Taking the Challenge out of Challenging Conversations

2021 Empowered Leadership Series
POWERFUL PERFORMANCE CONVERSATIONS

Engage in conversations with the intent that each party will leave with greater clarity, a positive forward direction and with the relationship enhanced.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Principals, school executive

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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This program will focus on the common features of challenging conversations that are critical for school leader effectiveness. Managing challenging conversations effectively is integral to the success of all relationships and the quality of our school programs. When conversations are handled well, collaboration and productivity are enhanced, morale goes up, and better decisions result.

Although some conversations require a certain level of assertiveness, the design of these conversations embodies the intent that each party in the conversation will leave it with greater clarity, a positive forward direction and with the relationship enhanced. The program is experiential, and participants will practise the skills learned and begin to apply these in their own workplace context.

This focus will include four conversation types; Performance, Boundaries, Alignment and Coaching conversations.

Participants will develop skills common to positive conversations.

  • Maintaining a positive future focus
  • Personal reflection and self-evaluation
  • Effective listening skills
  • Strategies for converting negative perceptions to positive preferences
  • The ability to identify underlying issues
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Transforming intentions to actions

PROGRAM COST

$1200

All payments are to be paid via credit card or Pcard on registration.

PROGRAM DELIVERY

This is a 2-day program, with the days delivered individually one to two weeks apart.

The program will be delivered in a range of venues, both rural and metropolitan.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ON DEMAND

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The intent of the NSWPPA is to provide professional learning opportunities for school leaders across NSW. Whilst programs will be advertised at determined venues, the opportunity to respond to local need is welcomed. If your local PPC or network of schools wishes to run Taking the challenge out of challenging conversations in your area, please contact us to discuss how we can match the program to your needs.

CONTACT:

Margaret Charlton, NSWPPA Professional Learning Officer
mcharlton@nswppa.org.au