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Dealing with Difficult People Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Dealing with Difficult People

  • What is Conflict?
  • Types of Conflict Events
  • What are Difficult People?
  • Types of Difficult People
  • Methods of Dealing with Conflict

Module 2: Skills Needed in Conflict Resolution

  • How to Implement Conflict Resolution Methods
  • Behaviours Needed for Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict Resolution Approaches – Win/Win Vs Compromise
  • Responses to Conflict
  • Converting Conflict Into Opportunity

Module 3: Assertive Behaviour with Difficult People

  • Assertive Behaviour
  • Non-assertive Behaviour
  • Aggressive Behaviour
  • Benefits of Being Assertive
  • Working Towards Solving the Problem, not Attacking the Person
  • Assertive in Different Types of Conflict Situations
  • Why Conflict Arises?

Module 4: Effective Communication Techniques

  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Listening is Key
  • Tips for Approaching and Communicating with Difficult People

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Who should attend this Dealing with Difficult People Training Course?

Attending the Dealing with Difficult People Course can significantly enhance your skill set for effectively handling challenging individuals and successfully resolving conflicts. This course is particularly well-suited for professionals who regularly engage in interpersonal interactions and have responsibilities that involve interacting with various individuals. The following are the job roles of professionals who can gain valuable insights from participating in this course:

  • Project Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Sales Representatives
  • Customer Service Executives
  • Human Resources (HR) Professionals
  • Senior Managers

Prerequisites of the Dealing with Difficult People Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Dealing with Difficult People Course. 

Dealing with Difficult People Course Overview

Dealing with Difficult People is an unavoidable aspect of both personal and professional life. This course focuses on equipping individuals with the skills to manage challenging interactions effectively. Understanding and implementing these strategies is crucial for maintaining positive relationships and a harmonious work environment.

Professionals in customer service, management, human resources, and sales often encounter difficult individuals. Mastering the art of dealing with such people is essential for these professionals to maintain productivity, resolve conflicts, and foster a positive workplace atmosphere.

The Knowledge Academy's 1-day Dealing with Difficult People Course offers practical insights and techniques for handling challenging interactions. The training focuses on communication skills, empathy, and conflict resolution strategies, enabling delegates to navigate difficult conversations with confidence and professionalism.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the dynamics of difficult interactions
  • To develop communication strategies for challenging situations
  • To learn techniques for maintaining composure under pressure
  • To enhance conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • To build empathy and understanding in dealing with varied personalities
  • To practice problem-solving in scenarios involving difficult individuals

After completing one of these Personal Development courses, delegates will be equipped with effective strategies for managing difficult interactions. They will gain confidence in their ability to handle challenging situations, leading to improved relationships and a more harmonious working environment.


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What’s included in this Dealing with Difficult People Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Dealing With Difficult People Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack


Why choose us

Our Edinburgh venue


Free Wi-Fi

To make sure you’re always connected we offer completely free and easy to access wi-fi.

Air conditioned

To keep you comfortable during your course we offer a fully air conditioned environment.

Full IT support

IT support is on hand to sort out any unforseen issues that may arise.

Video equipment

This location has full video conferencing equipment.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is the second largest in the country. It has a population of around 490,000 people and is home to the Scottish Parliament. The Edinburgh Fringe is a great mark of culture in the city and is seen as the largest international arts festival in the world. It takes place every year. The city is best known for its education, particular in the field of medicine, literature, science and engineering. The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1582 and is ranked 17th in the World University Rankings. It educates around 21,000 students and its famous alumni include Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell and Joseph Lister. It’s a very tricky university to get into, as it receives around 50,000 applications every year but can only accept around 11% of these. 

There are about 95 primary schools and around 25 secondary schools in Edinburgh which are all administered by the City of Edinburgh Council. Also in Edinburgh is The Royal High School which is one of the oldest schools in Scotland and in the world. Many independent and private schools run in Edinburgh including George Watson’s College, Merchiston Castle School and Edinburgh Academy.

Edinburgh has one Gaelic primary school; Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce. There are three other universities in Edinburgh; Queen Margaret University, Heriot-Watt University and Napier Technical College. Queen Margaret University is located on the border of Edinburgh while Edinburgh Napier University sits in the south of the city. Queen Margaret University was originally a women-only university to improve the education and diets of families in the working class but by 1877 it was open to all. The university specialises in medical and healthcare fields, as well as other sciences. Heriot-Watt is a specialist mechanics institute and the world’s first of its kind. It has campuses out in Malaysia, London and Dubai.

Popular searched areas in and around Edinburgh include:-

  • Colinton
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  • Liberton
  • Morningside
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  • Citibase Edinburgh
  • One St Colme Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 6AA

T: 01344203999

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Personal Development Training | Dealing With Difficult People Training in Edinburgh FAQs


The Knowledge Academy offer training in a variety of locations across the UK and around the world, making it easy to find a training venue near you.
There are no prerequisites for enrolling on this Dealing with Difficult People course.
No, delegates do not need to take an examination to pass this Dealing with Difficult People course.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The price for Dealing with Difficult People certification in Edinburgh starts from £895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Dealing with Difficult People.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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