Say goodbye to endless argumentsABC and conflicts and learn a revolutionary approach to disagreement with the online course "How to Win Arguments Without Arguing: Socratic Jujitsu". Led by expert instructor Jennifer Hancock, this course will teach you the Socratic Method, a scientifically backed approach to navigating any disagreement without argument. With practical exercises, and real-world examples drawn from some of the most contentious issues in modern society, this course is the perfect way to improve your communication skills and resolve conflicts in a dignified and productive way. Whether you're looking to improve your personal or professional relationships, "How to Win Arguments Without Arguing: Socratic Jujitsu" is the course you need to effectively communicate and resolve conflicts.

Course Overview

In this enlightening program, Jennifer dives into the latest research on idea formation and change to empower you with the tools you need to effectively navigate any argument. Say goodbye to heated debates and hello to productive discussions! Learn how to yield to your opponent and turn the conversation around with simple Socratic questioning techniques. Frame the underlying moral debate to your advantage and emerge as the victor without ever raising your voice. Embrace the art of persuasive communication and elevate your argumentation skills. If you're ready to win arguments without arguing, this course is a must-take!

Reasons to Take This Course

  • Improve Communication Skills: Socratic Jujitsu teaches individuals how to navigate disagreements without arguing, which can improve overall communication skills and help resolve conflicts more effectively.
  • Build Better Relationships: By using the Socratic Method to communicate, individuals can build stronger, more productive relationships in both their personal and professional lives.
  • Enhance Critical Thinking Skills: Socratic Jujitsu requires individuals to think critically and ask questions in order to understand different perspectives, which can help improve critical thinking skills in other areas of life.
  • Resolve Conflicts: The Socratic Method allows individuals to resolve conflicts in a dignified and productive way, which can lead to better outcomes for all parties involved.
  • Science-Backed Approach: Socratic Jujitsu is based on the Socratic Method, which has been scientifically shown to be an effective approach to communication and conflict resolution.
  • Learn from an Expert: Taking a course on Socratic Jujitsu gives individuals the opportunity to learn from an expert instructor, who can provide personalized feedback and guidance throughout the learning process.

Course Key Concepts: Humanistic Management, Socratic Method, Argument, Conflict Management, Professional Development, Soft Skills, Leadership.

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone who wants to learn the art of persuasion.
  • This course is particularly useful Life Coaches and Conflict Coaches (ICF).
Learning Objectives
  • Discover and understand what the Socratic Method is.
  • Identify how to use Socratic questioning to initiate and lead collaborative problem-solving sessions.
  • Identify how to create moral consensus by framing a conversation.
Last updated/reviewed: March 6, 2024
7 Reviews (19 ratings)


Anonymous Author
This was so full of political propaganda that it was difficult to focus on the intended subject. The person leading the training also says multiple times that, even with this method, if the person is "bull-headed" they won't change their mind, which means, it wasn't a successful method, thereby negating the entire point of the training.

Anonymous Author
I thought this was a good class to take and discuss strategies to have a discussion and not an argument. I know one thing, this is not an easy approach to take because some people may see questioning as argumentative and may get more infuriated by questioning and opening up a conversation about the solution to the problem.

Anonymous Author
Great course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You did a great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous Author
This course was helpful in giving practical advice to how to "argue" appropriately where people can actually reach a good outcome. This taught a good approach to use in our careers and personal lives as well.

Anonymous Author
Interesting course detailing ways to have a civil and hopefully productive discussion with someone who may have an opposing view on a topic.

Anonymous Author
Excellent and insightful approach to trying to resolve difficult issues and eventually result in collaborative solution.

Anonymous Author
Short & sweet course, some interesting concepts that I might actually use.

Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to How to Win Arguments by Not Arguing2:45
  An Overview5:00
  The Technique Socratic Jujitsu- Yield13:26
  Framing the Conversation12:54
  Collaborative Problem Solving17:48
  How to Win Arguments by Not Arguing53:48
  Slides: How to Win Arguments by Not ArguingPDF
  How to Win Arguments by Not Arguing Glossary/ IndexPDF
  Additional ResourcesPDF