preparing leaders for challenging conversations

In a recent webinar about preparing for the new normal and reboarding teams, we spoke of the need to prepare leaders for the challenging conversations that may be needed in the light of the Covid-19 impacts on individuals, teams and organisations. This webinar will provide some useful pointers in a deep dive on how to anticipate, prepare for and hold those conversations, the benefits of getting it right, and how to manage when it all goes wrong.

We’ll cover

  • Reboarding issues – the good the bad and the ugly
  • The types of conversations your leaders need to prepare for
  • What makes a great conversation
  • The tough stuff – conflict, emotion and hard messages to deliver
  • How facilitated conversations and mediation could help
  • Some great reading and resources

is this webinar for me?

Here at hireful, we’re all about helping ‘everyday’ organisations compete with the top brands for talent. So if you’re an HR professional or in-house recruiter at a company with under 5000 staff, this webinar is made for you.

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Debbie Mitchell

Mitchell Palmer

Debbie is an Organisation Development Consultant working throughout the UK, and internationally in FMCG, pharma, manufacturing, supply chain, transportation & support service organizations. Having worked in significant business change projects, she has gained international experience and developed a strong portfolio in organization development and people practice. She is a published author, writing about employee engagement and wellbeing. She recently completed an MSc in Occupational Psychology, including research on corporate pyshcopathy.

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Sharon Crooks


Sharon is a Mediator and Facilitator who helps people to resolve disputes at work, in business and in the community.  At Peacewell, she facilitates and trains all kinds of people who want to communicate more effectively, especially when they are in conflict.

She has experience of dispute resolution in large multi-national as well as small not-for-profit organisations, and regularly mediates disputes between service providers and their customers, colleagues, employees, trustees, family members and neighbours.

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