Leadership and Management Training Programmes

Crucial Conversations for Leaders and Managers

This one-day workshop will introduce you to a proven technique which will allow you to have successful crucial conversations with team members and colleagues. The content has been designed to enable managers, supervisors and team leaders to get the most out of crucial, emotionally charged and challenging conversations in the workplace.

Course Dates:

7th Jun 2019 ( spaces available )

Course Length: 1 Day

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £395 (+VAT)

Charity: £300 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £395 (+VAT)

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Course Location

Happy HQ, 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE

What You Will Learn

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Practise a proven technique to prepare for important situations
  • Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be persuasive, not abrasive
  • Improve your professional working relationships through your conversations

Who should attend?

All managers, supervisors and team leaders who would like to improve their skills and their ability to get the most out of crucial, emotionally charged and challenging conversations in the workplace.

We also offer Crucial Conversations as a one-day workshop and Crucial Conversations as a two-day workshop, which may be suitable if you do not have management responsibility.

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Our approach to programme delivery

This one-day workshop has been designed to ensure complete individual involvement and participation. It will stimulate your thinking and challenge you. The key focus is on practical skills and real outcomes throughout. The content will involve an innovative and engaging blend of activities so that you can directly apply it to your current performance and your future success.


The course will run from 10am to 4:30pm (hot buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The Happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your Course Trainer

Dez Veares

Dez Veares

With over fifteen years of facilitation, training and coaching experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors, Dez specialises in communication and change. Dez holds the ILM Level 7 in Coaching & Mentoring, and the Human Technics Advanced Certification in Executive Coaching. With a professional acting background, Dez also supports senior staff with presentations and effective use of the voice.

He splits his time between facilitation, coaching and living life. Dez is the Deputy Chair of Governors for his local primary school, plays violin in a string quartet, sings jazz, and makes time to regularly disappear on mindfulness retreats.