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Dealing with Difficult Behaviour Training Course

Available via public schedule at our Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney CBD training venues and on-site across Australia.

Dealing with Difficult Behaviour

1 Day Training Course

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Venue – Brisbane

Odyssey Training
Level 1, 60 Edward St
Brisbane QLD 4000
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Times and Dates

3 Jan 2018
1 Day     9:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Lunch and refreshments provided)

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Course overview

Dealing with "difficult people" in the workplace is unavoidable. However, it begins with recognising there are no difficult people – there are only "people", and sometimes people exhibit difficult behaviours. While you cannot change other people, this course will you empower to deal with difficult behaviours by recognising and understanding the intents behind them and responding assertively.

This course is ideal for

Anyone who encounters strong personalities or challenging behaviours in the workplace when dealing with difficult co-workers, customers, suppliers, managers or staff.

What you will learn

  • Recognise difficult behaviours and the intents that drive them.
  • Select the best strategies to deal with different types of behaviours.
  • Take action by using assertive communication techniques to deal with difficult behaviours.
  • Use behavioural-based language to make your point clearly.
  • Understand and manage the emotional processes that both you and the person exhibiting the difficult behaviour may experience.

Topics covered in this training course

Identifying difficult behaviours
Use the lens of understanding to identify the difficult behaviour you are dealing with and what to do about it.

The ladder of inference
Use this tool to help you decide if you are dealing with genuinely difficult behaviour or misperception.

Difficult behaviours are not assertive
People displaying difficult behaviours are not usually being assertive; they show aggressive, passive, or passive-aggressive tendencies that you must deal with using a different approach and skill set.

Dealing with high emotions
The hardest part of dealing with difficult behaviours is the high emotions that often come along with them. Learn techniques to use your voice to manage others' emotions while remaining calm and assertive.
Anger and our brains
Understand the different functions of our brains and how they process emotions, thoughts and information.

Responding with assertiveness
Assertive communication is a set of learned skills. When people communicate or behave assertively, they are working towards an outcome or solution that satisfies both or all parties.

Using behavioural based language to minimise difficult behaviours
Too often, when we need to talk to someone about their difficult behaviours, we skirt around the real issues. Using language that describes specific behaviours makes it easier for you to get to the point and others to understand what you want them to change.

Assertive communication techniques
When people display difficult behaviours and you don’t deal with them assertively, it will continue and may even get progressively worse. Learn some practical techniques and sentence starters to help you take action.

For managers dealing with difficult staff behaviours, we recommend the Performance Management and Difficult Conversations in the Workplace courses available at Leadership Directions.

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