Whether sharing bad news with a client, providing corrective action or talking with a colleague about an uncomfortable issue, difficult conversations are typically stressful and often take a large mental and emotional toll. Many people avoid difficult conversations for these reasons, or find themselves ill prepared when they must have them. Yet, the ability to handle difficult conversations respectfully and professionally is one of the most important skills for success in the workplace. This workshop will review the key elements of preparing for, conducting, and concluding difficult conversations. Participants will leave with a set of tools to help ensure that difficult conversations are productive, professional, and respectful for all involved.
Price: $129.00 CAD
Per # of Viewers
Credit Hours (CEU)
Some of the Topics Reviewed
- Types of Difficult Conversations
- Our Natural Responses to Difficult Conversations
- Determining if a Conversation is Necessary
- How to Stop Avoiding the Interaction
- How to Prepare for the Difficult Conversation
- Key Skills and Strategies for Engaging
- What to Do If They Won’t Engage
- Concluding the Conversation
- Keys for Delivering Bad News
- How to be Open to Receiving the Difficult Conversation
About this Workshop
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Wendy Loewen, Managing Director
Wendy is the Managing Director of ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and co-author of the book, The Culture Question. She is a thoughtful and empowering leader who believes in the importance of listening to the needs and aspirations of people, and then facilitating the next step in their development. Wendy is vice president of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Manitoba. She is a former teacher and director of a health and social services program. Wendy has a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Management, and Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Education. She believes that learning is a dynamic and lifelong endeavor, and with commitment and guidance, the process should be enjoyable and motivating. Wendy is an engaging presenter who delivers material in a way that maximizes the learning potential for all participants.
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop applicable to both employees and managers.
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, and small group discussions.