Frameworks and strategies to hold effective 1:1 meetings to help you grow and develop your employees


The Manager’s Guide to Effective One on One Meetings” is a comprehensive course designed to help managers conduct productive and rewarding 1:1 meetings with their employees. The course aims to transform the often dreaded and unstructured 1:1 meetings into valuable opportunities for feedback, problem-solving, and career development. It offers frameworks, strategies, and tools to help managers adopt a mentor or coach role, supporting their direct reports in both short-term projects and long-term career aspirations.

The course is structured to provide managers with a clear understanding of different types of 1:1 meetings and their specific purposes. It introduces the GLO model for organizing these meetings effectively and covers essential topics such as creating agendas, setting up meetings, and maintaining records. Managers will learn how to navigate various personalities in 1:1s, the importance of location, and best practices to ensure productive discussions.

A key feature of the course is its focus on actionable tools and tips that managers can implement immediately. Worksheets and frameworks are provided to facilitate feedback, day-to-day project management, and career development conversations. The course emphasizes the importance of listening and asking the right questions to foster a supportive environment where employees feel valued and heard.

The course content is divided into eight sections, encompassing 28 lectures with a total length of 1 hour and 17 minutes. Topics range from the basics of why 1:1s are important, to advanced techniques like the GLO to GROW model for career development conversations. Activities and practical exercises are included to help managers practice creating agendas, setting up meetings, and giving feedback through various frameworks, including the SBI (Situation-Behavior-Impact) model.

Shelley Osborne, Udemy’s Head of Learning & Development, along with other experienced managers, provides insights and tactical tips throughout the course. This blend of theoretical knowledge and practical advice aims to equip managers with the skills needed to hold effective 1:1 meetings that contribute to both individual and team success.

Overall, “The Manager’s Guide to Effective One on One Meetings” is targeted at managers of all levels who wish to enhance their 1:1 meetings. By the end of the course, managers will have gained the knowledge and tools necessary to make their meetings more structured, productive, and rewarding, ultimately fostering a more engaged and motivated workforce.


What You’ll Learn

  • Adopt the role of mentor or coach to better support your direct reports with their short-term projects as well as their career development
  • Learn the GLO model for different types of 1:1s and how to set them up to be most effective
  • Access new tools and frameworks that you can use in your 1:1s.



  • You should be (or soon become) a people manager.


One on one meetings don’t have the best reputation. They’re rarely structured and often don’t feel very productive or rewarding.  As a result, many managers end up dreading their one on one meetings, or not holding them at all.  Yet one on ones are crucial to making your employees feel valued, giving them a space work through problems with their manager, give and receive feedback, and grow and develop their career.  As a manager, you might be wondering how you can make your one on ones more productive, more structured, and more rewarding, for both yourself and your employees, but don’t know where to start.

In this course, the Udemy Learning and Development team shares frameworks and strategies, as well as tools and resources you can use to make your one on ones not only effective, but excellent.

In “The Manager’s Guide to Effective One on One Meetings,” you will gain:

  • An understanding of the different types of one on ones and their purpose.
  • Concrete tools and tips that you can implement in your one on ones today.
  • Worksheets that you can use with your direct reports to help them with their day-to-day projects and career development.
  • Frameworks to make it easier to give feedback to your employees.

Holding effective one on ones is a crucial management skill that makes your team more productive in reaching company goals, and each of your team members more happy in their day-to-day work.

In this course, you will not only hear best practices for holding one on ones from Udemy’s Head of Learning & Development, Shelley Osborne, but also get tactical tips from some of Udemy’s best managers.

We’re thrilled to invite you to be a part of this engaging online training!


Who this course is for

  • This course is for managers of all levels who want to get more out of their 1:1s.

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