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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
  • Being Assertive in Different Types of Conflict Situations
  • Why Does 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 Course?

This Dealing with Difficult People Certification 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 Personal Development Course:

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

Prerequisites of the Dealing with Difficult People Course

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

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


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Our Newcastle venue


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Newcastle, officially called Newcastle upon Tyne, is a city located in Tyne and Wear, North East England. It is 277 miles (446 km) north of London and 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh. The city was founded in the 2nd Century and now had a population of approximately 290,000 citizens. There are nearly 20 schools that are Local Education Authorities (LEAs) schools, seven independent schools, and several state schools including Walker Technology College, Gosforth High School, St. Mary's Catholic Comprehensive School, St Cuthbert's High School, and Heaton Manor School. Newcastle College is home to the largest general further education college with approximately 45,000 students. Newcastle also offers two primary state-Catholic run high schools: St Cuthbert's High School and Sacred Heart. Newcastle has two universities Newcastle University and Northumbria University. Newcastle University was establishes in 1882 as the School of Medicine and Surgery; it teaches over 22,000 students. Northumbria University was established in 1969 and was formally known as Newcastle Polytechnic and has over 29,000 students.

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Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Personal Development Training | Dealing With Difficult People Training in Newcastle, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Personal Development Training | Dealing With Difficult People Training in Newcastle. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Personal Development Training | Dealing With Difficult People Training in Newcastle sessions.


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Personal Development Training | Dealing With Difficult People Training in Newcastle 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 training fees for Dealing with Difficult People certification in Newcastle starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Dealing with Difficult People.
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