Energizing People for Performance

Develop people-engagement strategies

Whether you are a leader of a small team or a large business unit, you know that motivating and energizing people to perform is one of the most critical aspects of your role. Engaging individuals can also be one of the most difficult tasks if you do not have the tactics and approaches in your toolkit to encourage and inspire people. Our expert faculty will help you discover the people-focused strategies that will enable you to succeed by energizing and supporting the people who work with you.

In a collaborative learning environment, you’ll participate in lively sessions and interactive exercises, self-assessments and case studies designed to help you identify your strengths and improve communication as you master the processes and tools required to motivate your team to higher levels of performance. You’ll leave the program a more effective manager and better equipped to engage, energize and empower your people.

Faculty Office Hours

  • During the program, all participants will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one discussion time with faculty
  • Office hours are the perfect opportunity for participants to raise specific questions about how program learning and content may apply to their organizations and responsibilities


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Personal Consultation

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Who Should Attend

  • Middle-, upper- and senior-level executives
  • Human resources professionals
  • High-potential employees who have (or will soon have) significant responsibility for managing and leading others
  • Federal Government managers who have responsibility for motivating employees and fostering their individual growth

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Key Benefits

  • Identify strategies to motivate and energize individuals to produce superior bottom-line results
  • Assess your leadership capabilities, communications style and approach to relationships at work to identify areas of strength and opportunity
  • Increase your personal effectiveness as a manager of people through experiential learning focused on practical application
  • Engage in small group discussion with a professional coach and develop a personal action plan you can implement immediately

Program Content

The Energizing Leader

  • Learn the personal and situational facets of leadership that build trust and engagement in the workforce
  • Improve your ability to diagnose performance, communicate expectations and motivate people for results
  • Build awareness of your approach to leading others and of your people’s approach to work, and develop strategies to bridge the gap

Strategies for Energizing Individuals and Teams 

  • Identify the multifaceted forces that contribute to the success or failure of individual employees and effective tools to manage these forces
  • Acquire core coaching skills for grooming others for leadership and practice them with peers in class
  • Develop strategies for communicating with employees to optimize relationships and elevate performance
  • Learn about job-crafting as a strategy to help employees shape their own work environments and make them more engaging

Special Feature:

  • During the program, you will 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.


Shana Carroll - Academic Director; Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communications; Associate Chair of the Management & Organizations Department; Co-Director of the Leadership Development and Communications Program (LDEV)

Brenda Ellington Booth - Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations

Carter Cast - Clinical Professor of Strategy; Michael S. and Mary Sue Shannon Clinical Endowed Professor

Jeannette Colyvas - Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

Fred Harburg - Clinical Professor of Executive Education

Jill Zimmerman - Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, Hilco Global

What Participants Say

“I learned in an immersive four days...to appreciate that everyone has an individual style of interacting in the workplace and how to better communicate, learn from, and utilize these styles to motivate people.”
Head of School, Catherine Cook School

“Excellent overview of a number of leadership and people management topics. This program provided a great source of techniques, topics and templates that will help improve our communication and coaching success.”
Partner, PwC

“This program gave me such a broad set of tools for navigating my role within my organization at a higher level of expertise. I am leaving with skills I can apply to impact my team right away.”
National Sales Director, Merz

2023 Sessions

November 13-16, 2023

Start: November 13 at 1:00 PM

End: November 16 at 12:15 PM

Format: In-Person at Allen Center on Evanston Campus

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Fee includes lodging and most meals

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208