Corporate Training

All of the following programmes are now available as short three hour online training sessions – contact us for full details

Dealing with extreme persistent and difficult staff behaviour

Difficult staff behaviour is a growing problem for all Organisations. Problems develop within the workplace due to often extreme persistent and difficult staff behaviour at all levels.

This workshop is not purely about bullying or difficult behaviour but seeks to help staff and managers understand excessive persistent difficult behaviour from staff in the workplace and ways to handle it more effectively.

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Understanding and Working with different Personality Types in the Workplace

A different approach to people management.

Expanding on the highly popular extreme, persistent and difficult behaviours workshop this programme takes a broader look at personality types.

It raises awareness of various different personality types we encounter in the workplace and goes on to look at personal resilience, coping and management strategies to effectively work with such personalities in the workplace.

  • Defining personality traits and types
  • Understanding the “Big Five” personality traits
  • Greater awareness of a number of personality types and their positive and negative traits
  • Understanding functional and dysfunctional personality (the difference between a personality type and a personality disorder)
  • Understanding key defence mechanisms used by each personality types and ways to respond to get best results
  • Developing some key initial strategies and management skills for each different personality type

Dealing with Unreasonable Persistent Complainants

In this world of ever increasing demands and targets coupled with an ever decreasing level of staff. Complaints from the public will increase and at times develop into Unreasonable Persistent Complainants who can, if allowed, simply clog up an already over stretched system or service. In this workshop, develop your understanding of this ever growing problem and look at ways to effectively handle Unreasonable Persistent Complainants.

  • Defining the term persistent complainant and unreasonable persistent complainant 
  • Understanding the key issues around long term conflicts and complainants and the negative impact 
  • Profiling the persistent complainant to help understand and develop strategies to manage them 
  • Using an interactive case study to develop key skills 
  • Understanding how persistent complainants develop and spotting key warning signs of their pending development 
  • Understanding and awareness of a range of difficult personality types and the traits an unreasonable persistent complainant may exhibit 

Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness for the Modern Workplace

This presentation focuses on the development of key skills in emotional intelligence and the fast growing applications of mindfulness to help individuals and teams at all levels develop for both personal and organisational benefit. 

  • To define the key concepts of Emotional Intelligence
  • To define and develop understanding of Mindfulness and Personal Sort Styles
  • To then use these two key concepts to enable functional application of Emotional Intelligence in the moderns workplace
  • Identify barriers to introducing and developing EQ in the workplace and ways to “sell” these ideas more effectively
  • Develop a hard case for these soft skills and understand how and why they benefit the organisation at all levels
  • The implication of applying these concepts in the workplace for individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole

Motivational Interviewing and Influencing / Listening Skills for the workplace

  • Develop effective communication skills to help engage stressed individuals.
  • Develop skills to elicit issues and difficulties individuals may be experiencing and unwilling to divulge.
  • Developing clear communication from both receiver and sender to reduce communication distortions and blocks.
  • Utilisation of two key communication approaches – Principles of Motivational Interviewing and Socratic Questioning.

Developing skills in Assertive Communication and Negotiation

  • Understand the Continuum of Assertive communication.
  • To recognise a range of resistant people we encounter.
  • Develop key skills in the art of negotiation and influencing.
  • Managing the expectation of others.
  • Utilising two styles of communication over the assertion continuum. 

PIN Point communications – The Art of Effective Talking and Listening

In this programme we look at applying a number of psychological and theoretical concepts and some very unique and different ideas together with functional skills to help us all communicate more effectively. Quite simply to be able to P.I.N. Point our communication.

  • Develop better understanding of how we process information
  • Define the different communication processes we all operate
  • Understand our personal sort styles and how they may differ to those we are communicating with and the problems this may cause
  • Develop understanding of issues of perception and common roadblocks to effective communication
  • Utilising the “Columbo model of Communication” a fun but very relevant set of key communication principles
  • Applying these concepts in the workplace will benefit individuals, teams and of the organisation as a whole

Developing Psychological / Emotional Resilience for modern work and life

Defining resilience through positive psychology and emotional intelligence concepts. Understanding the link to better performance through practice of these concepts.

Using Mindfulness and Positive Psychology concepts as a vehicle to greater psychological resilience and emotional balance.

Understanding the Science and the Art of these principles and developing them for individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole.

  • Defining resilience through positive psychology and emotional intelligence concepts
  • Understanding the link to better performance through practice of these concepts
  • Using Mindfulness and Positive Psychology concepts as a vehicle to greater psychological resilience and emotional balance
  • Understanding the Science and the Art of these principles and developing short effective exercises that individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole can use to enhance well being

Why should you choose these training programmes?

  • Full support material available for all programmes
  • Programmes are adaptable to suit a wide range of situations.
  • Programmes are simple but detailed enough to give people the skills they need.
  • Programmes can be tailored to specific Organisational needs or run off the shelf.
  • Programmes are pitched to the level of the group to instil fast effective learning.
  • Each programme has a structured progression for all user levels.
  • Although other programmes follow similar paths, all have been enhanced by Martin’s considerable experience in the training field.