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Come hear Whitney Benns on
Whatever you may miss about your former corporate job, your annual performance review is probably not on the list. But now that you’re out on your own, where do you turn for the honest feedback you need to hear to build your skills and grow professionally?
Most discussions on feedback focus on giving it. But this presentation will focus on the difficult-to-master skill of receiving feedback so that you can drive your own learning.
Whitney’s presentation is based on the book Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well (even when it’s off-base, unfair, poorly delivered, and frankly, you’re not in the mood), by Triad founders and principals Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen (Viking/Penguin, March 2014). Whitney will present a framework and tools for sorting through differing perceptions, regaining balance when the feedback is particularly rough, and managing common “triggers” so that you can learn and improve.
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About Our Speaker:
At Triad Consulting Group, Whitney Benns works with clients to diagnose challenges, design solutions, and deliver programs to build management capacity in negotiation, influence, and conflict management skills. She has focused on negotiation, difficult conversations, feedback, and dispute systems design.
Whitney has written for The Atlantic and The Guardian and been a contributor to OnLabor.org, a Harvard-affiliated blog exploring issues involving workers, unions, and politics. She was also a member of Project No One Leaves, an organizing and legal education group that works to empower community members living in foreclosed homes.
Whitney is from Salt Lake City. She has a B.S in political science, international relations, and campaign management from the University of Utah, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.Register
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