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    Leadership and Feedback: The Relationship of Receiving and Giving: How to Make it Work Both Ways

    Date: March 2, 2017, 7:30am – 9:00am
    Laurie Smith
    Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
    3901 Centerview Drive, Suite S
    Chantilly, Virginia 20151
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    Feedback is touted as a pivotal tool in gaining performance insights at every level and research has solidified the value of using feedback as an engagement tool for leaders throughout an organization.  However, the challenge is that those who receive feedback ultimately control how effective the feedback is interpreted into results.

    For example: If you’ve ever left a feedback session feeling as if the experience was not helpful, then you left wondering how to integrate that feedback into forward motion and may not have actually done anything different.  In contrast, if the feedback you received was nothing but positive, then you may have left wondering what or why to pursue improving and moved forward maintaining your status quo.

    The reality is, if all feedback drove positive change, then we wouldn’t be reading titles such as ‘the performance appraisal is dead’, ‘If everyone hates feedback, why provide it?’, and other titles that undermine the value of good feedback practices.  So what’s the secret?

    Perhaps we have been focusing on the wrong thing?

    Join us for an interactive discussion on ‘Receiving Feedback as a Leadership Tool’, explore specific steps to make feedback sessions productive at every level, and walk away with tools to use with your organization and clients immediately.


    Carole Stizza, SHRM-SCP, founder of Success (SXCS) Collective offers insights into engagement issues for leaders across organizations.

    In support of a military family for over two decades, she has launched, grown, and relocated businesses across the United States and resonates with the hurdles experienced by leaders when employing multiple generations, cultures, and backgrounds while striving for healthy, productive organizations.  

    Relocating across the U.S. presented a wealth of industry exposure, to include the needs of personnel in marketing, travel and tourism, sales, training, instructional design, food technology, government, and non-profits.  

    These experiences, combined with two degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resource positions, and MBTI certification, allows SXCS Collective to fuse ideas into solutions while also recognizing their impact on personnel.

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    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Laurie Smith at 703-362-8082 or  or Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.