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Difficult Conversations: How do we have them?

  • Online workshop

    A common concern for practitioners working with parents of young children is how to enter into a conversation with families about what is perceived as a difficult topic. Engaging parents in honest and supportive conversations can help enable change and sustain relationships.

    This three-hour workshop explores the context of these 'difficult conversation' situations and the desired outcomes. The course considers the skills and qualities required to enter into these conversations from a partnership perspective and provides practical opportunities to practice and reflect on newly acquired tools and approaches.

    Course Outcome: Participants are able to engage with parents in difficult conversations.

    Learning Objectives:

    For participants to increase their awareness of:

    • the need for a trusted relationship as a basis for these conversations
    • the factors that accompany difficult conversations
    • the factors that enable or become barriers to these conversations
    • the qualities and skills required to work with parents effectively

    Please note: All training is participatory and highly interactive. Participants attending online workshops are asked to have cameras turned on throughout the session with a preference for one participant per screen.  

    Date: 18 & 25 March 2024

    Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm each week

    Delivery: Online via Zoom (2 x 1.5 hour sessions)

    Cost: $231 incl GST

    Registration: Click here to register

    Online workshop exclusively for your organisation with a minimum of 9 and maximum of 15 participants: $3,465 (incl. GST) per workshop. Email for further information.

    Face-to-face workshop

    Face-to-face workshop: $245 per participant (incl. GST). Full workshop exclusively for a service with a minimum of 9 and maximum of 15 participants: $3,675 (incl. GST) per workshop plus travel expenses and travel time.

    A quote will be provided on application.

    Please note: costs are based on standard weekday pricing. Out of hours are negotiated at additional cost.

    The workshop can be tailored to suit a range of practitioners and/or particular situations. It can be provided as a brief session (1½-2 hours), a half-day workshop or a series of sessions. To find out more and enquire about this new workshop contact us


Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.