Irene Salter, PhD -- Encouraging the light within rising leaders to shine brighter
Learn to give constructive feedback that leaves others feeling MOTIVATED and ENCOURAGED.
Use PROVEN positive psychology and neuroscience strategies to create a growth culture in your organization.
with a Shift Positive
Workshop - January 2023
Raise your hand if you love feedback and evaluation? [Anyone? Anyone? Beuler? Beuler?]
That’s a real shame because there is no higher return on investment than cultivating exceptional leadership. To do that, we need managers skilled in delivering heartfelt constructive feedback. We need evaluation systems that grow our people into their best possible selves.
Before I go into the details on this exclusive training, let's see who is this workshop is really for...
You are a leader who WANTS to inspire your people and deliver feedback that builds them up into their best selves.
BUT maybe you...
… tolerate intolerable workplace behavior long after someone (probably you) needed to address it.
… have post-traumatic stress from your own feedback horror story and thus avoid feedback conversations like the plague.
… wonder why, even after you tell an employee explicitly what needs to change, their behavior stays exactly the same.
… are curious about what science has to say about giving and receiving feedback.
… want to level up your organization’s feedback and evaluation system, but have no idea where to begin.
... want someone to tell you the number one way to improve your leadership and cultivate a growth culture in your organization.
If that sounds like you, then I have GREAT news! You’re in the right place and I’m going to tell you exactly how this workshop on "Transforming Feedback" will give you the tools, support, and confidence to take your feedback to a whole new level, no matter where you are today.
Join PhD neuroscientist,
to learn the science behind how to give and receive feedback.
If I asked you to tell me about a feedback experience that really stands out in your memory, what probably comes to mind is a horror story. Take my first formal evaluation as a school principal/superintendent. It was a demoralizing, not actionable, desk drop. “You scored a 4 out of 5 in most areas. We’re renewing your contract but here’s a list of 159 vague, non-specific generalizations about what you’re doing wrong and why you’re not anything like your predecessor. Fix it. Congratulations!”
In contrast, if I asked you to tell me about a favorite teacher, mentor, or coach who really inspired and motivated you to succeed, you’d probably have a very different story to tell. It too is full of feedback, but of a very different nature. Constructive. Safe. Growth-oriented. Solutions-focused. Grounded in trust and compassion.
Both stories are feedback stories. Why does the horror story come to mind first? What’s the difference between the two? Why does only one lead to lasting, positive growth and improvement? Most importantly, how can I shift the feedback experience for me and my team towards the positive? That's what this "Transform Feedback" workshop will break down for you.
(Here's the quick answer... Our brains have a negativity bias baked into our very DNA due to evolution. No matter how many positive things are said, it’s the biting, negative critique that will stick. Yet decades of research shows that focusing on strengths and solutions grows people faster, with longer lasting results, than focusing on failures, challenges, and weaknesses. It's clear from the research that sustained leadership improvement requires ongoing follow up within a network of genuine support.)
Shift your entire system of giving and receiving feedback away from the horror story towards something more positive. In this four hour workshop you’ll gain a clear understanding of
What psychology and neuroscience have to say about how our brains and bodies receive and integrate feedback.
What most feedback and evaluation processes get wrong, and what to do instead.
At the personal level, how to take a piece of feedback you need to deliver and shift it from horrifying to heartfelt.
At the organizational level, how to take your existing feedback and evaluation system and shift positive along six axes.
How to create a growth culture in which people are allies for each other’s success.
Reprinted with gratitude to Zeiss Microscopy
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Sample courtesy of Stefanie Kaech & Gary Banker, OHSU, Oregon, USA
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Your Choice: In Person or Online
Half-day workshop in Redding, CA. January 17, 2023, 8 am - noon PST.100 US dollars
- Available Online
Two, 2-hour Zoom meetings Friday, January 13 & 20, 9-11 am PST.100 US dollars
Bring a friend! Get 20% off at checkout when you bring a colleague from the same organization with the coupon code BRINGAFRIEND.
Agenda (Same for both formats)
Part One - Interpersonal feedback
Take a piece of feedback you need to deliver and shift it positive while learning the neuroscience and psychology behind why those shifts matter.
Fundamentals of feedback. What's the difference between evaluation, coaching, and appreciation?
Setting the stage. Why is feedback so stressful?
Understanding your employees. How are we wired neuropsychologically?
Perspectives. Why do we need feedback at all?
Strengths & solutions. How can we give effective, constructive feedback?
Afterwards. What should we do after delivering feedback?
Part Two - Organizational feedback
Bring your existing feedback process, and shift the entire system positive along six axes.
Set the container. How should we set the stage for effective feedback conversations in our organization?
Strengths focus. How do we develop a focus on strengths and why does that matter?
Actionable solutions. How do we ensure things will actually change?
Follow up plan. What systems do we have to support the changes we want to see?
Activate allies. How can we wrap employees in an ecosystem of support?
Savoring. How can we acknowledge and reward successes and wins along the way?
“I learned far more than I had ever experienced from any conference, class, or self help book. Irene is top notch."
"Thank you for offering this webinar. This is outstanding. We all need this type of knowledge during these tough times."
“You have inspired our staff with so many great tools. We really adored your session and cannot thank you enough for working with us.”