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1. Managing Difficult Conversations: Work Your Way Through Tough Conversations

Whether it’s asking about a sensitive subject, telling someone they have broccoli in their teeth, or confronting a co-worker about their rude behavior, we all face difficult conversations from time to time. This course will give you a framework that you can use to help you work through tough situations.

This course will give you an eight-step process for a difficult conversation, as well as some things to consider when deciding to have the conversation (such as your desired outcome, the time and place, and how to stay safe). You’ll also learn how to speak persuasively, ask good questions, and listen actively.

At the end of this Managing Difficult Conversations course, you will be able to:

  • Define frame of reference.
  • Establish a positive intent and a desired outcome.
  • Use good communication skills during a conversation.
  • Draft a script for a difficult conversation.
  • Use specific steps to carry out a difficult conversation.
  • Access additional resources as required.
  • Maintain safety in a conversation.

2. Communication Strategies: Learn The Various Aspects Of Communication

Each day, we communicate with others through our spoken words, body language, and written communication. This course can show you how to make sure you’re sending the right message.

This course will teach you all about the various aspects of communication. You’ll learn about asking questions, probing for information, active listening, and body language. Supporting skills are also covered, such as self-esteem, building relationships with others, and assertiveness.

At the end of this Communication Strategies course, you will be able to:

  • Identify common communication problems that may be holding you back.
  • Develop skills to ask questions that give you information you need.
  • Learn what your non-verbal messages are telling others.
  • Develop skills to listen actively and empathetically to others.
  • Enhance your ability to handle difficult situations.
  • Deal with situations assertively.

3. Conflict Resolution - Dealing With Difficult People: Learn the Basics of Conflict Resolution 

Sometimes it seems like the world is full of difficult people. While it might seem that the easiest remedy is to lock yourself up at home and avoid people, we eventually have to pick up the phone or step outside and interact with someone. This course will give you practical tools to deal with difficult people.

In this Conflict Resolution: Dealing With Difficult People course, you will learn the benefits of conflict, techniques for getting to the heart of the matter, anger and stress management tips, and ways to improve your own attitude. You’ll also learn a practical three-step model that will help you resolve conflict in a positive manner.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize how your own attitudes and actions affect others.
  • Find new and effective techniques for dealing with difficult people.
  • Learn some techniques for managing and dealing with anger.
  • Develop coping strategies for dealing with difficult people and difficult situations.

4. Conversational Leadership: Learn the Basics of Conversational Leadership

This Conversational Leadership course will help you develop your conversational leadership skills by focusing on meaningful conversations and communication. You will also learn about the World Café model, which you can use to foster input and conversation for any problem at hand.

In this Conversational Leadership course, you will learn about the fundamental elements of meaningful conversations, the four-I model of organizational conversation, the conversational leadership framework, and the World Café model. All of these tools will help you become a conversational leader and build stronger teams in your workplace.

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the wisdom inherent in encouraging conversational leadership.
  • Describe the four I’s of conversational leadership.
  • Apply the principles of conversational leadership to improve results.
  • Organize a simple World Café as an example of conversational leadership.

5. Crisis Management : Be Ready For Emergencies

Viable organizations need to be ready for emergencies because they are a fact of doing business. This course will show you how to create a crisis management plan that will help your business prevent, respond to, and recover from all types of crises.

To begin this course, you will learn how to put the right people in place with a crisis management team and appropriate training. Then, you will learn how to identify and assess crisis risks, develop a response process, and gather appropriate resources. You will also learn how to respond to, document, and investigate crises; establish an emergency operations center; create a continuity plan; and recover from a crisis.

At the end of this Crisis Management course, you will be able to:

  • Assign people to an appropriate crisis team role.
  • Conduct a crisis audit.
  • Establish the means for business continuity.
  • Determine how to manage incidents.
  • Help your team recover from a crisis.
  • Apply the process in practical exercise.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

These courses are internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

Managing Difficult Conversations  5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Managing Difficult Conversations Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment
  •     Conversation #1
  •     Conversation #2

Session 2: Choosing to Have the Conversation

  •     Considering the Consequences
  •     Establishing Your Frame of Reference
  •     Tips and Tricks
  •     Establishing Positive Intent
  •     Making Connections
  •     Accepting People for People
  •     Planning What You Want
  •     Things to Ask Yourself
  •     A Note on Fairness

Session 3: Toolkit for Successful Conversations

  •     Managing Your Body Language
  •     Making Connections
  •     Speaking Persuasively
  •     A Story from Mark Twain
  •     Active Listening
  •     Responding to Feelings
  •     Reading Cues
  •     Demonstration Cues
  •     Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  •     Asking Questions
  •     Making Connections
  •     Probing Techniques: Using Questions
  •     Probing Techniques: Pausing
  •     Probing Techniques: Using Reflection
  •     Probing Techniques: Paraphrasing
  •     Probing Techniques: Summary Questions
  •     The Probing Funnel

Session 4: Choosing the Time and Place

  •     Choosing the Time and Place

Session 5: Framework for Difficult Conversations

  •     Whats Your Purpose?
  •     Making Connections
  •     Steps for a Difficult Conversation
  •     Conversation Template

Session 6: Staying Safe

  •     Introduction
  •     Mutual Respect
  •     Common Ground
  •     Staying in Control
  •     When to Walk Away
  •     When Things Dont Work

Session 7: Testing the Waters

  •     Making Connections

Session 8: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Course 2 - Certificate in Communication Strategies Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Pre-Course Assessment

Session 2: Creating Positive Relationships

  • Ten Quick Wins
  • Making Connections
  • The Power of Words

Session 3: Growing Our Self-Awareness

  • Do You Question Your Competence?
  • Competence Questionnaire
  • Developing Confidence

Session 4: Communication Basics

  • Defining a Skilled Communicator
  • Making Connections

Session 5: Communication Barriers

  • Case Study: New Neighbors
  • Common Barriers
  • Applying the Answers
  • Being Mindful

Session 6: Asking Questions

  • Asking Good Questions
  • Types of Open-Ended Questions
  • Introduction to Probing
  • Probing Methods
  • Pushing My Buttons

Session 7: Listening Skills

  • Can You Hear Me?
  • How Do You Rate Your Listening Ability?
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Responding to Feelings
  • Reading Cues
  • Demonstration Cues
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  • What Is Said and What Is Heard
  • Communication Situations

Session 8: Body Language

  • What Do Our Bodies Say?
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Managing Your Messages
  • The Signals People Send
  • Gestures
  • Interpreting Gestures

Session 9: Communication Styles

  • Understanding Dichotomies
  • Making Connections
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Dichotomies in Action
  • Step Two
  • Step Three

Session 10: Creating a Positive Self-Image

  • Seven Things People Determine from Your Appearance
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Self-Evaluation

Session 11: Frame of Reference

  • Your Frame of Reference
  • Suspending Belief
  • Techniques for the Workplace
  • Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
  • Testing Our Theories
  • Delivering Your Message
  • Be Direct
  • Assertiveness
  • Self-Attitude
  • Words to Watch Out For
  • Your Inner Self Talk
  • Persuasion
  • Thirty Ways to Persuade
  • Case Study: A Negative Image
  • I Messages
  • The Assertive Formula
  • Expressing Your No
  • The Persistent Response
  • Guidelines for Saying No

Session 12: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 3 - Certificate in Conflict Resolution - Dealing With Difficult People Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Conflict as Communication

  • Understanding Conflict
  • Do We Have To Fight?
  • What is A Conflict?
  • How About Avoidance?
  • Self-Assessment
  • Initiating the Move

 Session 3: Benefits of Confrontation

  • To Talk or Not to Talk
  • Determining Your Involvement
  • Reciprocal Relationships
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Improving Relationships

 Session 4: Preventing Problems

  • The Importance of Empathy
  • Dangerous Misconceptions
  • How You Prevent Problems
  • Preventing Problems

 Session 5: Getting Focused

  • Getting to the Heart of the Matter
  • What's Missing?
  • Peeling to the Core
  • The Three F's
  • Facts
  • Frequency
  • Frustrated Relationship

 Session 6: Managing Anger

  • Coping Strategies
  • Expressing Anger
  • Dealing with Other People's Anger
  • Guidelines for Assertive Anger
  • Start Positively
  • Be Direct
  • Specify the Degree of Anger
  • Don't Accuse Others of Making You Angry
  • Share Your Feelings of Threat and Fear
  • Acknowledge Your Responsibility
  • Avoid Self-Put Downs
  • Self-Protective Techniques to Block Criticism

 Session 7: Dealing with Problems

  • Dealing with Problems
  • Working With the Suggestions
  • Explaining the Suggestions
  • Causes of Difficult Behavior
  • The Difficulty of Others
  • Dealing with Others

 Session 8: The Three-Step Conflict Resolution Model

  • The Three-Step Model
  • Research
  • Presentation
  • Presentation – What to Do
  • Take Action
  • Getting the Hang of Things

 Session 9: Practice Makes Pretty Good

  • Planning: Step 1 - Research
  • Planning: Step 2 - Presentation
  • Planning: Step 3 - Take Action

 Session 10: Changing Yourself

  • Negative vs. Positive Interactions
  • Negative Interaction
  • Positive Interaction
  • Take the Wheel!
  • Walking Away
  • Your Organization
  • Dealing with Negative Feelings
  • Put Yourself in Charge of You
  • Monitor Your Self-Talk
  • Be in Control
  • Work on Your Sense of Humor
  • Have a Support Team

 Session 11: Why Don't People Do What They Are Supposed To?

  • The Big Question
  • Answering the Question

 Session 12: De-Stress Options to Use When Things Get Ugly

  • Belly Breathing
  • Visualize
  • Music
  • Acupressure and Massages
  • Laughter
  • General Coping Thoughts When Things Get Messy

 Session 13: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 4 - Certificate in Conversational Leadership Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: What’s In A Word?

  • Pre-Assignment Review, Part One
  • Pre-Assignment Review, Part Two
  • What is Conversational Leadership?

 Session 3: Fundamental Elements

  • Designing Meaningful Conversations
  • Building Your Personal Skills
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Listener

 Session 4: The Four-I Model of Organizational Conversation

  • Intimacy
  • The Four Features
  • Replacing Corporate Communication
  • Interactivity
  • Evolving Communication Techniques
  • Case Study
  • Making Connections
  • Inclusion
  • Looking at Inclusive Communications
  • Case Studies
  • Intentionality
  • Creating a Conversational Strategy
  • Sample Strategy Elements
  • Common Language
  • Making Connections

 Session 5: The Conversational Leadership Framework

  • Getting Started, Part One
  • Getting Started, Part Two
  • Powerful Conversations
  • Case Study
  • Making Connections
  • Creating the Conversation
  • Identifying Your Purpose
  • The Physical Setup
  • The Finishing Touches
  • Above and Beyond
  • Involving Your Stakeholders
  • Applying the Concepts
  • Summary
  • Developing the Questions
  • Leveraging Appreciative Inquiry, Part One
  • Leveraging Appreciative Inquiry, Part Two
  • Getting It Right
  • Taking It Further
  • Getting to the Goal
  • Making Connections
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Building Common Ground
  • Questions to Consider

 Session 6: World Café

  • Setting Up
  • Where the Magic Happens
  • Round 1: Starting the Conversation
  • Round 2: Connections Start
  • Round 3: Back to the Beginning
  • Round 4: Conversation of the Whole

 Session 7: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 5 - Certificate in Crisis Management Online Course

 Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Burst Water Pipe
  • Call Center

 Session 2: What is Crisis Management?

  • Defining Terms
  • What Makes a Crisis?
  • The Crisis Management Team
  • Creating the Team

 Session 3: Training Leaders and Staff

  • Training Essentials
  • Three Pronged Approach
  • Conducting Training

 Session 4: Conducting the Crisis Audit

  • Why Audit?
  • Documentation Audit
  • 360 Degree Audit
  • Online Audit
  • Sample Audit Questions
  • Other Audit Considerations
  • Using a Risk Matrix

 Session 5: Performing a Risk Level Analysis

  • The Four Categories
  • Case Study, Scenario One
  • Case Study, Scenario Two
  • Case Study, Scenario Three

 Session 6: Developing a Response Process

  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Crisis Response Process
  • Step Two: Perform Basic Crisis Management Steps
  • Step Three: Trigger the Crisis Response Process (If Appropriate)
  • Remember: Stay Flexible!

 Session 7: Consulting with the Experts

  • Considering Your Resources
  • Making Connections

 Session 8: Incident Management Techniques

  • Case Study
  • Responding to Incidents
  • Incident Related Documentation
  • Other Documents
  • Investigating Incidents
  • Accident Investigation Kit
  • Steps to Follow

 Session 9: Working Through the Issues

  • Model Overview
  • The Problem Solving Model
  • Keeping an Open Mind
  • Solving Problems the Right Way
  • Phase One
  • Definition
  • Analysis
  • Analysis
  • Phase Two
  • Brainstorming
  • Checkerboard
  • Research and Report
  • Phase Three
  • Solution Planning Worksheet
  • Three Types of Decisions
  • Advice from an Expert
  • Eight Ingredients for Good Decision Making

 Session 10: Establishing an Emergency Operations Center

  • EOC Considerations
  • Making Connections
  • Who is In Charge?

 Session 11: Building Business Continuity and Recovery

  • Creating Continuity
  • Making Connections
  • Essential Crisis Plan Elements

 Session 12: Walliallia

  • Background
  • Exercise One: Gas Line Explosion at Water Plant
  • Assignment
  • Exercise Two: How are you Feeling?
  • Assignment
  • Exercise Three: The Last Question
  • Assignment

 Session 13: Recovering and Moving On

  • Initial Adjustments
  • Working Things Out
  •  A Personal Action Plan
  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get Managing Difficult Conversations, Communication Strategies, Conflict Resolution - Dealing With Difficult People, Conversational Leadership and Crisis Management in this Bundle

1. Managing Difficult Conversations: Work Your Way Through Tough Conversations

Whether it’s asking about a sensitive subject, telling someone they have broccoli in their teeth, or confronting a co-worker about their rude behavior, we all face difficult conversations from time to time. This course will give you a framework that you can use to help you work through tough situations.

This course will give you an eight-step process for a difficult conversation, as well as some things to consider when deciding to have the conversation (such as your desired outcome, the time and place, and how to stay safe). You’ll also learn how to speak persuasively, ask good questions, and listen actively.

At the end of this Managing Difficult Conversations course, you will be able to:

  • Define frame of reference.
  • Establish a positive intent and a desired outcome.
  • Use good communication skills during a conversation.
  • Draft a script for a difficult conversation.
  • Use specific steps to carry out a difficult conversation.
  • Access additional resources as required.
  • Maintain safety in a conversation.

2. Communication Strategies: Learn The Various Aspects Of Communication

Each day, we communicate with others through our spoken words, body language, and written communication. This course can show you how to make sure you’re sending the right message.

This course will teach you all about the various aspects of communication. You’ll learn about asking questions, probing for information, active listening, and body language. Supporting skills are also covered, such as self-esteem, building relationships with others, and assertiveness.

At the end of this Communication Strategies course, you will be able to:

  • Identify common communication problems that may be holding you back.
  • Develop skills to ask questions that give you information you need.
  • Learn what your non-verbal messages are telling others.
  • Develop skills to listen actively and empathetically to others.
  • Enhance your ability to handle difficult situations.
  • Deal with situations assertively.

3. Conflict Resolution - Dealing With Difficult People: Learn the Basics of Conflict Resolution 

Sometimes it seems like the world is full of difficult people. While it might seem that the easiest remedy is to lock yourself up at home and avoid people, we eventually have to pick up the phone or step outside and interact with someone. This course will give you practical tools to deal with difficult people.

In this Conflict Resolution: Dealing With Difficult People course, you will learn the benefits of conflict, techniques for getting to the heart of the matter, anger and stress management tips, and ways to improve your own attitude. You’ll also learn a practical three-step model that will help you resolve conflict in a positive manner.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize how your own attitudes and actions affect others.
  • Find new and effective techniques for dealing with difficult people.
  • Learn some techniques for managing and dealing with anger.
  • Develop coping strategies for dealing with difficult people and difficult situations.

4. Conversational Leadership: Learn the Basics of Conversational Leadership

This Conversational Leadership course will help you develop your conversational leadership skills by focusing on meaningful conversations and communication. You will also learn about the World Café model, which you can use to foster input and conversation for any problem at hand.

In this Conversational Leadership course, you will learn about the fundamental elements of meaningful conversations, the four-I model of organizational conversation, the conversational leadership framework, and the World Café model. All of these tools will help you become a conversational leader and build stronger teams in your workplace.

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the wisdom inherent in encouraging conversational leadership.
  • Describe the four I’s of conversational leadership.
  • Apply the principles of conversational leadership to improve results.
  • Organize a simple World Café as an example of conversational leadership.

5. Crisis Management : Be Ready For Emergencies

Viable organizations need to be ready for emergencies because they are a fact of doing business. This course will show you how to create a crisis management plan that will help your business prevent, respond to, and recover from all types of crises.

To begin this course, you will learn how to put the right people in place with a crisis management team and appropriate training. Then, you will learn how to identify and assess crisis risks, develop a response process, and gather appropriate resources. You will also learn how to respond to, document, and investigate crises; establish an emergency operations center; create a continuity plan; and recover from a crisis.

At the end of this Crisis Management course, you will be able to:

  • Assign people to an appropriate crisis team role.
  • Conduct a crisis audit.
  • Establish the means for business continuity.
  • Determine how to manage incidents.
  • Help your team recover from a crisis.
  • Apply the process in practical exercise.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

These courses are internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

Managing Difficult Conversations  5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Managing Difficult Conversations Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment
  •     Conversation #1
  •     Conversation #2

Session 2: Choosing to Have the Conversation

  •     Considering the Consequences
  •     Establishing Your Frame of Reference
  •     Tips and Tricks
  •     Establishing Positive Intent
  •     Making Connections
  •     Accepting People for People
  •     Planning What You Want
  •     Things to Ask Yourself
  •     A Note on Fairness

Session 3: Toolkit for Successful Conversations

  •     Managing Your Body Language
  •     Making Connections
  •     Speaking Persuasively
  •     A Story from Mark Twain
  •     Active Listening
  •     Responding to Feelings
  •     Reading Cues
  •     Demonstration Cues
  •     Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  •     Asking Questions
  •     Making Connections
  •     Probing Techniques: Using Questions
  •     Probing Techniques: Pausing
  •     Probing Techniques: Using Reflection
  •     Probing Techniques: Paraphrasing
  •     Probing Techniques: Summary Questions
  •     The Probing Funnel

Session 4: Choosing the Time and Place

  •     Choosing the Time and Place

Session 5: Framework for Difficult Conversations

  •     Whats Your Purpose?
  •     Making Connections
  •     Steps for a Difficult Conversation
  •     Conversation Template

Session 6: Staying Safe

  •     Introduction
  •     Mutual Respect
  •     Common Ground
  •     Staying in Control
  •     When to Walk Away
  •     When Things Dont Work

Session 7: Testing the Waters

  •     Making Connections

Session 8: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Course 2 - Certificate in Communication Strategies Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Pre-Course Assessment

Session 2: Creating Positive Relationships

  • Ten Quick Wins
  • Making Connections
  • The Power of Words

Session 3: Growing Our Self-Awareness

  • Do You Question Your Competence?
  • Competence Questionnaire
  • Developing Confidence

Session 4: Communication Basics

  • Defining a Skilled Communicator
  • Making Connections

Session 5: Communication Barriers

  • Case Study: New Neighbors
  • Common Barriers
  • Applying the Answers
  • Being Mindful

Session 6: Asking Questions

  • Asking Good Questions
  • Types of Open-Ended Questions
  • Introduction to Probing
  • Probing Methods
  • Pushing My Buttons

Session 7: Listening Skills

  • Can You Hear Me?
  • How Do You Rate Your Listening Ability?
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Responding to Feelings
  • Reading Cues
  • Demonstration Cues
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  • What Is Said and What Is Heard
  • Communication Situations

Session 8: Body Language

  • What Do Our Bodies Say?
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Managing Your Messages
  • The Signals People Send
  • Gestures
  • Interpreting Gestures

Session 9: Communication Styles

  • Understanding Dichotomies
  • Making Connections
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Dichotomies in Action
  • Step Two
  • Step Three

Session 10: Creating a Positive Self-Image

  • Seven Things People Determine from Your Appearance
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Self-Evaluation

Session 11: Frame of Reference

  • Your Frame of Reference
  • Suspending Belief
  • Techniques for the Workplace
  • Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
  • Testing Our Theories
  • Delivering Your Message
  • Be Direct
  • Assertiveness
  • Self-Attitude
  • Words to Watch Out For
  • Your Inner Self Talk
  • Persuasion
  • Thirty Ways to Persuade
  • Case Study: A Negative Image
  • I Messages
  • The Assertive Formula
  • Expressing Your No
  • The Persistent Response
  • Guidelines for Saying No

Session 12: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 3 - Certificate in Conflict Resolution - Dealing With Difficult People Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Conflict as Communication

  • Understanding Conflict
  • Do We Have To Fight?
  • What is A Conflict?
  • How About Avoidance?
  • Self-Assessment
  • Initiating the Move

 Session 3: Benefits of Confrontation

  • To Talk or Not to Talk
  • Determining Your Involvement
  • Reciprocal Relationships
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Improving Relationships

 Session 4: Preventing Problems

  • The Importance of Empathy
  • Dangerous Misconceptions
  • How You Prevent Problems
  • Preventing Problems

 Session 5: Getting Focused

  • Getting to the Heart of the Matter
  • What's Missing?
  • Peeling to the Core
  • The Three F's
  • Facts
  • Frequency
  • Frustrated Relationship

 Session 6: Managing Anger

  • Coping Strategies
  • Expressing Anger
  • Dealing with Other People's Anger
  • Guidelines for Assertive Anger
  • Start Positively
  • Be Direct
  • Specify the Degree of Anger
  • Don't Accuse Others of Making You Angry
  • Share Your Feelings of Threat and Fear
  • Acknowledge Your Responsibility
  • Avoid Self-Put Downs
  • Self-Protective Techniques to Block Criticism

 Session 7: Dealing with Problems

  • Dealing with Problems
  • Working With the Suggestions
  • Explaining the Suggestions
  • Causes of Difficult Behavior
  • The Difficulty of Others
  • Dealing with Others

 Session 8: The Three-Step Conflict Resolution Model

  • The Three-Step Model
  • Research
  • Presentation
  • Presentation – What to Do
  • Take Action
  • Getting the Hang of Things

 Session 9: Practice Makes Pretty Good

  • Planning: Step 1 - Research
  • Planning: Step 2 - Presentation
  • Planning: Step 3 - Take Action

 Session 10: Changing Yourself

  • Negative vs. Positive Interactions
  • Negative Interaction
  • Positive Interaction
  • Take the Wheel!
  • Walking Away
  • Your Organization
  • Dealing with Negative Feelings
  • Put Yourself in Charge of You
  • Monitor Your Self-Talk
  • Be in Control
  • Work on Your Sense of Humor
  • Have a Support Team

 Session 11: Why Don't People Do What They Are Supposed To?

  • The Big Question
  • Answering the Question

 Session 12: De-Stress Options to Use When Things Get Ugly

  • Belly Breathing
  • Visualize
  • Music
  • Acupressure and Massages
  • Laughter
  • General Coping Thoughts When Things Get Messy

 Session 13: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 4 - Certificate in Conversational Leadership Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: What’s In A Word?

  • Pre-Assignment Review, Part One
  • Pre-Assignment Review, Part Two
  • What is Conversational Leadership?

 Session 3: Fundamental Elements

  • Designing Meaningful Conversations
  • Building Your Personal Skills
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Listener

 Session 4: The Four-I Model of Organizational Conversation

  • Intimacy
  • The Four Features
  • Replacing Corporate Communication
  • Interactivity
  • Evolving Communication Techniques
  • Case Study
  • Making Connections
  • Inclusion
  • Looking at Inclusive Communications
  • Case Studies
  • Intentionality
  • Creating a Conversational Strategy
  • Sample Strategy Elements
  • Common Language
  • Making Connections

 Session 5: The Conversational Leadership Framework

  • Getting Started, Part One
  • Getting Started, Part Two
  • Powerful Conversations
  • Case Study
  • Making Connections
  • Creating the Conversation
  • Identifying Your Purpose
  • The Physical Setup
  • The Finishing Touches
  • Above and Beyond
  • Involving Your Stakeholders
  • Applying the Concepts
  • Summary
  • Developing the Questions
  • Leveraging Appreciative Inquiry, Part One
  • Leveraging Appreciative Inquiry, Part Two
  • Getting It Right
  • Taking It Further
  • Getting to the Goal
  • Making Connections
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Building Common Ground
  • Questions to Consider

 Session 6: World Café

  • Setting Up
  • Where the Magic Happens
  • Round 1: Starting the Conversation
  • Round 2: Connections Start
  • Round 3: Back to the Beginning
  • Round 4: Conversation of the Whole

 Session 7: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 5 - Certificate in Crisis Management Online Course

 Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Burst Water Pipe
  • Call Center

 Session 2: What is Crisis Management?

  • Defining Terms
  • What Makes a Crisis?
  • The Crisis Management Team
  • Creating the Team

 Session 3: Training Leaders and Staff

  • Training Essentials
  • Three Pronged Approach
  • Conducting Training

 Session 4: Conducting the Crisis Audit

  • Why Audit?
  • Documentation Audit
  • 360 Degree Audit
  • Online Audit
  • Sample Audit Questions
  • Other Audit Considerations
  • Using a Risk Matrix

 Session 5: Performing a Risk Level Analysis

  • The Four Categories
  • Case Study, Scenario One
  • Case Study, Scenario Two
  • Case Study, Scenario Three

 Session 6: Developing a Response Process

  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Crisis Response Process
  • Step Two: Perform Basic Crisis Management Steps
  • Step Three: Trigger the Crisis Response Process (If Appropriate)
  • Remember: Stay Flexible!

 Session 7: Consulting with the Experts

  • Considering Your Resources
  • Making Connections

 Session 8: Incident Management Techniques

  • Case Study
  • Responding to Incidents
  • Incident Related Documentation
  • Other Documents
  • Investigating Incidents
  • Accident Investigation Kit
  • Steps to Follow

 Session 9: Working Through the Issues

  • Model Overview
  • The Problem Solving Model
  • Keeping an Open Mind
  • Solving Problems the Right Way
  • Phase One
  • Definition
  • Analysis
  • Analysis
  • Phase Two
  • Brainstorming
  • Checkerboard
  • Research and Report
  • Phase Three
  • Solution Planning Worksheet
  • Three Types of Decisions
  • Advice from an Expert
  • Eight Ingredients for Good Decision Making

 Session 10: Establishing an Emergency Operations Center

  • EOC Considerations
  • Making Connections
  • Who is In Charge?

 Session 11: Building Business Continuity and Recovery

  • Creating Continuity
  • Making Connections
  • Essential Crisis Plan Elements

 Session 12: Walliallia

  • Background
  • Exercise One: Gas Line Explosion at Water Plant
  • Assignment
  • Exercise Two: How are you Feeling?
  • Assignment
  • Exercise Three: The Last Question
  • Assignment

 Session 13: Recovering and Moving On

  • Initial Adjustments
  • Working Things Out
  •  A Personal Action Plan
  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

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  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

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  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

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Course ID No.: 002MDCOC5CB
Delivery Mode: Online
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Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 30-48 Hours
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