Really valuable skills shared that can be easily applied in a workplace setting. I enjoyed the mix of learning opportunities and breakout sessions were challenging, but a good challenge.
I feel like I have taken away some easily applicable skills for the work environment that will hopefully benefit myself and my team.
August 4, 2023
An enjoyable and interesting session again which opened my mind to a new way of communicating. Overall the session went very well but I felt we ran out of time at the end, with a few questions left unanswered. The session focused on positive feedback but I'd like to know how to give constructive feedback - is there a different style to provide this for example? Also, the Review style is 50/50 so I would like to explore what happens when the feedback receiver doesn't give much feedback to the feedback giver are there any tips on how to approach this?
August 3, 2023
I found this session about review style especially interesting, as it gave participants the chance to offer a live review to each other. This helped to give an idea of a real-life interaction with a colleague.
I also found it useful that this style was explained as being best for when addressing short term changes and should be used as a motivational tool.
August 3, 2023
Really interesting, as stated because I am going to be on maternity leave and want to ensure the team stay motivated etc this has been really helpful.
July 31, 2023
Thursday's session was probably the one I felt most comfortable with and most suited to my requirements. I manage several junior staff and my role is to bring out the best of them. There have been times in the past when I have felt I haven't been doing that but I feel the methods identified in the Coach session will help me implement that.
July 27, 2023
Enjoyed today's session looking at coaching style - it was really useful to learn about ways to use open questions in a managerial sense, rather than in the journalistic way I am used to!
The TED cheat was also really helpful and I will definitely work on putting this into practice.
July 24, 2023
I thought overall the session was fine and gave course participants ample time to comment and participate in the session. I thought the session ended abruptly however, with more to be explored on the style of how to deliver your message and non-verbal communication such as hand movements and eyebrows for example.
July 19, 2023
I personally thought the content was very clear and concise, however I did feel some others on the course were struggling to understand. The course is quite theoretical, and I don't think some people think that way...so maybe just taking a little more time to break things down in a simplified manner may help!
July 13, 2023
This session really got you thinking, which was great!
Quite hard to all share real-world experiences as our roles are so different, but very engaging content and good questions asked by the facilitator.
July 7, 2023
Main takeaway was a great point around focusing on an end goal or outcome, rather than delivery of a task to a member of staff/how their personality will deal with it. Really useful way of handling something.