Virtual Book Group Discussion
We know that evaluation and feedback is a topic relevant to all of us at camp – how and when do we give feedback? Is the person we are talking with receiving feedback in the way we intended? How do we process feedback and does it change based on the situation, the person giving it, or even the setting?
If this resonates with you, we encourage you to pick up a copy of Thanks for the Feedback: The science and art of receiving feedback well, read it, and join us for a FREE Zoom-based discussion about the book on February 5, 2020.
Event Organizer/Sponsor: ACA, New England
When: February 5, 2020 from 9:30AM – 10:30AM (RSVP required)
Where: Virtual, via Zoom
Cost: FREE (but registration is required)
Once you register, the Zoom link will be sent to you in a separate email the week prior to the book group discussion.
We are excited for our upcoming discussion about this book. The book is full of lots of great topics and we can’t possibly cover them all in an hour, so here are some guiding questions to think about as you prepare:
- The book talks about three types of feedback: appreciation, coaching, and evaluation.
- Had you thought about feedback in this way before? What were some “ah-has” or takeaways you had about this? How have you seen this play out in your own life? How can you separate appreciation, coaching, and evaluation in your day-to-day (and at camp)?
- There are many different things that can impact how we receive (and give feedback). Some of the ones mentioned in the book include:
- Triggers (truth, relationship, identity)
- Not seeing your own blind spots
- Relationship systems
- Wiring and temperament (swing/recovery combination and growth/fixed identity)
- Which of these resonate with you and why?
- Can you think of a time when one of these areas caused friction? Knowing what you know now, is there a different way you could have handled things?
- Thinking about all of the “ah-has,” learnings, and takeaways from the book, what are one or two things that you would like to apply or take action on in your own life or with your team at camp?
- E.g. figuring out a way to share this with staff so we have the same language/feedback at camp is more successful;
- Asking a colleague for the “one thing you see me doing that gets in my own way;” or
- Identifying a supportive mirror and an honest mirror in your life
Kerry Salvo, Director of Education & Professional Development