As working culture changes and we design new ways of working together, the need for communication and psychological safety is ever more important. Common concerns we hear from people who attend this session include:

  • What does my approach say about me?
  • How do I approach the difficult conversation?
  • What will make my conversations constructive?
  • How can I reduce or avoid conflict in difficult conversations?

This is an interactive and participative virtual workshop where you can share your ideas, practise in a safe environment and learn from others.

Target Audience

Anyone who is managing a remote team and is expected to give feedback based on performance or behaviour

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Pre-Course Work

You’ll be invited to think of at least one difficult conversation scenario that you need to have, or have had in the recent past.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the types of ‘difficult conversation’ you might encounter
  • Identify a 5 step process for handling difficult conversations
  • Explore mind-sets and other factors that can help and hinder conversations
  • Identify the core skills for making difficult conversations more positive
  • Apply key tools to difficult conversation scenarios.
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  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. The 5 step process
  3. Skills and mindsets for difficult conversations
  4. The AID model for feedback
  5. Fierce conversations
  6. Conversation practise
  7. Summary and action planning
  8. Close
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Why choose QA

Frequently asked questions

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How can I create an account on myQA.com?

There are a number of ways to create an account. If you are a self-funder, simply select the "Create account" option on the login page.

If you have been booked onto a course by your company, you will receive a confirmation email. From this email, select "Sign into myQA" and you will be taken to the "Create account" page. Complete all of the details and select "Create account".

If you have the booking number you can also go here and select the "I have a booking number" option. Enter the booking reference and your surname. If the details match, you will be taken to the "Create account" page from where you can enter your details and confirm your account.

Find more answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs: Bookings & Cancellations page.

How do QA’s virtual classroom courses work?

Our virtual classroom courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training, without leaving your home or office. Our learning professionals are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on exercises wherever they are.

We use the WebEx video conferencing platform by Cisco. Before you book, check that you meet the WebEx system requirements and run a test meeting (more details in the link below) to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings. If it doesn’t work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website.

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How do QA’s online courses work?

QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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