Established, since 1997, leading UK based training provider.

Feedback Training - Giving Effective Feedback Course - One Day

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Feedback Training - Giving Effective Feedback
  • What is Feedback and why is it important?
  • How Feedback fits into the Continuous Improvement Cycle
  • How to give Positive and Negative Feedback
  • Self-Image Psychology: How to build people's confidence and motivation
  • How to offer "Constructive Criticism" (Negative Feedback)
  • How to set goals and gain their commitment to improve
  • Always finish on a positive - appreciate the good
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

Feedback Training - Giving Effective Feedback - One Day

About this Effective Feedback Training Course

Many people want to know how to give feedback to team members

The purpose of this training is to help you to improve the performance of your teams, by learning how to give colleagues well-constructed, well-timed and properly worded feedback and how to agree well-constructed goals for their future development.

Why is feedback important in the workplace?

Feedback is a key concept in performance management

Feedback is information which relates to the results of your recent actions to your goals.

Feedback comes in two main types, positive and negative feedback.

Anyone can give positive feedback and praise because, it is easy to receive praise.

But it is NOT easy to give properly-worded and well-structured negative feedback, because not many people like their performance to be critiqued. So, your team need to know, how to deliver negative feedback fairly and effectively

What is an example of negative feedback?

Feedback Message Delivery - Too Hard, Exactly Right, Too Soft

In relation to the delivery of negative feedback, managers may:

  • “Come on too strong” and sound very much like a sergeant major, which is a trait we do NOT want.
  • Not come on strong enough and be lacking in assertiveness, which we also do NOT want.
  • Find the “middle ground between the two extremes”. To deliver a properly worded message, in a positive way and thus achieve the goal of improved performance and productivity. This is what we do want.

There may be people in your group who may occasionally speak too harshly, and there are others that show a tendency to be too soft, or too inconsistent with their methods of giving feedback and performance management.

Consequently, there is a reduction in overall performance.

Feedback is essential to progress, so we must know and apply the Principles of giving effective feedback

How to give and receive feedback and set goals based upon the feedback.

There was a lot of content with a lot to review and make habitual. Everything within the course was useful and applicable to work and personal life. Trainer’s presentation was excellent. I like the mind-mapping and how the presentation unfolded. The written material was thorough and will be a good tool to review.

Customer Reviews

Feedback Training - Giving Effective Feedback - One Day Course Overview


  • What is feedback and why is it important?
  • How feedback fits into the continuous improvement cycle
  • What is the continuous improvement cycle? GOAL, plan, action, FEEDBACK, change
  • How to deliver negative feedback and give “constructive criticism”
  • Learn about “Self-image psychology”
  • To whom should you give feedback?
  • Under what circumstances should you give it?


  • How do I give feedback to my staff?
  • Where should you give feedback?
  • Who should be present (or who should NOT be present)?
  • The 10 rules for effective feedback
  • Proper praise and appreciation
  • How to set goals based upon recent feedback
  • How to gain their commitment to improve
  • Practice sessions. Active learning
  • Final actions plans

Available Dates and Locations

Your business venue
Dates to suit you

In-House Course Available Call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037 to discuss your requirements or Read More >

Please note all our training courses include optional three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

Our Open Training Courses run in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Maidstone, Scotland, Reading, Dublin, Ireland, Leeds, Luton, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Gloucestershire.
In-house courses can be run in the UK or worldwide to suit you.

The course content was very useful for my job role and the situation I am in at the moment at work. Actually, the course was helpful not just for my work, but also for my personal life. The trainer was very clear, kind and positive. It was great!

Customer Reviews

Giving Effective Feedback Course Content

Effective Feedback Training - Morning

What is feedback and why is it important?

Feedback is information that relates the results of your recent actions to your intended goals.

Feedback tells you what progress is being made or not made.

Feedback is essential to progress.

Goal, Plan, Action, Feedback, Change

How feedback fits into the continuous improvement cycle

Feedback is part of a bigger thing called the continuous improvement cycle.

Continuous improvement cycle: GOAL, plan, action, FEEDBACK, change.

  1. The goal is the target.
  2. The plan is how you intend to achieve it.
  3. The action in the performance of the plan.
  4. The feedback is a measure of the performance in relation to progress towards the goal.
  5. The changes are the improvements that need to be made in order to ensure progress towards the goal.

How to deliver negative feedback and give “constructive criticism”

Negative feedback is a recognition of where the performance is either:

  • No progress; stagnation
  • Regress; going backwards

Learn about “Self-image psychology”

The self-image is the way people think about themselves.

A person's behaviour is governed by their self-image.

Therefore, it is important to NEVER attack a person’s self-image.

It is vital to preserve the person’s self-image whilst giving negative feedback.

Effective Feedback Training - Afternoon


To whom should you give feedback?

Who needs your feedback?

Who does not need it?

Under what circumstances should you give it?

When and where you should deliver your message.

Who should be present (or who should NOT be present)?

Should feedback be in private or public?

The 10 rules for effective feedback

All the rules for effective feedback on a single page.

How to deliver negative feedback fairly and effectively

Proper praise and appreciation

Social motivators.

Money is not the only reason people go to work.

They also need appreciation for a job well done.

The link between positive reinforcement and improved performance.

The 8 Part SMART method for setting goals

How feedback informs the next set of development goals.

How to gain their commitment to improve

Pleasure-pain theory of motivation.

  • Talk about the negative consequences of not making progress
  • Talk about pleasurable consequences of making progress

Practice sessions. Active learning.

Final actions plans

The training course content was very good, makes you think about how you talk to others and how to change. It demonstrates ways to have clear action plans to achieve targets you set yourself and the company set for you. The trainer was very knowledgeable about his subject and made it interesting and enjoyable.

Customer Reviews

The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

Express an Interest

If you feel you would like to attend but cannot yet commit to a secured booking, you can express your interest here.

In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is available from just £1,950 +VAT per day as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full days training
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Preparation work
  • Travel costs and time
  • Written action plan to take away
  • Access to our post course portal
  • Access to our on-line leadership and management decision matrix templates and tools
  • Plus three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions

Contact Us Today

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037 to discuss your requirements for the in-house training course.

If you want to know more about any other Management Training Courses, or their suitability for you or a colleague, call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037.

Email your Manager

If you are reading this page with the intention of attending the course, then you may need to 'put forward a case' to a manager who makes the final decision.

So, you may find it beneficial to give your manager this document, which will give all the information needed to make the right decision.

To do this, please enter the manager's email address below and.. take me to your leader!

Other Popular Courses

You may be interested in one of our other popular courses:

  • Leadership and Management Training - Two Day Course
    At your place of work, are you in the role of a leader-manager? Your role is to get the best performance from yourself and others. In order to do that, you may need to develop some additional personal skills. This excellent two day course will give you a proven, step by step guide to success as an effective leader manager.
  • Personal Development Training - Two Day Course
    This personal development course will help you extend your professional skills in relation to communication, goal achievement, planning and prioritising, as well as handling difficult people and achieving a positive mental attitude. Improve your career prospects and develop your personal confidence with this CPD and ILM accredited training.
  • Conflict Management Training - One Day Course
    Is it true that some people in your organisation do not manage conflict very well? Instead, do they sometimes mis-manage conflict and make the situation worse? Conflict in your team is inevitable and could even be beneficial, but ONLY IF it is managed according to correct principles.
  • Communication Skills Training - One Day Course
    Are you as confident in your powers of communication, as you would really like to be? Clear and confident communication will help you improve the performance of your whole team. When you return from this fabulous course, you will feel more clear, confident and persuasive.
  • Time Management Training - One Day Course
    Do you have days when you're busy but not productive? Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work? If so, then our training course in time management will give you practical techniques and tools. Learn to plan, prepare and delegate, avoid procrastination and time stealers. Become more productive and less stressed by learning effective time management.