Managing One-on-One Workshop Announcement

This one is for you HR managers and folks who don't normally read my Managing Product Development blog.Esther and I are leading our management workshop: Behind Closed Doors: Managing One-on-One, July 10-12, 2006, in Minneapolis. Interested? Here's the flyer (PDF). I'll be adding a workshop page to my site later today. I'll update this post when it's done.This is a workshop for managers, project managers, and technical leads. Here's what we'll be exploring and practicing in the workshop:

  • How people really take in information and where things can go wrong, how to recognize when an interaction is off track, and what to do about it.
  • How to actively listen to what someone else is saying.
  • How to give–and receive–effective feedback.
  • How and when to coach and mentor.
  • What issues to address in career development and how to address them.
  • How to build trust with each person in your group.
  • How to have effective one-on-one meetings.

If you ever work with people in a managerial capacity (whether you're called a manager or not :-), this workshop is for you. HR folks: if you're looking for management workshops that actually teach people how to manage, this is it. Email me if you have questions.

2 thoughts on “Managing One-on-One Workshop Announcement”

  1. I’d like to comment on hiring technical or other folks that includes a scientific method for making the right job match with the right person.
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  2. Neil,
    I’m sceptical that there is a “scientific” way of measuring people and determining that they’re a good fit for a particular organization. On the one hand, I don’t think that the richness of human ability can be reduced to numerical measures such as “Learning Index,” “Manageability,” and “Objective Judgement.” On the other, I don’t think that such test scores will be good predictors as to either job performance, or job longevity. It reminds me of the time a prospective employer gave me a manual dexterity test for a position as a programmer.
    To be honest, the claims you make, coupled with the fact that your comment was attached to Johanna’s Managing One-on-One Workshop announcement, makes me think that your comment is just spam.

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