No one likes being ‘told off’ and no one enjoys doing the telling, well most people don’t in our experience.

Managers have a responsibility to ensure that they address difficult and challenging conversations within teams in a prompt and effective manner.

From personality clashes to personal problems, this course helps you identify when you need to have difficult conversations and gives practical tools to help do it right.

Drawing on delegate’s personal experiences and giving time to prep from real life scenarios, we support you to tackle difficult conversation with confidence.

This course is CPD certified.


Learning outcomes

  • Understand the value of having difficult conversations
  • Know what conversations may be difficult and why
  • Be able to plan out how you want your difficult conversation to go
  • Know the range of outcomes available to you following a difficult conversation
  • Understand how your difficult conversations are integral to your people management strategy and feed into formal management procedures

Who will benefit?

  • First line managers and team leaders
  • Newly appointed people managers
  • Experienced managers in need of a refresher
  • Managers currently facing difficult conversations with their teams

Course content

  • Who is responsible, and what is the process?
  • Preparation, having the conversations, and how to follow-up
  • Basic communication skills and the four-step process

Course duration

Difficult Conversations is a half day course.

“Informal and open for everyone to join in, give opinions, and ask questions.”

Dates and location

Our next Open Training Dates for this course can be found below. As this is a half day course it has been coupled with Managing Equality and Discrimination to provide a comprehensive full day of training, starting at 9:30am and finishing at 4:00pm.

  • Wednesday 26 January 2022
  • Thursday 14 July 2022

These courses are held at our Rugby office:

AHR Consultants
Suite 5 Bloxam Court
CV21 2DU
Phone: 0345 076 2288

All our courses can also be delivered on your premises at a date and time to suit you.

Course fees

This course costs £219+ VAT per delegate. If you are considering attending multiple courses or sending multiple delegates, you might want to consider purchasing Training Credits which can save you up to 40%. In-house training costs on application.

Register your interest

Please complete the form below, call 0345 076 2288 or email marketing@ahrconsultants.co.uk.