Making Tough Conversations Easier

Management Academy

  • Date & Time

    April 28, 2020 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Where

    HR Works Training Facility - 200 WillowBrook Office Park, Suite 246, Fairport, NY
  • Credits

  • Price


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Course Description

This interactive course is designed to help managers overcome the issues that make them reluctant to have difficult conversations with employees. The training explores the causes and indicators of conflict, the supervisor’s role to foster positive communications, and a model for effectively managing difficult conversations. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice having tough conversations through various role play scenarios.

Learning Objectives

  • Define conflict and describe its impact on the workplace when handled ineffectively
  • Explain the importance of a supervisor’s ongoing communication and timely response to conflict with employees
  • Prepare effectively for tough conversations with employees
  • Apply the four-step tough conversations model to employee conflict situations


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations are non-refundable if received less than seven (7) days before the event. Registrations are transferable to another colleague up to 24 hours before the event. Cancellation and transfer requests must be received in writing; please email