Clean Language for Managers

Misunderstandings are a common source of wasted time and effort at work, often leading to irritation and even conflict.

In this one-day workshop you will develop your ability to find out what people actually mean by what they say, so that you can build stronger working relationships. This can be especially useful when working with people who are different from you: for example, with much younger or much older colleagues, or those from different cultural backgrounds.

As this is new to our programme, we are currently offering this one-day workshop at the special introductory price of £195 per person, or £95 per person for charities with less than 15 members of paid staff.

Course Overview 

What you will learn

In this one-day workshop, you will learn to understand more people, more of the time – even people who are very unlike you.

The workshop introduces a precision inquiry methodology, Clean Language (devised by the late David Grove) and is taught by a co-author of the best-known book on this topic, Judy Rees.

You will learn how to:

  • Guide attention precisely using specific questions, so that you get more accurate and more useful information
  • Adjust your own focus to maximise the value of the information you receive
  • Use metaphor as a window into someone’s inner world, so that you can see what’s behind what they say and do
  • Spot the seed of a misunderstanding and act to stop it taking root.


5 out of 5 stars

I liked that we got a book with the course. It was a small group so felt we were all able to contribute without worrying about speaking 'publicly'. The exercises were very relatable and definitely made me think about my actions in a different way

Susan Bentley91 days ago

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Clean Language for Managers
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

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 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.

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