Communication

Assertive Behaviour 
This programme enables you to state confidently what you believe to be important without being hostile or demanding. Being assertive builds the self-confidence which gives you great advantages in the workplace and in your relationships outside work. It means you are able to express your opinion in a sensitive way which respects others – even when you disagree with their opinion. When you do this you build up more trusting relationships based on mutual respect. 

Objectives

By the end of this programme you will be able to:


Recognise unhelpful behaviours used by others and know how to respond

Understand the weakness of passive behaviour and make plans to improve

Take steps to control anger and avoid aggressiveness

Use a 3 step model to think, act and behave with assertiveness

Use assertiveness to handle complaints or criticisms

Give critical feedback to maintain performance in the team

Give bad news with confidence and expect results

Become a more influential person by assertive thinking and behaviour



Communication Skills

This programme enables you to give briefings, instructions and information so others are clear about the expectations you have for them. It is designed for those managing people for the first time and lays a solid foundation using a 4 phase model of communication. You will learn how to communicate in the key areas of management – running a meeting, leading discussions, allocating work and giving feedback. You will also learn that half of communication is listening – so will learn key skills for accepting feedback and engaging in dialogue.  

Objectives
By the end of this programme you will be able to:


Understand different communication styles of others

Use body language to enhance your communication effectiveness

Choose the best language to suit the audience

Persuasively communicate in a way so people are moved to action

Run a meeting effectively and move discussions to decision making

Improve skills in giving and receiving feedback using a 3 step model 

Facilitate a planning session by questioning and listening

Brief teams and individuals with clarity and conciseness



Interpersonal Skills
This programme enables you to build better relationships with colleagues and clients. It is about raising your scores on openness to others, looking for collaborative solutions in difficult situations and respecting the opinions of others. To achieve this you need to feel good about yourself and value others. You will use some of the tips from “personal branding” to build your levels of self-awareness. Also you may need to change some of your attitudes about work and relationships and learn to be generous, ask for help and admit mistakes.

Objectives
By the end of the programme, you will be able to:

Use rapport to start and deepen relationships

Value and appreciate others to build trust and mutual respect

Understand the effect you have on others  – and how they react to you

Persuade others by “pulling” instead of “pushing”

Create the attitudes which build positive relationships with others

Manage your mood to avoid anger or aggression towards others

Enhance your interpersonal effectiveness by managing your image

Accept feedback from others and explore areas for improvement