Effective leaders and organizations regularly ask for and integrate feedback. Finding best practices, facing lessons learned, perpetuating strengths, minimizing liabilities, holding yourself and others to account—these all take a steady flow of data from the world around you. Feedback is the process through which this happens. While offering and asking for feedback in person is the ultimate goal, a practical and deeply helpful tool in this learning process is the 360 assessment—though which you invite and get feedback—anonymously and collectively—from any number of people and sources in your life—supervisors, peers, direct reports, and even you family and friends—should you so desire. How do you show up and what is your performance level? 360 Feedback answers this question in rich, detailed ways.
Certified and experienced in many feedback tools, OKA provides 360 Feedback workshops using two primary models/tools—the Discovery Leadership Profile (DLP)/Emerging Leader Profile (ELP), and the EQ360 (rooted in Emotional Intelligence).
An OKA 360 Feedback workshop has its participants take the selected 360 feedback tool and then convene to explore the tools model and data. What do the data mean? What patterns of feedback are emerging in group as a whole? What actions will help any given person and/or the group as a whole to be more effective? This workshop asks and answers these questions and leads each participants to derive a specific action plan.
- Take (and invite a collection of raters to also take) a selected 360 Feedback assessment.
- Learn and discuss the competency or behavioral model that underpins the selected 360 tool
- Receive and learn to use an OKA-authored behavioral support handout as a best practice learning guide
- Share and explore results to explore—on the group level—what behaviors are effective and challenging
- Brainstorm and discuss the actions and exercises that will skill-build in the targeted areas