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About 5 Conversations

Our 5 Conversations programme draws on over 35 years of insight and experience working with global leaders and managers. We know exactly what conversations to have to drive better engagement and build trust across your business.

Delivered by The Oxford Group’s expert facilitators, 5 Conversations helps managers and leaders have better discussions with their teams, colleagues and stakeholders, whether that’s in day to day work or during performance management meetings. 

The 5 Conversations

  1. Establishing a trusting relationship
  2. Agreeing mutual expectations
  3. Showing genuine appreciation
  4. Challenging unhelpful behaviour
  5. Building for the future

What participants are saying about 5 Conversations

  • If you are genuinely interested in creating a more engaged workforce, (the 5 Conversations) book is a must-read

    Benson Smith, Chairman, President & CEO, Teleflex Inc.
  • One of the first workshops that I have attended which I found very useful and applicable in work and real life.

    Programme participant
  • Not only beneficial to people managers but to all colleagues.

    Programme participant
95 %

of participants felt an increase in their competency

A fully blended experience

  • Three modules of course content, delivered through online learning and live sessions
  • Engage with the theory up front through online delivery, preparing participants for the sessions
  • Virtual or face to face interactive sessions where participants experience using the five conversations for real
  • Access to emotional intelligence diagnostic tools to measure progress
  • 21- Week Workout email campaign – to inspire behavioural change
  • Online social learning so participants can share experiences, best practice and questions
  • Resources to help you take your conversations forward

5 Conversations in practise

Case Study: The Oxford Group & Cloudfm

The Oxford Group have been working with Cloud FM running the 5 Conversations programme.

Watch now to see how 5 Conversations has helped drive better engagement and built trust within their organisation.

Training and delivery options

We can bring 5 Conversations into your business in a format that works for you.  

  1. One-day face-to-face workshop or virtual – Run by two facilitators from The Oxford Group for up to 16 participants.
  2. Virtual bite-size – Run by one facilitator from The Oxford Group for up to 16 participants. Learning is delivered in five separate two-hour virtual sessions.
  3. Licensed – Our expert facilitators will train your internal trainers who, once accredited, will be able to deliver 5 Conversations face-to-face or virtually for you in-house.

5 Conversations: 2nd edition out now

The 2nd edition of 5 Conversations: How to transform trust, engagement and performance at work is out now. Described as “highly readable, practical and relevant for public and private sectors alike”, the new edition includes updated neuroscience research, how the 5 Conversations link to psychological safety at work, enhanced case study content and new employee engagement data.

The saying goes ‘you come into the world alone, you leave this world alone’, but in between, 5 Conversations can help you build great relationships in work and life.

Rupert Hodges, Director Leadership Development, BP plc

Want to talk to us about 5 Conversations? Get in touch today

Let us know if you’d like a free taster session. One of our expert team will be in touch to chat about your request.