Managing Challenging Conversations

Gain the confidence and skills you need to manage challenging conversations and conflict in the workplace

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Date: Tuesday 23 July 2024

Format: Online workshop, no recording available

More information

Being able to engage in challenging conversations that lead to positive solutions is an important part of a functional team.  

This workshop will explore the common barriers to  why people avoid conflict.  There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on what barriers have stopped you moving forward in different situations.  We will explore effective strategies we can implement to create safe ways for dealing with challenging conversations in order to have a positive outcome for all.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To be aware of what barriers may be preventing you from being able to address current issues
  • To gain more confidence and have strategies to manage challenging conversations

Facilitator: Melody Stuckey

This workshop will not be recorded, however all registrants will receive a copy of the presentation slides.

About the presenter

Melody Stuckey

My Educational Leadership comes from a diverse perspective due to the privilege of working at governance, management and at tertiary level.

I also come with international experience and was a Head of School for Dulwich College International for 10 years.

After returning to New Zealand 7 years ago, I moved into the role of National Coordinator for CECEAA (An Early Years Association). This position included organising and facilitating PLD across our member centres and was largely a support and guidance role.  More recently I was managing 3 early childhood centres in the Hawkes Bay.  

My current roles include being an ECE consultant for InterLEAD and I am also on the governing board for the Teaching Council. 

Registration information

  • $100 for ECC Members
  • $350 for non members

Any cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance of the workshop will incur a 10% administration fee. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will not be eligible for a refund. We will endeavour to provide as much advance notice of a change as is possible, but we cannot accept responsibility for staff time or backfilling positions


Use this form to register online for the workshop, or alternatively you can book directly on the Humanitix event listing.

ECC Member price: $100

Please remember to enter your member discount code (found in member portal) at checkout.