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Next Step Partners + NovoEd Online Training Courses

Next Step Partners is excited to announce a new partnership with online learning platform, NovoEd, that allows us to deliver our most popular leadership development courses to managers and leaders at any organization, anywhere in the world.

Achieving successful outcomes requires getting the best from your people, making coaching and feedback skills critical components in any leader’s toolkit. We have been teaching coaching and feedback skills for nearly 15 years to leaders in sectors ranging from professional services, financial services, technology, media and construction, to education and philanthropy.

With the advent of the NovoEd online learning platform, any manager or leader, anywhere in the world can participate in our field-tested leadership development courses.

Now Enrolling | Coaching for Performance

We’re now enrolling people for Coaching for Performance, which will begin on September 28, 2015. It covers an inquiry-based coaching approach to help managers and leaders develop team members’ problem-solving abilities, increase collaboration and learning, and facilitate growth and development of others within their organization.

During this six-week online course, participants will:

  • Gain clarity on what coaching is
  • Learn core coaching skills that can be applied immediately
  • Learn how to balance coaching with giving advice, and determine when each is appropriate
  • More easily identify coaching opportunities
  • Be able to better identify core underlying issues
  • Practice and receive feedback in coaching others
  • Experience the benefits of coaching as a result of being coached by others
  • Develop an action plan for building and applying coaching skills

Watch the video below to learn more about our Coaching for Performance course—offered in both live and online formats.

What | Coaching for Performance
For | Anyone who manages people (from front-line managers to C-level executives)
When | Sept. 28 through Nov. 8, 2015
Cost | $225
Includes | Weekly lessons, sample coaching video, experiential exercises and role plays, class discussions and interaction with the instructor
Promotion | Use discount code NSPFRIENDS for 20% off

Register for Online Course

Please note: registration closes 24 hours prior to the course start date.

Contact us if you are an HR manager and would like to audit the course for free.

Now Enrolling | Giving and Receiving Feedback

We’re now enrolling people for Giving and Receiving Feedback, which will begin on November 2, 2015. It covers key frameworks to help managers and leaders effectively deliver both positive and improvement feedback, as well as deal with defensiveness and emotional reactions, in order to facilitate growth and development of others within their organization.

During this six-week online course, participants will:

  • Learn valuable feedback skills that can be applied immediately
  • Understand how to balance positive and improvement feedback without diluting the message
  • More easily identify feedback opportunities
  • Develop skills for having difficult feedback conversations that are direct and honest, while still motivating people to be at their best
  • Learn techniques for dealing with defensiveness and emotional reactions
  • Gain practice and feedback in giving feedback to others on real situations
  • Learn best practices for soliciting and receiving feedback
  • Understand how to clarify feedback to make it more actionable
  • Develop an action plan

Watch the video below to learn more about our Giving and Receiving Feedback course—offered in both live and online formats.

What | Giving and Receiving Feedback
For | Anyone who manages people (from front-line managers to C-level executives)
When | Nov. 2 through Dec. 11, 2015
Includes | Weekly lessons, sample feedback videos, experiential exercises and role plays, class discussions and interaction with the instructor
Promotion | Use discount code NSPFRIENDS for 20% off

Register for Online Course

Please note: registration closes 24 hours prior to the course start date.

Contact us if you are an HR manager and would like to audit the course for free.

Private Live and Online Courses

In addition to our trademark live, in-person courses and our open-enrollment courses through NovoEd, we also offer private online courses for organizations that wish to offer leadership development workshops online, but in a closed environment for their employees only. This option is ideal for large and geographically dispersed organizations. Contact us to learn more.

The Instructor | Rebecca Zucker

Rebecca is a Partner at Next Step Partners and is an expert in executive coaching, leadership development and career transition. She has coached individuals throughout the United States and Europe, from high-potential managers to C-level executives. Rebecca has worked with clients that include BNP Paribas, eBay, Google, Genentech, Digital Realty Trust, Clorox, and Nielsen, as well as The Hewlett Foundation, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the Wharton School. She has conducted more than a hundred workshops in the United States and abroad on leadership and career development, and is frequently quoted in the press on career issues.

Rebecca graduated as valedictorian from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU and later received her MBA from Stanford. She then worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs in New York and held leadership positions at Disney EMEA in Paris and at Robertson Stephens.

The Platform | NovoEd

Developed at Stanford University, NovoEd is an online learning platform that places collaboration and teamwork at the center of the learning experience. It gives students access to both world-class instructors and to other students around the world so they may work together to complete course projects and perfect their problem solving, leadership and communication skills. Its clients include Stanford University, Wharton School of Business, Comcast and Deloitte.