This Master Class is offered in partnership with Columbia Business School Executive Education. You will receive a Certificate of Completion by IPL & Columbia. 

Developing People from the Inside-Out

domain: science of people
program: DRIVING performance AND CHANGE


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Spring: Session 1 - Jan. 30, 2017 to Mar. 12, 2017
             Session 2 - Mar. 27, 2017 to May. 7, 2017

Summer: Session 1 - May. 22, 2017 to Jul. 2, 2017 

Fall: Session 1 - Sep. 11, 2017 to Oct. 22, 2017
        Session 2 - Nov. 6, 2017 to Dec. 17, 2017 


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Bring out the Best in Your People by Giving Them Effective Feedback and Coaching

This class will strengthen your effectiveness in developing your people by giving them effective feedback and coaching.  

As a leader, you need to hold a mirror in front of your people so that they understand their strengths and development needs and take appropriate action to close performance gaps on a regular basis. But delivering effective feedback is not easy. It can be a highly sensitive conversation with a strong risk of leaving the other party upset, in disagreement, or unclear about the outcome. Developing People from the Inside-Out will help you understand how giving feedback requires you to focus not simply on your communication with the recipient, but also your –and their – thoughts, beliefs and emotions. By mastering these inner elements, you create the conditions for an effective feedback dialog. This class introduces you to 5 principles of feedback, provides you a tool for planning and executing feedback, and trains you in how to develop a “feedback-friendly” culture within your team where feedback is freely exchanged and valued by all.  

Coaching is a powerful way for you to help your people grow to their full potential. Yet most managers do not see coaching as one of their formal responsibilities, or are often limited in their effectiveness in on-the-job coaching. Developing People from the Inside-Out introduces you to powerful principles on coaching from the inside out, and to a step-by-step approach for executing a coaching dialog. You will get hands-on understanding of how to coach your people in cultivating self-awareness, pursuing personal change goals, challenging their mindsets, and learning from experience. You will walk away from this class with a deeper appreciation for the untapped potential there is to develop your people through everyday, on-the-job coaching.  

What You Will Learn

  • Re-script mindsets that limit you from developing your people
  • 5 Feedback Principles
  • Guidance on the right time to offer feedback
  • How to create a feedback-friendly culture
  • I2P2 framework for planning and executing a constructive feedback dialog
  • 6 Coaching Principles
  • Techniques to improve your coaching impact
  • GUIDE framework to plan and execute a successful coaching session 

Course Structure 
This IPL-Columbia Master Class offers you the opportunity to go on a focused 6-week learning journey to gain mastery over a particular personal leadership topic.  Scientific insights and tools are supplemented with a strong dose of practice and personal integration.  

  • Duration:  6 weeks
  • Time Required:  2 hours per week
  • Self-paced, high-quality video lectures
  • Online reflections and discussion
  • IPL’s proprietary myPL mobile learning platform for convenient on-the-go access
  • IPL’s proprietary Virtual Mentor platform for practice and feedback 
  • Certificate of Completion from the Institute for Personal Leadership & Columbia Business School Executive Education.
  • Access to the IPL toolbox – tools, templates, and frameworks

Developing People from the Inside-Out is based on IPL’s scientific learning system, integrating breakthrough research in psychology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, sociology, medicine and psychotherapy, a rigorous study of great leaders and organizations, and a practical toolkit to drive tangible improvement in your personal leadership skills. 

This online course is taught by Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and Founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership. You can read his bio on the Columbia website or here on the IPL Founder’s page.

I have benefited significantly from the training this [Master Class] has given me on how to coach. I have recently applied these coaching principles to an individual on my team, and I have noticed a positive change in behavior as a result of my coaching. I have found that she has far more determination to do well than I initially realized. She has been more centered and engaged once I have started coaching her, and the quality of her output has improved substantially.
— Diana Fox, Senior Associate, Leading Executive Search Firm
Diana Fox

Diana Fox

Prof. Wadhwa’s down-to-earth behavior and simplicity really resonated with me. The materials were thoughtfully selected, focused and relevant for the objective of the class.The various techniques and tips that were shared in class were explained in a simple manner, which was easy to follow and very impactful. I’m excited to put the learnings into practice immediately. This class was an investment in which time and money were well spent, and I highly recommend this class for anyone interested in honing their feedback, coaching and leadership skills.
— Sandanakrishnan Chandravernan, Project Manager, GE Healthcare
Sandanakrishnan Chandravernan

Sandanakrishnan Chandravernan