HappyMind Training: Corporate Training Course | 1-3 hours

Challenging Conversations

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness – Margaret Millar

Have you ever had to have a tough conversation with someone, but didn’t quite know how to approach it? Would you like some strategies for dealing with those conversations that become emotionally charged or heated? Whether it’s a performance review, a difficult negotiation, or a disagreement with a colleague, challenging conversations can be some of the most stressful and uncomfortable situations in the workplace.

Our Challenging Conversations training course will equip you with the tools and strategies you need to handle even the most difficult conversations. We’ll explore the art of active listening and how to ask powerful questions, helping you to build trust and rapport quickly with a diverse group of stakeholders. We’ll also cover how to handle objections and navigate disagreements in a constructive and productive way.

We dive into the more emotional aspects of challenging conversations too. We’ll explore how to handle intense emotions in yourself and others, and how to respond when things get heated. We’ll also discuss how to stay aligned with your priorities and values while still being open to different perspectives and ideas.

This training course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills and feel more confident in handling challenging conversations. You’ll leave with a deep understanding of how to communicate effectively under pressure, build rapport, and navigate difficult conversations with more confidence.

Get ready to be the ultimate conflict-resolution superstar and feel like the superhero of challenging conversations!

Training Team: Dean Kaden | Marc Jacquemin
Delivery Format: virtual | hybrid | classroom
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Here’s what we’ll cover:


Improve your communication skills and confidence in handling challenging conversations


The art of active listening and how to ask powerful questions to build trust and rapport


Learn an awesome objection handling model to help navigate disagreements productively


How to keep your cool when faced with intense emotions in others and yourself


Gain confidence to set boundaries, express your needs and feelings, and resolve conflicts in a healthy and respectful way.


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Can this training course be delivered in person?

All our training courses are delivered virtually using MS Teams, WebEx and Zoom. We have offices in London, Brighton and Auckland and deliver classroom workshops in the UK, Europe, NZ and Australia.

How do you make learning fun?

All of our training is designed in-house by our awesome trainers and graphic designers. We use cutting-edge production techniques to create fun and inspiring ways to engage with our learners that helps make learning easy and long lasting. We are often asked "how are you doing this?!"

What is the ideal group size?

All of our training courses are highly interactive. For virtual and hybrid training sessions we suggest a maximum of 24 participants and for classroom training the optimum group size is 16-18.

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HappyMind Training Pink Quotation Mark
Very practical and easy to digest. Particularly enjoyed the group discussions. Can see this being useful in many areas of my life. Thanks!
HappyMind Training Yellow Quotation Mark
This course is super helpful for me! Loved the emphasis on active listening. Great to hear others experiences too.
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Definitely given me more confidence to speak up. Objection handling model is brilliant! Enjoyable session and simple to apply.

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