Constructive Confrontations

To confront or not to confront? Sometimes you cannot get around this question at work. Do you tell your colleagues how annoying you find it that they are always late? What do you do when you hear someone making a sexist remark? And what if you are convinced that the course that is being followed is not the right one? Based on insights from psychology, philosophy and conflict theory, this workshop will teach you how to constructively confront.

The workshop is for all of us who are noticing that they often bury their head in the sand or feel like they are chopping with a blunt axe. It turns out that the conflict styles most of us use, are often not very effective. Fortunately, we can do something about this.

In this day-long workshop you will:

  • Learn to combine honesty with tact
  • Apply techniques and interventions to your own work
  • Learn about the need to speak up
  • Be given techniques to express yourself in a constructive way
  • Build up the confidence to take more risks and embrace 'confrontations'.

The Workshop Leaders

There will be one workshop leader present per eight attendees. 

Gijs Deckers TSOLGijs Deckers
Gijs Deckers is a philosopher and psychologist and works as a coach, trainer, speaker and performer. In all his work, he uses stories, humour and knowledge to give new insights to people. He has developed programmes for a variety of clients, ranging from the Universiteit van Leiden to the Royal BAM Group. Thanks to his background in both psychology and philosophy, he is adapt at asking the right questions and quickly getting to the heart of the matter. 

 Wicher Schols TSOLWicher Schols
Wicher Schols is a trainer, coach and entrepreneur. He specialises in non-violent communication and talent development. The combination of his open attitude and his sharp analytic mind, enables him to bring out the best in people. He has developed training programmes for e.g. ABN-AMRO, Deloitte, Nestlé and the Universiteit van Leiden. He has a cum laude degree in Business Studies with a specialty in Human Resources from the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Wassila Hachchi fotoWassila Hachchi 
Wassila Hachchi works as a speaker, coach and trainer in (self) dialogue. She is the author of
 Listen, Think, Speak, a book about her extraordinary journey based on wanting to make a difference. Before becoming a trainer she has worked as a military officer, MP and social entrepreneur.

Practical information

Language: English
Time: 9:30 - 17:30
Study Load: There is no compulsory homework. You will, however, be given ideas and techniques that you can try out after the workshop and apply in your work.
Study Material: You do not need to purchase any study material for this workshop.
For Whom: This workshop is suitable for employees and freelancers who want to challenge themselves and want to think more deeply about the subject and themselves.
Level: There are no entry requirements.
Address: Frederiksplein 54, Amsterdam
Price: € 395,-  (excl. btw)

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Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs, and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence, our Professional Workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace.

Waiting list

This programme is currently not available in our agenda. If you would like to take part, let us know via the waiting list. We will then let you know as soon as this programme is made available again.

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Constructive Confrontations

€ 395,- excl. btw