Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding Ourselves and Others

  • What makes us behave the way we do?
  • How can we understand which parts of this behaviour is acceptable – is required by our role in the business – and which parts are not acceptable?
  • Feedback: how do others see and relate to us?

Module 2: Communication

  • How do we communicate with others?
  • What are the advantages / disadvantages of the various communications media?
  • What do we mean by Effective Communication and how do we achieve it?
  • Our respective thinking and learning styles and how they can be applied to our day-to-day work

Module 3: Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotions and their consequences
  • The importance of understanding our “EQ” (as opposed to the more-standard IQ)
  • The five stages of Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence model:
    • Self-Awareness
    • Self-Management
    • Motivation
    • Empathy
    • Social Skills

Module 4: Delegation

  • What is Delegation?
  • The Stages of Delegation

Module 5: Transactional Analysis

  • Why do we act / react in a certain way to colleagues and customers?
  • How can we build rapport with colleagues and customers?
  • What are the benefits of “True Rapport” in our inter-personal relationships?

Module 6: Stakeholder Management

  • Satisfying Stakeholders
  • Stakeholder Analysis: internal and external stakeholders

Module 7: Dealing with Change 

  • The 9 key change principles
  • The emotional reactions to change
  • Resistance to change – and the benefits of resistance 

Module 8: Handling Conflict

  • What causes conflict?
  • The Phases of Conflict Handling
    • Understanding the Conflict
    • Understanding your / the other person’s position in the conflict
    • Resolving the Conflict
  • Kilmann’s Five Conflict-Handling Modes – and how to apply them
  • Bridging the Gap
  21 Hours


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