This popular program teaches strategies to deal with a range of disruptive and difficult behaviours in the workplace. Learn skills to identify the triggers and defuse these behaviours before they escalate. Includes:
8:30am - Registration and Refreshments
Conflict develops because we are dealing with people's lives, jobs, children, pride, self-concept, ego, and sense of mission or purpose. It is important to understand human behaviours in order to deal with or defuse disruptive behaviour. Perceptions, prior experience, and prior learning all contribute to human behaviour and may contribute to disruptive, negative, or even aggressive behaviours. This session discusses:
10:30am - Morning Tea
One of the most effective tools in responding to challenging behaviour in others is to understand our self and to have insight into our present state of mind. This session provides an opportunity to understand our own motivations and to ensure we are not “fuel on the fire” when it comes to dealing with conflict.
12:30pm - Lunch and Networking
Disruptive behaviours are commonly seen amongst staff and coworkers. This highly interactive session examines some of the more commonly seen behaviours and what the key influences are that lead to disruptive behaviour. Coworkers can cause many challenges in the workplace and can contribute to workplace stress and staff turnover. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and consider:
Disruptive behaviours are frequently seen in healthcare settings. Not only can they interfere with day-to-day operations, but they can also have effects on both individuals and the organisation. This session will look at the effects of challenging people within the workplace and who can be involved. Topics include:
3:00pm - Afternoon Tea
As with staff, patients and visitors may also be disruptive. Stressful environments, such as critical care, emergency, and mental health may be more commonly associated with disruptive behaviour, but it can occur in any setting and at any time. Topics include:
4:30pm - Close of Day One of Seminar
9:00am - Commencement of Day Two
In order to minimise the effects of disruptive behaviour on the patient, staff, and the organisation, it is essential that action is taken quickly and effectively. Not acknowledging or dealing with disruptive behaviours can have far-reaching effects, including poor morale, staff turnover, and negative impacts on quality of care. We will look at:
10:30am - Morning Tea
Communication skills are essential for establishing positive relationships. In order to communicate effectively, it is essential to have a knowledge of the processes of communication, how to analyse it, and how to improve. Communication barriers or breakdowns are not always evident, and the reasons for them can be challenging to determine. Poor communication can have negative impacts on behaviour and people's responses during times of stress. Topics include:
12:00pm - Lunch and Networking
Conflict can arise at any time, particularly in the often stressful environments of health care. Strategies for avoiding aggression are essential, but what do you do when it escalates anyway? During this session, we will cover the skills for dealing with challenging behaviour through the principles of conflict management. It includes:
2:45pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee
There is no one approach when dealing with conflict. However, having the skills and a good understanding of the nature of conflict will help you to deal with it confidently. As healthcare professionals, our role is to bring the best knowledge and strategies to issues, to address them in a productive, respectful, and positive manner. This session summarises the seminar content and looks at strategies for applying good practice in the workplace.
Not all problems can be managed independently. It is important to understand when you must call for help, or when to report a problem. More serious problems may require formal reporting, performance management, or even police involvement. How do you know what to do and when? We’ll look at:
4:30pm - Close of Seminar and Evaluations
Speakers for this event are still being confirmed
A positive approach to defusing difficult or disruptive behaviours is essential in healthcare settings. Disruptive behaviour increases the risk of interfering with the provision of safe patient care. Communication problems, anxiety, and stress can manifest as difficult behaviours that, if not managed skillfully, can escalate to conflict and even aggression. Knowing the early interventions that may defuse disruptive situations early and prevent escalation is critical in healthcare today.
This seminar is designed to teach skills to deescalate and better manage disruptive behaviours of team members, patients, and visitors.
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