- Explain why feedback is essential
- Apply a framework for providing formal or informal feedback
- Use descriptive language in delivering feedback
- Describe six characteristics of effective feedback
- Provide feedback in real situations
To start, participants will learn some key terms about feedback. They will also explore some situations where different kinds of feedback would be needed.
When providing feedback, you want to make sure that people are hearing what it is that you are saying. This session will help participants make sure that the language that they use is descriptive and clear. Techniques on staying neutral will also be discussed.
This session will help participants improve communication skills that are essential to giving good feedback, including questioning techniques, probing tools, and ways to manage their non-verbal messages.
Characteristics of Effective Feedback
Next, participants will learn about the six characteristics of effective feedback. We will also share a framework for formal and informal feedback discussions. Participants will then apply their new skills to a case study and to examples from their own lives.
Receiving Feedback Graciously
Sometimes giving feedback is easier than receiving it! This session will give participants some ways to receive feedback in a gracious manner.
Testing the Waters
The final session of this course will give participants some hands-on practice with giving and receiving feedback.