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Managing Difficult Personalities

From conflict to commitment.


overall satisfaction for this course

?Average calculated from scores obtained from 1115 participants who took this course.
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  • Duration 2 days
  • Regular fee 945
  • Preferential fee 850?
  • Locations
    • Sherbrooke
    • Boisbriand
    • Quebec City
    • Montreal
    • Gatineau

Accreditation and partners association

  • Project Management Institute 12 PDU


To provide the knowledge and skills required to recognize and analyze the behaviour of people with difficult personalities and adapt both management and incentive methods in order to obtain a win-win solution and introduce positive changes.

Targeted audience

Anyone who needs to supervise staff members.



Special Note

Training Details


  • Difficult personalities or conflicts: similarities and differences, and the associated costs
  • Before labelling people, recognize the cycle of behaviour
  • Six problem personality types: bully, victim, saviour, saboteur, the silent type and the know-it-all
  • Characteristics, behaviours and reactions to watch for
  • Actions to take, and actions to avoid
  • Managing one's own emotions
  • Catastrophic scenarios to avoid: the role of one's own beliefs and how they can affect judgement
  • Performance strategies and action plans
  • Job interviews: how to detect at-risk personalities
  • Knowledge of self and others: how to analyze different behavioural patterns and adjust to them
  • Verbal communication: strategies and techniques for conveying a clear and precise message that is understood by all
  • Non-verbal communication: inconsistencies between what one thinks and what one says
  • When enough is enough: disciplinary measures, action plans and dismissals
  • Practical advice
  • The legal framework: Commission des normes du travail, and psychological harassment
  • Tool kit

Customer Testimonials

Concepts were explained in simple terms, easy to understand and reflective of real situations.

Sandra B. / Gestionnaire de projet, Société Radio-Canada

Select the training date*

*Unless stated otherwise, all sessions are in French.
  • Sherbrooke

    November 28 to November 29 2019

  • Boisbriand

    December 2 to December 3 2019

  • Quebec City

    December 16 to December 17 2019

  • Montreal

    January 15 to January 16 2020

  • Gatineau

    March 23 to March 24 2020

  • Quebec City

    March 30 to March 31 2020

  • Montreal

    April 6 to April 7 2020

  • Sherbrooke

    April 30 to May 1 2020

  • Boisbriand

    May 21 to May 22 2020

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