Receiving And Giving Feedback

In the early stages of our career, we strive to make a good impression and get things right. As with any learning process, we may excel, or we may need to correct some actions. Mastering the art of asking for feedback, processing the information and managing a potentially challenging conversation is critical skill. For those that do this well, they increase their chance of developing career enabling skills and increasing their perceived professional effectiveness.

Course Content

Setting the context

  • What is feedback and the benefits of asking for feedback?
  • Choosing what skills or behaviours to ask for feedback on which will enhance career development and perceived professional effectiveness.
  • Ensuring you ask the most qualified person who can provide better feedback.

The Feedback Conversation

  • Starting the conversation which leads to valuable and specific behaviours to develop.
  • Managing the conversation to get quality actionable information from the feedback giver.
  • Raising awareness of potential negative reactions when we received feedback.
  • Tips and technique son how to manage your own reactions.

Giving Feedback

How to provide feedback to someone when they ask for your help using the F.A.I.R. feedback model

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Course Approach


  • Current thinking about the fears of asking for feedback.
  • Unhelpful reactions to receiving feedback so you may better process valuable information.


  • Enhanced and trusting relationships by asking for feedback professionally.
  • New habits and skills in the way we ask for feedback, especially constructive feedback.


  • How you manage a conversation when asking for feedback.
  • How you provide feedback if asked by a peer.

Embedding Success

Post programme activities to support the transfer of learning and building of habits.


Reflect on recent feedback conversations where you may not have been 100% open and receptive. What was driving this mindset or behaviour? What can you learn from it? What can you tell yourself in advance of your next feedback conversation?


Consider what skills or behaviours you would like to develop. Which are most valued by you, your manager and the organisation? Who will you ask for this feedback? How can you create a stronger professional relationship in doing this?


Plan to ask for feedback from a loving critic. Who will you ask? How can you prepare for this conversation? What changes will you make as a result of this conversation? How will you share those developments with the feedback giver?


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