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Effective 1-on-1s

We'll help you have meaningful growth conversations so that you can accelerate both your career and the growth of your team.

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This workshop is part of our Leadership program. It can also be taken stand-alone.

Developing your team is the best possible use of your time. There are two particular investments that are fundamental here: 1-on-1s and Growth Plans.

1-on-1s are the foundation of a professional coaching relationship. The ideal 1-on-1 should leave your coachee feeling that it was valuable. If they find that the conversation was pleasant but largely unmemorable, then there is an important opportunity to improve. If the conversation isn't a little bit challenging at times, then value is being left on the table. We will make sure your 1-on-1s are efficient, impactful and enjoyable for both the manager and team member.

Most growth plans (if they exist at all) are the result of a flurry of well-intentioned activity at the start of the year followed by near-total neglect. We know there's a better way to make and use these kinds of plans and we'll help you to do so in the extended version of this workshop.

In this workshop, you will...  

  • Learn the three key principles to help you deliver the best from your 1-on-1s.
  • Understand the common types of 1-on-1s and how often they should occur.
  • Learn how to design & construct a 1-on-1 that makes the most of your time.
  • Explore how to effectively build rapport and trust.
  • Understand the different kinds of coach you can be and questions you can ask.
  • Practice building great questions out of mediocre ones.
  • Discuss common challenges that happen in 1-on-1s.
  • Achieve greater clarity around the accountabilities of both coach and coachee.
  • Receive guidance on how to create a lean, highly-focused growth plan that drives daily action (in the extended version of the workshop).
irene v

This workshop was very practical, fun, with easy-to-use frameworks and great trainers. It was set up for discussing things in small groups. Hearing how others are doing things was really helpful, maybe even more helpful.

The things I most valued were learning about the different things you can discuss during your 1-on-1s and how to focus the conversations. Also the growth plan idea, discussing it not only during the mid and end year review but also during 1-on-1s is something I will try to implement.

You might think it's basic (having 1-on-1s) but it's something we do without much thought and having guidance on it adds a lot of value.

Irene V. - HR Director - Newzoo B.V.

jerr w

I loved the interactive vibe of this workshop - really awesome. I learned how important it is to schedule one-on-one time and to frame my team as clients. It was truly helpful. Anyone taking this workshop will learn how to be a better listener, leader and overall team member.

Jerr W. - Senior Creative Manager - EmpiRx Health

emily s

I felt very engaged throughout the training with lots of clear and tangible things to bring in. Both to start to change my 1-on-1s and to think about in the big picture for how I want them to look in 6 months or more.

Learning about the true purpose and value of 1-on-1s was a big shocker. The client-created agendas are also a clear improvement I can make right away.

This is certainly the most actionable workshop I've been in in quite a while and I feel like, despite being 3 hours, I was desperate to be as engaged as possible because I was getting so much from it.

Emily S. - Client Success Director - Newzoo B.V.

jessica n

This was the best training experience for 1:1s. There is so much info out there. This helped bring it all together, coherently. It covered topics extremely well, at a good pace and the interactive exercises were helpful for learning The vulnerability discussion was validating. The accountability lists and growth plan will be super helpful for my team.

The course was entertaining as well as informative. I expected 2 hours of rules and role-playing and it was completely different and I loved it so much! Can you run all of our leadership sessions???

Jessica N. - Head of Proposals - EmpiRx Health


In addition to offering dedicated workshops and programs for teams, we hold regular sessions that are open to individuals.

If you'd be interested in participating as an individual, let us know...