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 How to take the ‘hard’ out of Hard Talks

and feel good about how it went

Deal with disruptive emotions... Stay even-minded & solution-focused




Register by March 7 & pay 7% less

published course fees further reduced till March 7

 “A very beneficial and worthwhile day I’d recommend to anyone who has to handle difficult conversations as part of their role. Personally challenging with a good balance between theoretical background and practical application with a comprehensive and well-set out guide full of tools that will be of great use”

Warwick S.–School Principal

We all need ways to handle hard talks. And it can be hard work at times.

We like to think we can do it with a bit of balance, in a way that clarifies understanding, resolves issues and restores relationships. Yet fewer of us manage to achieve this with the composure we’d like!

Dealing with Difficult Discussions delves into what’s really going on when talks get tense.  It tests out ways to take some of the heat out of hard talks and resolve differences mindfully, using a unique 7-Stage Roadmap and easy-to-apply conversation tools that can really make a difference in most challenging conversational situations you face.

Usually, the last thing we feel like doing in a difficult discussion is connecting with the other person

…especially if they (or you) are busily disconnecting by being blaming, disapproving, acrimonious or even abusive. But that’s often exactly what’s needed: finding common ground, reaching shared understanding, truly listening, being curious and suspending judgment – all crucial connectors for resolving contentious or uncomfortable moments.

>>> Read more about Staying Connected in difficult conversations...

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“Well worth it. Glad I attended. Beneficial to reflect on how to raise difficult issues and reach resolutions. Learning practical and proven tools relevant to ‘real life’ situations very empowering.” Hamish T. Reef HQ

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…or Enquire about an in-house program for your leader group or team

Individual and small group coaching on request

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What’s Dealing with Difficult Discussions about?

Not coping with contentious conversations can often create even more protracted conflict in workplaces. Poorly handled, Difficult Discussions erode relationships, detract from performance, multiply misunderstanding and turn teams toxic.

This highly-regarded 2-day clinic explores the dynamics behind difficult discussions and equips you with a 7-Stage Roadmap and robust, easy-to-use tools to help you navigate through troublesome moments more confidently.  Practise a more controlled, step-by-step approach to taking the heat out of hard talks and convert destructive confrontation into constructive conversation. 

·       Decipher the dynamics of difficult discussions

·       Avoid common mistakes we make when talks gets tough

·       Start a difficult discussion more decisively without raising as much defensiveness

·       Defuse difficult moments and learn how to handle hostility

·       Learn conversation formulas to beat blocks like intentions, blame & assumptions

·       Face up to feelings – the core of difficult discussions – and use them constructively

·       Apply our unique 7-stage model to structure your next difficult discussion

Review Course Outline Download Course Flyer 2-Day Clinic Fees below

“Fantastic and very beneficial. The course provided information I can use not only in the workplace but also in my personal life. Bill kept us active both days with hands-on activities and case-studies which were a great way of keeping participants engaged, and the workbook is fantastically detailed – very handy for future reference. Thanks again for a great 2 days.” Jamie K, Community Housing

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…and keep your New Year resolutions on track!

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Register by March 7 & take 7% off these standard fees!


Subscribe* and pay less…  Come along with a colleague and save more!

2-DAY Clinics: [ Full Fee (GST inc) $1100 ]

           General*:        Single $990 or save more with just $1760 for 2…

           NFP/Schools*: Single $825 or save more with just $1540 for 2…

1-DAY Clinics: [ Full Fee (GST inc) $660 ]

           General*:        Single $550 or save more with just $1045 for 2…

           NFP/Schools*: Single $495 or save more with just $935 for 2…          

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·        7% Discount is approximate – Actual fee payable rounded to simplify GST

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·        Prices include GST… Payment on invoice within 14 days and prior to attendance

·        Small groups, average 6-8 (max 12) – a safe place to practise

·        Inclusions: Tuition, comprehensive self-coaching Guide, Lunch and refreshments

·        Venue: Wellington Apartment Hotel E. Brisbane; other CBD venues advised on registration

·        Timing: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm each day

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YES! All Change Forum programs can be delivered IN-HOUSE.  So if dates don’t suit or you’d like to incorporate this program or one of our many clinics into your teambuilding or leadership development initiatives, contact us direct or through our on-line enquiry form to discuss ways we can help.

Review outlines of our full range of leadership, culture change and teambuilding clinics in The Change Forum Course DirectoryBackground Articles, Newsletter back-issues and informational FactFiles are available for free download to subscribers to our website.  Regular updates to our schedule of public programs posted to our on-line course Calendar.

Look forward to working with you or your staff at one of our practical, down-to-earth clinics – and please forward this message on to others you know who might also be keen to lift their conversational leadership to the next level.


Bill Cropper

Director - The Change Forum

Bill Cropper Director

The Change Forum






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