Courageous Conversations for Leaders

Handling difficult conversations is a fundamental requirement for effective leadership but it is challenging. Most managers face a natural reluctance to confront poor performance in fear of being disliked, potential industrial action or bullying and/or unfair dismissal claims. However, with the right skills, framework and preparation you’ll be able to communicate positively, assertively and achieve positive outcomes. This program builds practical skills and techniques to confidently conduct difficult conversations.

Tailored in-house Courageous Conversations training – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Adelaide – Perth – Hobart – Darwin – Canberra

Designed for you

This difficult management conversations training is designed for in-house delivery for groups of managers and can be tailored to all leadership levels.


In a typical difficult workplace conversations training course you will learn how to:

  • identify and overcome internal barriers to engage in difficult conversations
  • prepare and deliver honest feedback
  • utilise a step-by-step difficult conversations framework
  • build acceptance
  • manage difficult and emotional reactions
  • use communication skills to achieve a constructive conversation
  • identify common ground and agreement
  • reach agreement and commitment
  • maintain relationships even after addressing tough issues.

Tailored difficult management conversations training delivered on your premises

We tailor:

  • Content: you mix and match topics – let us combine elements from other workshops to create the ultimate difficult management conversations training program.
  • Language: we’ll include your organisation’s business terminology or elements such as leadership imperatives, values, vision, mission etc.
  • Duration: depending on your budget and objectives, we can create a one-hour presentation or a multiple-day program and everything in between.

Ask us how we can tailor the program that perfectly suit your needs:

  • call 1300 655 098
  • start a chat at the bottom of our page
  • send us a message.

If you are looking for a difficult management conversations training for one or more individuals, read more about our public Courageous Conversations course.

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