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When Apologies Go Badly  

Because we are all imperfect human beings, we invariably say and do things that cause others distress. A good apology is part of the process of healing that. We often hope and expect that when we do apologize, it will be gratefully accepted, and we will be completely forgiven. However, apologizing is not something we generally learn how to do well, and even when we try to take responsibility and not blame the other person, things can go badly. In this talk, we'll discuss the art of apologizing; we'll look at how and why apologies go wrong, and how to prevent or recover from apology failures. We'll use examples from the public realm and share our own stories. Using a combination of presentation, discussion, and role playing, we'll talk about why apologies matter, ways to be more aware of how we may react, and how to better handle the self you want to present.


Classes will not be in session:

Monday, January 21 (MLK Jr Day)

Monday-Saturday, February 18-23 (February Vacation)

Monday-Saturday, April 15-20 (April Vacation)

Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)

Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day)

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Administrative Office: 24 Webster Place, Brookline, MA 02445

Brookline High School (Evenings and Saturday): 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150, Brookline, MA 02446

Email: bacep@psbma.org

Telephone: 617-730-2700
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Saturday: 8:30am - 2:00pm

Please note: hours may change during the summer and holiday/vacation weeks.

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