Model the Method

We see the adopters as the managers and leaders who are responsible for giving feedback each day. It is essential that they not just grasp this new mindset and approach but also actively learn how to use it through interactive application and practice, allowing them to model the method effectively with others. They too can benefit from receiving feedback in this new way so they can experience the power of the Shift Positive® method. We offer the following solutions for anyone in this tier of the organization:

Adopters | Shift Positive<sup>®</sup> method

"This training really helped to reframe and reforecast a way forward for myself and my team. From the very first video she stopped me in my tracks and engaged me in the next day of training. Hurrah for such a thoughtful and enlightened platform that has allowed me to build the coming year for our people and clients."

Jeanne, Senior Vice President/Operations

Shift Positive Applied

It is essential that this group not just understand the core concepts behind the Shift Positive® method but also feel empowered to use and model the method accurately throughout the organization. Each leader will complete a five-class course (online or in person) with a certified Shift Positive coach to learn and apply:

  • new approach to feedback through Positive Psychology
  • understanding your strengths and giving strengths based feedback
  • shifting from problem-focused to solution-focused feedback
  • defining a desired future to clarify feedback
  • leveraging system support to create sustainable positive change + development

Shift Positive Live

The Shift Positive Live is a condensed version of the 360 approach and instead of private 1:1 interviews among the leader's direct reports, the feedback is gathered in a live group setting facilitated by a Shift Positive Coach. SP Live is typically facilitated only among a leader's direct reports; therefore, SP360 interviews can be done to gather feedback from a Manager and other relevant Peers. The Live session includes:

  • opportunity for each participant to offer their own perspective in a way that reinforces the principles of Shift Positive (both strengths and constructive feedback)
  • team members can build on each other's feedback to generate further clarity and examples of the leader's strengths and ways in which she/he can grow
  • a commitment from each participant on where and how they can help the leader to grow in a specific area
  • a live debrief with the leader (1:1 with coach) concluding with a commitment of 2-3 shifts for the leader's development

Shift Positive Team

The Shift Positive Team is a condensed version of the 360 approach and instead of private 1:1 interviews, the feedback is delivered live to each other in a team setting facilitated by a Shift Positive Coach. A Team session includes:

  • background on positive psychology and creating system/social support to build strong teams
  • facilitated feedback from each team member about each team member on:
    • what they love about each person on the team
    • what they think each person could do to be even more effective — growth
    • what they'll commit to doing to support each person on the team
    • each person conveys how this information reflects how they want to be seen
    • each person identifies one area of growth for themselves and how others can help
  • a return visit is facilitated to see how the team has progressed

Shift Positive Progress

Leaders are empowered to launch their own online Shift Positive Progress survey 90+ days after the Live feedback session to understand progress and perceived change, what type of support their allies have provided, and how they can continue to grow moving forward.

We also have solutions for how everyone across the organization can use the Shift Positive® method and become ambassadors of building an open and productive culture of feedback.

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"Our team benefited significantly from Shift Positive®. It is a gift to connect in this way, guided by a recognition of and nurturing of each other's strengths. We are continuing this work together and greatly appreciate being set on this path."

Lila Rutten, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic

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