Difficult conversations take courage and if avoided, can cause undue stress and anxiety. We may even avoid them which may have harmful impacts on our relationships.

In this practical workshop we will explore how to plan and prepare for a difficult conversation as well as provide you with a 5 step process to assist in undertaking a difficult conversation to ensure you end up with harmonious working relationships.

Difficult conversations take courage and if avoided, can cause undue stress and anxiety. We may even avoid them which may have harmful impacts on our relationships. ​

In this practical workshop we will explore how to plan and prepare for a difficult conversation as well as provide you with a 5 step process to assist in undertaking a difficult conversation to ensure you end up with harmonious working relationships.

Learn these 5 important steps to plan for and have a difficult or courageous conversation

Difficult conversations are almost never about getting the facts right. They are about conflicting perceptions, interpretations, and values.

Douglas Stone, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

What you'll learn in our Difficult conversations course

At the end of the difficult conversations course participants will be able to:

Who is the course for?

Managers, team leaders and employees who need to prepare for and/or conduct difficult conversations.

Course duration

StressLess Learning works closely in partnership with our valued clients to customise and refine all course content and duration to suit both organisational goals and individual learners requirements. We are able to offer bite sized topic driven sessions between 1 to 2 hours, half day, one and two day courses.

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Difficult conversations training topics

difficult conversations

components of interpersonal Communication

Planning for a difficult conversation

Assertive communication

5 Steps of a difficult conversation

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What people say

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I have been wanting to do the difficult conversations training course for ages and it was worth the wait. I feel much more assertive and confident when tackling prickly issues with my team now. Can’t wait to put into practice the difficult conversations tools and tips I learnt today.
Jonothan
2020
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Difficult conversations don’t have to be so difficult anymore. Loved the training. Learnt so much and the trainer was really engaging
Annie
2018
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I especially liked the 5 step process to difficult conversations that I can stick to next time I encounter having a difficult conversation with one of my more challenging clients. Good advice that was well facilitated.
Chad
2019

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