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These feedback skills activities and exercises will help participants become more proficient in giving feedback, whether it be positive or negative, more effectively.

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Difficult Conversations 1 - Why They Need Thinking About (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To identify the types of conversations that people find difficult.
• To explore the potential consequences of avoiding difficult conversations, managing them badly and of managing them effectively.
• To understand the importance of thinking about the purpose of a difficult conversation and preparing for it before it happens.

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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 25 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To identify the types of conversations that people find difficult.
• To explore the potential consequences of avoiding difficult conversations, managing them badly and of managing them effectively.
• To understand the importance of thinking about the purpose of a difficult conversation and preparing for it before it happens.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels, but particularly managers.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

Notes:
This exercise is designed for the start of an Employee Engagement workshop.

Before the delegates arrive – create a flip chart or charts with colourful cartoon faces on. Please have enough faces so that there is one for each participant. Have these on display at the start of the exercise.

There are two parts to this exercise. It is essential that both are completed to ensure that learning is maximised.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Difficult Conversations 2 - Planning and Preparation (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 45 minutes.

Aims:
• To help participants prepare for conversations they find difficult and approach them in a way that is more likely to achieve a positive outcome.

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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 20 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 45 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To help participants prepare for conversations they find difficult and approach them in a way that is more likely to achieve a positive outcome.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s also suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels but particular managers.

You'll Need:
• To remind participants to bring the questions they produced in Difficult Conversations 1 – Why They Need Thinking About, if you used this session, or send them Handout 1 in advance of the training session if you haven’t.

Notes:
The exercise in this session involves splitting the group into small teams. However, if you have 5 or fewer participants, you can keep them together in one team, in which case a breakout room is not essential.

This module can also be used as the basis for a 1:1 coaching exercise/discussion.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required - see Notes).

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Difficult Conversations 3 - Using Constructive Language (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To help participants conduct difficult conversations using language that is more likely to achieve a positive outcome for all.

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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 35 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To help participants conduct difficult conversations using language that is more likely to achieve a positive outcome for all.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s also suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels and managers in particular.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided, though participants should be encouraged to bring the handouts from the earlier sessions on this topic if you’ve run them.

Notes:
This module is a natural follow on to Difficult Conversations 1 – Why They Need Thinking About and Difficult Conversations 2 – Planning and Preparation.

This module can be used as the basis for a 1:1 coaching exercise/discussion.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Difficult Conversations 4 - Practical Application (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To give participants the opportunity to practise planning and preparing for a difficult conversation.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 40 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To give participants the opportunity to practise planning and preparing for a difficult conversation.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s also suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels and managers in particular.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided, though participants should be encouraged to bring the handouts and work from earlier sessions.

Notes:
This module is a follow up to Difficult Conversations 1-3, and a natural conclusion to those. It reviews the previous work, introduces a structure for difficult conversations and provides a practical opportunity to plan for a real situation.

The activity can be run as a remote training session, with participants working in pairs.

However, if you prefer, you could brief participants by email and run this as a post training activity to be completed back in the workplace. If used in this way, we suggest you review each participant’s work in a follow up 1:1 coaching session.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Introduction to Giving Feedback (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To build an understanding of the characteristics and differences between constructive feedback, praise and criticism.
• To explain the importance of constructive feedback.
• To build awareness of “good practice” guidelines for providing constructive feedback.

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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 30 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To build an understanding of the characteristics and differences between constructive feedback, praise and criticism.
• To explain the importance of constructive feedback.
• To build awareness of “good practice” guidelines for providing constructive feedback.

Group Size:
This module can be used with individuals as well as groups of up to 12 participants.

Useful For:
Supervisors and first-time managers.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

Notes:
If you have fewer than 5 participants, you do not need to use breakout rooms.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms.

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Re-Scripting Feedback (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 50 minutes.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to consider the art of feedback and to ensure their feedback is appropriate and objective.
• To enable participants to identify useful, helpful, constructive feedback.
• To clarify what makes useful, constructive feedback.
• To develop the participants’ ability to give constructive feedback.
• To consider how it feels to be on the receiving end of destructive or unhelpful feedback.

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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 30 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 50 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to consider the art of feedback and to ensure their feedback is appropriate and objective.
• To enable participants to identify useful, helpful, constructive feedback.
• To clarify what makes useful, constructive feedback.
• To develop the participants’ ability to give constructive feedback.
• To consider how it feels to be on the receiving end of destructive or unhelpful feedback.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s also suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

Notes:
The suggested time for this module is based on the assumption that pre-work has covered the essential elements of positive feedback.

The activity is designed to help participants improve their ability to offer feedback in a way that is constructive and helpful and leads to positive performance. It works particularly well following the Introduction to Giving Feedback (R) module in Trainers’ Library (which covers the essential elements mentioned above).

The activity in this module can be used as the basis of a 1:1 coaching discussion.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Polls/Quizzes (optional).
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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