Difficult conversations in research: how to make them easier

Aim:To help participants to feel more confident when faced with giving and receiving constructive feedback.
Provider: Louise Schubert (link)
For:Mid-career and senior scientists, and support staff

This course will help team and project managers deliver difficult feedback to change how people carry out their work. This kind of feedback is referred to as a difficult conversation. People tend to feel stress before entering into these situations and very often postpone them until the situation deteriorates and is even more difficult to manage.

The course will help science leaders and managers feel confident when faced with giving feedback about difficult behaviours. Participants will consider the psychological dynamics at play and develop the necessary skills to handle these situations.


Louise Schubert works with individuals and organisations as an executive coach and consultant. She is experienced as trainer to help professionals from all disciplines, improve their overall performance management and leadership skills.

"A perfect exercise for people managing people and working for improvement" Edition 2018.
"I have found this course very useful, very practical and very fulfilling. I got much more than I expected. It has been a wonderful training session for me." Edition 2017.

Dates: Place/time: Capacity: State:  
17th & 24th October 2019 17th Oct: Rita Levi room; 24th Oct: Charles Darwin room
9:30 - 13:30
12 Registration open   Register here!

For any questions or comments please email intervals@prbb.org.

Finished editions:

22nd & 29th November 2018
22nd & 29th November 2017
22nd & 29th November 2016
18th & 25th November 2015