"I'd like to give you some feedback."

... can be dreaded words.

The attack is coming.

Or perhaps you’re on the other side of the equation, with feedback for someone else. As soon as you make the offer, they start to shut down.

What if it didn’t have to be that way?

Real, fact-based feedback is crucial to development. Without it, we have blind spots that can hold us back. Being able to give and receive useful feedback can make a huge difference. When feedback is delivered with clarity, kindness and honesty, the recipient can use it to grow.

Ultimately, that’s the key to the success of our work and our lives.

Whether you’re a supervisor, manager, team member, or a parent, partner, or friend, this training will give you the tools you need to give and receive feedback that supports development in yourself and others.

The System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction, or SAVI®, developed by Anita Simon and Yvonne Agazarian, is a unique and powerful communication system. It serves as a roadmap for identifying communication behaviors that work and don’t.

Guided by this system, we can manage some of the most challenging communication scenarios - including giving and receiving feedback.

Come to this online workshop series and learn the powerful skills of successful feedback.

This 18-hour training will take place three mornings a week over two weeks.

Deepening Your SAVI® Skills:
Giving & Receiving Savvy Feedback

Wednesday - Friday

May 1 - 3 and 8 - 10

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

 (18 hours of interactive instruction over Zoom)


Discounted Early Registration Available until March 9, 2024


Completed a SAVI® Foundation Workshop
OR read Conversation Transformation
(available for purchase here).

Your Trainers

Ben Benjamin co-authored Conversation Transformation with Anita Simon and Amy Yeager. He is a Senior Certified SAVI® Trainer and has developed, implemented and taught SAVI trainings across health care, corporate, educational, and
non-profit organizational settings and uses SAVI in his executive coaching practice.

Alida Zweidler-McKay has worked as a consultant and coach for over 20 years, helping individuals and teams clarify goals, build skills, improve communications and increase their capacity for productive partnerships. She is a Certified SAVI® Trainer, and also a Certified SAVI® Master Coder. She has a B.A. from Swarthmore College and has an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

What participants say...


"The SAVI® Feedback workshop was quite literally life-changing for me, and I recommend it to anyone who communicates!"

Jennifer Dean
Director of the Frances Willson Thompson Library at University of Michigan-Flint


"Attending the SAVI® workshop was a unique opportunity to improve our communication skills. It was helpful to identify the best approaches we can take in interactions with others - understanding their perspectives while explaining ours."

Hitesh Patel
Sr. Security Specialist


"I loved our group! I enjoyed every single person's perspective so much."

Julie Muse
Owner at Willow's Edge Massage Therapy


"This has been a wonderful, excellent investment of my time and money."

Gerry Gorelick
Gerald Gorelick & Associates, Inc.


“Thank you for the careful construction of this workshop, and what seemed to be a lot of prep to make it flow well.”

Brent Elwood
Training Director: University Counseling Center

“I like having a system, especially when your head is in a red zone or confused. It gives you something you can rely on outside yourself to guide you – a path out of the weeds.”

Danyelle Pearson

“I really appreciated how long we spent on subtly understanding tone and how that communicates so much more than just the actual words we’re saying."

Sunada Takagi

“This workshop was eye-opening and life changing. I'm very grateful. As an educator, it is paramount that I communicate effectively to promote learning. This workshop has undoubtedly handed me those tools.”

Tammy Richardson, R.N. 


"This has been a wonderful experience for me.”

Tina Schifano
Manager, Enterprise Data Center Operations


Questions? Email [email protected]