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Effective Communication | Workshop (VDC)

02/07/2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST

VDC Workshop - Effective Communication - Conflict Management - Professional Development - Leadership Skills

Effective Communication

Facilitated by: Martin Probst - Chief Education Officer, PROfound Leadership

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Even though we communicate all day long, communication is not as simple as it seems and what we say can easily be misunderstood. Therefore, effective communication is about the response we get.

In this interactive workshop, participants will identify and practise powerful techniques to successfully enhance their communication behaviours to positively influence others. They will be equipped with tools for clear, confident and concise communication, and learn how to build strong relationships with different stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Optimised communication competence to get the point across with impact, maximise influence and sustain information flow
  • Heightened awareness of own thoughts and acquired effective self-management strategies
  • Insights into aligning what we say, do and feel to experience greater harmony
  • Ability to adapt appropriate communication style based on different personalities types and communication preferences to enable instant rapport
  • Enhanced questioning and active listening skills to get the required information and guide individuals in the right direction
  • Identify common communication barriers and the benefit of adjusting tone, timber, tempo and volume in vocal conversations to maximise presence and impact
  • Acquired skills to structure conversations with a clear objective
  • Ability to ask any subject related questions with instant access to different perspectives and a range of solutions
  • Use of a workbook to guide participants through the training, take notes and reflect on their learnings at a later stage


  • Experienced Coordinators
  • Leader/Executives

Topics Covered 

  • Communication with self and others
  • Rapport building
  • The power of questions and feedback
  • Frequent communication barriers
  • Communication styles
  • Clear and concise structure of conversations 


  • Utilising real workplace challenges for discussions in a group learning environment
  • Exercises to encourage reflection on own behaviours and those of others, and implication they have in conversations
  • Interactive activities to discuss participants’ challenges and identify strategies to overcome them


9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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VET Development Centre
Level 8 379 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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1300 917 150

Qualifications - Martin Probst

What do past workshop participants say?

[Workshop Innovative teaching practices for adult learning]. Martin was very professional and his speaking / training style was very effective. Participants felt very relaxed, yet engaged.

Kushan Dharmawardena

Business Trainer, Melbourne City Insitute of Education

The Motivation and Inspiration in Leadership presentation was a tremendous success, attracting a diverse range and level of attendees. Your presentation was informative and many commented on how they reflected on their own practices. It also allowed for the reflection on workplace practices within their organisation.

Sally Rowe-Walser

Co-Secretary, AHRI Gippsland Network Committee

[Workshop Confident Conflict Management]. The presenter is very pleasant, humorous, engaging, and great attitude. "Who is in control of your mind?"

George Thomas

Director of Marketing, Acknowledge Education

Thanks again, Martin, for your excellent presentation and fabulous notes [on Influencing Positive Behaviours]. My colleagues and I were just reading through them, noticing our resonance with the different perceptual frameworks - very useful to facilitate enhanced connection with people, which is what we’re all about here! Your presentation came up repeatedly throughout the rest of our education day, so you really nailed it. Many thanks indeed.

Dr Suzanne Moss

"Insightful, deep, lots of reason and logical concepts."
"Excellent presentation. Thanks for sharing your experience, wisdom and knowledge. Brilliant presentation."
"Martin was very engaging and motivating."
"Lots of day-to-day examples to explain what was being discussed and understand better."
Favourite part of the workshop: "All of it." & "Insightful. Thought provoking. Martin's very clear and entertaining delivery of the topic."
"Excellent presenter – you are very engaging and easy to listen to."
"Great discussion, could relate not only on a personal level but also work."
"Thank you. I am inspired and influenced to make some changes in myself to help myself and others be more successful."
"It was a fantastic opportunity to access such a wonderful speaker."
"Not just thought provoking but life changing."
"Presenter used real-life examples."
"Thank you, I have enjoyed it immensely and took a lot away."
"Would be interested in attending more workshops."


"Very valuable insight"
"Very insightful and knowledgeable facilitator"
"Excellent facilitator"
"Very good discussions"
"Great strategies"


All testimonials viewed on this page are either full writings or part of a more detailed writing – all happily supplied from delighted clients. Naturally, their full identities are withheld to protect their privacy.

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