During this time of Covid-19 we are all looking for new ways of working with each other.

Since we will still be working with others, we still need to manage our people skills.

Madeleine is offering online workshops.

Communication and Assertiveness.

Keeping Calm and Working on.

If you have other People Skills needs, please


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Current Workshops

Supervision Masterclass

Supervision is a process in which the supervisor; enables, guides and facilitates the worker(s) in meeting certain organisational, professional and personal objectives.

These objectives are:
– professional competence
– accountable & safe practice
– continuing professional development
– education and support.

Ideally suited for experienced Supervisors.

Are you ‘stuck-in-the same-rut’ as a supervisor and want new direction to bring to your future sessions?
Or, would you like the opportunity to re-fresh your practice as an experienced supervisor?

Madeleine is happy to discuss your individual needs.




Difficult Conversations Workshop

Difficult Conversations
Skills based training to improve how to manage holding difficult conversations
Not sure how to start or conduct a difficult conversation?
Or perhaps you are concerned about how to respond when someone is raising a problem with you.
Is it hard for you to set a limit or to manage your emotions in the moment?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then this course is right for you.
Madeleine is happy to discuss your individual needs.
Date: Monday 2nd May 2022 9.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: The Collective Community Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037

Facilitation Skills Workshop


The role of a facilitator is to support you and your group to have the conversations that you need to have.

Join Madeleine who will provide tools and processes that supports the work of the group.

The facilitation skills course will:
Look at process, setting up a group, facilitating and leading yourself.
Being in the conversation and on the balcony.
People can bring worries or concerns about facilitating and we can work with them to find strategies that work.

Book as an individual or organise a group from your workplace – Madeleine is  happy to discuss your needs.

Date: Thursday 14th July 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: The Collective Community Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037

Managing Grief and Change

This workshop helps people to recognise a grief reaction.

We will then use the time in the class to explore a range of easy to use, everyday ways to manage.

We will also share resources and places to go for additional support.

At the end of the session participants will be able to:
• Recognise how grief and change are related.
• Recognise grief reactions.
• Name a range of everyday ways of managing.
• Have a list of resources and avenues for on-going support.

When :

Wednesday 16th March 2022  5.30pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 31st August 2021  5.30pm – 7.30pm

These sessions are run by Wellington High School Community Education Centre

Negotiation Skills

This two-day workshop will enhance the ability of participants to analyse, conduct and review their negotiations. Participants will have a conceptual framework for thinking about negotiation and an increased appreciation of the importance of the negotiation process. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have developed skills which can be applied to a negotiation.

Participants will learn to:

  • appreciate when to negotiate.
  • prepare for a negotiation.
  • practice negotiating.
  • review their negotiation capabilities.
  • plan for improvement.

As a participant you will be fully involved in this precious opportunity to focus on your own learning. We suggest you don’t have a lot else on your agenda for these two days.


27th & 28th June 2022  9.00am – 4.30pm

27th & 28th Sept 2022  9.00am – 4.30pm

This workshop is run by Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka

Working with Different Generations

This course will support employers and employees who are currently trying to understand what impacts generational differences have in the workplace, so workplaces can be happy and productive places to be.

There will be a presentation looking at the changes and then time to problem-solve some of the tensions. We will work in small groups to discuss and practice the ideas for supporting a collaborative workplace.

At the end of this session participants will:
• Have information about the changes to workplaces through a generational lens.
• Discuss with others and identify workplace tensions.
• Work through a problem-solving tool to find practical solutions.


Wednesday 11th May 2022  5.30pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 26th October 2022 7.30pm – 9.30pm

These sessions are run by Wellington High School Community Education Centre