Joseph Grenny Presents Community Date Night to Help Utah Couples Improve Relationships

Provo, UT—Sept. 2, 2014—Those tired of having the same argument with their spouse – or wishing their kids would follow through on chores – or looking to teach their kids some responsibility – should benefit from the seventh annual Community Date Night, supported by the United Way of Utah County and VitalSmarts. Bestselling author and world-class presenter Joseph Grenny will teach vital skills for holding one’s spouse and children accountable while building family relationships on a foundation of trust.

To be held at the Provo City Library, Friday, Sept. 26, this entertaining date night will strengthen both relationships and the community. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Utah County and its partners.

Joseph Grenny is the co-author of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High. He has taught accountability, communication and trust skills globally and is excited to continue the annual tradition of sharing these skills with the community.

“We all deal with accountability issues at home, and unfortunately we feel that either a) there’s nothing we can do to fix them, or b) our motivation alone will fix them,” said Grenny. “Neither answer is true. There are tried-and-tested skills that should be used in any family accountability situation. We’ll base our Date Night discussion on decades of research on the topic, and we’ll have some fun while we continue this tradition of helping couples in the community strengthen family relationships through developing these important skills.”

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Hold anyone accountable, no matter their age, temperament, or relation to you.
  • Motivate loved ones without using power—clearly and concisely explain specific, natural consequences, and permanently resolve problems.
  • Close gaps in expectations or results—creatively help your spouse and children avoid excuses, keep projects and commitments on track, and resolve barriers.
  • Get things done the first time around—learn how to agree on a plan, follow up, and manage expectations.


When: Friday, September 26, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Provo City Library at Academy Square
550 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601

Cost: $10 per person. Each couple will receive a copy of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Bahvior. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Utah County.

To register, please visit: Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Following the date night, the authors’ books will be available for sale and signing. Book sale proceeds will also benefit the United Way of Utah County.

About Joseph Grenny

Joseph is the coauthor of four immediate New York Times bestsellers with more than three million copies in print: Crucial Conversations, Influencer, Crucial Accountability, and Change Anything. He has contributed regularly to BusinessWeek and Forbes; appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News; and been cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post.

For the past thirty years, Joseph has conducted social science research with the goal to help leaders and organizations achieve new levels of performance. Specifically, he has focused on human behavior—the underlying written and unwritten rules that shape what people do every day. A protégé of Albert Bandura, the world’s most influential and greatest living psychologist, Joseph’s internationally published research led to the development of his four books as well as four award-winning training solutions of the same titles, which have helped more than one million people and 300 of the Fortune 500 companies in 36 countries change human behavior. For more information visit

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