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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.

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Useful, practical content that can be used in your day to day working life to get the best out of yourself and staff. The trainer was very knowledgeable, clear and informative.

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MEGA Special Offer - Online Training

COVID-19 means there is no face-to-face Handling Difficult People Training.
The good news is, you don’t have to miss out!

Access your training ONLINE instantly at home.
When you have finished, email us for a PDF certificate of achievement.

Handling Difficult People Training

Sometimes you must handle people who you find rude, aggressive or disruptive.
You find these people difficult.
They may be customers, colleagues or members of the public.

You need to manage these people, but you don’t know how.
Where can you learn to manage such difficult people?

Come on this terrific one-day training course.
Here, you will learn how to change your communication style and your emotional responses, which will enable you to more effectively handle difficult people.

Available as an Open Course or In-House

Handling Difficult People Training - Course Overview

This is a brief overview of the content covered in the one-day course
For a more in-depth course outline click:

Morning - Intellectual conflict based upon difference of opinion

  • Introductions:
  • How can you get the best from any situation?
  • Develop your personal skills
  • There are three fundamentals:

    • Clarity
    • Rationality
    • Positive emotions
  • What specific skills do you want to focus upon?
  • Impression management How do people perceive you? Assertive? Nonassertive?
  • Clarity of purpose: In any situation, you must know what you want
  • And you must discover what the other person wants
  • How to communicate with more clarity and precision
  • How to ask the right questions
  • How to explain what you really mean
  • How to discover what the other persons really means
  • How to distinguish between critical thinking and negativity
  • How to avoid using negative suggestions and use only positive suggestions

Afternoon - Behavioural conflict based upon bad conduct

  • How to manage bad behaviour in others
  • Avoid using anger and upset;
  • Replace upset with LOGIC and REASON
  • Don’t emotionalise the situation Rationalise it
  • Identify what the other person in doing wrong in objective terms
  • Propose a corrective response and use it as a solution
  • Gain their commitment to change
  • Distinguish reasons from excuses
  • Give concessions only to reason givers
  • Give no concessions to excuse givers
  • Use proper body language
  • Use correct voice tones
  • Praise and appreciate any positive changes
  • Five practice sessions
  • Learn by doing
  • Final summary and action planning
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Book Now - Open Training Course Pricing and Availability

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

  • A full day of quality training
  • 6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning
  • 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, optional 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will can 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.

Next Open Course Dates

21 April
Leeds City
£450 +VAT
22 April
London - Central
£450 +VAT
29 April
£450 +VAT
11 May
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations are available -

The course was very educational. Lots of information with clear objectives. I liked the course handbook as I can digest at home. The trainer presented very well, with good humour. Very clear views on positive attitude and time management.

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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 (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 days training
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Preparation work
  • Travel costs and time
  • Written action plan to take away
  • Access to our post course portal
  • Access to our on-line leadership and management decision matrix templates and tools
  • Plus three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions

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.

The course content was very useful and causes me to think more about the way I can tackle problems. The trainer's presentation was good, always very clear and able to answer questions raised.

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