Feedback and Development one-day course starting 21 June 2024 — Centre for Coaching Switzerland

Feedback and Development one-day course starting 21 June 2024

“Feedback and Development”: start growing and developing the people you lead!

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Feedback and Development one-day course starting 21 June 2024

About the “Feedback and Development” course

The “Feedback and Development” is a one-day course forming part of a series of six “Leadership Conversations” courses in collaboration with the University of Cape Town  Graduate School of Business.

The course teaches:

  • how to give and receive developmental feedback, incorporating elements of Integral theory.

The goal of the course is:

  • to create a more collaborative environment where team members can listen and speak freely as they develop.

For whom is our “Feedack and Development” course?

You will benefit from this course if you are an Executive, Manager, or Emerging Leader seeking to develop and grow their teams and those around them through understanding constructive, developmental feedback mechanisms.

What will you receive from the course?

  • An understanding of feedback conversations to ensure that they are constructive and inspire growth
  • Learning about the theory of feedback and how to adapt it to real-life situations
  • Improved self-awareness and understanding of own contribution to leadership challenges
  • Recognising the myths around feedback and why parties avoid having conversations around it
  • Moving from a place of one-dimensional feedback to conversations that are more engaging, leading to performance improvement

Course dates and fees

Date and time:
21 June 2024
10:00 – 17:00 (CET)

300 CHF

Live-virtual, using the Zoom platform

Your Course Leader

Your Course Leader

Janine Ahlers

Academic Director BA PDM (HR)

Janine Ahlers is a Master Certified Integral Coach and Director of the Centre for Coaching Consulting (Europe, Africa and Middle East), a global leadership consultancy and executive coaching practice, as well as Director of the Centre for Coaching, a centre for excellence situated at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). She also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at UCT, where she lectures in Coaching and Leadership Development to MBA and Executive Education students. She has delivered and published research papers, as well as having published book chapters and articles on the topic of coaching in leadership development.

How we run the “Feedback and Development” course


  • We ask participants to read course material where possible before we then deepen in dialogue.
  • In the workshop, we keep to max 15 mins of theory bursts with minimal use of PowerPoint.
  • Regular breakouts in small groups to keep a high level of interaction and deepen understanding of the theory. Where possible, we have a member of the faculty present to facilitate the discussion / answer questions.

Own experience:

Adults learn through their own experience. We focus on real issues, not role play.

Safe environment:

We take the time to create a safe, non-judgmental / confidential space to facilitate exploration and open curiosity.

Anchor learning:

Participants anchor their learning on what really happens to them and their Organisation (i.e., apply to themselves and to each other, not told).


We ensure the framework is in place for participants to hold one another accountable.

“Zoom fatigue”:

Regular breaks: to keep the energy & engagement high, a short 5-10 min break every hour, including a body exercise (stretching, breathing, standing), works. This replaces coffee/tea breaks. We take an hour break for lunch.

High faculty-to-participant ratio:

To ensure an optimum online learning experience, the ratio of faculty to participant should be 1:5. We can offer this ratio by using the Centre for Coaching’s large international faculty of professional integral coaches who have all trained with us and who have been supporting our academic and/or organizational programs for a number of years.

Our Managing Partner and Director, Janine Ahlers, was a guest on the Young Professional Africa podcast about “Feedback and Development.”

Listen more to learn:

  • What to do when you receive feedback?
  • Why is feedback important?
  • How to ask for feedback?
  • What is the most significant difficulty in receiving positive feedback?


Find out more information about our “Leadership Conversation” series  and download the brochure.

The Centre for Coaching’s Leadership Conversations series is designed to support leaders in the development of their coaching conversation skills. We created six individual short courses to enable executives, HRs, and leaders to build trust, align and delegate, give and receive feedback and hold all conversations that matter holistically, amplifying capacity to resolve the complex issues and challenges we face.

We invite you to join the series and see the power of Integral Coaching and its impact on your business.

Better people make better leaders.