I really learned a lot of actionable items from this class and have begun putting them in place since I returned. The instructor was excellent and did a wonderful job bringing her extensive experience and knowledge to help improve our leadership qualities.
Gwen did a great job at presenting the course work and examples.
I thought the subject matter was great. Gwen was awesome. Colleagues were interactive.
This was probably one of the best leadership seminars I have ever attended! Gwen's knowledge and aptitude to talk about various industries, situations and her ability to relate to everyday situations was like none other. Gwen not only assessed the group, but then adjusted and incorporated common themes into her facilitation. Wow!
Great training and great instructor.
Covered and knew material well. Interacted with the audience. Applied the teaching so we could understand and relate. Would recommend this training for anyone looking to understand and develop leadership skills to strengthen their team as well as become more competent themselves.
The instructor was generally outstanding & there were a couple of areas for improvement. He was dismissive when receiving feedback that the subject matter didn't directly apply, indicating he didn't have ESP. He could have been more engaging or encouraging to solicit input. He also made sexist comparisons regarding a female versus male roles (i.e., the wife is cooking dinner while the husband is reading the newspaper). His gender role examples are outdated. He was also dismissive of other ethnic backgrounds when describing communications styles.
Presenter was well prepared and shared lots of personal stories to facilitate learning.
Great seminar. Good pace and content. The instructor had a lot of professional and educational experience. Worth every dollar!
The learning from the training was much more than I anticipated. I was blown away by the presentation of the concepts. I recommend this course to anyone in a Senior Manager or Executive position.
Great presenter, the small class size was very advantageous.
I really enjoyed the course. It was interactive and the three days flew by. Well worth taking the time away from the office. I have already started applying my learning practices. Instructor was excellent. Really enjoyed spending time with him.
Bill was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. His real life examples provided great insight and are applicable in my professional space, as well.
Bill was very knowledgeable and personally engaging ng
Very engaging and real life stories kept the class interesting
David was an excellent instructor. The material was relevant and informative and was delivered in a fun, interesting, and digestible manner.
John made this a fantastic seminar. He "walked the talk" as it were, demonstrating through his teaching how using stories is an effective way to make a point, how to encourage people to go with you on various journeys even when they disagree, how to make a point and get it to stick. Great course.
I got the value for the money I paid. The instructor was very good and the training material covered my needs
The Instructor made the course!! Every day was an AHA moment.
Really enjoyed the class. The instructor was interesting and kept me engaged through the whole course.
Material is dated and does not address general concerns
Participation by students, and facilitated by the course instructor, were critical to gain and exercise understanding of the concepts. Well run training with relevant topics which are actionable immediately upon return to the office!
The instructor was excellent. The materials were relevant and the course kept your interest the entire time. I would definitely take another course with the AMA as well as with Kay.
The instructor was great - very knowledgeable and attentive. Class participation was valuable. I recommend updating some of the videos - the content was good but the appearance seems dated.
Lee did a great job of involving the participants in exercises keeping us engaged and he created a great learning environment.
I really enjoyed the case studies and the engagement from the Instructor. He did an excellent job getting the class involved on the case studies and relating the content on how it could be applicable to our daily tasks.
The course was full of information and I have a lot to review and practice.
Great course. Lots of interaction. Plenty of examples to learn from. Good techniques to utilize.
I thought the model used for the course was an excellent one.
Joe was very knowledgeable and I thought he did a great job keeping the class engaged.
Excellent Course Leader with deep and broad industry experience. I highly recommend Lorraine.
My suggestion is to update the content of the videos and handouts to include more current examples. Although relevant, I felt we are in a more complex tech world and need to include examples that relate to this complexity.
It was very good training. Would have been better if there were more participants. But again being a small group helps to have one to one interaction with the faculty.
This was one of the best , if not the best, class I have ever taken. Mary was incredible.
Instructor was awesome and kept me engaged during the class for three days.
Topics presented in a interactive and motivational way. Interesting topics coverd. Excelent interaction with facilitator and participants
Great info and amazing instructor!
He kept the class very engaged
Instructor kept the class engaging and interactive by sharing his real-world experiences and asking for our work experiences.
the training has prepared me so much more for all kinds of situations on the job! I am much more equipped to face the future as I progress.
This course was full of beneficial information and exercises. There was also great dialogue between attendees and the instructor during the course.
I learned a lot and enjoyed the class. It is a lot of material that is covered, so I am glad so many reference materials are ours to keep for future reference.
What an excellent first experience with AMA. I like how the material focused in on the valuable nuggets of into and still explained them well.
Super informative seminar, and I was able to take away some great tools and apply them at work immediately.
Course went at a nice pace and instructor was very knowledgeable. Great content in a short period of time.
Learned a ton, team members were awesome, instructor was awesome.
Course material was good. AV examples were ridiculously old. Showing a video with the Copyright in big bold letters of 1990 in the year 2017? It had better be an excellent video. What, it had cheesy orchestra and french horns, and was full of cliches - what did you expect?!?
Osmanu Karimu A.
Was an excellent overview of topics pertinent to my current role and great opportunities for role play and feedback on how to utilize in different situations. Thorough presentation of topics and engagement. Lee was very engaged and effective in answering and elaborating on any additional questions I had.
Kay is a phenomenal lecture leader. I'd take training from her anytime.
The instructor was very qualified and the content was overall good. I had the feeling that some of the solutions to challenges presented were overly simplified such that they weren't fully applicable to real life. E.g., on one hand, we discussed the need for transparency between layers of leadership in a company. Then, we discussed how sometimes it is important to withhold important information from employees if senior management has asked us to. More could be done to discuss the ethics in these areas. Also, the research that supported a claim that money is not one of the three main motivators to employees was tenuous. I'm not convinced that what we talked about was right, although it sure sounded good.
The class was *awesome*! Kay was excellent. I came back to work telling the rest of the leadership team they need to go to this class. If only more business leaders would take a class like this.
Kay did such an effective job in teaching the material without making it feel like "school." She has a gift of creating an atmosphere of trust which allows for us to be honest and vulnerable.
Great material and outstanding presentation of the course by Kay.
Materials were good. Videos were dated.
Great content. The class work went by quickly and covered great skillsets, and mindsets for leadership development.
Alicja Barbara P.
Instructor talked too much about herself and her consulting company. Videos were 30 years old!!!
La Tasha B.
Good classroom setting, engaging learning sessions , personable and knowledgeable instructor.
Great class ... very informative; would recommend to all level of managers...Experienced and Inexperienced...
Was disappointed that lunch was not provided, for the cost I would have expected this.
Very informative and enthusaiastic teacher and very knowledgeable.
Good facility. Very comfortable, well staffed and well supplied. I liked the beverages available.
The course instructor, Lee Johnson, did a great job teaching, facilitating group discussions, and working through real-life issues brought up by class participants.
Great interactive class. Never had a boring moment. The class remained engaged and learned a lot from the three day investment.
Martin is a great instructor with an interesting background and did a good job of providing the course information in a variety of learning formats to keep the class engaged. He was genuinely interested in each participant I really benefited from the variety of backgrounds represented by other attendees. I learned a lot from all aspects of the class, but felt that the situational leadership section focused more on management and less on leadership than I expected. My only other recommendation would be to include more small group collaboration on day three, but realize it is difficult to maintain any class' attention by the third day.
The course was thorough but not overwhelming.
The instructor Marty was very good. He pulled together and presented relevant material based on his experience and input from the class.
It was very fast paced and full of information. Marty engaged the entire class and had a lot of hands on exercises.
Leader was a great teacher for this course. Most interesting course I have taken from AMA.
Instructor was great. The class was not what I expected. I thought it was an upper management level class.
This was a great class! Although most of the material was covered at a high level, there was enough explanation to be able to take tangible steps in my work.
Dave used authentic and realistic examples. I appreciate that when asked questions he provided thoughtful and thought-provoking feedback. He allowed for participants to find themselves in the materials and wrestle with how to apply the concepts.
The pace of the training was appropriate for the size of the class. I liked that the facilitator, David, utilized stories as a way to convey or reinforce content. While some information was a refresher for me, other items were new and supported the overall intent of the course.
The course was good. While the messages are timeless, some of the presentation material (videos, a few notes in the book) seem to be dated. Would be good to make those a bit more modern.
The material covered was relevant. The pace of the course was good and the participant interaction was very helpful.
Instructor kept the group alive and shared nice examples that we can remember and apply.
David was very intuitive regarding engagement of the group, and was able to make it interesting at all time to keep the group awake and engaged.
Martin was fantastic and had a plethora of real world knowledge which made the course even more informative and valuable.
The presentation material were good. I liked the interaction with the instructor and round table discussions.
Very good course for new or existing Executives. I would also suggest the Ken Blanchard material be expanded in a management course environment.
Martin was knowledgeable on the topics with relevant stories to go along with the material. He kept a good flow for all 3 days.
Training was not boring and the instructor kept conversation and interaction going.
Instructor Marty used a lot of real world analogies to keep the content interesting and pointed. Well done
The instructor, Martin, was excellent. The course materials were good, but could be enhanced. The instructor was able to add to the materials which helped the overall learning experience.
I thought the facilitator Lorraine was excellent and vastly experienced in the field. It made her teaching very effective and interesting.
The facilitator was unable to keep the course and the students on track during the training
Ms. Omotayo O.
The course content was very valuable to my everyday relationship to my leadership position to my staff and my working attitude to raise me up in whatever position I find myself after my tenure in public service and improve my leadership skill and coach.
Lorraine was so captivating in delivery so well that i always want to listen to her to tap from her wealth of experience in leadership.
The course is interesting and professionally delivered. I'll surely recommend it to any one interested in developing his/her leadership skills.
My expectations were met and exceeded. Got a lot of practical advice which i can implement immediately. Very good course.
I really learn about my leadership style and the seminar make me think about my future development. How to improve my leadership skills with emotional intelligent.
The training provided a good overview of basic leadership principles (Leadership 101). I was expecting something deeper (Leadership 201 or 301), so was a little disappointed in content. Regardless, the training provided a good refresher and the instructor was excellent.
I enjoyed the sessions. I learned a lot about myself and how to be a more effective leader.
Very interesting training. looking forward to go in deep for few topics like the emotional intelligence theme.
There was alot aspects I have picked up that will help my team .
The instructor, Bill, demonstrated both mastery of the subject and mastering in teaching this topic
Overall the training extremely beneficial. I learned many techniques that i will be able to apply to both my professional and personal life.
Taking back a lot of ideas to iuse with my team and Institute. Thank you !
Great info to take back, very well taught
Very useful information, adjusted to meet the needs of the group
This AMA Seminar has been the most valuable investment I have done on my professional development over the last few year. Great Material along the side with an outstanding class instructor.
The classroom material was very helpful and was taught by a very knowledgeable instructor.
The 3 day course was excellent. Mrs Mary was an awesome instructor. She made it a fun leaning experience for all of us. She touch on each class members individual needs as a leader.
I hope Mary does not retire soon. She is great!
Bill was a fantastic instructor. I also appreciated the small class size.
I strongly feel that this coutse has opened my eyes about being flexible to the different needs of my staff and also ehich approach I should use
Ruth was great! Outstanding teaching, interacting, and observing. The materials outstanding and will be put to use.
Outstanding. Ruthe was truly inspirational and made the class a true success.
I really enjoyed Ruthe. She utilized real life experiences and that helped me to put in perspective within my business.
Covered what was needed
Excellent class. Great storytelling and practical material. Lessons can be implemented immediately.
Very good course very engaging. Did not feel distracted or bored for even a second!! Great education from an industry leader that is very well versed in the practical aspects of leadership in a broad variety of roles.
Very relative and useful
Very engaging and lots of fantastic information.
We covered a lot of ground in four sessions. The interaction with the facilitator and other participants was great. The technology worked well.
Instructor made the concepts and training easy to understand and usable.
Marty did a great job of going a little off the training plan when needed to help the class with specifics. He always brought it back to the planned course but his ability to adapt to the needs of the class were fantastic! The planned course was also great. Lots of tools which appear to be pulled from the best of many (i.e. 7 Habits) I think some people still struggled with the "how" but these courses are not necessarily going to give you the silver bullet. They give you tools that allow you to help yourself.
I often find learning seminars to be a bit too "academic" with a lot of theory and case studies and analysis. This seminar was different in that it was very practical and provided techniques that can be used in every day circumstances. The class interaction was excellent and allowed for us to learn from each other as well as the instructor.
Marty Lattman made the course with an interactive approach and a genuine interest in the participants
Mr. Lattman was a excellent instructor. I really appreciated how he kept the group engaged for the 3 day seminar.
The instructor was excellent ! He was genuine and very helpful. So many tools were shared that will be helpful when I go back to my organization!
The teacher kept us involved and shared great examples.
Very good course, with very good teacher.
The information shared was compelling and applicable.
Lorraine was excellent. She provided lots of examples to illustrate each topic and provided ample time for discussion and feedback.
I found the class to be very interesting and informative. The Instructor kept everyone in the class engaged with group exercises and topics of discussion that provided suggestions on resolving issues.
I really enjoyed this 3 days class and will be implementing what I learned right away. One of the reason the course was so good was due to the instructors knowledge and presentation style.
i wish there were more insight into how Executives think or how they lead.
Great format, Lee is a great facilitator and provided an environment that fostered sharing among participants yet kept the group moving forward and focused on the material at hand.
This course was very conversational and inclusive of all attendees. The instructor was knowledgeable and provided a lot of personal insight that benefited the group. Well worth the time
The course in general was good but I had larger expectations on the set up. We had a class of 5, there were no key speakers, no opportunities to network and for the price there was no food or events included.
It was a good learning experience
Disappointed that original presenter was ill (althought, I am wishing him a speedy recovery). Replacement, Bob Carpenter arrived late with no notice to the attendee's, until we asked where the instructor was. Course had repetitive content of the Management Skills for new Managers class that I took in 2012. Was expected more emphasis on Leadership and not development styles.Overall, Bob was entertaining, shared good content and personal experiences, however due to the fill-in situation I felt he was rushed and not passionate with the content. Bob lacked control over individual conversations that superceded many of the attendees and wasted others time to confirm a certain individuals view.
I thought Thomas did a very good job presenting and covering a wide breadth of core areas for new executives and what their new attentions should be from a top line view to their position within the organization. The only recommendation I have for the course is to focus some time on developing and leading teams as an executive. In my career I have found this instrumental to success.
The personal leadership and Emotional Intelligence evaluations and reviews provided insight into personal growth to become a more effective leader.
The instructor expressed a great deal of energy over the subject matter. Instructor was Bob Carpenter
The overall class was decent. I would have expected to have maybe an executive leader come in and talk to the class to show some more hands on experience.
Robert (Paul) G.
There was no new information presented, many concepts seemed outdated. Several examples were from the 1980's.
the topics that we covered were very relevant to my job and this point of my career. there are a lot of helpful tools that I can apply to my job right away.
Day one included fundamental leadership vs. management concepts and Days two and three dove deeper into developing leadership to an executive level. While day one may have been a little remedial for executive leaders, it was helpful to build upon the concepts through the rest of the course.
Class size was just right for group participation. Lee kept everyone involved, even as a one on one personal level if desired.
Great session instructor was very helpful.
Good class. Lee did a great job making the class engaging.
Very Well paced, Nice Stories, recap & practice to re-enforce the learnings.
Great class. I really liked the teacher.
Lee did a good job moving us along and providing us with the key concepts to use going forward in our leadership development.
The Instructor for the course was very knowledgeable and was able to give many real time examples. One suggestion is to add cultural aspect in global settings. Leaders are required to change their leadership styles based on the developmental needs of the team in different geographies, regions and countries. Behaviors are driven by not only organizational culture but also the country/region culture. It's essential for a leader to understand those dimensions.
this training was extremely helpful. the material and the content is quite big, but covers essential information and technique how to be a effective leader. there were many aspects that i will go back and think how i could apply to my environment. It relates to how you approach your work, people, leadership styles, emotions, vision etc.. great 3day course.
Lee presented the material very well and he had us interested the entire three days.
Very good for me, most material in training relates to me. I will be able to apply things I learned right away.
Overall, the content of the session was good. The session is really more of an overview/awareness session - too much covered to really dig in and build skills in any one area (e.g., visioning, coaching). The videos and reading were very, very dated. I would like to see my recent thinking/research.
Provide lunch, even if there is additional cost. I would rather have a working lunch and get done earlier in the day than have a long lunch break.
The training content could have been better. My previous training with AMA was very good. THis one did not meet my expectations. Instructor did a decent job not great though.
Each day got better than the previous day. The movie was a little dated but very cool!
The class material was very relevent and well presented.
Overall, the three days provided a good summary of leadership skills and allowed for collaborative idea sharing across the group.
I thought that the instructor was extremely capable and kept the class moving. It was also a great mix of students. While I don't think that there were any great revelations, the material was helpful in reinforcing concepts and regaining focus.
Excellent instructor, very engaging.
Mary kept the seminar interesting, interactive and covered topics I felt were important.
This is a short course that give me excellent insight and practical tips to develop myself further.
The interactive sessions were very good and Mary was an excellent instructor
Mary was an awesome instructor!
This seminar was great. I thoroughly enjoyed the ability to discuss some of my challenges with other leaders and hear what insights they have.
Great course with a wonderful teacher.
Mary was energetic, facility was great. Course material was interesting and informative. Traffic was horrible.
Very good presenter, good energy and knowledge
It is the best class I attended. Instructor is exceptionally knowledgeable and presented the material in the most useful way
Great communicator. Highly effective in delivering course content. Excellent story teller which helps draw a stronger connection & creating permanence of material.
Jumaah Mohammad A.
William is an amazing speaker and has the special ability to relate the text to real life which I have not found in many seminars I have attended.
It was very illuminating class and will definitely apply the plethora of knowledge learned as best I can.
I think the course content could easily have been delivered faster, maybe in 1.5 days rather than 3. Also, the course materials were at a high, bullet point, single word or phrase, level. For a three day course I would have anticipated more substance. Lastly, some of the sections felt cobbled together from Covey to Blanchart to others. Some didn't fit together and the section on emotional intelligence felt out of place. Also, the video material was dated (circa 1990s early 2000's). To watch a 30 minute video on 'vision' from the mid 90's was not a good use of valuable class time.As a concept the course was fine, but it did not seem hang together as one cohesive unit and some of the units were dated.
Lorraine was a great instructor. She kept the group engaged and had a variety of experiences to share to further the understanding of the course objectives.
Very appropriate material, pace, direction and organization. It was very engaging and thought provoking.
The class material is very relevant for what I do and the instructor did a great job connecting the theory with real life situations. I enjoyed working in groups and gained good insight from other classmates. The only thing I would suggest are some more recent readings/video presentations--most were dated, yet still relevant.
Thabang Makwati N.
I think the Facilitator used a steady pace. Was knowledgeable about Situational Leadership and Emotional lntelligence.
Excellent material with the right amount of lecturing, breakaway groups and encouraging atmosphere for the attendees to actively share experiences, which added significant value. If videos are to be continued, I recommend having them be done in advance of class, not during, as I experienced significant lags and did not get much from them.
Course was engaging, interactive and I felt comfortable participating.
Instructor was knowledgeable and related the content to the class well.
Good academic systematic approach.The pictures and stories complemented the course
Bery well prepared instructor; relevant examples; good input from Instructor
Great class that covers a lot of material.
Great instruction! Learned a lot from this course.
Overall great session. Facilitator explained well with stories.
This would be best suited for a person that has just taken or is about to take on a new leadership role for the first time.
I was pleased with my experience with the Executive Leadership course.
Robert was an excellent instructor as was all of the materials used and discussed. The activities and overall environment was excellent.
The instructor, as much as possible, tried to involve the participants and made it very practical. We had take-home readings and the information was new and relevant to work situations. Over all, I am particularly empowered to be an effective manager and leader.
Instructor was great! I've attended other AMA courses where all we did was group excersices and I did not feel that was effective. I came into this course with hesitation due to the last course and this course and instructor were fantastic!
The material I found relevant to what I was hoping to get from the course. I find the greatest value in hearing stories from my fellow classmates and their challenges and how what we were discussing would assist us in handling future similar situations. Bob did a great job facilitating us. He was obviously very knowledgeable about the subjects we covered, and kept the seminar focused and lively.Being South Florida I was not prepared for the arctic environment that was the conference room we had at the hotel. We ended up having to wear jackets to be comfortable, and the first day it was a little distracting. Bob and his support person worked consistently with the hotel to improve the room temp, but seemed to be only getting marginally better as we went through the seminar.
Martin's teaching style was very engaging and the materials covered were very relevant to Executive Leadership. I took away a lot of great ideas to help me become a better leader.
Robert did a great job facilitating and making personal application needed to ensure retention and self reflection.
Interesting colleagues and trainer
This course is inaccurately titled because there was nothing in the course book that lend itself to executive leadership. This course is suitable for frontline managers and individuals who interact daily with employees as opposed to an executive who is concerned with governance, leading up and across his/her organization, the external business environment, executive behaviors, skills, decision support, and other executive related issues. This course did not deliver anything pertaining to executive leadership and as a result I am very disappointed with my purchase. Please have someone contact me and I will further share my experience with this course. Thank you, Neville (347) 243-8685.
Class was very good and the material was presented in a very practical way.
The video's presented were old and not high quality; should update. The material was spectacular!
The best seminar I have attended so far. Mainly due to the instructor LeeJohnson. If your taking this class request him.
Course conveys wisdom, not just content. Interactivity improved learning experience. Exercises created time for internalizing concepts.
Good material. Having WiFi in the room would have helped!
Angela was not only knowledgeable, she was also very personal and engaging! She shared real life history in detail with relevant examples, which greatly helped us grasp the concepts she was teaching. EXCELLENT INSTRUCTOR!!!
Real real world discussions and less info straight from the book would have been more productive. I understand this was apparently discouraged as much of the info was licensed.
Superb presentation with lots of practical tools for immediate implementation, and great recommendations both for next steps and reading material.
Bill did an awesome job presenting class.
I was hoping to find more techniques to help develop other people, vs. myself. I had been through the 5-day MBA and which spent a day on Vision and Mission statement writing. It was a nice refresher for me, but it was clear others had not done any exercises like this before. Day 2 and 3 were also refreshers for me, but had more content that was applicable immediately in my work environment. The instructor could have provided more background and context for the 4 competencies of Leadership (Head/Heart/Hands/Feet). Her definition changed as we read further in the materials. The exercises were well done, however, I sometimes felt we moved passed things without further discussion. Specifically when we talked about EQ. I have been to other sessions where we did an exercise where we received feedback that was a bit challenging, and how we would manage it, then how we would have stated similar feedback to others (if applicable). We did the assessment, and there wasn't any follow through on next steps and what we could do to increase our EQ or that of our subordinates.
Developing Executive Leadership is a seminar I greatly enjoyed and benefited from.The quality of the course (paper and oral); the course leader were great, focused on the subject and entertaining . And last but not least, the quality of the group (attendees/participants) was outstanding.
Lorraine was excellent. The videos used during the course were extremely outdated. Their content was fine but the outdated nature of them took away from the message that was trying to be delivered.
The presenter was very good. You need to add more up to date videos and handouts..Those materials are severely outdated.
Donna was a very good instructor but the material needs to be updated. The room was not the best...temperature and spacing.
Angela brought a wealth of knowledge to the class. Real life experiences added to the class
The seminar topics challenged me to think differently and consider viewpoints from different perspectives. I will be applying many of the tools that I learned in this class to everyday work habits. The pace was perfect and the instructor facilitated engagement with the entire group.
I was reminded and learned new things on the Management style that has made me most successful.. Mary did an excellent job. I appreciate how she identified and built up each students traits and personality .It taught me to be considerate and trust my associates.
Mary kept the class interesting and provided excellent instruction. She easily exceeded my expecation
I have been through this training once before but this time was much more informative and I believe I received better and much more useful information this time. Mary is a excellent facilitator and I would recommend highly recommend her.
I thought Mary performed very well as the instructor!
Ms. Mary was very professional and kept the training interesting and everyone stayed engaged and focused.
Dave and Pina did a great job.
The instructor was dynamic and very personable. The material was interesting and fast paced.
Best training I have taken in last 20 years
The second and third day were very beneficial in that I was able to start seeing how all the modules came together and interacted with each other. The personal exercises and group work had a real positive impact on my retention of this material as well.
Instructor was marvelousthe attendees were homogenous & committedAMA location & facilities are very pleasingreally appreciate it.
David did an excellent job with our course
The instructor David was excellent and did a great job keeping everyone focused and involved.
Excellent course. Materials presented at a good pace.
The course meet my expectations and was well facilitated by the instructor.
Overall a vey enjoyable course and great group to work with.
I really enjoyed this class. The instructor was great and took the time to speak to any questions.
I think the course could have been condensed to 2 days.