Still places to Join our final Cairns clinic for 2014
CAIRNS December 11
1-day Difficult Discussions ‘fast-track’ clinic
a process and practical conversation tools to help you tackle tough talks
and deal with troublesome topics with more confidence
“A great day with useful tools. Even the pre-read was of value.”
Michael M, Dept Transport & Main Roads
Register on-line or
orCall 07-4068 7591
Reduced rate for every 2nd place – see below
What’s a Difficult Discussion for you? What do you do when contention, dissension or disruptive behaviour are getting out of hand? Leaders are expected to be able to pour oil on troubled waters – whatever the nature of that might be… But how many of us can really accomplish this with ease? From what we hear, most of us feel challenged by these sorts of situations and often say we wish we’d been able to handle them better.
“I wanted to increase my skill levels in dealing with difficult discussions both at work and personally and this was a very good, very informative workshop with some very good and useful tips. Bill presented the topic very well and kept everyone engaged and focused.”
Helen M., Mackay Hospital and Health Service
“Tackling TOUGH TALKS” shows you ways to take the heat out of hard talks with the help of a unique 7-stage model and set of easy-to-use conversation tools that can make a real difference to every challenging situation you face.
Designed for those keen to get better at handling tough conversational moments but finding it difficult to attend our full 2-day Dealing with Difficult Discussions program, this 1-day fast-track clinic paces you through practical, step-by-step actions you can take to prepare yourself better to tackle those conversations you find most contentious, confronting or conflict-filled.
“The seminar worked for me and was really good for awareness-raising and interesting to think about what you are like in a Difficult Discussion and analyse this. Now I understand my own reaction to verbal attacks a lot better. Great work Bill - and your experience made it even better!” Bergita S. QUT
You’ll take-away our full 100-page self-coaching guide loaded with easy-to-use tools and tips to help you work out what’s really going on when talks get tense and feelings get fractious, so you can tackle troublesome topics more confidently. In a safe environment, you’ll learn how to:
· Start a difficult discussion and raise hard topics more easily
· Use a 7-stage model to plan and structure difficult discussions
· Identify and correct handling mistakes we make in them
· Dissect differences, comparing stories & defuse difficulties
· Handle hostility and deal with disruptive emotions
· Adopt a less confrontational way to resolve difficult issues
· Reduce tension & take the heat out of difficult moments
· Practice selected tools to handle difficult discussions better
“Extremely informative. I wanted to be able to construct and hold difficult discussions without offending or putting people offside and this clinic provided me with a high level of self-awareness in relation to my own behaviours I can apply to both professional and private life. The methods you use are great. Thanks again, the workshop was really helpful! Nicole S., Community Housing
Christmas Trimmings for everyone…
Every 2nd place just $330 (GST inc)...
General (GST inc): Single $429… (2 places $759)
NFP/Schools: Single $396 (2 places $726)…
(Full Fee $495 pp)
Register first, pay on invoice
· Prices include GST… Discount applies from date of registration
· Payment on invoice prior to attendance
· Venue: Rydges Tradewinds Hotel Cairns
· Inclusions: Lunch, refreshments and comprehensive self-coaching Guide
· Timing: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm each day
Preview tips on difficult discussions, performance conversations, emotional intelligence and teams in our FactFiles and e-zine Newsletters on-line at thechangeforum.com…
Look forward to working with you on honing your tough-talk skills – and please pass this message on to colleagues and other contacts in your regional networks who might be keen to get better at handling hard talks more competently and confidently...
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