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Effective 1-on-1s And PDPs Workshop

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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Developing yourself and your team is the best possible use of your time. It involves a set of investments that build exponentially and enable all of the other value in your organization. Two of these investments are fundamental: 1-on-1s and Personal Development 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 fun.

Most PDPs (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 make and use PDPs and we'll help you to do so.

In this workshop, you will...

  • Learn how to design & construct a 1-on-1 that makes the most of your time.
  • Learn the key mistakes commonly made in 1-on-1s.
  • Explore tools and processes for organizing and tracking your 1-on-1.
  • Choose how to manage conversation backlogs.
  • Discuss how to prioritize agenda items for 1-on-1s.
  • Plan for how you'll hold each other accountable for action item commitments.
  • Create a lean, highly-focused PDP that drives daily action.
  • Receive a refresher on healthy feedback structures.
  • Practice a coaching technique to ensure your coachee feels heard & understood.
  • Learn to construct powerful questions that open up dialogue and move conversation forward.
  • Explore best practices for holding remote 1-on-1s.
dima s

I'm the type of person that tends to think that workshops like this are a waste of time, but this one surprised me. It provided real, tangible benefits to myself and my team.

Dima S. - Director of Engineering - StreamSets

betsy a

Rachel encouraged everyone in the class to set a personal growth goal at the beginning of the class, and then facilitated reflection on it through journaling and a check-in midway through the class.

My growth goal was something I hadn't thought about that much previously (and might not have articulated had I not been forced to do so at the beginning of the class), but it ended up leading to a big self-awareness increase and has been very relevant to my recent work.

Betsy A. - Data Science - Riot Games

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...