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Chapter Meeting - November 2019 - Difficult Conversations and Assertiveness


November 13, 2019
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
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Riff Perth
45 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6164


Communicating Honestly is one of the key elements of high-performance teams and effective workplace engagement. Project managers are constantly juggling the competing expectations of the different stakeholders.

There are times when project managers need to take the lead and be assertive. Taking the lead means being prepared to be accountable and to speak up and have the difficult conversations while being prepared to listen to the diverse perspectives of the other stakeholders.

In this presentation Violet will provide a deeper understanding on how to communicate effectively by covering the following:

  • How to prepare for a difficult conversation, mindset, timing and location.
  • How to stay calm when you’re under pressure and deal with your emotions and other people’s emotions.
  • How to influence the conversation with your nonverbal communication.


At the end of this session, participants will have the tools:

  • to prepare for an honest & difficult conversation.
  • to assist them to stay calm when they are under pressure.
  • to re assess their non-verbal communication.



Violet is a speaker, trainer and consultant who specialises in working with organisations and teams to increase their productivity and potential through effective and honest communication.

Her BSW in Social Work and 20 years’ experience in disability, mental health, employment assistance programs (EAP) and the mining sector makes her an expert at those difficult conversations. Her skills and message are relevant to all project managers and leaders that strive to improve their performance through great communication.


Violet’s aim is to bring honesty and accountability into workplace communication.




Other Events

We would also like to invite you to attend PMI Toastmasterswhich meets immediately before the Chapter Meeting servicing the local community of project managers in Perth. Good leaders are good communicators. In Toastmasters you will improve your speaking skills and develop leadership abilities in order to become a better leader. 


$0.00 WAPMI Member

$25.00 Guests


$0.00 WA PMI Member Ticket

$25.00 Guest Ticket