Skills For Conversations That Matter

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Skills For Conversations That Matter

Full Day Course

  • Having difficulty keeping calm when people say ‘Don’t show me those images – it upsets me?’

  • Do you become tongue-tied when people resist, criticise or ignore animal cruelty issues?

  • Are you frustrated defending veganism around the dinner table?

  • Do you avoid confrontation, but later feel guilty for not speaking your truth?

If you have answered YES to any of these questions, then this course is for you.

JOIN US for an inspiring and practice-filled day at “Skills For Conversations That Matter”.
With like minded people, you will learn how to easily and effectively communicate the most difficult of animal advocacy issues to people who are resistant, apathetic or cynical.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Quickly gain rapport to engage people. to listen.
  • Effectively listen in order to frame the information you wish to share.
  • Make a contract with people to keep them in the conversation when the going gets tough.
  • Empathise with the listener and skilfully invite them to hear more.
  • Understand the importance of self-management in gaining cooperation.
  • Redirect the conversation when others take you down a different path.
  • Transmute strong emotions effectively into powerful action.
  • Inspire other people with your dietary choices rather than attract ridicule.
  • Develop a questioning mindset so you can see other people’s points of view.

Learn how to manage strong emotions during difficult conversations and practice exquisite communication skills to be of greater service to animals.

  • Course Materials / Handouts
  • Hardcover Copy of “Communicate” Book
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Vegan Lunch
  • Inspiration & Fun!


Previous Course Participants


How does the group booking work?

We offer the opportunity for individuals to benefit from a group discount when they book s part of a group. Members are responsible for finding other group members. Details of the group discount scheme will be made available as soon as the course dates are announced. Group bookings are for specific workshops and cannot be split across locations or dates.

What methods of payment do you take?

You can use VISA, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal to make your purchase. Credit card transactions are processed by ANZ Bank.

Do you provide student discounts?

Student discounts are available and details given when workshop dates are announced. Discounts are given following receipt of a valid student card of college documentation.

What if I can’t make it on the day?

Cancellations up to 48 hours before workshop date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 48 hours before the workshop.

What happens after a workshop?

Attendees at our Skills for Conversations that Matter workshops are invited to join a private Facebook page so they can continue to collaborate with other advocates and practice their skills and gain support from each other. Details and invitations to join the group are provided after each workshop.

About Clare Mann

Clare Mann is a passionate animal advocate who applies her skills to help animal organisations and advocates effectively communicate the message of animal social justice. She is an Organisational Psychologist, Bestselling Author of numerous books and Communications Expert, with extensive international experience facilitating individuals and organisations to create extraordinary results. As a psychologist, her main focus has been on communication, leadership, teambuilding, organisational development and work/life integration – all valuable to the animal movement.

She is using her training to influence business leaders to include animal social justice in the ethical leadership debate. As Editor-in-Chief of the digital magazine The Animal Effect: Ethical Leadership and Why It’s Everyone’s Business, she is creatively bringing awareness to leaders about the injustices in the industrial use of animals. She is regularly called upon by the media to comment on social issues and believes that compassion towards animals directly creates a kinder world for everyone.

Clare runs a number of in-house and public communications programs and is skilled at teaching people to have difficult conversations effectively. Once people have found their voices and practice the techniques of effective communication, they become powerful voices for the others.

In 2009, Clare became aware of the reality of factory farming of animals in Australia. Since then, she has increased her involvement with animal social justice and contributes her time to numerous animal protection initiatives. She has now combines her passion for animals with creative ways to help people communicate this message. The Animal Effect Smartphone App is one such initiative that provides communication and engagement solutions to the animal movement.

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