This initial communication course, based on the workbook from The New Conversations Initiative ( teaches ways to guide your conversations in directions that are more satisfying for both you and those with whom you communicate, supplemented by materials from live sessions in Intentional Communication by William Stapleton. The suggestions are selected from the work of a wide range of communication teachers, therapists and researchers in many fields, and while they are not all a person needs to know about talking, listening and resolving conflicts, they are a step in the right direction, and a great place to begin. Medical professionals and those in the helping professions will gain skills to make their communication easier to understand, more appropriately framed and accurate.