On-the-Spot Development Conversations


Skill Level



60 Minutes

Time Commitment per week


Number of Weeks

Leader Behaviors

This course strengthens your skills in the following leader behaviors:

Course Overview

Leaders are responsible for developing others. On-the-spot development conversations are a necessary tool for the personal and professional development of your team members. In this course, you will understand the difference between a development conversation and a performance conversation. You will also learn how to conduct an effective development conversation and avoid the pitfalls.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

This course is for any leader who is responsible for achieving results through others and wants to improve their team’s development.

Learning Path

In this session, we will define the purpose and differentiate between development and performance conversations. Participants will identify how development conversations can sometimes turn into a performance conversation, and the effects of it to both the employee and the leader.

Virtual Session (30 minutes) + Online Journal (15 minutes) + Activity (15 minutes)

In this session, we will discuss how to have a development conversation by defining and challenging your motives, using the conversation flow method and the Losada Ratio principles.

Virtual Session (30 minutes) + Online Journal (15 minutes) + Activity (15 minutes)

In this session, we will identify some common pitfalls that lead to having poorly executed development conversations. Participants will also recognize the role and importance of documentation.

Virtual Session (30 minutes) + Online Journal (15 minutes) + Activity (15 minutes)

Content Questions?

Call or text with any content related questions.

Upcoming Courses

Dates and times listed below are for the 1st session of any course. For dates and times for other sessions, log into lab.leadershipedge.live.

January 2024
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