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NEW: Popular Courses for 2023-2024

Difficult Conversations and Interpersonal Effectiveness

This is a practical discussion based workshop aimed at anyone who would like to develop their skills to hold difficult conversations with difficult people to achieve positive outcomes. Delegates will be provided with a range of practical tools and techniques to address the real issues and situations faced and the behaviour of the individual. This will make the course practical and highly interactive. Furthermore the participants will get an opportunity to practice using the techniques and be able to fine tune these for use back in the workplace.

Delegates will also be provided with an A5 workbook

Objectives & Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event, participants will be able to;

1) Define what behaviour is and how it is different from personality

2) Know what makes people difficult

3) Recognise the impact that personal behaviour can have on others during difficult conversations

4) Identify the major behaviour types at work and use an assertive approach to confidently and effectively respond to each behaviour type

5) Use empathy effectively during difficult conversations

6) Use neutral questions and listening that focus on the problem not the person

7) Practically deal with each potential situation in a positive manner that achieves a defined objective using the AID feedback model

8) Develop a positive and confident approach that creates the correct environment to engage with difficult people and achieve a positive outcome

. 9) Practice using the tools for tackling behaviour with their team and co-workers in the workplace

10) Develop a practical action plan to embed the new skills back at work

We are now running this ever popular training in both face to face and virtual formats. This course is ideal for new and experienced Line Managers who would like to develop their ability to hold difficult discussions with their direct reports. Please contact us if you would like to register an interest in this course. If you wish to find out more about this event or have a training need for an in house course or coaching and you would like more information, please call John on 07443 654 864 or please contact us  for booking enquiries:

Weightman Associates New CEO

We are pleased to announce the Appointment of John Grant as our new CEO. John has worked at Weightman Associates as Operations Director since 2015 and brings with him a wealth of experience as an Executive Coach, Facilitator and Consultant. John is looking forward to his new role and continuing to deliver a high quality service to our clients. Tony will still take an active role in the Company as Non-Exec Chairman.

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Tony Weightman Completes His New Book

Tony has been busy writing a new book which has just been launched by the international publisher, Kogan Page.

Assessment Centre Success provides the reader with a practical guide to succeed at Assessment Centres from a job applicants perspective. The new book is available to purchase via the Kogan Page website with a special discount to celebrate the launch. Click on the book image to read more about the book and place your order. Enter the code assessmentcentre20 to qualify for the discount on the order page when prompted.


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