Having Difficult Conversations
Conversations about identity, social justice and change can feel difficult to have and poorly managed dialogue can hinder or even destroy organisations’ attempts to make progress around equality, diversity and inclusion. This practical session provides a toolkit for arts organisations looking to develop confidence and deftness in ensuring dialogue can take place in a way that is constructive, sensitive and ultimately productive.
About the Course
This is a practical workshop which provides participants with a series of tools and models they can utilise to help them navigate potentially challenging conversions with colleagues, collaborators and other stakeholders. We’ll look at different characteristics of healthy and effective communication styles and give participants space to consider how they could apply these in their own interactions with others. The focus will be on tools to use when engaging with complex subject matter, including ‘grey areas’ and will acknowledge the emotional dimension that conversations around equality, identity, change and social justice often entail.
Participants will have the chance to work through recognisable scenarios, to ‘game play’ different eventualities, and to consider which aspects of their own communication style they want to develop or adapt. They should leave feeling more confident, relaxed and better equipped to conduct and support conversations that have a positive outcome.
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All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.