Managing Difficult Conversations at Work
24

Thursday, 24 September

1 3 pm EDT

GA London (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
£55 GBP
Regular Ticket
£55 GBP
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Managing Difficult Conversations at Work | September 24

Sonya Barlow Photo


Founder, Like Minded Females

24

Thursday, 24 September

1 3 pm EDT

GA London (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
£55 GBP
Regular Ticket
£55 GBP
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop


This workshop will be hosted online (Livestream) due to safety considerations, please check out the "Preparation" section on the bottom of this page. Registered participants will be notified in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the workshop.

Most human beings tend to avoid conflict…have you noticed?

Workplace conflict and tension are inevitable; when working closely with others, we often face tricky conversations on a range of topics, be it mental health, performance, burnout, promotion or bad management. Research in the UK has found that more than 51% of workers have to deal with a difficult conversation at work at least once a month or more (Chartered Management Institute report).

Facing these conversations feels dreadful (we've all been there👋). Avoiding them, on the other hand, tends to lead to a drop in motivation, productivity, performance and engagement, and a surge in stress and anxiety.

When handled correctly, however, these conversations can be turned into opportunities to fix problems, build trust, and boost respect and understanding.

Join confidence coach Sonya Barlow for this experiential session and learn actionable tips and guidance on how to manage difficult conversations in the workplace head on.

In this interactive session, we will touch on associated topics such as confidence, imposter syndrome, communication styles and delve into personalities, diversity and differences. Through a series of theories, examples and exercises, you will learn how to approach tricky conversations with confidence. There will be a series of group, pair and individual exercises. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have actionable strategies for leveraging strengths and addressing challenging areas.

Takeaways

  • Learn theories and strategies on key concepts such as gender roles, personalities, confidence and communication styles
  • Understand the underlining mental and mindful strategies associated with having easier, successful conversations
  • Learn about strategies to have difficult conversations online and offline
  • Develop a step by step strategy for feeling calm, present, ready and able to make an impact when conversing
  • Learn how to structure, present, deliver and handle stress & nerves in high-pressure situations
  • Receive feedback to help identify your communication styles, strengths and weaknesses combined with time to practice improvement

Preparation

  • This class is taken completely online via Zoom.
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam as well as a strong internet connection.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up 24 hours before (and again an hour before) the course launches.

About the Instructor

Sonya Barlow Photo

Founder,
Like Minded Females

Sonya Barlow is the founder of Like Minded Females (LMF), a diversity network & consultancy changing the narrative of inclusion through life skills workshops, community building and corporate training. Within it’s first year, LMF has engaged with over 12,000 people and grown to a social following of 9,000+. Sonya is proud to be a woman of colour in technology and has been recognised as a Rising Star (2017) and UK Tech Business Woman of the Year Finalist (2018). Alongside running her enterprise, Sonya is a public speaker, TEDxSpeaker and workshop facilitator. She is passionate about changing the narrative of inclusion, empowering through life skills workshops and representing the mass. Her Ted talk is no on YouTube titled "Failures come before Resilience" @sonyabarlowuk

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