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22NTC Session: Leadership
Asking For, Receiving, and Giving Feedback
Submitted by: Amy Drader | Growth Partners Consulting


Feedback and discussing performance is integral to achieving goals. Yet, the word alone can conjure awkwardness and many teams avoid feedback discussions entirely. It doesn’t have to be this way. Normalizing feedback as a safe, productive, and routine exercise will advance a team’s performance.

How do you normalize feedback? It begins with asking, not giving. Asking for feedback and receiving it in a humble and professional way shows others that feedback is not just ok, but productive. Participants will learn techniques for requesting feedback (and tips on what to do when you disagree with it or you think it’s wrong.) This session will also share evidence behind why positive feedback is far more powerful than critical and present a framework to follow if a situation arises to give feedback.

The goal of this session is to learn strategies to normalize feedback so that relationships stay intact, and performance is enhanced.

Session Type

60 minute workshop

Learning Outcomes

  • Ask for feedback and model how to receive it constructively
  • Describe why positive feedback is more effective for leading individual and team performance
  • Apply a framework for providing feedback

Target Audience

Any manager or staff level and role is welcome.