Courageous Conversations



Initiating a courageous conversation can cause conflict and anxiety; however, executed well, tackling difficult issues with courage will enhance your management and leadership style.

This half-day workshop explores the skills required to deliver honest, constructive feedback in an authentic manner while retaining goodwill.

You’ll learn about:

  • Preparing to have a courageous conversation
  • Understanding the drivers that build self-awareness
  • Strengthening emotional intelligence and empathy
  • Using the DESC/GROW model to give development/coaching feedback
  • Building a model that encourages self-reflection in the receiver. 

So you can: 

  • demonstrate an understanding of the four communication styles and how each style influences the response to feedback
  • recognise the impact of emotional intelligence on listening and questioning
  • recognise the importance of empathy and perspective-taking in authentic communication
  • communicate candid feedback in a non-threatening and constructive manner
  • achieve shared understanding and mutual purpose
  • practise initiating and receiving courageous conversations. 

To achieve:

  • authentic communication and necessary change in difficult and challenging behaviour across a range of workplace contexts. 

Who is this for?

  • Managers, team leaders, supervisors delivering upward, downward or horizontal team feedback and performance conversations
  • Staff at any level who need to give candid and effective feedback, and retain goodwill to internal and external stakeholders. 

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Comments from previous attendees

"This course was presented at a high standard"

"The tools gained will help me prepare better and approach meetings differently"

"This seminar has given me the tools to deal with a current difficult situation"

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Monday 12 March 2018


9:00am to 1:00pm


The Chamber, 57 Kilmore Street


Desiree Williamson

Desirée (Communication Works) designs and facilitates training for organisations seeking more authentic and effective workplace communication with every stakeholder. Her focus for all participants is to facilitate the discovery of solutions to communication issues, and to enhance the effectiveness of their workplace communication from customer service, team buliding, oral presentation and business writing skills.



$320.00 + GST


$640.00 + GST

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