Sample Workplace Engagement Training Programs

The Center for Executive Development offers work place engagement courses for professionals. Below is a sample of our workplace engagement offerings.


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Coaching and Mentoring

  • Learn techniques for future-focused feedback.
  • Define and differentiate coaching and mentoring.
  • Identify key reasons why employees might not get their job completed and how coaching and mentoring impacts employee engagement.
  • Identify why managers avoid coaching and mentoring.
  • Identify the benefits of coaching and mentoring.
  • Discuss how to conduct effective coaching and mentoring sessions.
  • Develop coaching and mentoring skills through role play.

Executive Leadership Workplace Engagement IconCognitive Psychology and Decision Making

  • Compare economic and psychological theories of decision making under uncertainty. This comparison will be based on results of a number of surveys by Nobel Prize Laureate, Daniel Kahneman.
  • Discuss a number of common cognitive biases in decision making under uncertainty.
  • Discuss escalation of commitment.
  • Discuss a number of business implications of cognitive biases.

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  • Know the full costs (and benefits) attributable to employee turnover.
  • Understand the traditional employee withdrawal process and the limitations associated with the process.
  • Identify alternative ways to retain valued employees besides increasing job satisfaction.
  • Understand how to properly assess employee job satisfaction and reasons for leaving, including common mistakes made by organizations.
  • Identify practices of particular importance in retaining younger employees.

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  • Develop an understanding of the importance of organizational culture.
  • Learn how culture is created, how it manifests itself within the organization, and how organizations can capitalize on their own culture.
  • Learn the basics of organizational change, including why people resist change and how this resistance can be overcome.
  • Understand how culture can promote change and, in turn, how best to manage a change in culture.

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Team Building

  • Identify team considerations/goals critical to project management.
  • Develop knowledge of specific components of project planning, organization, leadership strategies and monitoring work behavior (class simulation).
  • Define and discuss the “twenty minute planning vs. the twenty second decision” paradox.
  • List best practices for turning a work group into a strategic team.
  • Gain additional understanding of the importance of open communication skills and trust (Exercise International).

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Transferable Leadership Competencies

  • Define the term “competencies” and why they are critical for employee development.
  • Discuss competencies the organization has identified for leaders at various levels within the organization.
  • Identify how the organization’s competencies are tied in with Employees Talent Profile and Succession Planning.