An exercise that uses all the inversions of any chords you're learning, while playing them in a common chord progression at the same time.
There are some easy-to-play and effective shapes you can learn in order to quickly outline any tune or progression.
When learning how to play jazz guitar, we often spend time working out scales, arpeggios and single-note riffs, as well as chord shapes and common progressions.
One of the biggest problems I encounter with jazz guitar students is that they have learned a ton of chords, scales and arpeggios, but they cant play a tune or jam on a standard.
Miles Davis' album Kind of Blue and his song "So What" are often a gateway into jazz for many musicians with a rock, pop and blues background.