Interpersonal skills workshops
Your interpersonal skills affect your ability to get along with other people on a personal level at work and elsewhere. Strong interpersonal skills allow you to maintain a professional level of empathy when working with other people, being aware that they see the world from a different perspective and experience situations differently to you, and tailor your approach to get the best from them, and yourself.
Interpersonal communication training
Navigating communication styles
Focus: know yourself, strategies to bridge gaps
Become a better communicator by knowing your behaviours – and the behaviours of others. This workshop focuses on understanding what communication is, how it works, where it can go wrong, and how knowledge of your own personal communication style can help you develop strategies for dealing with people who are different to you.
Building emotional intelligence
Focus: emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence, also referred to as EI or EQ (emotional quotient), is based on the notion that our ability of understand our own emotions and those of the people we interact with is the key to better performance in both our professional and private lives. This workshop is designed to not only help you become more aware of your own emotions and their impact on your performance, but also to identify and adapt to the emotions of others.
Focus: voice, body language, non-verbal communication
Your body speaks even when you don’t say a word. And sometimes how you say it is more important than what you say. In this fun and informative workshop, participants will learn to understand how to recognise non-verbal cues, become more aware of their own, and use their new-found knowledge to improve interpersonal communication in all situations.
Focus: giving effective feedback, coping with feedback
Feedback is an important part of working with others. Good feedback minimises conflict, gives individuals a chance to reflect and learn, and can lead to improved productivity. Our feedback workshop is designed to teach participants a simple process for giving feedback whilst offering them a number of opportunities to practise and receive feedback from others, and participate in real-life discussions about handling feedback in all its forms.
The art of conversation
Focus: how to initiate and participate in rich conversations
Conversations are an important part of human relationships - both work and social. But working out how to have a good conversation isn't always easy. This workshop is all about how to have conversations, and if you’re already having them, how to have BETTER conversations! We’ll look at 6 beliefs for better conversations, 10 strategies for better conversations, and share ideas about how to start (and end!) conversations. This is an interactive workshop, and participants should expect to converse.
Focus: listening, interacting, engaging
Often, we are so busy formulating what we want to say that we fail to listen actively to others. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn why active listening matters, be introduced to the process of active listening, and have opportunities to put their skills into practice in conflict and non-conflict modelled settings.
Focus: building facilitation skills, meeting management
By following a set of simple facilitation principles and using standard tools and activities, anybody can grow into a confident workshop facilitator. This workshop equips scientists, researchers, and leaders with simple techniques and processes for facilitation so that that they can help groups get more done, faster, and in a way that gets all the voices in the "room" - virtual or otherwise!
Building intercultural intelligence
Focus: international skills, cross-cultural communication
Increasing your cultural awareness and building cultural intelligence can help you avoid misunderstandings that sometimes occur when working
with people from different countries and cultures. In this workshop, we’ll cover what culture is and why it matters, YOUR cultural style, and strategies for becoming more culturally intelligent.
Focus: tailor-made communication training
Do you have a particular set of needs that you want to address? We can work with you to create a tailor-made workshop or training series that incorporates some or all of the different interpersonal and practical communication skills training that we offer. Let's set up a time to speak and explore the possibilities.
Have something different in mind?
Book a call with one of our workshop designers and let’s explore what you are thinking about, what we can do to help, and how we can create a workshop or programmes that will meet your needs and the needs of your team.
From day-long workshops to bite-sized sessions, and multi-day lectures to conference talks: the format is up to you!
All of our interpersonal training and communication workshops can be run as one-off events or as a series of shorter sessions, in-person or online. The topics can be adapted for talks at conferences, delivered as punchy masterclasses, or turned into semester-long lectures for students.
If you'd like to explore a different format, feel free to get in touch with us for a chat.