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How to Get Better at Giving and Receiving Feedback

How many times have you tried to give feedback that totally falls flat? How can you give constructive guidance in a way that confronts a specific situation and has a positive impact and builds trust and stronger relationships?

Leslie Yang

Sr. Design Manager, Lyft

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How to Get Better at Giving and Receiving Feedback

How many times have you tried to give feedback that totally falls flat? How can you give constructive guidance in a way that confronts a specific situation and has a positive impact and builds trust and stronger relationships?

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AN IMMERSIVE ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Getting & Giving Honest Feedback Starts With You

OUTCOME

Deliver Impactful Feedback

Learn best practices for giving & receiving constructive feedback. We dive into real-life scenarios, providing opportunities to practice using clear techniques to navigate difficult conversations. 


OUTCOME

Deliver Impactful Feedback

Learn best practices for giving & receiving constructive feedback. We dive into real-life scenarios, providing opportunities to practice using clear techniques to navigate difficult conversations. 


TIME TO COMPLETE

Flexible

Watch on-demand virtual lessons

Work the program around your schedule. No live Sessions. 

Lifetime access to video lessons and a workbook.


LEARN WITH A COHORT

Peer Learning and Interaction

Complete the class alongside a group of peers who will keep you accountable and inspired.

Built-in reflection exercises to help apply learnings

ALL SKILL LEVELS

Product teams

Any product, design or research team looking to improve their skills at giving and receiving feedback.

Individual contributors, managers, directors

Why this program?

Learn to give and receive constructive feedback that prepare you for the regular, inevitable moments of friction & hard conversations that are bound to arise in any collaboration. Practice using various feedback scenarios and prompts with a small group working through navigating difficult arguments and the feelings that come along with them. Understand different communication styles and learn how to frame what you want to say and how to say it to help the other person learn or acquire new skills.

Meet your workshop trainer

Leslie Yang
Sr. Design Manager, Lyft

Director of Design

PROGRAM DETAILS

What will you learn?

MODULE 
1
:

How to give positive feedback

December 2, 2022 9:00 AM
PDT - Timezone
December 9, 2022
  • Self-assessment - understanding needs and areas of improvement
  • Methods and tips for how to give positive feedback
  • How do you coach your team to give constructive feedback
  • Scenarios to practice giving positive feedback

MODULE 
2
:

Techniques to hold hard conversations

December 2, 2022 9:00 AM
PDT - Timezone
December 9, 2022
  • Strategies for how to provide constructive feedback
  • Frameworks to hold hard conversations
  • 7 steps for providing thoughtful and constructive upward and lateral feedback.
  • Tools for reaching agreement
  • Scenarios and activities to practice holding hard conversations
MODULE 
3
:

How to receive constructive feedback

December 2, 2022 9:00 AM
PDT - Timezone
December 9, 2022
  • Learn methods for openness to constructive criticism and flexibility with regards to adaptation and modification.
  • How to get “unstuck” and understand each other’s perspectives
  • How do you reflect on constructive feedback you received
  • How to be better prepared for receiving feedback
  • Scenarios to practice Receiving Feedback
WEEKLY CURRICULUM

What you will learn

WEEK

1

- WORKSHOP

How to give positive feedback

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

December 2, 2022

  -  

9:00 am

  • Self-assessment - understanding needs and areas of improvement
  • Methods and tips for how to give positive feedback
  • How do you coach your team to give constructive feedback
  • Scenarios to practice giving positive feedback

0
1
Leslie Yang

Sr. Design Manager

Lyft

WEEK

2

- WORKSHOP

Techniques to hold hard conversations

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

December 2, 2022

  -  

9:00 am

  • Strategies for how to provide constructive feedback
  • Frameworks to hold hard conversations
  • 7 steps for providing thoughtful and constructive upward and lateral feedback.
  • Tools for reaching agreement
  • Scenarios and activities to practice holding hard conversations
0
2
Leslie Yang

Sr. Design Manager

Lyft

WEEK

3

- WORKSHOP

How to receive constructive feedback

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

December 2, 2022

  -  

9:00 am

  • Learn methods for openness to constructive criticism and flexibility with regards to adaptation and modification.
  • How to get “unstuck” and understand each other’s perspectives
  • How do you reflect on constructive feedback you received
  • How to be better prepared for receiving feedback
  • Scenarios to practice Receiving Feedback
0
3
Leslie Yang

Sr. Design Manager

Lyft
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

What attendees say about the program

Master having hard conversations

An impactful program to help you provides thoughtful and constructive feedback. We dive into real-life scenarios, providing opportunities to practice using clear techniques to navigate difficult conversations.

What our community says

Connor Blacksher
Senior UX Engineer, UnitedHealth

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Fabio Ottaviani
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Sofia Papadopouloua
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Fabio Ottaviani
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

PROGRAM DETAILS

Influence and work better with cross-functional teams

LENGTH
2
WEEKS
PERIOD
December 2, 2022
INVESTMENT
$
Application Deadline:
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

What attendees say about the program

What our community say

Sofia Papadopouloua
Independent Visual Designer & Art Director

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Fabio Ottaviani
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Sofia Papadopouloua
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Fabio Ottaviani
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

$15M+

Revenue Achieved

102

Countries supported

390

Staff Members
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK

How will you learn?

Leadership Academy is a 6-week professional growth program investing in the next generation of design leaders. You'll get matched with a mentor and a group of 2--3 design peers for mentorship, accountability and discuss challenges. You'll also join workshops and live sessions (six live sessions, one each week) to learn from experienced design leaders.

Learn from Experienced Leaders

Attend an intimate workshop-style program that will enhance your perspective on better collaboration. Join practical sessions (one per week) to solidify what you're learning and apply the frameworks and concepts in action.

Learn with a Small Peer Group

This program is designed to facilitate peer learning and interaction. Going through a program, you will connect with a group of curated design peers facing similar challenges like you is the best way to ensure transformation for your career. We're keeping the cohort small to ensure you master the concepts we're teaching, learn and get support from peers.


Accountability & Personalized Feedback

Get personalized feedback from other learners in intimate design peer groups. For the 6 weeks programs you get matched with a mentor and a small group of 2-4 design peers with complementary skills and knowledge for mentorship and ongoing structured meetings for peer learning, to support you and keep you on track to achieve your goals.

Join a Private Community

Join our member-only community. Get 1 year access to Leadership Circle where you'll continue to be supported via ongoing events and accountability after the program.

Ask Questions

Get support on your challenges

Build your network

Learn by Doing

This program is structured as: “Learn → Practice → Get Feedback". Each week you get a worksheet to practice, actionable methods and tactics to summarize the concepts and help you immediately put them into action.

Frameworks, worksheets and resources

Lectures, homework and practice sessions

an inclusive and equitable PROGRAM:
2% of the profits from this program will be donated to the non-profit Inneract Project to empower underrepresented youth through design education and link them to opportunities to explore design in career and life.

Inneract Project (IP) is a cause we believe in that serves primarily middle and high school youth who identify as Black, Latinx and/or of low-income backgrounds.

FAQs

Frequent questions

How does the program work?

Leadership Academy is a 6-week professional growth program investing in the next generation of design leaders. After you apply, your application will be reviewed and you will find out in 5--10 days if you qualify. You'll receive next steps and a link to pay for the program.

When the program starts, you'll get matched with a mentor and a group of 2--3 design peers to for mentorship, accountability and discuss challenges. You'll also join workshops and live sessions (six live sessions, one each week) to learn from experienced design leaders.

Additionally, you'll be part of our Leadership Circle for 12 months. There you'll get to connect with other design leaders, and peers for advice, guidance, accountability, and much more.

What is my time commitment per week to finish the program?

To make the most out of this program recommend to set aside 3 hours a week to attend the workshops, complete the homework. Once every two weeks you'll meet with your mentor and your group.

- Meet with your group: 1 hour/ every two weeks. A total of 3 meetings.
- Attend Live Workshops: 2.5 hour/ week.
- Apply the Concepts: 20 - 30 minutes / week to reflect on materials and practice on your own.

You are welcome to put into it as much time as you can. This is an investment in your career growth.

What time are the workshops?

Most live sessions will happen on Thursdays, Fridays at 9:30am PDT. Click here to convert that time to your own time zone.

There will be 6 live sessions with one per week, for 6 weeks. Although recordings of the talks are available we highly recommend you join live for the full experience.

How much does the program cost?

Attending the program is an investment of $1,200 US which includes access to all workshops from the program and an annual membership to access all content and resources from RETHINK Leadership Circle. If your company would like to purchase 8 or more tickets, please contact us at hello@rethinkhq.com. We can provide an invoice if needed.

Will I be able to expense this to my company? 

Yes. Many of our program applicants are able to expense the program tuition to their company. The return on investment compared to a conference or other opportunities is much greater. You get structured content, hands-on learning, lasting community, and actionable strategies to help you develop practical leadership skills for effective collaboration with your cross-functional teams. Contact hello@rethinkhq.com for further questions.

Do you offer certificate of completion? 

Yes. A certificate of completion is available after the program. That requires you to attend all 6 live sessions and meet with your small group 3 times over the course of 6 weeks. Contact hello@rethinkhq.com for questions.

Do you offer scholarships?

We offer scholarships for underrepresented groups or people who need financial support to attend. This is possible because of partnership with Pinterest and also kind people who donated to the scholarship fund: Aniruddha Kadam, Al Hertz, Liz Heidner, Shara Rosenbalm. If you need financial support to attend this program please reach out to hello@rethinkhq.com.

How long will I have access to the program resources?

You’ll have lifetime access to the program materials to help you successfully lead and influence at work.

Starting with the 6-week live program, you’ll also have access to Leadership Circle, the talk recordings from the events in the program, member-only events, and our community for ongoing support for a total of 12 months.

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Watch the welcome video to learn about the Program next steps and what you can expect during this 6-week journey. Once you finish the video go to Program Curriculum


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Sr. Design Manager, Lyft
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Techniques to hold hard conversations

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How to receive constructive feedback

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Sr. Design Manager, Lyft
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Techniques to hold hard conversations
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How to receive constructive feedback
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Mentorship

Here you will find resources and templates for the mentorship program.
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How to Be a Career-Changing Mentor
How do you know when to share your own perspective and when to listen? How do you plant the seed of trust, then tend that relationship over time?
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Meeting Agenda Template
You can use this guiding document to prepare for each meeting. Share with your Mentees to fill it in.

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