Webinar Series



Powerful Questions
with Catherine Skippington

About this webinar:
Part two of a two-part webinar: Effective communication is the basis of good relationships with your stakeholders, senior officers, staff, and peers (not to mention family and friends). Effective communication demonstrates your trust, credibility, empathy, integrity, and other attributes that help build resilient relationships. We know this, yet when it comes to ‘difficult’ conversations we baulk at the time when the conversation is most important. These workshops will help you turn your conversations into effective engagement.

In this webinar we will look at:
models of effective communication
listening for understanding
ways of engaging with others to gain collaboration rather than resistance

This webinar is a two-part series, with the first session focusing on difficult conversations. Separate registration are required.

Attendees will leave with:
improved understanding of the elements of effective communication
steps to increase their self-awareness and self-regulation
ways of engaging with others
no fear of difficult conversations realising there are only good conversations
A copy of the material presented will be distributed after the session
Recommended for: This workshop will be helpful for any team leader or people who have difficulty finding solutions with stakeholders or clients.

Presented by: Catherine Skippington – Executive Consultant, TMS Consulting
Catherine Skippington is an Executive Consultant with TMS Consulting – a business born out of the belief that ‘All Organisations are Human’ and driven by a passion for releasing the energy in organisations that bring about high levels of engagement, greater productivity, and business success.
Catherine brings extensive and practical experience as a Senior Executive in State and Federal Public Services which gives her an understanding of your working environment and challenges.
In 2021, Catherine delivered a Master Class series across Australia on public sector organisational culture. 

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Part 2 of the Difficult Conversations min-series

When: July 29, 2022