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Courageous Conversations for Secondary School Leaders

Learn how to tackle the sensitive issue of challenging conversations head-on. This course will provide you with practical steps for engaging with stakeholders and choosing the right method for communication. You will come away with proven tips on how to get the best outcomes from these difficult conversations.

  • Effective and engaging
  • Self-reflective
  • Practical tips and strategies
6 hours
£299 + VAT
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About this course

To get the best out of your team, effective and purposeful communication is vital. Whether you’re an experienced leader or new to the role, this practical and informative course will help you to explore practical tips for sharing information in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Learn how best to lead productive meetings, ensure that key messages are understood, hold your staff to account, strengthen working relationships and resolve issues.


  • Understand how to communicate effectively
  • Explore communicating behaviours, and how you might develop a supportive ‘climate’
  • Learn how to embrace challenging conversations, and manage conflict successfully
  • Consider the needs of community communication: what is effective with different stake-holders?


  • Head teachers and senior leaders
  • Heads of Year or Heads of Department
  • KS3-5

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
Available anytime
Pause, search and watch again for 30 days.

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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