Or follow us:
Join now to receive our Course Deals  

Buy Any Course or Bundle This Month & Get The Personal Success Training Program FREE

Certificate In Managing Difficult Conversations Online Course

Work Your Way Through Tough Conversations

Work Your Way Through Tough Conversations

Whether it’s asking about a sensitive subject, telling someone they have broccoli in their teeth, or confronting a co-worker about their rude behavior, we all face difficult conversations from time to time. This course will give you a framework that you can use to help you work through tough situations.

This course will give you an eight-step process for a difficult conversation, as well as some things to consider when deciding to have the conversation (such as your desired outcome, the time and place, and how to stay safe). You’ll also learn how to speak persuasively, ask good questions, and listen actively.

At the end of this Managing Difficult Conversations course, you will be able to:

  • Define frame of reference.
  • Establish a positive intent and a desired outcome.
  • Use good communication skills during a conversation.
  • Draft a script for a difficult conversation.
  • Use specific steps to carry out a difficult conversation.
  • Access additional resources as required.
  • Maintain safety in a conversation.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment
  •     Conversation #1
  •     Conversation #2

Session 2: Choosing to Have the Conversation

  •     Considering the Consequences
  •     Establishing Your Frame of Reference
  •     Tips and Tricks
  •     Establishing Positive Intent
  •     Making Connections
  •     Accepting People for People
  •     Planning What You Want
  •     Things to Ask Yourself
  •     A Note on Fairness

Session 3: Toolkit for Successful Conversations

  •     Managing Your Body Language
  •     Making Connections
  •     Speaking Persuasively
  •     A Story from Mark Twain
  •     Active Listening
  •     Responding to Feelings
  •     Reading Cues
  •     Demonstration Cues
  •     Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  •     Asking Questions
  •     Making Connections
  •     Probing Techniques: Using Questions
  •     Probing Techniques: Pausing
  •     Probing Techniques: Using Reflection
  •     Probing Techniques: Paraphrasing
  •     Probing Techniques: Summary Questions
  •     The Probing Funnel

Session 4: Choosing the Time and Place

  •     Choosing the Time and Place

Session 5: Framework for Difficult Conversations

  •     Whats Your Purpose?
  •     Making Connections
  •     Steps for a Difficult Conversation
  •     Conversation Template

Session 6: Staying Safe

  •     Introduction
  •     Mutual Respect
  •     Common Ground
  •     Staying in Control
  •     When to Walk Away
  •     When Things Dont Work

Session 7: Testing the Waters

  •     Making Connections

Session 8: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Now Only ₩167449 Save ₩56150 (25%)
OFF RRP ₩223599
Delivery Method Online
Get Info Pack

Special Offer


Receive The Personal Success Training Program FREE, When You Purchase This Course - Limited Time Remaining!  (Value 452500)


The Personal Success Training Program Helps You Stay Focused To Achieve Your Goals!
  • How to layout a Success Plan.
  • Get where you want to be in life.
  • How to unclutter your mind to succeed.
  • Achieve your dreams using your imagination.
  • How to have faith in yourself.
  • 12 month online access,  24/7 anywhere.
  • Complement your individual course purchase.
  • Internationally recognized by the IAOTS.
  • Thousands of positive reviews.
  • Limited Time Offer - Ends Soon.

Share this course

Course Summary

Course ID No.: 002MDCOC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate