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Great feedback

A practical, interactive workshop exploring how to ask for feedback, give great feedback, and boost morale and motivation.

Course overview

2023/24 Semester 1&2 courses: This short course (in-person workshop) will run once each semester.

Feedback is essential to growth and can empower and motivate individuals and teams to take action; it is a cornerstone of effective performance management. Feedback can be hard to give and also challenging to seek. This interactive workshop highlights the value of effective feedback, explores different methods and allows opportunity to practice.

You will discover the tools, techniques and behaviours needed to achieve the changes you want to see and, to create a culture of growth and continuous learning that is inspiring and motivating for their teams.

Course structure

  • This course will be delivered on campus, an in-person event, 2 hour session
  • There is a requirement to complete pre-work in advance of attending the in-person session
  • You must be able to commit all the required work

Who should attend

Anyone with responsibility for managing teams and/or individuals.


Amin Neghavati, Learning and Organisational Development Manager


Please review and complete the pre-work for this course.

This course uses blended learning to make the most of your time, focusing the session on interaction, knowledge sharing and practice, and ensuring you have plenty of opportunities to embed learning on the job.

Please note, you will need to complete all accompanying work and come to the session prepared and ready to engage with your colleagues.

The pre-work for this course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Pre work will be available approximately one week before the course

Intended learning outcomes

Check whether this course meets your development needs.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • describe the value of giving and receiving great feedback and of building a culture where feedback is regularly given and received
  • describe how and when to ask for feedback and how and when to offer it
  • describe what great feedback looks like, and deliver feedback using an effective tool that builds on strengths, improves performance and boosts motivation
  • describe patterns of behaviour when it comes to delivering tough feedback messages
  • choose how to give the feedback according to the individual, the situation and the desired outcome
  • deal with difficult reactions, especially on the phone or online

Key management behaviours

The areas this course will help you to develop skills and knowledge.

  • Seeking feedback from others on their own performance
  • Delegating effectively with clear objectives and empowers decision making
  • Using coaching techniques to motivate and improve performance

Related online learning and resources

Access online tools and support on-demand.

Booking your place

Find out how to book or cancel your place, plus read guidance on required timescales and discussions with your managers.

Before you book

We assume that if you need permission or agreement from your line manager to attend this course, you will have arranged this before you book. To ensure the training is suitable and your learning can be transferred back to the workplace, you should also discuss the following with your line manager:

  • how this training will help to deliver your individual or team goals
  • the expected outcomes (for example, what is expected to change or improve as a result)
  • any support required post-course to enable you to transfer your learning back to the workplace

Your manager will receive an automated notification when you book or cancel a place on a course using ESS.

Book your place

You must book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Places will be available to book on self-service up to 24 hours before the course, to allow for participants to complete the required pre-work. Download instructions on how to book your place using ESS.

The session will be delivered in-person.

Please note, we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

Cancelling your place

You can cancel your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Download instructions on how to cancel your place using ESS.

Please cancel your place as early as possible − at least three days in advance − to allow others to book instead.

Course date

  • tbc

Booking details

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If you have any questions, please contact us.