Preparation and Self-Management in Feedback Conversations - A Workshop

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Webinar - Register by 9/29
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This program is a part of Philanthropy New York’s Power, Culture, and Difficult Conversations Series:

Power, Culture, and Difficult Conversations is a PNY members-only program series centering on a specific set of skills to help you build a more equitable culture within your organization. Specifically, the series will cover how to work with the range of dynamics that are present when humans work together. Each session will build on each other, and participants are encouraged to commit to all three workshops.

Giving and receiving feedback is one of the most important leadership skills and also one of the most challenging. We know that feedback is crucial, yet we often fear it – we fear we won’t do it well, that it will lead to unintended negative consequences, and that the conversation will be unpleasant for both parties. When we add an equity lens to this, it can seem even harder to get it right. But success is possible! And it’s the ability to have constructive dialogue that builds meaningful cohesion in the workplace.  

In this workshop, we will talk about how to create conversations that incorporate awareness of identity and difference along with agreed-upon principles of good feedback. We will focus on preparation and self-management because part of being effective is taking time to question our own assumptions and blind spots about our colleagues and stakeholders. We will also cover how the deep listening of coaching can help us connect with and understand one another. 

  • Being aware of the varieties of personality type and cultural identity that exist in our workplaces, and how to check ourselves ahead of time for our assumptions
  • How to describe behavior in ways that are specific and lead to dialogue rather than debate
  • How the coaching fundamentals of curiosity, deep listening and powerful questions can allow us to engage more deeply with each other
  • The power of adopting a growth mindset that focuses on learning from experience rather than being perfect


Designed for

All interested funders.


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program

Registration is required by September 29th. Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the program. 

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

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