuals, props, exhibits, activities, and experiments,

Program subject areas include character education/bullying prevention, substance abuse prevention, general health, human development, nutrition & fitness, oral health, and safety & disease prevention. All program content is based on factual scientific information, and guided and mapped to state and national health education standards (as well as those in several Canadian providences).

We are passionate about health education and thrilled to be partnering with you! Don't forget to check out our eLearning delivery platform as well at!

Nikole Tome, MPH, MCHES

Program Details


1. Communication Styles with Assessment Quiz
2. Characteristics of Passive, Passive Aggressive, Aggressive and Assertive
3. Assertive verbal elements.
4. Verbal vs. Non-Verbal communication.
5. Conflict associated with difficult people.
6. Building rapport.
7. Listening skills.
8. Steps to increase cooperation and credibility.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Identify different communication styles and determine personal style
2. Explain necessary skills for healthy and assertive communication
3. Consider effective methods to handle difficult people/situations while maintaining personal health and professional demeanor

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Aligns with Healthy People 2020 guidelines including:

Health related quality of life and Well-Being: health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a multi-dimensional concept that includes domains related to physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning.

Occupational Safety and Health: to prevent diseases, injuries, and deaths that are due to working conditions.

Social Determinants of Health: to create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.