How to have an effective career conversation in 15 minutes!

This one day training course on ‘How to have an effective career conversation in 15 minutes!’ will enable managers to develop their career coaching skills and confidence to have an effective career conversation with their direct reports.

CCS teaches a practical and easy to learn approach, which can be applied in a wide variety of situations.

These include:

  • development discussions
  • career coaching
  • managing change
  • motivating staff to change

Specifically, participants will be able to:

  • understand how to open the career conversation
  • learn a specific model of coaching (OSKAR), a proven practical and efficient way to enable people to address challenges
  • explore opportunities for development
  • give constructive feedback
  • use open questions
  • enable the individual to develop pragmatic goals and actions
  • actively listen, reflect back and summarise
  • understand the benefits of having career conversations and how they can positively impact on the team

Methods of training

Our training is based on Kolb’s four learning styles: active, reflective, based on sound models of practice, and pragmatic. Participants will:

  • practice having career conversations (three times)
  • be introduced to a solution focus model of career conversations
  • discuss relevant case studies
  • observe tutor demonstrations
  • undertake pre-reading and a brief assignment
  • be expected to put into practice the learning within one month of completion of the training

CCS Has Run Career Conversation Training Courses for the Following Organisations:

  • Bank of England
  • BBC
  • Colchester Borough Council
  • European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • The Housing Corporation
  • Saint Gobain

Please contact for a discussion.