Leading Developmental Discussions


Having a quality developmental discussion makes a difference. It helps to recognise people’s achievements, discuss their performance and to help set challenging objectives that allow them to thrive in their role. Done well, developmental conversations have a huge impact on staff motivation, giving them a greater sense of purpose in their role and linking to personal and collective values, helps to build levels of engagement in teams.

This programme can support your annual appraisal process but goes further to help develop a culture of coaching conversations that complement the process.

Learning objectives

By the end of the programme delegates will;

  • Improve their understanding of the benefits that a quality developmental conversation can bring to the workplace and working relationships.
  • Embed coaching techniques into management conversations within teams.
  • Improve the quality of the appraisal/supervision discussion.
  • Develop a reflective approach to their own performance and management style.
  • Ensure that all parties see the benefits of a quality developmental discussion.


Delegates will fell empowered to engage in quality developmental discussions with their teams and use the techniques in their formal and informal discussions with colleagues.