We Need to Talk: How to Creatively Communicate Through Anything - Course for Leaders

Many complex workplace situations begin with the simplest of concerns – a one-off incident of poor attitude, missed deadlines, customer complaints, work errors, coworker disagreements, or otherwise. 

These issues often become complex, positional and emotionally charged because we have allowed time to pass without bringing them to the attention of those involved in an early and informal manner.

The first step to any constructive conflict management – and a necessary ingredient for high performing teams - is to simply talk to the individual involved.  As many supervisors know, this doesn’t in any way feel “simple” or straightforward.  Many questions arise:

• How do I frame my message?
• How do I ensure the discussion is seen as fair and respectful?
• What if they become emotional? Tearful? Angry?
• What if they blame other team members? Or me as their supervisor?
• What if they say their behaviour is due to a medical condition? Or a family issue?
• What if they simply disagree with me?
• What if I am about to lose my patience or temper during the discussion?

During this workshop, Marli Rusen will give you a clear and practical framework to use when having challenging conversations.  Marli will outline what it means to be a respectful speaker and listener and how to properly address any disrespect that might arise “in the moment”. Finally, Marli will give you an opportunity to practice your skills in a safe, open and non-judgmental setting.

This course is certified by the Environmental Operators Certification Program.

To learn more about this workshop, use our contact form or call us at 1.877.590.8153

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Contact

MFR Resolutions
Marli Rusen
#301-1321 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 0B6
1-877-590-8153
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Testimonials

  • “All staff should receive this training!  Marli Rusen did an outstanding job in presenting this workshop.  Marli was clear, concise, gave good examples. To sit through a virtual 3.5 hour session is difficult and Marli kept me engaged and...
    Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
  • “Marli Rusen provided our management team with an engaging refresher on legislative updates related to employers, and respectful workplace practices for employees. Given our organizational priority to be an employer of choice, the workshop was...
    Chad Rintoul
  • “Testimonials from the 2016 Employment Law Conference, hosted by Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia, held on May 5-6, 2016. Marli’s topic: “Leveling the Playing Field or Destroying the Turf? The Significant Role of Legal Counsel in...
    Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia
  • “Over the years, Marli has provided our Facilities group with helpful support and guidance on a number of workplace issues. Marli has delivered practical Respectful Workplace and Performance Management training to our supervisors and managers...
    Pete Sabo
  • “These workshops are always extremely well received. In all of these situations, the Management team has asked that she return for follow-up presentations. Marli has the rare ability to provide the solid legal foundation for her instructions...
    E. Anne Laurie

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