How much commitment is required?
It requires commitment for those taking part in the programme and from you as the Leader.
Firstly, the programme works best when you are open and upfront with your managers and explain that this is support and help to develop and give them the tools to hold those difficult conversations.
And you need to reinforce your support and expectations.
It doesn’t work when participants turn up, saying they don’t know why they’ve been sent!
Unclear on how to discuss with your managers then I can support you in how to take this forward.
It also works well to check in with your managers throughout the programme and encourage them to start practising the techniques and using the tools.
From personal experience, if the difficult conversation to be held is with a team as a whole, then if it is the manager’s first time, support from the Manager’s Manager by attending makes a manager feel less alone and creates a feeling of in it together.
If you haven’t the time then I can support your manager with this but it will create an additional cost.
Those attending must be open to joining in the interactive sessions and understanding it is a safe space.