Managing Difficult Conversations

Managers, team members, owners and employees need to conduct difficult conversations at some time or another. Although difficult conversations cannot be avoided, they can be successfully managed to achieve positive outcomes.

Understanding and skill development are necessary qualities that help in keeping you in control of difficult conversations before, during and after it so that you can achieve the desired outcome.

This highly valuable and engaging course empowers professionals to handle difficult conversations with ease to achieve professional success.

Managing Difficult Conversations Training is now available throughout Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur and also via instructor-led online training.

Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Managing Difficult Conversations course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.

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  • Learning Outcomes - Managing Difficult Conversations

    After completing this course, participants will have learned to:

    • Predict the results of a conversation
    • Establish the intent of a conversation
    • Identify the desired outcome
    • Manage their body language
    • Speak persuasively
    • Listen actively
    • Use probing techniques
    • Ask the right questions at the right time
    • Establish the purpose of a difficult conversation
    • Create a conversation template
    • Create a personalized action plan
    • Use communication skills to influence and control
    • Maintain safety in a conversation
    • Choose an appropriate place for a conversation
    • Understand and analyse the other person
    • Stay in control of the conversation throughout
    Duration: 1 day course
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    Fantastic, Anne was amazing and worked really well with the group. She was even willing to stay back after the session had finished to discuss specific questions and situations.
    Metcash/IGA
    The trainer was excellent. Staff really enjoyed the training session and said they would be happy to participate again in the future.
    Mitsubishi Australia
    Was really pleased to see the effort put into tailoring the course for a group of St John Ambulance personnel. The use of relevant examples certainly captivated the group and enabled them to interact without trying to work out the links between what the presenter said and what they know and understand of their job and its role.
    St John Ambulance
    I have been a training facilitator for many years and Annes energy and enthusiasm was inspiring and I honestly have to say, she is the best trainer I have experienced.
    Metcash/IGA
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    Sensate Pty Ltd
    The moment the trainer told us he used to have the same problem himself, was the moment I felt at ease straight away. It helped to have someone who could empathise with us. The trainer kept the momentum going, stuck to his timelines (breaks etc.) and covered the content he wanted to.
    Individual Public Class participants
    Will recommend for any supervisor or team leader with in DHL.
    DHL Supply Chain
    I did gain knowledge and have already noticed improvement in my skills, only two days after attending the training.
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    Tafe NSW
    Michaela is a fantastic trainer, she really knows her stuff, delivery was great. Fantastic day can't say enough nice things about the whole experience. Thank you.
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    Karen was great! Energetic, encouraged a laugh and it didn't like a boring training course at all it was educational yet fun!!
    Holcim
    Julie was a wonderful presenter. She was able to tailor the session to address the issues/needs identified during the session for individuals and made it relevant for the group.
    Queensland Parliamentary Service
    This was one of the most productive training sessions that I have done in the last 5 years.
    Sun Engineering Pty Ltd
    Murray was very helpful and was able to work with our specific requirements which made the course even more beneficial. I have already recommended PD Training to CASA for future training.
    Civil Aviation Safety Authority
    Robbie was fantastic yet again. So helpful, attentive and kept the course interesting. He went above and beyond to answer any questions I had. To the extent he worked on a specific query I had prior to the course commencing.
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    Scott was very enthusiastic and kept me interested for the entire session. One of the best training styles I have come across.
    Slattery & Acquroff Stairs
    Very impressed with what I learnt from the day. Scott was awesome & I enjoyed the day so much. Helped me out in so many ways that I am really looking forward to the next session. Have already put some of the skills Scott taught me to work.
    Public Class Participant
    I really appreciated that the trainer Emma was able to flexible in her delivery and cater for the needs of the group and not necessarily sticking to the course format but able to link the current discussions back to the course content and tie it together, Well Done.
    Financial Counsellors Association of Western Australia Inc
    Scott was a brilliant trainer who was able to change his delivery as required to satisfy our requirements.
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  • Course Outline - Managing Difficult Conversations

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    Foreword:

    Managing Difficult Conversations requires specialized knowledge and skill development because they are tough to handle without it. During this training course, participants develop an understanding of where, when, why and how to conduct difficult conversations.

    The goal of this course is to empower professionals to be in control of a difficult conversation at all stages of it so that they can achieve the desired outcome. It is a necessary skill in the management of human resources, handling of customers, and team management.

     

    Managing Difficult Conversations - Lesson 1
    Introduction
    • Icebreaker
    • Housekeeping Items
    • The Parking Lot
    • Workshop Objectives
    Managing Difficult Conversations - Lesson 2
    Choosing to Have the Conversation
    • Considering the Consequences
    • Establishing Your Frame of Reference
    • Establishing Positive Intent
    • Identifying the Desired Outcome
    Managing Difficult Conversations - Lesson 3
    Toolkit for Successful Conversations
    • Managing Your Body Language
    • Speaking Persuasively
    • Active Listening
    • Asking Questions
    • Probing Techniques
    Managing Difficult Conversations - Lesson 4
    Choosing the Time and Place
    • Weighing urgency
    • Privacy
    • Consideration
    • Transparency and presence of 3rd parties
    Managing Difficult Conversations - Lesson 5
    Framework for Difficult Conversations
    • What’s Your Purpose?
    • Steps for a Difficult Conversation
    • Creating a Conversation Template
    Managing Difficult Conversations - Lesson 6
    Staying Safe
    • Anticipating conflict
    • Mutual respect
    • Common ground
    • Staying in control
    • When to walk away
    • When things don't work
    Managing Difficult Conversations - Lesson 7
    Testing the waters
    • Practice and review in class
    Managing Difficult Conversations - Lesson 8
    Wrap up
    • Course review
    • Action plan
     

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