The class was an eye opener.
Wow!! Susan is a gem and I feel so lucky to have gotten to study in her classroom for three days. She brought out the best from everyone in the classroom and even took one of our lunch breaks to dig into a specific issue I wanted to address that didn't apply to the rest of the class. I will look for her courses in the future! The curriculum was exactly what I was looking for. I left the class with an arsenal of resources and ideas to help me manage better.
I enjoyed this course and the content was very relevant to my professional experience. The group activities were particularly useful.As a recommendation: I wish we have gone through some sections at a slower pace. Sometimes I felt rushed through the material.
I learned a lot as a new manager...what I thought was the way to do things and the way i learned to do things was an eye-opening experience in a most positive way.
Class was very engaging and entertaining. The instructor answered questions in a very clear and precise manner.She encouraged role play and team work.
I was the only person whose team is 100% remote. One of the main things I wanted to get ideas on was how to team build a remote team. I was hoping for some out of the box ideas. The only thing suggested was do video chat. Video chat is not really an option for official remote from work employees.I did however collect everyone from the class emails so we can bounce questions and/or use each other as references in the future.The class did hit on many important topics and I will utilize the tools I learned.Thank you.
This was a fantastic Informative class! I was so focused and energized through out the day, it was always a surprised when it was time to leave for the day! Diana was an excellent instructor, she modeled in her actions everything we should do, Whether it was taking a break or asking questions. She was high energy and such a joy to know. I enjoyed meeting people around the world in this class. Everyone brought something to the table that we all could relate too! Thank you for a great experience!
This experience has been very beneficial in my development as a manager and leader.
I feel this course will assist me greatly in improving my management skills. Diana is very knowledgeable in the area and she is also very engaging. I loved the course
The course was very informative and interactive. Course material covered and explained I feel is vital to new managers. The practical exercises were fun and really drove talking points home.
Course was phenomenal and objectives taken away from the course can most certainly be applied to everyday activities in the office.
Very informative and engaging
Engaging, interactive, comprehensive and applicable.
Very informative, instructor was clear and concise with material
I feel like a learned a great deal. The course was engaging and interactive. The instructor was highly knowledgable and offered her own real life examples. I'm looking forward to attending additional courses in the future.
I thought the class was great. I think I learned a lot that I will be able to apply to my everyday work. I also thought that the instructor was very engaged obviously very knowledgable. She made us want to learn the material!
Great content, sometimes the group tasks slowed the pace too much.
Stevie kept us engaged the whole time and took the time to listen to our concerns and questions in to apply course work to our real life. I felt like I learned a lot of new skills I can begin to apply.
Pam was fantastic. She was so helpful. I learned more about being a manager in 3 days then I thought was possible.
Pam did a great job of facilitating the agenda and ensuring the pace of the teachings matched the comprehension of the attendees. Overall the workflow came very natural with the descriptions of all the subject being exactly what the classroom was searching for.
Larry was an excellent instructor. He was very motivated, enthusiastic and engaged with the subject matter. I don't know if I would have had such a good time if he had not been my instructor.
Larry L was an amazing instructor and I will definitely be recommending him to others.
Great course material and enthusiastic instructor
Pam was an excellent instructor. The material was very relevant.
Larry was very energetic, very passionate about the subject matter. He was able to provide a lot of real-world examples which made the class much more meaningful.
Very slow and way too basic
David was very engaging and seemed really passionate about communication, etc.
David was very knowledgeable and engaging. The pace was a bit rushed. I would consider making this a 4 day training to allow adequate time to cover the material and ask questions.
I was very impressed by David. He has a great amount of wisdom.I also need to note in here that the classroom walls are incredibly thin. The "Emotional Intellegence" class next door was SUPER loud. It was a little disruptive.
It was a great class for a very new manager as me.
The instructor was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient, punctual, and thorough. He responded well to inquiries. He made sure he covered all of the material and that his clients understood the content. I learned useful tools to help me in my real-world working environment, such as situational leadership and the two-minute challenge for providing constructive feedback.
This was a great course and well facilitated for a new manager such as myself. I discovered many pearls of wisdom and evaluations that I will surely use.
David is a well organized and experienced facilitator. Enjoyed the class.
Pat's presentation skills are easy to follow and to the point.
Pat was insightful, got everyone engaged and was extremely knowledgeable in the subject matter. She was a joy to meet.
Location and facility were great and the learning environment and class instruction were exceptional!
Best seminar and instructor yet
I was surprised at how interactive this course was. the exercises, breakouts, and polls kept me completely engaged.
we had some technical issues (mikes and audio not always working) but it was overall a very good class
Better than being in a live class .... much more personally engaging!
This course was packed full of up-to-date relevant information that I can now use with confidence. It has provided me with tools that I wish I had in my arsenal in the past. Better late than never, right?
Covered an array of topics, all of which applicable to my current position.
Great info for new managers, interactive activities were great practice.
Provides extremely practical models and examples for management as well as good definitions of success and possible reasons /approaches for your problems. The course gives you the language for issues you have been wanting to talk about but couldn't put into words.
This training will help me in my new role. It has given me the tools I need to be successful.
Rutherford was engaging and had great examples to help the understanding.
Some good tools; some others might work in a "perfect" world.
Mary's teaching style was very hands on and her stories related to the materials making it easier to comprehend.
Great course. Was worth the amount of time spend at the Class. The flow of the topics was really good.
Perfect for anyone who is a new manager. I was able to visualize my staff as I learned new skills to face their specific issues. I couldn't wait to get back to work to put my new techniques to use.
Would like to have understood the rating system better between a poor, fair, good and excellent decision.
I enjoyed the course, it was very interactive and involved a lot of group work which was helpful. Some questions were not clearly answered, but my overall experience was positive. I do recommend the course for new manages.
Very engaging super good instructor
Very well organized.Instructor is wonderful.
The instructor was amazing & the content was well worth the time I'm the class.
Ms. Mary was very knowledgeable, fun, and absolutely engaging. I am pleased with the content, the structure, and the knowledge. I guarantee not one lesson was missed by anyone in our group. Very great class! The content is not to be missed. It was clear, in basic terms, and followed a step by step process.
Jim was a very engaging instructor. His real-life stories and scenarios helped convey the curriculum very effectively. He also encouraged others to share their stories as they related to the subject matter, which helped provide a broad spectrum of cases and scenarios.
Would like to know where data/research information is coming from, what kind of professionals (Marketing, Sales)
Please consider sending messages of who is participating in the area where training is occurring. The last day I found out someone who lives close to home and we are both traveling over and an hour one way to get here when we could have car pooled had we known.
great material, great instructor, really like the facilities. a lot of material to learn.
Topics covered were very similar to my MBA class.
Deanne is an awesome Instructor and I came away from the seminar feeling empowered and with a new direction to use in my management role.
The room was clean, temperature was perfect, the only cons I have is the super squeaky chairs.
The course was well designed for new managers. The material was relevant and insightful. Deanne was a fantastic instructor, and I would recommend this course to anyone who is a new manager!
I was very pleased with Howard's over all presentation of the material. I also appreciated how he used our personal experiences and incorporated them into the training. I would give Howard a 10 out of a 10!
The class interactions and the different background of the attendees have provided a lot of varieties to the topics and benefits the training process.
Howard created a great environment for learning. He helped me engaged and made the topics relevant. His teaching method was effective
Loved the interactive course. I learned a lot and have already started applying what I've learned to real life situations.
The material was comprehensive but concise, and perhaps most importantly, actionable. The instructor was excellent.
Very nice training. Well taught and well organized.
Overall, this was an excellent learning experience.
Instructor used real like examples to demonstrate various management principles.
An excellent course, beneficial to supervisory professionals both new and established in their roles.
The training itself was excellent. The material and activities were well designed and engaging. But the true star of the training was Ruthe herself. It was clear to everyone in attendance that Ruthe is an expert in this area, and that she loves what she is doing, which made each day a real pleasure. My only complaint about the training was the facility - the room that we were located in for the 2nd and 3rd days was dungeon-like, cavernous (which resulted in an echo and made it hard to hear), and had horrible climate control. The constant extremes in temperature made it very difficult to concentrate. I expected better from a training of this caliber & expense.
Ruthe was fantastic, very knowledgable!
Very pleasant and growing experience.
I thought the tools were practical and straightforward and useful. The role playing helped practice the skills.
Amazing class and instructor learned a lot
Ruthe did a fantastic job engaging every student. Her real life examples and the hands on activities we did really helped me understand the material. She made sure every topic and question was covered. I am so happy I took this training - I learned a lot.
The course was very informative and will greatly assist with my development as a new manager.
The class was very helpful for a new/starting manager. The material was highly relevant to my position.
This course will definitely help me in my transition to management.
Well prepared and knowledgable. Clearly experienced and knows how to pace the course appropriately for adult learning.
Brilliant instructor and super relateable course content
David is a fantastic presenter and brings a lot of experience. It is all relevant to my job.
Situational leadership was incredibly useful and helpful and so was the training on coaching and delegating
Knowledge and experience was incorporated into the training more relatable.
Awesome course and very nice instructor. The best part was the hands on training, she got us involved in each topic and made us share our thoughts.
Wish I had taken this class earlier. So many topics that will help me become a better manager.
Instructor was knowledgeable on the material presented and a pleasure to work with.
Carrie was awesome! I had a great experience.
On the last day some steam was lost and wish we were kept active enough (moving and on our feet) to keep the energy levels higher.
The range of subjects was perfect for first time managers. The teacher delivered the material in a clear and concise manner. She also brought relevant real world experiences to help demonstrate the material.
Very relevant information to my role! I will use many of the techniques.
I would love to take another training with her
I loved it. Both the instructor and the class was amazing. I've learned so much
Auntie Mary was a phenomenal instructor. She owned the material and delivered it with enthusiasm
Great course with lots of detailed notes on management and coaching. Elevated the level of self-awareness. It would be great to introduce extra references, books and videos.
The class was well organized, thorough and engaging. Great examples were used and team work which helped provide feedback from others and allowed for modification with actual management techniques for each of us.
Bonnie did a great job! She was engaging and succinct.
Fantastic Course! The teacher was very enthusiastic and dynamic. I learned a lot.
Deanne has a strong background in management. She provided real life examples that gave her a high level of credibility. We were encouraged to participate and the group was given many opportunities to ask questions.
I found the content of the class exactly what I needed and the experience of the instructor complementary.
I really enjoyed the instructor and her teaching style. The material alone was good, but the instructor enhanced the presentation by bringing in some great real world examples.
Excellent presenter. Covered the course work very effectively as well as adding valued personal experiences to add practicality to several of the concepts being taught.
I received not a significant amount of information, including anecdotal information to help me practically apply what the class materials conveyed.
Great choice for instructor. Evidence of lots of experience.
Deanne was a great instructor making sure she specifically covered each of our issues and provided great tools/tips for success. I feel much more competent as a manager after attending these classes and plan on applying what I learned.
This seminar was a great experience. Pat was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Pat was a very informative and lively instructor.
Very helpful for me. Could have used another day or two. Open conversation was great regarding topics.
i loved how engaged the training was. I learned a lot.
Pat was amazing! She really engaged me in the learning process and was so easy to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed her sessions.
The training was informative.
Great class that provided many useful tools.
This was my second class taken with AMA, and once again the class was worth my time away from work.
The course could easily be reduced to 2.5 days rather than 3. The pace was very slow and I found myself losing all interest by the end of each day.
The class was very informative, and the material explained clearly.
I truly enjoyed the class. It was very interesting. Everyone was very involved with the lessons. A lot of questions were asked and Pat was wonderful.
I was able to get a lot out of this course, I think the smaller class size enabled everyone to share their experience effectively. I thought David seemed to have extensive knowledge of the subject matter and his approach was engaging and encouraged participation.
While the breakout sessions were good and they help breakup the class, I do not feel that "practicing" using role playing to be very helpful. Also I feel that the timing of your classes could be much better done. For those that have to get out of NYC at the end of the class, it would be much better to have the class end on Thursday rather than Friday. it would reduce stress adn the possibilty of people having to leave the class early.
I thought 3 days was too much. But overall the training was good.
Ruthe is an excellent instructor. Under her lead the class was well paced, highly interactive and focused on course topics. Ruthe's response to student questions was quick, thoughtful and always based on very sound judgement. The course material is also very well organized and presented. Highly effective & professional learning experience overall!
The Leadership Model training was beneficial in helping me understand my current management style and where I can improve. The instructor knew the material very well and presented it professionally and with supporting data and real-life examples which helped to resonate with the group.
I enjoyed this training session and learned a lot from it. I believe the videos can be more up to date.
Well organized, covered all the bases
I thoroughly enjoyed the training. There are many things that were presented that I will be able to bring back to my workplace and enforce.
Very good pace and very thorough in the exploration of subject matter outside of course syllabus
It was interactive and very informative
Entertaining and easy to follow
He was fast and engaging.
Excited and fair
The course was very engaged and the instructor's examples were useful.
Shawn was an excellent teacher that kept things lively and engaging. I would highly recommend this course and him to my co-workers.
Shawn was a great high energy speaker who was able to communicate the subject material masterfully
Good Overall training for new managers and for managers that need a refresher.
Pat was insightful and thought provoking in her approach to this course.
Wish it could have lasted longer.
Haywood was very interactive and ensured everyone felt included in the discussions.
The course material was on point with real-world scenarios.
Trainer was well versed in the subject and provided a lot of anecdotes to further emphasize the content that was being taught which made things more interesting. The content was also very informative and helpful to my development as a manager
I felt the program helped me with some aspects of my current position.
Michael Kammerdiener is an excellent instructor. The course covered many skills that I will be able to utilize in my daily activities.
The program flowed well and the instructor's skill and engagement was ideal. At no moment did he feel under-prepared and he was able to consistently keep the room interacting over all three days.
I enjoyed the class and I felt very inspired to return to work and start using some of the techniques that I learned. The other participants were all on the same level which made it easy to speak freely and ask questions. The teacher's personal experience stories had a lot of insight and showed us how the education we were getting could be used in reality.
Being new to management this class was perfect for myself! The instructor was top notch in teaching and giving me the tools for myself and my company to succeed. I look forward to my next class!
This course was very good. The environment provided by Adobe was very useful, and the presenter did an excellent job at leveraging the platform and encouraging participation.
The training content was okay and I strongly believe that the skills acquired will help me to add value to my employer especially in the area of people management and motivation of staff.The following areas need to be improved upon;Ensure that different presenters handle the programme to avoid the monotony of one trainer throughout the entire training session.Meals should be provided as it was very difficult moving out in the cold winter weather to look for where to get affordable meals from. Bites should also be provided during brake teas as its a common practice with all other trainings i have attended. Kind regardsDan
CHANG SIK O.
This course was very informative and helpful for me.Especially, Ruthe's lecture was so amazing and inspirational.Thank you so much.
This class was great and our teacher Deb was amazing! She really motivated us to want to learn the material and her stories kept it interesting. The class was arranged around a lot of group participation which at first, made me a little nervous but in the end was very effective. It allowed us to share our ideas and experiences and to get alternate approaches to how we currently manage. I would definitely recommend this seminar and Deb to my co-workers. Thanks!
Mary did an excellent job with our training. I really enjoy the small size of the class and getting to know the people attending. The structure of the training allowed us as a group to stay engaged and motivated.
Overall, I was more than impressed with this course.The material was presented so it was easy to understand and follow along with. The course was broken up between a lecture/talk and then taking what we have spoke about and applying it to group activities and scenarios.The instructor had a great background and tons of experience in the field. Her real life scenarios and situations were easy to relate to, and it tied the information together well.We were encouraged to ask questions and share stories of situations we encounter in our everyday jobs.All in all, I will definitely be looking into more AMA courses in the future.
It was a great training for me as I am transitioning from engineer to new manager. I had no idea what skills are needed to be a good manager. I mean, I knew in general that skills like listening, good communication, people management and such are needed. But that superficial knowledge was just not enough. This training taught me in a structured manner what duties and challenges can I expect in managerial role and how I can deal with them.I can go into managerial role feeling very comfortable now.
3 days of extremely useful information! I have never attended a training class before with such an amazing trainer - Deanne is fabulous!
The instructor was very knowledgeable and brought real life experiences to the class that you cannot get from a book. The material can be used immediately in the real world. Could have spent an extra day to expand on some of the topics to have more role playing time.
The instructor, Joseph, was very engaging in the topics that we discussed. There was a good balance between lecture and practice with other classmates.
I found the seminar to be incredibly useful. The instructor was great and I actually came away with real skills and strategies that I've already started using in my job.
Instructor was excellent in his delivery of the material and I don't think I have had a better seminar. I now have a better skill set to work with my employees to help assist them in their development.
Great Seminar with experienced instructor.
Excellent course which I was able to immediately put into action with my new team. Led to improved dialogue and openness for all.
I thought the seminar was educational and enlightening for new managers to help improve communication and coaching skills.
We had Bonnie as our instructor. She was incredibly knowledgeable, a fantastic teacher and she was able to effectively communicate what could have been an entire course over a semester in college into 3 days of extreme learning to 17 of us. We were shown a concept then immediately she would reinforce it with an example or with an exercise to hammer the idea home. She clearly defined the course agenda and time frame and she was able to keep us on course the whole way. I am very happy I took part in this. I have never been so excited to go back to work and start applying what I've learned to build our own management infrastructure up to support my direct reports and really give them what they need to excel and grow as individuals and members of a team.
The seminar was useful to helping me to coach my new team. I found the coaching sessions and situational leadership most useful.
Great seminar. I would recommend it to all new managers.
Our trainer, Diana was AWESOME. Patient...detailed...and...stuck with the course structure. It was also interesting to interact with other managers in the course and share tips & ideas.
The instructor, Deb had a very effective teaching style that help me stay interested and learn during the seminar.
The instructor was great and the seminar was challenging. I do recommend, however, taking the course at an official AMA training facility.
The course was fun and very informative.
I thought the class was very informative and helpful. The instructor Michael was very engaging and encouraged us to share as much as possible. I will definitely apply what I learned in class to my management position.
Excellent rating I left the seminar with allot of knowledge and resources that are greatly appreciated. And will be utilized in my new management role at my company.
Pam was very insightful and engaging.
I think for as much information as we covered in these three days that this should actually be a longer class. 9-5 with that much information is a lot of information to take in and retain. This could easily be a longer period class with shorter days so that you could go home take and review your notes and be prepared with questions for the next day.
Absolutely amazing, hands on, applicable information with a great teacher.
It was the best that I have ever been to. So well organized. Mary our instructor was fantastic. I would recommend this class to every Manager out there.
The instructor was excellent. She knew the material and how to apply it with real world examples. A very interactive class
This class was truly excellent, due in large part to the instructor, James. He was fabulous!
Day 2-3 provided the most value to me. The situational leadership module and group exercises were helpful in reinforcing concepts. In addition tips were provided related to handling performance improvement issues. This course met my objectives and gave me tools to apply in my role as a manager.
The seminar was extremely informative. The content was complete and relevant. The instructor was knowledgeable and engaging. Our company made a considerable investment of time and money to send six people to this seminar, and it was well worth it. We are looking forward to additional courses as the needs and schedules align.
The course was very good and well worth the 3 days it went on. We covered quite a few topics and the majority of the course is done interactively with your fellow classmates, sometimes in groups of 2, 3 or more. This helped in learning and coming up with solutions to problems among your peers and people that are going through the same challenges and daily situations as yourself. Stevie, our teacher was very knowledgeable and did a good job of tying our exercises in to what the main reason for doing each exercise was and how it relates to our job as managers. The only thing I thought that could change was how long we took on each topic and maybe condensing how many things we actually cover as sometimes it feels like we rush through things as there is so much to discuss in 3 days. Otherwise, the book you are provided with and the notes and exercises you complete and take home are all good resources to continue to review and read for future use and to continue to use what you learn.
The instructor's style of teaching was very interactive and relatable.
Larry was an excellent instructor. Kept the class involved and engaged.
The course covers a set of important skills at adequate depth for the time allowed. I do think that this course is probably due for an update. Some of the material seems old and a bit stale. While the content of the videos that were shown is useful - the videos themselves are shockingly dated. The Resource List seems a bit anemic and I feel as though additional resources should be woven throughout not just presented in a list at the back of the notebook.Overall, the instructor went a long way to save the experience. She was capable and engaging.
Great teacher, very fluid process and perfect amount of time on each subject. Was able to field questions during the seminar and give excellent feedback.
Excellent leadership training
Tze Lee P.
Teacher was fun, energetic and kept us interested in the materials. Communicated all of our learning objectives and completed them as promised. Great class and great management skills learned.
Overall it's a good course with a lot of useful and practical information/concepts. I felt that some of the training material provided (especially the videos associated with Situational Leadership) were so outdated as to be largely unhelpful (and in some cases unpleasant to watch). Otherwise, I found it to be worthwhile.
Enjoyed the interactive format.
Very interesting, knowledgeable trainer
The class was an overall great experience . I enjoyed the group work, real life examples and videos that were used in class. I would recommend this class to fellow employees who are starting a career in management.
The instructor and producer were excellent. The materials could of been better and the after class assessment is way to long.
Instructor was engaging; knew her materials; shared personal experiences; kept a good pace, geared to the class as a whole; elicited participation from everyone; made herself available before and after class for questions.
Michelle "taught" my course. Pros:Class started on-time each dayCons:Intro alone lasted 55 minutes, which is absurd considering there are only 12.5 hours of class time in two days (less with the early out)Half of the examples involved Michelle's family, not relevant to professional situationsShe openly discouraged cell phone and laptop use, going so far as to stand close and look at those using them while speaking a little louder to classThe majority of her questions were close-ended while the curriculum itself recommends open-ended, fact-finding questionsMichelle preferred to lecture instead of teach, allowing participants just enough time to answer a question before she shared her "correct" answer (some of these were laughably incorrect)On several occasions, students were confused as to what they should be doing for an activity, resulting in several silences, during one such period Michelle said "Crickets cri
thought it was useful and good information. A bit too much was left up to groups to come up with answers (too many group exercises where we each come up with the "answers") without getting the answers from instructor. Otherwise great seminar.
The AMA Instructor was wonderful. This course provided excellent advantages and tips for anyone that is new to management.
The Management Skills for New Managers seminar was an excellent learning experience for me. This training gave me insights on how to determine my management style for each of my employees. The Communications Module was of most valueable to me. My score during the pre-seminar assessment was terrible. During the Effective Communications module I learned that "technology is the cuprit of miscommunication", and my "Aha's moment was that how I say things can be interrepted in several different ways by several different people. Great learning experience! I am glad that I attended this seminar.
I was very impressed by the instructor, Larry. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject were a delight!
Demonstrated skills and techniques which need improvement in order for success.
Our facilitator/teacher was awesome. He really made everyone feel comfortable and everyone seemed to have a chance to speak. I like how the class is set up so that you get to work with a partner or in a group and collaborate on ideas and network with each other. It really made the course fun and more engaging than your typical boring lecture hall. I would definately attend an AMA course again.
Thank you for the course.The instructor was outstanding - passionate and motivated.He used practical industry situations to justify learning opportunities.My classmates were diverse in background, profession, and reason for attending.I am thankful to have gotten some homework. I would suggest small assignments each day to solidify teachings of the day.The interactive learning during the class was brilliant. It quickly identified one's shortcomings and strengths.Please turn free Wi-Fi access ON before 8AM...why wait until then...no good reason.The facility was well kept and very professional.Some small snacks would be appreciated.Did I mention the instructor was superb...well he was superb! :-)Thank you overall for a great experience.
Shawn was amazing. He kept our interest and challenged our thinking and management skills. I am already implementing these strategies into my every day routine.
The instructor was engaging and informative. She used real life experience to help re-inforce subject matter concepts from the course. This was a Great class.
I feel the instructor (Deanne) did a very nice job with the class. However, I give this a 3 star more for the fact that I was not happy with AMA and the way the class was handled. There were only 6 participants in the class, and I found out the exact location 9 days before the class, although I started contacting AMA 6 weeks out to find out the status. I even asked for AMA to contact me personally to let me know when the class location was determined.I would have liked more interaction to hear different perspectives and had I known there were so few attending, I probably would have rescheduled, but that was never made apparent to me. I am not sure I will use AMA again for these reasons - historical classes I have taken with them have had 30 or so participants.
Dale Carnegie principles in today's work environment ! Highly recommended
Gained substantial information on newly developed management skills, including methodologies on how to better manage people and achieve team success and drive bottom-line performances. How to adjust my particular management style for certain situations. How to improve on key weakness areas, play to my strengths and get the best results from every member of my team.
Seminar was helpful in providing a path to effective leadership, by providing insight into recognizing different personality types and how to better understand how to lead with those differences in mind.
Osmanu Karimu A.
AMA Coaching, Developmental and Leadership styles models were new to me
I have only been back a week and have already started to use the skills I learned. It was a fantastic experience.
I really liked the class and the hearing the other manager stories.
This is a great starting point for new people managers. It's better if you are already managing people so that you can have scenarios in mind when looking to apply the tools.
The instruction led course was wonderful, the instructor was engaging and very interactive.
Very informative class. Very fast paced but we were able to cover a lot.
Really excellent instructor. I learned a lot as a new manager that I can use on the job right away.In fact, I have already started!
This is an excellent and very practical course! You'll walk away with a strong set of new skills and tools to use in the work place.
There were a LOT of partner and group activities. Some people enjoy this; others prefer lecture or solo work. I didn't get much out of the collaborative exercises except the sense that my class was full of people to whom I would loathe reporting. I wish there had been about half as many teamwork exercises. I agree with a review I read prior to attending the class that this could easily be condensed into two days. Our facilitator seemed to have a tough time with actual facilitation. Although he was a very skilled presenter with deep knowledge of organizational development and leadership, he allowed the class to veer off on tangents and didn't stick to the timelines he established as "norms" at the beginning of class. The first day, we didn't break for lunch until after 1pm because he simply wouldn't ask the class to wait until after the break to ask questions.
I was very please and impressed with the course. I learned a great deal about being in a manager role. I was please with the instructor as well
Great seminar leader - good discussions and Q&A sessions with our smaller group. Topics in the seminar were relevant and useful in work environment. Only compliant is that AMA scheduled a lot to cover in 3 days, discussion time and questions often resulted in us being rushed to cover remaining topics each day.
I felt it was very informative and our instructor Diana was wonderful and very engaging. I have little to no managerial experience and am transitioning into an Optical Manager position and I was able to take away some wonderful nuggets of truth. I really enjoyed the role playing and how Diana was able to get us all engaged and sharing with one another to help understand even more and make everything that much more relevant. Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend the class.
Deanne was an excellent course leader. She was very engaging and kept our attention with a great mix of course material and personal anecdotes which were relevant to the material.
The instructor was very good at incorporating real life stories/situations into the various training topics to deepen our understanding and learning.
This was an extremely helpful and beneficial course for new managers. Mary was an excellent instructor who took the material and brought it to life. I could not have been more satisfied with the use of my time. The Atlanta facility was remarkable and I will recommend it to fellow teammates.
The instructor was excellent at engaging everyone and relating the material to real world scenarios.Great Class with good fundamentals coverage.
I thought the seminar was very useful and well organized. The instructor was quite engaging, too. The material seemed highly relevant and there was a lot of class involvement, which kept us all learning and interested the entire time. I am looking forward to putting my new skills to use!
I am new to the Management World. The instructor, Donna, was extremely helpful with tips & advise on learning the new "mindset". The class was small enough for all participants to interact & get good feedback with each other. Would definitely recommend for anyone starting out!
I loved it. Lots of useful material that I can use immediatly.
The first day was largely a waste of time (standard role-play stuff with a lot of 'work in your teams' activities). The second day was much better, with actual instruction that made a lot of sense and is very relevant to the manager role. The third day was not as informative as the second, but still worth the time. Overall, the course was very valuable, but it should have been for only two days, or contained more content.
I have learned a lot on how to be a LIGHT/ transformational Boss: - Lead with a compelling vision- Inspire other to follow- Give feedback - Harmonize team swats- Trust and be Trustedthe instructor was very inspiring
The instructor was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. All of the modules as well as class exercises were beneficial to any new supervisor or manager.
The presenter was great, the information was great and the management of the webinar technology went smoothly.
Desiree, the instructor, was wonderful. She was thorough with going over the materials and encouraged active participation. The online class sessions ran very smoothly.
Instructor was great in keeping the material interesting. I looked forward to going to class. Really enjoyed the role-playing that the instructor encouraged.
The course was engaging, motivating, and exciting. The experienced course instructor presented practical solutions and advice for real world situations. I couldn't wait to get back in the office and start applying these new strategies!
Overall, the course was worthwhile for the content. The three -day course could have easily been condensed into 1.5-2 days. I would have liked more focus on techniques such as the two-minute challenge and on implementing the Situational Leadership II model.
I signed up for Management Skills for New Managers because I was recently promoted and wanted to learn how to become an effective leader. This seminar was exactly what I was looking for. It was educational and I left with a lot of ideas. This seminar also helped me pinpoint things I need work on and how to go about making changes. I would recommend this seminar for anyone who is new to management.
Very interesting with lots of Group discussions and case studies to make the learning even more practical.
Course content was very beneficial and the teacher was great. Class participation and real life examples with role play were quite helpful.Will take additional AMA in the future
Mary was a great instructor and the content was excellent. I highly recommend this seminar.
The instructor was very knowledgeableof the subject matter and involved the entire class in examples.I leaned a great deal of information especially with all all of the charts.
Great teacher! Excellent material. Well done!
Seminar content was good, but was made so much more interesting and useful due to the Instructor. Howard was fantastic
The content provides a good base for new and existing managers to discover their strengths and weaknesses. The instructor was pleasant and knowledgeable which kept me engaged.
The leader was phenomenal - she constantly kept me engaged which allowed me to retain important information and tactics that will help me grow in my new role.-Thank you, Jamie Carlo
I think if you're going to take this course online, that the pace this one was taught at (Tues/Thurs/Tues/Thurs from 2-5) is the way to go. It was short enough that everyone's attention span lasted, and had enough time in between to do some "outside homework" to reinforce the lessons being taught. The instructor was not only knowledgeable, but she was a great teacher! I hope to be able to take another AMA class again soon.
I was surprised at how much I gained from this course. The teachings not only served as a validation of sorts for what I have been doing as a new manager, but also provided a set of legitimately useful tools that I can use for various situations throughout my future career. I also feel that taking the classroom version of the course was extremely helpful, as I was able to learn from the collective experiences of my peers in the course. There were several nuggets of knowledge from my coursemates that I intend to implement immediately. The course instructor was fantastic as well and it was obvious that she was not only experienced but also put considerable effort into making sure the course was a success for each one of us. This course was certainly worth the investment.
This seminar was extremely beneficial as a new manager. It was not three days of aspirational leadership advice, but instead offered very practical and situational how-to advice for those who have never managed before. I am happy to not have to spend years perfecting my own personal system for managing, and now have a framework for a managing style and system that is flexible enough to work in most corporate environments, but is not overly ambitious and can be implemented even in environments where time, and other resources, are scarce.