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Handling Difficult People Training Course - One Day

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Handling Difficult People Training
  • Handle those people that don’t do the right thing.
  • Manage your emotions, so you stay in control.
  • Nip problems in the bud, so they don’t get out of hand.
  • Learn when to compromise and when to stand firm.
  • Negotiate solutions, rather than argue about blame.
  • Boost your self-confidence and assertiveness skills.
  • Use positive feedback, as a way to change people.
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

Handling Difficult People Training - One Day Course

About this Handling Difficult People Training Course

Are there times, when some of the people you work with become difficult to handle?

And these same people are often clever and eloquent but they can also be argumentative and stubborn.
Therefore, you need to handle them properly.

But the problem is you don’t know how to deal with them.

Your current lack of ability to handle this type of person is causing you problems.
Is that the reason why you are searching online? To see if you can find a course that will help you to handle these difficult people, and to do it skilfully.

If this seems to describe your situation correctly, then we have a good fit, don’t we? Therefore, you need to reserve your place today.
Make sure that you attend this very inspiring and popular one day training programme.

On occasions, you need to handle difficult people; in order to handle difficult people you need to communicate in ways that are clear, rational and positive.

The course content was very useful, gave a great insight into how to effectively manage time and working relationships with other people. Trainer's presentation was very interactive, less computer based and more done on the flip board.

Customer Reviews

Handling Difficult People Training - One Day Course Overview

Day One - Morning

  • Decide what target-behaviours you want to see achieved and explain them to others.
  • Avoid poor performances caused by failing to properly explain the standards required.
  • Decide how you, yourself, wish to be perceived and act accordingly.
  • Distinguish the language of fair criticism from the language of unfair insults.
  • Give constructive criticism to others in an assertive and professional way.

Day One - Afternoon

  • Find mutually agreeable solutions to which the other person will commit.
  • Know when to compromise, and when to stand firm.
  • Be assertive, when facing a difficult person.
  • Use your body language and voice tones correctly.
  • Motivate others by the proper use of your words.

Available Dates and Locations

1 August
Birmingham
£450 +VAT
20 August
London - Central
£450 +VAT
12 September
Manchester
£450 +VAT
17 September
Reading
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £50 on this course

Next Open Course Starts in 12 days, Birmingham, places available Book Now >

Please note all our training courses include optional three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

We currently offer training courses in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Maidstone, Scotland, Kent, Reading, Dublin, Ireland, Leeds, Gloucestershire

I found the course very helpful and beneficial for the future, especially the parts communication, conflict, positive emotions. I would perceive this course as beneficial for other colleagues as well. The trainers presentation was very engaging and motivating, high level of professionalism. Allows questions and provides immediate answers.

Customer Reviews

Handling Difficult People Training Course Content

Handling Difficult People Training - Day One - AM

Master the six principles of communication

Six principles of communication:

In order to manage difficult people, you need to gain agreement on:

  1. The goal - what are we trying to achieve.
  2. The reason - why are we trying to achieve it?
  3. The plan - how are we going to reach the goal?
  4. How to handle other people’s emotions.
  5. How to express your own emotions.
  6. Gaining the cooperative assistance of others.

Notes on the use and misuse of humour.

How to use, and how to not sure humorous comments.

Personal standards

How do you wish to be perceived? Decide and then act accordingly.

Goals

Agree what the desired goal is. If you wish to be more assertive, then develop your sense of goal focus:

How to make language more specific and more meaningful.

The use of numbers in order to make yourself clearer.

You need to explain your ideas in definite terms.
How to define your key concepts and most important ideas.

The difference between affirmative and negative language.
The difference between being critical and cynical.
Notes on how to be more positive.

Embedded commands.

Embedded command is a form of accidental error of language (e.g. saying 'don't worry' will cause people to worry)

Summary of the morning session

This was a fantastic course with interactive content that stretches you and forces you to think critically. Also provides ideas which are easily implemented in the real world. The trainer was excellent.

Customer Reviews

Handling Difficult People Training - Day One - PM

Four ways to approach difficult situations:

I understand blank fact is wrong box. -> Wrong box -> Right box -> Commit? -> Excuse /Reason -> Negotiate
  • Rationally assertive: the proper method.
  • Emotional and angry: the wrong method.
  • Emotional and upset: another wrong method.
  • Avoidance: another wrong method.

Learn the difference between “objective” and “subjective” language.

To be assertive you should use “behavioural statements” and “objective language”.

The use of the “wrong box / right box” technique.

The difference between “reasons” and “excuses” and what policy you should have to each one
If the other person gives you reasons, then you should negotiate.
If the other person gives you excuses, then you should not negotiate.

Don’t get bogged down talking for too long about the past.
Do take the conversation into the future. Talk about what you want to happen next.

The assertive use of body language

  • Posture
  • Hand gestures
  • Eye contact
Use the
'Wrong box / right box'
technique

The assertive use of voice tones

  • Volume
  • Pace
  • Pitch

Notes on the proper use of praise and appreciation.

Praise is powerful: The proper use of praise to reinforce the change.
The absence of praise and appreciation is often the cause of bad feelings.
To get the best from others, you must praise and appreciate them for the behaviours you want to see repeated.

Final summary and action planning.

The course was well planned and went according to schedule and content. Contained valuable information. The trainer's presentation was well prepared and to the point and adhered to time. Focused on the matter. Excellent.

Customer Reviews

The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

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Open Training Course Pricing and Availability

You are able to book this course online today.

1 August
Birmingham
£450 +VAT
20 August
London - Central
£450 +VAT
12 September
Manchester
£450 +VAT
17 September
Reading
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £50 on this course

Next Open Course Starts in 12 days, Birmingham, places available Book Now >

The open training course costs only £450 +VAT per delegate. For this price we provide:

  • A full day of quality training
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Training articles and newsletters
  • Access to additional free training material* after the course

Plus, 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

Course Timings

Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30.
Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.

6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning.

After the course, how can you keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished.

* This support comes in the form of...

  • PDF download of the training handbook
  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is also available from just £1,950 +VAT per day as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Personal written action plans
  • Access to additional free training material after the course
  • Three months free telephone coaching

Contact Us Today

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037 to discuss your requirements for the in-house training course.

If you want to know more about any other Management Training Courses, or their suitability for you or a colleague, call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037.

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