How to Disagree

How to Disagree - Training in Cambridge

Disagreement is the engine of good decision making. Yet many of us find it difficult to challenge others, or struggle to articulate disagreements productively. Others of us can find it hard to respond positively to being challenged ourselves.  This unique and innovative workshop has been designed to help individuals and teams to improve their capacity for constructive disagreement and hence for effective collaboration and group decision making.

Dates Monday, December 9, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 09:30 to 13:00
Venue St John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge
Contact Name Neil Baxter
Contact Phone 0845 2260264
Website Event website

Event details:

Disagreement is the engine of good decision making. Whilst ideas that emerge from environments that supress disagreement often prove brittle in contact with reality, those allowed to evolve through exposure to challenge are more realistic and more robust.

So, if disagreement is so positive, why do we find it so difficult to challenge others and to be challenged ourselves? And what can we do to improve our personal and team’s capacity for healthy and positive disagreement?

This ground-breaking course provides a rationale and toolkit for improving your ability to disagree positively, as well as to shape a positive disagreement culture in your team or organisation. It focuses on encouraging task-oriented disagreement and reframing disagreements as opportunities to achieve shared success.   

Join us in Cambridge on 9th December or London on 21st January to participate in this important workshop.

If you think the How to Disagree workshop could benefit a group of staff in your organisation we also provide bespoke in-house deliveries. Please get in touch for details.

For more information and details of how to book:


We are a boutique learning consultancy specialising in designing and delivering tailored people-focused training in leadership, communication and workplace wellbeing.

We work extensively in and around Cambridge as well as across the UK and in Europe and the US, with clients across the scientific, private and public sectors. Popular programmes include:

Leadership and management training for scientists
Management development
Disagreement skills
Wellbeing training
Mental health awareness
Workplace communication skills
Handing difficult conversations

… and much more.