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Energizing People for Performance

Develop People Empowering Strategies

Brenda Ellington-BoothIs your workforce performing at peak levels? Are you motivating your staff to produce consistently superior results? Whether you lead a team within a large organization or have responsibility for a business unit with hundreds of employees, you need more than good leadership skills to motivate and develop those who work for you.

In a collaborative learning environment featuring interactive exercises and lectures from subject matter experts, you’ll discover how to create and deploy people-focused strategies and initiatives to maximize bottom-line results. With guidance from our expert faculty, you’ll master processes and tools for motivating your team. You’ll leave the program a more effective manager, one better equipped to engage and energize your people. Download a Brochure

Upcoming Sessions

  • Apply Online
    April 12-15, 2015
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    September 8-11, 2015
    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
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. Learn the qualities that define an emotionally intelligent leader and how to build, balance and strengthen them
  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
  5. Develop strategies for communicating with key stakeholders to optimize relationships and elevate performance
  6. Diagnose and develop your “change intelligence” and learn how to manage change with people in mind

Special Feature:

  1. 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.
  2. This is a chance to draw on the wisdom and experiences of expert faculty
    members and other seasoned professionals in an intimate, highly personalized
  3. Partner with a Kellogg Leadership Coach who can work with you after the program to help implement your plan as you navigate those challenges that are specific to your people and your organization. For an additional $2,000, you will receive three 45-minute, post-program private coaching sessions via phone.
Karen Cates - Academic Director; Visiting Lecturer

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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