School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Courageous Conversations for Secondary School Leaders

Learn how to tackle the sensitive issue of challenging conversations head-on. This INSET 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

About this INSET

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 INSET 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

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