Conflict Resolution & Handling Difficult People

Learn how to discover the causes of conflict, how your behaviour may impact others and learn strategies to deal with difficult people.


Area of Learning — Conflict Resolution & Handling Difficult People

About this course

Conflict is part of our interactions particularly in the workplace. You can learn to effectively deal with challenging situations and difficult people maintaining a professional approach.

This course will provide the tools necessary to lessen the costs of conflict using effective communication and gain the confidence to deal with having difficult conversations.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone who deals with people in their day-to-day work.

  • Supervisors, Frontline managers, Training managers
  • Help desk supervisors, Administration staff

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Managing Diversity

  • Gather, convey and receive information and ideas How do values drive behaviours?
  • Understand different behaviour types and patterns

Lesson 2: Dealing with Conflict & Difficult Behaviour

  • Handling difficult people
  • Coping with difficult behaviour
  • Identifying your personal reaction to conflict
  • Identifying your personal responsibility
  • To counsel, coach or discipline?

Lesson 3: Practical techniques for dealing with

  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Blaming behaviour
  • Defensive behaviour
  • Passive behaviour

Lesson 4: : Effective Workplace Communication

  • Learning how to be assertive and standing your ground
  • Positive self talk Giving and receiving feedback
  • Active listening, tone and clarifying questions
  • Paraphrasing
  • Identifying the source of conflict and behaviour

Lesson 5: Prevention is better than cure

  • Disempowering to co-operation
  • But vs. And
  • Co-operation language
  • Gathering Information
  • Questioning techniques

Lesson 6: Resolving Conflict

  • Determining the best solution
  • Brainstorm
  • Implement action plan
  • Gain commitment 4 I’s.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Defuse tense situations
  • Resolve differences and find ways of working effectively with all types of people
  • Recognise Conflict and have productive discussions
  • Focus on the issue, not the person
  • Communication styles, assess situation, avoid escalation and resolve
  • Assert yourself and stand your ground
  • Manage difficulties to achieve positive outcomes

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