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Energizing People for Performance

Develop People-Empowering Strategies

Brenda Ellington-BoothThis program is ideal for anyone who has direct or indirect responsibility for the performance of others. Whether you lead a small group or are accountable for a business unit with hundreds of employees, you need more than good leadership skills to motivate and develop those who work for you.
The collaborative learning design of this program features interactive exercises and engaging discussions from subject matter experts. You’ll discover how to create and employ people-focused strategies and plans that will ultimately maximize your organization’s bottom-line results. With guidance from our expert faculty, you’ll master processes and tools for motivating your team and leave the program a more effective manager, one better equipped to engage and energize your people.

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Upcoming Sessions

  • Apply Online
    September 18-21, 2016
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    April 9-12, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    September 17-20, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  1. Middle-, upper- and senior-level executives
  2. Human resources professionals
  3. High-potential employees who have (or will soon have) significant responsibility for managing and leading others
  4. Federal Government managers who have responsibility for motivating employees and fostering their individual growth
During this course, you will:
  1. Identify strategies to motivate and energize individuals to produce superior bottom-line results
  2. Assess your leadership capabilities, preferences and approach to identify areas of strength and opportunity
  3. Increase your personal effectiveness as a manager of people through experiential learning focused on practical application
  4. Engage in small group discussion with a professional coach and develop a personal action plan you can implement immediately

The Energizing Leader

  1. Move beyond definitions and learn how to perform like an emotionally intelligent leader, build presence and create strategies for action
  2. Improve your ability to communicate expectations while deepening employee commitment
  3. Understand how to leverage your strengths and the talents of others to foster results

Strategies for Energizing Individuals and Teams 

  1. Identify the multi-faceted forces that contribute to the success or failure of individual employees and effective methods to manage them
  2. Learn essential methods for driving strategic implementation
  3. Explore the importance of alignment among organizational strategy, culture and leadership to propel performance
  4. Acquire core coaching skills for grooming others for leadership and practice them with peers in class

Special Feature:

One evening during the program, you can choose to join a faculty-facilitated small group coaching session to address your specific people-related challenges and opportunities. This is a chance to draw on the wisdom and experiences of expert faculty members and other seasoned professionals in an intimate, highly personalized setting. 

Karen Cates - Academic Director; Adjunct Lecturer of Executive Education

Brenda Ellington-Booth - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations

Robert Dewar - Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

J. Keith Murnighan - Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Risk Management; Professor of Management & Organizations

Leigh Thompson - J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Kellogg Team and Group Research Center; Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)

What Past Participants Say

  • "Good, thought-provoking concepts that will help me be an agent of change."
     Vice President, Technology Development, Nextel Communications
  • "Wonderful 'take-backs' for our organization with individual and whole organization focuses - very useful."
     Mill Manager, USG Corporation
  • "The practical tools and techniques will be useful to help me take the learning right to work." 
    People Development Director, Appleton Papers, Inc.

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