Giving and Receiving Feedback: Discover How to Make these Conversations Easier - for Both of You!   SOLD OUT 


Almost everyone struggles with giving and receiving feedback. Yet everyone struggles for different reasons: 

  • For some people, resistance to receiving feedback is tied to a fear of being judged, making mistakes, or failing. 
  • For others, offering feedback is associated with criticism. 
  • There are also cultural differences that impact how comfortable you are in giving or receiving feedback. 
  • Maybe for you, it’s simply that you haven’t learned the skills to make the process less stressful. 

All of this means that learning how to give meaningful feedback, is not one-size-fits-all. 

We’ll explore ways you can become more comfortable giving and asking for feedback. You’ll learn several simple, yet powerful, techniques to take the sting and awkwardness out of the feedback conversation. You’ll discover how to ask for and receive feedback in a way that feels natural to you. 

For managers, you’ll learn questions you can ask your team, to help YOU become a better manager. For all participants, you’ll learn ways to offer feedback to your peers, and even your boss!

Participants will learn 4 basic steps to giving meaningful feedback in a way that feels safe for both the giver and receiver. You'll be able to apply these steps immediately, in your personal life, and in your career.


ABOUT Etta Jacobs 

Etta’s passion is helping mid-level managers reach their highest potential, building their confidence, resilience, and capacity to lead. Etta has a combination of real-world senior-level corporate experience and intuitive insight into her clients’ deepest skills and talents. She’s an ICF certified coach, and holds a Master in Organizational Psychology from William James College where she earned her Executive Coaching Certification. 

Etta gained her corporate expertise as an executive at two Fortune 500 publishing companies, where she led teams of creative professionals through continuous technological transitions and multiple corporate reorganizations. Etta draws upon this experience to coach her clients to look at events through different lenses, question their assumptions, and find creative and unexpected solutions to their professional challenges.


Date and Time:  
March 3, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 PM

5:45-6:00pm: Optional tour of the foundries
6:00-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and light dinner
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking 

Ginkgo Bioworks, 27 Drydock Avenue, 8th floor, Boston, MA 02210

Members: $15; Non-Members: $40

Given our mission is to promote women's development in STEM we would like to offer a one-time free spot in our workshops to those in transition between jobs. Please contact [email protected] if you qualify.


Registration is closed this event has reached capacity.