BRAVE Conversations Masterclass

Learn a powerful structure that gives you the skill and discipline necessary to hold healthy and constructive disagreement.

Do You:

  • Want to be a bit braver when you have a difficult conversation?
  • Need to have a longer discussion about a difficult topic and want to keep it on track?
  • Wish you could work through disagreement in a way that allows your opinions to be heard?
  • Have had a misunderstanding with someone and you need it to improve?
  • Want to have ongoing, braver conversations that lead to better outcomes or decisions?

Then…’BRAVE Conversations’ is for you!

Our aim is to make sure you leave with practical tools and techniques to enable you to have a difficult conversation from start to finish.

You’ll leave the course feeling that you can do it, that you’re making progress and feeling brave as a result of being able to practice in a safe environment.

PLEASE NOTE: For those of you attending for work reasons, this course is not a HR policy or official mediation process.  

This is a 3 hour session delivered virtually on Microsoft Teams.

What’s the session about?

The BRAVE Conversation structure will help you approach and discuss difficult topics or decisions more effectively, whether with friends, team members or colleagues. We will cover:

  1. How to set up the conversation (yes, it starts here!)
  2. What you need to think about and how you need to prepare yourself (preparation is key)
  3. How to speak up, find your words, raise your voice…and listen (for both people involved)
  4. Know how to move from discussion to disagreement, and HOW to hold the disagreement well
  5. When is it a decision, when are we in ‘decision-loops’ and how do we handle blockers?

You will learn about our BRAVE principles:

  1. Debate the idea, not the person
  2. How to take it seriously, but not personally

You will learn how to disagree well, even when you feel uncomfortable (Spoiler: We always feel uncomfortable!)
You will learn why our key mantra of ‘out loud, on purpose’ really helps.

Before you Attend

This is an interactive, virtual 3-hour session with an opportunity for you to apply the tools to your real-life situations.

We will be asking you to contribute, so make sure you’re able to do that in a way that’s best for you.

Please be aware we’ll ask you to keep your camera on as much as possible. It really helps the conversations, the group and the trainers. We know it can be hard to speak up and be on screen with 100s of people, we keep the group size smaller for that reason.

Bring a topic and a person where you need to have a difficult two-way conversation.

You will work through this situation on the course. Don’t worry if you can’t think of a current situation. You can take a previous difficult conversation that didn’t go so well and we can work on that.

We can work through how you might have done it differently. 

Here are some examples of the types of scenarios:

– A difficult decision you must make together where both points of view need discussion
– A misunderstanding you both need to discuss in more detail
– An opinion or point of view that you cannot understand but the relationship is too important to ignore

REMEMBER: This course is not an HR policy or official mediation process. It’s a training masterclass to help you to be more BRAVE in your conversations. 

We are Communication Experts With the Tools
You Need to Move Forwards

We are experts in understanding performance effectiveness and releasing the human potential in you, your organisation and your teams.

Our team are experts in transforming the decision-making culture in organisations. We help leaders, teams and individuals to break cycles, embrace change and ultimately, be BRAVER.

Sara Hickman CIPD

Myers Briggs, NLP, Insights, ILM Assessor

Rhiannon Baxter CIPD

NVQ4 L&D, BA (Honours) Drama with Psychology