How to Have Conversations that Matter (2 Day Programme)

Due to positive feedback from clients we have now expanded this course to offer a two day version, which offers an in-depth examination of How to Have Conversations that Matter. The techniques gained from this training equip you with the skills to talk with almost anyone about almost anything.

Staff will gain confidence to handle challenging people and situations (for example when organisations are going through change and establishing new ways of working) and use the skills to work effectively with clients in a more solution-focused way. The programme is coaching based, thus equipping you with immediately usable coaching skills.

This workshop is currently available online as Face-to-Face Live Online Learning using Zoom for public bookings. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

What you will learn

  • Prepare for high-stakes situations with a proven technique
  • Effectively challenge upwards, downwards and sideways
  • Improve nearly every professional and personal relationship
  • Yield major professional improvements in areas like productivity, quality, and change management.

You may also be interested in our How to Have Conversations that Matter for Staff one day workshop, if you don’t want something as in-depth. If you have management responsibility, you may find our How to Have Conversations that Matter for Leaders & Managers one-day workshop more tailored to your needs.

Themes covered

Day 1

  • Get unstuck from historic challenging relationships and conversations
  • How to identify an outcome before beginning dialogue
  • Recognise your own ‘style under stress’
  • Making it safe to talk to almost anyone about anything (eliminating violence and silence)
  • How to stay in dialogue

Day 2

  • Structuring the conversation
  • Maintaining the focus
  • Managing emotions
  • Identifying and agreeing the way forward
  • Moving to action
  • Accountability (who does what, by when, and how you will monitor)
  • Create your personal action plan

Our approach to programme delivery

Every programme is 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.

5 out of 5 stars

Quick sessions that gave a burst of energy and purposefulness to the day. I enjoyed the sessions and have applied the techniques to my working habits, it will take time but they are already having a positive impact on my productivity.

Sallie Gregson12 days ago

Group Learning Events

Looking for a private group event for your team, or even your whole organisation?

We can organise a date that works for you, and we can tailor the content to your team. Our private workshops can be held online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London (following current government guidelines).

Find out more and enquire now

What's it like to learn with Happy?

We offer complete individual involvement and participation on all of our workshops. In this video, Nicky delivers a short session about the different Communication Styles, and how they affect the way you work with and manage others.

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See our available course dates, or contact us for bespoke options

How to Have Conversations that Matter (2 Day Programme)
There are currently no upcoming public course dates available. Please email our team on hello@happy.co.uk and ask to be added to the waiting list for this course. We'll let you know as soon as a date is available.

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020 7375 7300

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

Each day of 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.

Coronavirus Update

Due to COVID-19, our public programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. However, we are now able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

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Did you know...

...many interactions contain two or more problems?

When faced with multiple problems, we often choose the simplest and safest problem rather than the real problem.

Happy has a range of other personal development and leadership programmes, including:

How to Have Conversations that Matter for Leaders & Managers to enable managers, supervisors and team leaders to get the most out of emotionally charged and challenging conversations in the workplace. Find out more

How to Have Conversations that Matter for Staff to enable you to identify the conversations that are holding you back and use tools and techniques to obtain immediate results and long-term benefits. Find out more