Organizations today strive to create inclusive cultures where individuals feel a sense of belonging. Achieving this goal can be quite challenging because there are many definitions of belonging as there are individuals. To uncover what belonging means to employees and what they need to feel included, leadership conversations are the key. These conversations between employees and managers build trust, openness, and commitment, while driving engagement, productivity and performance.
Managers are essential in driving the achievement of organizational goals by coaching and preparing employees to reach their full potential. The relationship between managers and employees is key to reducing turnover, which is extremely costly to organizations. According to Gallup, managers account for a 70% variance in employee engagement and 50% of employees who leave their jobs, do so because of bad managers. Managers make a difference – a big difference.
Leadership Conversations focuses on the importance of conversation and dialogue in the manager-employee relationship. It prepares managers to have the four fundamental conversations (Connection, Career, Feedback, Coaching) necessary to understand what belonging means to each team member. Managers leave with the skills, confidence and commitment needed to plan and hold essential conversations with direct reports.
- Understand the importance of leader-employee conversations and dialogue.
- Build skill and confidence in conducting four fundamental leadership conversations with employees.
- Create a plan for upcoming conversations.
This program is a highly interactive, facilitator-led learning experience. Facilitators create a safe, respectful, and open learning environment where participants are encouraged to engage with one another and to share their insights and experiences.