Active Listening Skills & Giving Positive Constructive Feedback

Listening is the most valuable and most neglected skill. It can help you develop great ideas, win trust, keep customers, solve problems, avoid conflicts, and resolve them when they do come up. And giving feedback frequently and promptly is at the heart of good management.

Both skills are absolutely essential in both your personal and work life, so let us show you how to do it brilliantly in this brand new one-day workshop.

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via Zoom. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive two-hour and full-day online sessions that cover specific Leadership and Personal Development skills such as managing remote teams, hosting engaging remote meetings, using Zoom, and more.

Course overview

What You Will Learn

Active Listening Skills

Most people feel they are good listeners, but most people also feel that they are rarely listened to properly. It doesn’t quite add up!

Listening is the most valuable and most neglected skill. It can help you develop great ideas, win trust, keep customers, solve problems, avoid conflicts, and resolve them when they do come up. Serious benefits from one simple skill.

Giving Positive Constructive Feedback

Giving feedback scares the wits out of many people. Many managers put the task off, neglecting issues for week after week, to the point where they really fester and become much harder to deal with.

There is just no way round it: giving feedback frequently and promptly is at the heart of good management. It is simply essential. So let us show you how to do it brilliantly – and enjoy it!

Themes Covered

  • Understand how communication works and look at the difference between listening and hearing
  • Discover the benefits of empathic listening
  • Learn and practice the 5 key elements of active listening
  • Understand how to use questions to get the best out of your relationships
  • Recognise what stops you listening and identify solutions to deal with this
  • Identify key tips to improve your communication on the phone
  • Identify the difference between constructive and destructive feedback
  • Identify what stops you giving feedback and the impact this can have on others
  • Identify where the most valuable feedback for a person can come from
  • Learn the key steps to providing constructive and positive feedback clearly and within appropriate timescales
  • Practice giving feedback positively to create new possibilities
  • Prepare yourself to respond well to feedback from others

This one-day workshop will be structured around lots of small sessions and practical exercises. You will work with the other members of your group throughout, enabling you to learn from your own experience as well as each other. Learners must be open to looking at the ways in which people work at their best within a safe and supportive environment, in line with Happy’s principles.

Our approach to programme delivery

Every programme is designed to ensure complete individual involvement and participation, it will stimulate your thinking and challenge you. The key focus is on practical skills and real outcomes throughout. The content will involve an innovative and engaging blend of activities so that you can directly apply it to your current performance and your future success.

5 out of 5 stars

Easy to book easy to join and really efficient and informative.

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Group Learning Events

If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the workshop online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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What's it like to learn with Happy?

We offer complete individual involvement and participation on all of our workshops. In this video, Nicky delivers a short session about the different Communication Styles, and how they affect the way you work with and manage others.

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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course will run from 10am to 4:30pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed until 29th May.

We have developed a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We understand that for many people this will be the first time that they have worked from home and so we have developed short 1.5-2 hour sessions to help you adjust to this new situation. You can see details of our IT Skills live online learning sessions here and our Personal Development sessions here – or we can adapt any of our classroom training into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at

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