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Brave Conversations

This course supports employees at all levels with difficult or challenging conversations.

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Brave Conversations

This full-day theatre-based learning course helps employees develop their communication skills, enabling them to feel more confident at handling difficult conversations effectively to achieve positive outcomes.

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why come on the course?

  • Do you notice that your team sometimes struggle to find the right words when talking about a sensitive or challenging subject?
  • Would you like to build an individual’s confidence to give difficult feedback or have conversations that might provoke a negative response?
  • Do you see and hear messages being misinterpreted, or misunderstood, and wish you could stop this from happening?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, then this course is for your school or college.

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What is it?

A highly interactive session delivered by our expert communication skills trainer and 2 of our professional actors. Delegates will observe various educational based scenarios where poor communication results in an escalating conversation, and use this context to understand how recognised approaches would lead to a more successful outcome. Later, delegates will have the opportunity to practice their own brave conversations in a safe and confidential environment.

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What will I do on the day?

Through lots of practical activities, observation and discussion, delegates will explore effective communication skills and behaviours, supporting their application to difficult conversations. Delegates will learn how to use active listening, questioning, transactional analysis and engaging positive language to have brave conversations with confidence.

Brave Conversations

embedding the learning.

Using observational and participative theatre-based learning, this course enables delegates to explore how different approaches and behaviours provoke different responses. Delegates have the opportunity both to direct the action in educational context conversations and to practice their own individual brave conversations in a safe environment. This interactive approach supports engagement and increased self-awareness, giving delegates strategies to apply in their own roles.

ted Education - Training programmes support teachers and school leaders at all levels – from new teachers through to trust CEOs.
ted Education - Training programmes support teachers and school leaders at all levels – from new teachers through to trust CEOs.
Brave Conversations

Learning Outcomes.

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a variety of approaches to help deliver challenging messages to people with a focus on positive outcomes.
  • Recognise how to prevent difficult conversations from escalating.
  • Explain the skills and behaviours required to manage emotional conversations.
  • Demonstrate increased self-awareness and use this knowledge to build positive working relationships.

Some faq's about Brave Conversations.

0.1What is Theatre based learning?

Theatre Based Learning is the technique we use to bring learning to life by using our actors to perform scenarios, based on real case studies.

Theatre Based Learning can be either observational (where learners watch scenes and discuss) OR participative (where we use techniques like real-play and practice, forum where learners interact with the actors and direct them or hot-seating where learners give feedback to individual characters and make suggestions). This course uses our actors to both demonstrate presentation skills and often made mistakes and techniques with the ability for all learners to present and receive feedback

0.2What are the benefits of Brave Conversations training?
Employees who are better skilled at tackling difficult conversations will ensure issues are resolved quickly and relationships are protected in the process. A team who feel more confident in handling brave conversations effectively means better communication, collaborative working and fewer misunderstandings.

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Theatre-based learning is a fun, engaging and innovative way of addressing some of the more serious and sensitive topics that can arise from Inclusion, Equality and Diversity training. Our approach using experiential and drama-based learning methods delivers this and leads to more sustained learning.

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    Multi-channel learning.

    Our Brave Conversations course can be delivered face-to-face in the training room (perfect for inset-day staff training events), live using video conferencing software in our virtual classroom (useful if the team are based in multiple locations), or via online learning (ideal for any-time training to work around busy teaching schedules).

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    sustain and maintain learning.

    All our learners have full access to our ted Learning HuB – our bespoke platform that enables all learners to continue the engagement with the trainer and actors, see latest case-studies and blogs from the ted learning team and engage with other learners, discussing their own challenges and successes.
    Desktop, mobile, or tablet – the ted Learning HuB engages learners with training accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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