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.
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.
Susan Bentley214 days ago
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
Group Learning Events
If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.
We can tailor the content to your team, and host the workshop inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.
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The Small Print
The course will run from 10am to 4:30pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). 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.
Did you know...
...asking clean language questions will help you build a picture of the world as it appears to the other person?
Although it's normally well outside our conscious awareness, every question you ask has an emotional impact. The goal is to avoid leading someone with your inquiries. Instead, you want to gain a clearer understanding of what they think.
Happy has a number of other leadership and management programmes, including:
Managing Change Positively to enable you to support your team through change and provide a clear understanding of how to involve people. Find out more
Giving a Positive Constructive Appraisal to enable you to offer constructive feedback that leaves the appraised feeling empowered. Find out more