Very knowledgeable, personable instructor with insightful information.
The content seemed very basic for "new" managers. Being in management for quite a while now, I was hoping/expecting more. Seems that the skills talked during the seminar are more of a sales training, however managing really is selling.
Great Speaker, Liked the style. Like the mix of book, presentation, videos
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was well thought out, had great flow and was packed full of solid information. I will definitely continue to take AMA courses and won't hesitate to refer others to AMA. Kurt was an excellent instructor. He was entertaining and highly knowledgable. He utilized relevant, interactive exercises to keep the class fully engaged.
My Khou X.
Elaine was very knowledgeable and gave concrete examples with each module.
Great class and instructor!
That is a good resource to make us think outside the box, see differences on how to react or act in front of challenges situation.
the instructor was fantastic!
Bill did a great job drawing everyone in to participate in the discussion which is the most valuable part.
This course was very useful in helping to understand the various communication styles and techniques that can be used to obtain intended results from those whom one may not manage.
Good balance between material & interacting with others within the class.
Overall I greatly enjoyed this class. The group activities on the last two days were very insightful. I would prefer more switching of groups through each day to get to know my classmates. My previous course used that and it helped everyone open up more and want to remain in contact more readily. I feel that most all students benefited from the course and will use these techniques and tools in their career. I mix of job types was very beneficial as well as it opened up commonalities as well as differences in our various industries. I recommend this course to anyone looking to advance in their career.
really help me tie what I learned in class to my everyday work habits!
Content was good but many resources were dated. Many helpful tips and actionable tasks.
I enjoyed the Instructors interpretation on the subject. He was well knowledgable, and knew how to simplify some of the more difficult understandings.
Excellent, and (I don't say this often about training) - it was actually fun! Dave was awesome, and has the perfect combination of speaking, engaging students, very short (but frequent) breaks that keeps the experience lively, enjoyable and effective.
Dave was engaging, kept the class interesting, ensured their were interesting group or team events and discussions
There was a lot of material, maybe too much, but overall solid excellently executed.
Denise had great experience and shared ideas beyond what was in class materials. I especially enjoyed the team exercises - great feedback and it was helpful to get to work with everyone in the class over the 3 days.
I was blown away with Denise's resume. Furthermore, not only was Denise knowledgeable with the course subject matter but also related subject matter as it relates to both the personal and professional worlds.
No issues, a good class.
Denise was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and helpful. It felt at times that the class forced the teacher into discussing emotional training more than was required.
Instructor was engaging. Very good.
Our instructor was very good at helping me find real world applications for some of the abstract concepts in the course curriculum. I also thought our discussions and roleplaying exercises were very helpful. We had a very good group of participants for this course. As with many other training opportunities, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.
Excellent class and very good trainer. He was well versed in the material and brought in additional insights that helped me greatly.
E Lamar K.
I learned some key steps in how to deal with difficult people when trying to reach my goal and well as getting the required results without having any authority. The class was excellent! The was scheduled with a good window of time and every module on spot with respect to equipping the student with the tools to achieve their goals without authority.
I would have preferred more tactile supporting documents. A number of us had IT issues intermittently throughout the courses and missed random segments.
the technical issues with other people not being able to talk really took away from the seminar.
Instructor was amazing! Kept us all very engaged and was obviously experienced and qualified in the field.
The seminar was very informative. A lot of excellent theory and practical was demonstrated on a daily basis. The facilitator, Denise, kept every participant engaged and challenged! She was a walking history of knowledge and expertise in multiple subject matters.
Denise was a great instructor and kept the class engaged the whole time.
Very informative! This course encouraged learning and working with others to support the course objectives. I learned a lot about my communication and conflict styles and how to better flex into the communication style of others.
Michael was a great presenter - very engaging and conformed the seminar to our group's personal backgrounds and personalities to make the most of the material.
Susan was great! I enjoyed the way she taught the class. I was able to gain essential skills for the workforce.
Great course and Presenter!
Great course with a lot of relevant material and insights. I liked the small group
Class was strong and made important points in a way that was tangible and able to comprehend.
Excellent class and excellent presentation of materials. The instructor made this communication subject beneficial to all due to his impressive ability to engage the attendee's. Thank you Ray and AMA team!
Ray is a great instructor with many real life examples to support the material he presented. The information in the class is relevant to anyone's personal life as well as anyone's professional life. It has changed the way I view my personal power. I am constantly looking for ways to incorporate what I've learned so I can become more comfortable achieving the best results in any situation.
Dianne was an great facilitator. She made learning the material interesting. With group participation and examples of everything we discussed, she made the material very easy to understand. I really enjoyed the course. I cannot wait to use what I learned throughout the rest of my career.
My instructor for Getting Results Without Authority was Dianne. She was a phenomenal instructor who listened attentively with a calm and confident presence, She was extremely approachable and dynamic. She modified the course based on the needs of the class participants. I appreciated her trust, transparency, and sensitivity to the needs of the class. I thoroughly enjoyed all three days! The content was relevant for someone who is new to a role, someone seeking answers to ambiguity, and non leaders trying to make a difference in an organization.
Very helpful and insightful. I would recommend to my colleagues.
Rita had tremendous command of the material and had great stories to help communicate each point
1. Course content was very useful and well presented. Lots of great, practical, and actionable lessons.2. Info presented during training (and in the handbook) was insufficient to answer many questions on the assessment test. Specifically, questions regarding most "critical" element of a process, or "emphasis" placed on one particular step of a process were not covered in the course. If some steps/elements are indeed more critical, this would be very good info to share, not just for test-taking. Also, the handbook states "nearly half of your time" should be spent listening, but the test answer is 75% of your time should be spend listening. My pre-course score of 61% only raised to 68% post-course (even with the handbook to reference), which I don't think is an accurate reflection of how much I learned, nor would that result be a ringing endorsement for AMA. Recommend a review of the test questions to ensure the course addresses all content.3. Group discussions were interesting and varied. Great participation from all students and facilitation by Michael G.4. Course pre-work (Learning Objectives Worksheet) was never referenced. Not sure if it matters, but I expected at some point to discuss this.5. Course handout is well-organized and easy to follow.
Small class size (6), but this made for a faster pace which I prefer. Michael was really fantastic in my opinion.
I thought the class was very good and the instructor was very informative.
Good discussions. The instructor was well prepared and knowledgeable. Gave a lot of examples to help understand concepts. Course content was apt for the objectives and fit well within the timeframe allotted.
Good team interaction
I thoroughly enjoyed the course - the interactions and team building exercises. Instructor did a great job!
Kurt was great course leader. Kept it moving along nicely.
Another Outstanding course delivered by AMA. This is the 4th class I have taken in the past year and they all exceeded my expectations. Denise is a Superb instructor and facilitator.
From start to finish Rita stayed on point for the group plus took the time to support individuals within the class and with their work concerns.
Great job by Carl
I was disappointed with this course. I felt like it was not true to it's name - Getting Results without Authority. Instead, it felt like more a basic course in business communication. I've taken plenty of courses that focus on personal communication style and persuasion. I was hoping for something new and different, truly focused on how to get results from leadership when you are not in a position of power. In addition, much of the course was focused on these "big", prepared presentations of persuading someone, but those types of presentations are few and far between. I would have liked more focus on tips, tools and techniques on how to the persuade on an everyday basis. Although the instructor was a great guy, I felt like he lacked some enthusiasm and the course was pretty boring. He tried to get engagement, but it just fell flat most of the time.
The format was really helpful in that you learn, practice, and debrief the key principles throughout the course which reinforces these really helpful principles.
Carla did a great job and really enjoyed how the group worked together.
Excellent training, course lead and materials.
Carla made the seminar interesting and helpful without diving too deeply into managment theory. The diversity of the group was ideal!
Abdul Aziz A.
Very interactive, relevant to my line of work and informative.
I learned the importance of building up and drawing on your personal power base.
I enjoyed the seminar, and learned a lot about how to interpret and manage diverse team dynamics. I believe this to be a very valuable experience.
Rita kept your attention, she explained the material very well, and she connected on an individual and group level
Many times it felt as if the instructor was reading from a script. When attendees asked a question in chat, they were not reviewed and the instructor assumed it was part of the current discussion
The slides are disconnected from the Worksheets causing both the instructor and participants a lot of distraction flipping pages. The class felt rushed and use of chat instead of audio was not conducive to the presentation and exercises giving the class more of a lecture style.
I believe that there were a lot of beneficial tools and processes that were presented as a part of this course. There were a few aspects of this being a remote course that I find could be improved. While I believe that every person in the training brings a different perspective to the class; however, I feel like asking for responses and then reading them back took up quite a bit of time. I understand why this was used, though, as I'm sure this is a method to try and keep people engaged during this online training.
Instructor was very clear with the objectives and tactics. He kept a good pace and did a great job of engaging the attendees. He also provided very relevant examples that felt applicable and apply-able to the workplace.
Excellent faculty....she was able to keep the class very interactive & had a wealth of knowledge.
probably the material could have been covered in 2 days. However, our class was small, and maybe a larger group would need more time to cover the concepts.
Phi Hung Vuong N.
The Breaks were well timed
Diane was a great instructor with great confidence and a very warm welcoming. I will definitely recommend both Diane and this training to fellow peers.
Go to the class with a goal in mind of who you want to influence as you will be doing several exercises to help you plan out a strategy for when you return.
The education I received from this class was exactly what I expected and needed professionally. The instructor, Bill, did a great job getting everyone involved and maintained our attention throughout the seminar. I highly recommend this training to anyone that leads project teams and is interested in getting the most from their team members.
Great course, good content, and excellent instructor. Instructor kept the class engaged with a variety of activities and his manner was open and inviting. I really appreciated the new communications style tool (the HRDQ?) for its ease of understanding and succinct analysis of personality.
Relevant subject matter to my career development. Instructor was able to engage the group with appropriate stimuli to create opportunities to share and learn from each other.
The instructor knew the material and was able to use everyday examples.
One of the most effective and applicable trainings I've ever taken. Cross-industry, applies to professional and personal life, and I will recommend it highly.
Darlene was a very energetic and engaging leader. She was able to hold the interest of the class almost effortlessly.The overall course surfaced many ideas from other courses I attended. Good re-charge for me!
This program was fantastic--Darlene is knowledgeable, flexible, engaging, and guided the class through an extremely applicable training with grace and humor.
I enjoyed the class, information, and facilitator. The last day was the best when we could apply the things we had learned from the previous two days.
Instructor was very knowledgeable and clear on defining the terms. Great group exercises that really displayed day to day office activities.
Instructor was excellent
Kurt was fantastic at keeping the material interesting and inspiring us all to use what we learned in our everyday lives. I enjoyed this course and learned more in those three days than I did in my college years.
Kurt was a great group leader that kept it entertaining for all 3 days.
engaging course. i like that it was interactive. i was never bored/tired
The interaction and the use of role play made this course very interesting and allowed me to pick up key points with which to use in the working environment.
The course was very interactive. It forced me to step out of my comfort zone and I feel that it better prepared me for situations I may face in the future. The environment was comfortable and inviting.
These are skills I can take back to the workplace. Excellent material.
Snacks and pens would have been nice to have.
Gave me new insights and self awareness, as well as tools I can use at work and in my personal life.
Great interactive session!
Excellent instructor and content/material but this class could be covered in 2 days instead of 3 days if some of the group/team activities get cut out. It gets to be a little repetitive and boring after the 2nd day. Due to this, you see a gradual decrease in attentiveness.Also, for the money charged for the conference, AMA could at least provide continental breakfast or snacks for the attendees. I have attended several conferences/seminars charging half or less than half of the cost and they still provided breakfast and lunch each day.
Course was well organized and the three days was time well spent.
Clear and focused instruction. Friendly and well-prepared course leader. Relevant content. Good exercises to prepare for return to the workplace and concept application.
The course was perfect. It's exactly what I was looking for when I signed up.
Thoroughly enjoyable experience with very relevant discussions despite the fact that i am from a voluntary sector background and others were from a business background.
the class was informative and the interactive sessions were helpful
Very engaging. Upbeat and perfect content.
The course was well structured and well led to train me on the new negotiation skills I was seek. The training integrated well with other related training that I had completed.
Very knowledgeable and pleasant instructor who presented the information clearly. My only critical comment would be to expand a bit more on the concepts presented to make them less generic and get more practical tips and insights that can be applied in corresponding scenarios.
In some ways, this course was a little too general - I would have liked to be able to apply strategies and actions to many of the situations I have in real life. Overall, I do feel like I learned many useful concepts.
The substance of the course was beneficial, but applied more to individuals working in teams or who had indirect reports. I was hoping for more examples when it comes to sales relationships. Although much of the info could be applied to both. We skipped over a lot of material in the book or the instructor would simply read from the book and then we'd move on. She did not seem like an expert on the subject matter and it felt like she hadn't taught this course in a while. I did not feel comfortable writing this on the daily evaluations because I didn't want to effect her overall morale. I did benefit from this course, but it was not as engaging and effective as previous courses I have taken with AMA.
Very organized and excellent facility.
Fantastic course, small class, in depth discussions, excellent instructor
Class was good and very informative.
Very knowledgeable, engaging instructor.
I thought the class was very helpful and the instructor was very knowledgeable and personable.
I have a much better understanding now of how to interact with colleagues more effectively.
The course gave a concrete description to steps that are often left vague or undefined when in the process of persuading people.
Karen's interactive approach to this training was exceptionally executed and the content was well delivered.
Make sure to give your attendee's more advanced notice. They had a major event downtown and the hotel costs the same amount as the course did.
I thought the instructor did a really good job with the information. While none of the concepts in this course were new or especially groundbreaking for me, I like the way the information and thought process were laid out. It offered the listener a framework for developing a persuasive argument.
My experience was very good. I appreciated being the only admin professional in the class (everyone else had a different title). I felt that this allowed me to see that all employees - not just 'secretaries' have a difficult time getting people's involvement in projects.
Class was very informative and I used some of the tools as soon as I returned to work. I truly appreciate Ms. Hardison's teaching of the information.
I truly enjoyed this workshop and the information provided to help me establish my credibility and pursue proposals at a higher level. The diversity of the class and the knowledge of the facilitator kept me attentive and engaged.
Very practical class
Excellent instructor. Dianne provided practical wisdom, coaching, research and well facilitated collaboration that was well beyond the scope of the course syllabus for the benefit of all involved.
Dianne is an excellent instructor who provided real world examples and ensured everyone taking the course fully understood the concepts and reasoning behind them. I truly enjoyed this course and look forward to applying what I learned.
I really enjoyed the class! Dianne was great and participation from other students was informative, as well as interesting.
I love her enthusiasm and the wealth of knowledge she has about working environments.
Instructor, Mary Lewis was great. Kept the class involved, discussion, interaction.Class material - while the concepts had many real work life activities with the 40 + crown the concepts will not work with the 18 - 32/34 year old crowd. The 1998 Harvard business review article, great, but to a 18 - 32 year old, even me at 56, old news not relevant. And I even live near the Chrysler plant that built the Neon an example in the article. I think the content and method of the class will work well for about 3 to 5 years , however once the current up and coming group of professionals 25 to 34 year olds start to route out there place in the company world many of the concepts conveyed in the class they will not care about. The group is more of a do it, move on ( Direct / Systematic). As a whole they are not into considerate or spirited. Definitely push through on to the next item and company changing. No time to develop emotional collateral or credibility. Just something to think about for this class in the not to distant future. .
Training was very interesting. A lot of new information was presented that helped to re-evaluate my work environment and communication with my peers to improve my work relationships.
Can provide snacks (cookies, chips etc)
A little slow paced. Good material, but more time was spent chit chatting than going through the practice exercises. Felt like it would have been more valuable if we spent more time practicing.
I felt that this course was overall very good. The content built appropriately through various thoughts and models that can be used to better understand the impact and influence that we have on others. There was a good amount of exercise and practicum which allowed us to explore the models further and discuss how we might be able to apply these to our own situations. Generally the pace was good but expect that this course could be completed in 2-2.5 days especially if some of the background theory could be shared to be read in advance.I felt that the course would be more effective if there was more explicit reference back to the personal power model and examples of how following through this model and process can help you achieve more success in influencing others. I would also suggest that having participants prepare in advance to bring a work challenge they are facing where they are not able to influence and outcome and use this for the day two presentations would be even more effective than thinking up something ' on the fly'.
I thought Michael was a very nice and knowledgeable gentleman and I was really looking forward to this seminar and struggled to understand and follow along as a result of his Irish accent. I left the class after 1.5 hours into the session after consulting with Rose the AMA staff associate.
The seminar was good. Helped me to sharpen my skills
Glad I took the course
I feel it is going to come in handy to help me dealing with my co workers.
Useful practices that I can take to work and at home.
I really have learned a lot from this class.
Enjoyed the class. Michael is a very effective instructor and did a great job.
Great location and great instructor.
Instructor did an excellent job at supplementing course materials with relevant personal experience.
Michael was great - customized training as needed for group.
The instructor, Ann, was excellent! She's interested and observes each student throughout all three days and gives feedback to each and every person. Her energy keeps everyone on task. The class with Sue is valuable!
We had a great instructor with excellent real life illustrations of the course content.
some of the exercises were very confusing and not hint of direction were provided
Dianne was great! Very organized delivery and good balance of lecturing and activities amongst the class.
The breakout sessions a lot of times were sharing our own situation, providing our own feedback along with suggestions/insight from other classmates. I'd like to have heard feedback from the instructor...not other classmates taking this class hoping to learn the same thing I am.
This has been amazing - I see changes in my work life already.
this is very comprehensive topics, to cover all in 4 - 3 hours session, is very challenging. and it's requested a lot of reading, exercise. Maybe face to face training could be better.
Great guidance. Each lesson continued building to the end. Great tips from a knowledgeable instructor.
Need to provide feedback that was entered in the breakout boxes so it can be reviewed later. Not giving printouts of those breakout boxes is a major disappointment
Very informative and interesting. A good balance of fun activities with power point based learning.
It was a great class - I learned a lot through the mix of instruction, discussion, and practice! The class size was perfect for robust and helpful discussion, and allowed for great networking opportunities.
Susan was wonderful at leading the discussion and really making the course a one on one experience.
An insightful + "a-ha" full class : great instruction, pace + group dynamic.
I thought Susan was an impressive facilitator. I have a teaching and training background and I felt she did a great job of responding to all of the different types of questions and pushback from participants. She paced the instruction well with plenty of breaks. The materials were of high quality. Some of the sections were less engaging than others (e.g. for negotiation, Susan simply read the bullet points off of the slide).The room was a bit... bleak. No windows.
Instructor was knowledgeable and I was able to relate which made learning very effective.
I learned a lot from this course. I went in thinking it would only apply to my relationship with fellow coworkers in my office. But after the course I felt like I could apply the teachings to my relationship with our plant off site and various vendors. Overall, this course is worth every penny.
Instructor was strong and good experience in class to network and share ideas
while the faculty and the course was very good, I would have liked a discussion to begin with why would one want to influence and the consequences if we didn't and what situations it was ok to not influencewere not part of the discussion. it was all framed around the fact that we have to proceed to influence and here is how we do it.
Good mix of theory and practice and application
Jennifer was sooooooo great. She had us engaged at all times and really gave us some good techniques.
Instructor was credible. Class size was good.
Jennifer is very poised and attentive, ensuring the entire class is involved with learning and participating in activities geared towards the course objectives.
Excellent instructor and the material fulfilled my expectations.
On the first day, it was difficult to understand where the course was going, as we didn't dive into much content. Also, when questions were asked, the answers were sort of round-about. By the third day, I could understand the discussions of the first day. It would have been beneficial to communicate how everything would come full circle. Susan was very knowledgeable overall and certainly kept everyone engaged throughout all three days. I didn't find the pre-work helpful because we didn't review what the correct answers were. Also, I would have been nice to have a small snack available on each day - granola bars or bagels/muffins.
Excellent teaching style keeping us engaged.
Excellent instructor. Exceeded my expectations. Interested in taking another course led by Jennifer
The instructor and room were great.In the future, I would highly recommend providing snacks in conjunction with the refreshments already served. People tend to get 'antsy' and struggle to make it to the lunch hour or end of the day without needing something to tie them over. This is the second class I have taken at this particular location and I wish I had given this feedback on my last rating. Some small bags of chips, fruits, pastries ect would go a long way. I don't think lunch needs to be provided, just snacks.
Loved Susan and her style of teaching--very engaging and relevant. I thought the pre-seminar activity could have prepared us a bit better. For example, we spent a lot of time focusing on our real-world example of a situation that we would like to influence or persuade. I would have liked to have thought of this pre-seminar so I didn't have to be put on the spot so much in class. It would have given me more time to workshop the issue if I didn't have to spend so much time trying to think of an issue to focus on.
The course content was great, I think the material is really applicable to my profession and will help me advance my career.
Topics were presented with good detail and the exercises were valuable. This course was beneficial to me in a couple of specific areas, including the sections on conflict management and the identification of varied communication styles and how to adapt to them.
I really enjoyed this training. It was not only very informative, but a lot of fun which kept me engaged the entire time. It was structured well, covering the "basics" on the first day and spending much of the following two days participating in interactive, group and role playing scenarios.
Instructor was well prepared and engaging. Overall there were several takeaway points from the class.
The facilitator was very good. Need to improve the quality of the printed handouts and video quality.
Overall I enjoyed the course. The materials provided (handouts, movie clips, videos) were very outdated. I would recommend updating those. I appreciated the interactive layout of the course - we had a lot of role playing and group activities, which I found very conducive to learning. I didn't like how we never got into specifics on our communication styles. It felt like the communication activity was randomly put in at the last minute. I would have enjoyed learning about how to tailor my communication style in order to be an effective communicator towards those I am having issues with. Also, it seemed like we never fully concluded a lot of the exercises we worked on; rather, we just skipped over things and jumped on to new topics.
My experience was excellent. The instructor was very organized and knew the subject very well. He answer all my questions and provided a lot of good information.
Expectations were recorded on day 1 of the seminar. Introductions to all participants involved in the seminar were made. Larry conducted his self in a very positive energetic and knowledgeable fashion throughout the seminar. Much was experienced and learned in a teamwork environment. My take away from this AMA Leading Without Authority Seminar will allow me to grow as a leader very quickly when my action plan from this event is put in place.
The course was good, I would however benefit form more practical sessions and getting more feedback on my behavior in leading teams without authority
Very informative, engaging and thorough.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and explained details very clearly.
My overall experience was fantastic. I enjoyed the teachers way presenting the material in a fun and educational manner.
course led information is great, always on topic, the venue was less than expected and made it difficult to concentrate. The temperature of the room was unacceptable and I should have not stayed and endured it for three days.
I enjoyed the partner/team activities ex. feedback and negotiation role plays.
It was ok. probably more for less season professionals.
This is the best AMA class I've taken yet. The concepts were tied together really well, but I think the instructor also had a lot to do with that.
This was by far the most immediately useful class I have been privileged to participate in through AMA. I recommend it for anyone at any level of employment. It genuinely did not seem to matter whether classmates were at entry level positions or in senior management positions, all benefitted.
Excellenet coach, good supporting documents. I believe you need more time to study this subject just than 3 days
It was a packed course with high value in each module/section.
Kurt is an amazing course leader. He made this class a lot of fun. The material was perfect for what I was expecting and even though I've worked in the legal field doing negotiations for the last 8 years, it's always nice to learn something new. You can tell Kurt is very passionate about what he teaches and that made all of the difference.
Our instructor truly made the class. Ms.Lewis was a fantastic instructor. She made the class interesting and interactive. I learned a lot that I am anxious to put to use at work. I love the interaction we had with others in the class - practicing what we learned. It was a good mix of book studies, lecture and interactive practice.
This was a great class. I learned many new techniques to effectively get my message across with the result I intended.
Good course, at least for me it was really helpfull. I identified things that actually already add value to my performance, and learned new tools for improving my performance. It left me with an overall positive attitude, gave me more confidence, and motivation to continue my professional development. The instructor was good, gave the impression he had a lot of experience and knew what he was talking about, very good at keeping everyone involved and encourage participation. On the down side, we were a small group, so some of the course content couldn't be applied, it would have been better if there were alternatives for practical purposes. In general, I am happy and grateful for participating.
- Instructor was rigid and slow, not a good listener, not perceptive, didn't encourage group discussion or understand / perceive group dynamics. - Seminar was also disorganized; didn't break for lunch until after 2pm on Day 3!- Only interactive things were not useful generic Q&A sessions moderated by her; didn't encourage arguments/discussions after group exercises (or tried to tightly control them), - The lecture portion was not engaging - slow, painful reading of slides, not real world work examples, didn't learn much from those at all- I don't think the seminar was customized AT ALL based on the folks in that room or their interests / objectives- Really need a younger, more dynamic presenter who can be engaging and is not so "old-school"
There was lots of practical information to take back and try to put into practice. One of the best things for me is thinking that the information could have a lot of practical value. It gave me more tools and perspectives than I had when I walked into the class. Probably the worst thing for me was the final negotiation game using chips. I am just not a gamer and that format did not drive home negotiation strategy from the training material for me personally, but there were some who seemed to get a lot out of it. Just my own take on it,
The content was very relevant and useful. I loved the concrete examples, and the organization of the coursework. The only room for growth I suggest is less group activities. The activities offered seem to be more time fillers than of actual practical application. I like the self reflective activities, but the lesson/ practice gets lost in the group activities.
Overall I found the seminar to be very helpful and informative. The use of real work examples from the instructor, and participants, helped me to further understand the topics. I thought several of the questions in the post-seminar exam were extremely unclear. Mainly the questions that asked "which was emphasized" or "which is considered the most important". I knew all of the topics but for some we didn't go into detail on which were "emphasized" or "most important".
Great instructor. She kept the pace & kept us engaged the whole time.
This was my first online seminar. I felt a bit rushed. I didn't care for the instructor telling us to read a slide (6 or more bullets, at least 2 sentences each) and then immediately start talking while we are to be reading. I think we should be given more time if we are working in groups. It does take time for a group to work together, determine roles, etc. and unless you're an expert on the subject matter, putting together a role play in 4 minutes with 4 people can be quite a challenge.Perhaps this is just not my preferred learning style.
I thought Ann did a very good job basically by the points she taught in the class.- establishing credibility- asking questions of what we want from this class- stating and support a plan- connecting emotionallyIt was a very valuable class with a great group of people as well.Thank you.
Patricia was a fabulous facilitator. She gave us lots of opportunities to deal with our real work situations. She brought everyone into conversations. These real life examples make the class more interesting & meaningful. This also made networking much more productive for me.
Very inteospective. The practical exercises are very good.
Seminar was excellent, the instructor was very interesting and made the sessions interesting and informative.
The course was excellent, Michael did a phenomenal job at presenting the information in a very easy to understand way.The room temperature swung dramatically, which was uncomfortable at times, but overall it was a excellent course!
The course content shared by Mary was very valuable as well as the practical exercises completed by attendees.
The instructor was very good and made the class interactive to help better retain the information being presented.
The instructor was outstanding!!!
The seminar was not engaging enough and did not keep my attention. I feel the lack of real true life experiences left me feeling confused. There was a great deal of text book type reference and not enough "how to put this into practice."
The instructor was very energetic and presented the materials in a professional and exciting way. I learned a lot and had a good time doing it. I would recommend this class to anyone that needs to present materials on projects. A+++
This was a very well developed and run training program. I participated in this training on Oct 5-7 with Bill as the trainer. It was a small class with only 10 participants, which given the content was the right number - any larger and it would have been hard to have as much interaction with my classmates. Bill did a great job in facilitating the training and getting everyone involved. While there was a lot of content to cover in 3 days, the skills and tools learned through the program were easy to grasp and can be implemented either in part or as a whole (depending on what/who needs to be influenced).Great class, great trainer.
I thoroughly enjoyed my seminar. The instructor was outstanding in his delivery and engagement of the subject matter. I learned valuable information that I can use to help me in my career and life goals. I would highly recommend this class to anyone.
This was an excellent class in both communication and persuasion. I would highly recommend it.
Understanding personal influence styles, personality types, persuasion and negotiation are all means to the end of getting results with authority. The course was interesting, the content engaging, exercises were effective and the AMA instructor was very knowledgable. This was an excellent course and learning opportunity.
This is the first seminar that kept me totally engaged for the entire length of the seminar. The instructor was excellent and provided real-world scenarios and stories to relate to the material, making it much easier to understand and apply to my life, both at home and at work. I highly recommend this class!
Ann is a dynamic and inspirational presenter. Her ability to connect with a diverse group of participants was evident. I loved the way she used the resource material as a tool and gave time to reflect on what was learned repeatedly over the three-day session. She did a great job making the material come to life in a practical and relevant way by used real life examples to make the heart/mind connection. I felt she found a nice balance between challenging the learners without pushing anyone past their point of constructive thought.
I really enjoyed the seminar. The instructor knew his material and did a great job with engaging the class.
It is a good seminar. Open my thought from daily routine. Refresh a lot of knowledge of psycology i learned in college a long time ago.
Well taught, students engaged completely, instructor was excellent
There were good take-aways from this training. I felt that too much time was spent on some of the activities. I liked that we were encouraged to work with different people in the class and a lot of round table type discussions were facilitated. The instructor encouraged us to problem solve.
Great instructor. Kept everyone engaged. Good amount of material covered.
My instructor, Mary, did an amazing job keeping the class interesting as well as keeping the students engaged. The material was relevant and we were encouraged to use the skills learned on a real work experience to put it all together. The exercises we did to meet each other transformed 9 strangers into an instructor and teams that enjoyed working together.
This is an interesting class. Helps to soften your soft skills.
It focused much more on conflict than the title would suggest.
The seminar was very informative and practical. The instructor engaged everyone and made the learning very interactive and fun. We were able to get great feedback and information from the instructor as well as other participants. I gained useful tips that I can apply at work right away.
Mary Lewis was an excellent instructor. She made learning fun and interesting. I know I will use the things that I learned from her not just at work but in every aspect of my life. I would recommend this seminar to everyone.
Seminar objective were very clear, it was applicable to my job, loved the Personal Style Indicator test, I was engaged at all times and the seminar room was comfortable and the table arrangement were good.Karen is a great teacher!
Three days was way too long for this material. Too much time was spent on deep-dives of personality tests. Instead of digging into that level of detail, it would have been more helpful to have some examples of personas to use that we can than identify if we are more of a "Brad" or a "Sally" based on the personas, and then identify what our boss/stakeholder/partners are. Games/activities took too long.
The course was very informative and will help me get the results I am needing in my work place.
Mary did an excellent job in keeping the class engaged and making the course interesting and relevant. She shared her work and life experiences in a way that was applicable to the learning environment and can be applied to work situations.
Dianne was a wonderul instructor, one the best I've ever experienced.
Great course. Lots of hands-on learning, relevant examples, and practice. Would definitely recommend if you have a specific person at work that you are having trouble getting results from. Make sure to come with that person or situation in mind.
What a great class. Can bring back all I have learned from class to the Real World. I thought it would be boring but to my surprise the 3 day class went by quickly. We had all different kinds of activities and the teacher Mary was AWESOME. Thank You AMA for a Job well done.
It was a very informative and engaging class. I must admit that the 1st day I had my doubts, but the 2nd and 3rd days were key, and everything came together for me. All became clear the further we delved into the material.The instructor was expert at keeping the class focused and the ideas flowing. She also knew how to draw the more reticent participants out of themselves without making them feel in the "spotlight" or on the hot seat. Darlene was also particularly adept at using real life examples when discussing the text which to me brought the information to life. Kudos to Darlene! I have already recommended it to a number of my colleagues at work.
The instructor was great. Tips that you can use for work and at home!
Super seminar, that was very informative. I picked up skills I hope to use every day.
I felt that this class is very necessary for everybody to attend. Not only do you find out more about yourself, but you find out how to best deal with others. The section of the class on persuasion was eyeopening and a great experience for me.
The instructor and facility were top notch! Learned valuable tools to help me both in work and in life.
I like the format of the live online seminars. It is very convenient and economical to not travel for training (our closest venue is approximately 6 hours by car, and is in a very expensive metropolitan area. Travel, lodging and meals runs close to the cost of training, plus 2 extra days away from work for travel....). I think the break out sessions would be more beneficial in person. The live online breakouts...no one is quite sure what they are doing and is very tentative to talk at first. I also noticed that if two people speak at one time, neither is heard...so that would be a technological suggestion I would make...Content was very good and very helpful to me in my day to day work.
Bill was awesome - just the right amount of examples mixed with principles. Best teacher I've had with AMA.
Very well taught class that covered many practical lessons even outside the scope of the class topic. Very valuable lessons many of which I can begin implementing immediately
This was my first time at one of these courses. As a medical professional, I wasn't sure how much I would gain from this, but I learned quite a bit that I can hopefully apply to my job. The group activities were fun but unfortunately, the last activity became a bit too competitive and left a slightly sour aftertaste as we finished the course but overall it was still a very valuable experience.
Exceeded my expectations, very relevant to my job.