Free workshop for members

From convincing someone to commission your work to asking for better terms and conditions, this workshop will help you develop your communication skills so that you achieve better and more consistent results.

The time:
10.30am to 4.30pm

The venue:
Guild House
Upper St Martin's Lane

Apply online by 7 Aug

Have you ever found yourself speaking to someone who you just can’t seem to get through to - perhaps who seems to misunderstand your point or not even give you time to make it?

This often happens between people with different communication priorities and thinking and language patterns. This one-day workshop will help you develop more flexibility to be able to effectively communicate with a broader range of people to help you achieve your aims and build better working relationships.

This workshop is a high level introduction to a broad topic and part of series of workshops we will do throughout the year covering ‘communication skills’. We will share some of the easier-to-spot language patterns and motivational strategies that can allow you to communicate better in the future.

Workshop content

This workshop includes:

  • key principles of communication
  • learning to focus on how someone speaks as well as what they say
  • identifying your own language patterns and preferences
  • using questions to demonstrate people’s preferences
  • fun exercises to help us learn about ourselves and others

Who should attend

Anyone who would like to explore the art of communication and the use of language to see how being a better communicator can help them to be more persuasive and effective when working with people.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • understand more about the complexities of communication
  • have worked with several language patterns
  • have a greater understanding about how misunderstandings occur
  • have tools to try out and expand your own flexibility in language

Tutor: Muriel McClymont

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself.

NOTE: 1. If we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap. 2. We are required to undertake a short equality & diversity survey, which you will need to fill in before or at the workshop. The information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will help in our commitment to E & D.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately we cannot always offer everyone who applies a place due to high demand. We set up a waiting list and contact people if there are cancellations. If you do NOT receive confirmation that you have secured a place, please do not turn up on the day because we will not be able to admit you. However, please keep applying because we work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend at some point.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand.

All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a couple of days of this date.

Further enquiries
t: 07580 348726

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