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Soft Skills: Coaching for Development

presented by Amy Lafko, MSPT, MBA

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In this series, participants will explore strategies for coaching for development. Leaders will often find more success in utilizing a coaching leadership style than authoritarian or other leadership styles. This series explores 1:1 meetings and annual performance reviews as well as strategies for negotiating feedback, including asking for feedback, and critical, or developmental feedback to team members. Remember, these short videos can serve as a quick reminder or refresher of skills you may already have as an experienced leader. Since conflict can bring out strong emotions, use the first video to establish the right mindset before you go into a potential conflict situation. These skills are reinforced throughout the series with practical examples and scenarios.

Meet Your Instructor

Amy Lafko, MSPT, MBA

Amy Lafko founded Cairn Consulting Solutions with the knowledge that you need to grow your people to grow your business. Amy focuses her work on the employee experience that is derived from skilled leaders and aligned teams. Whether through team dynamics sessions, development workshops, or consulting, Amy provides expertise to improve the entire lifecycle of…

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1. Setting Yourself Up for Success

Giving feedback can be challenging, but as a leader, it is part of your role to provide feedback to develop your team. In this course, learners will explore strategies to set themselves up for success when preparing to give feedback.

2. Conducting 1:1 Meetings

In this course, learners will explore strategies for conducting 1:1 meetings effectively, including setting up a regular cadence, and defining the intent of the meeting.

3. Annual Performance Evaluations

Annual performance evaluations are a time to set goals, review progress, and discuss feedback. In this course, learners will explore strategies to conduct facilitate effective annual performance reviews.

4. Asking for and Receiving Feedback

Asking for and receiving feedback can feel challenging. However, in this course, learners will reframe the definition of feedback and its value. You will explore strategies to effectively use feedback to develop their own skills and professional practice.

5. Giving Critical Feedback: Part 1

Providing critical, or developmental, feedback is an opportunity for you to help your team members grow professionally. This course introduces skills and techniques to provide developmental feedback effectively to member of your team.

6. Giving Critical Feedback: Part 2

This course builds on the skills introduced in the previous course by introducing several scenarios that exemplify effective feedback as well as mitigation and de-escalation strategies.

7. Giving Effective Positive Feedback

In an instantaneous world of constant information, people always want to receive feedback. In this course, learners will explore the benefits of giving positive feedback, and learn techniques for giving positive feedback in a way that motivates change.

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