Overall the course was great. Just wish the course was a little longer, maybe 2.5 days.
I gained new insights, I gained new skills and tricks, and many ideas for implementing them. I really thought it was time well spent. Valuable.
Great training. Very informative.
It was disappointing that we did not receive the Franklin Covey class material during the class. We were provided with old or copied material which has a few pages with the incorrect graphic. AMA did not seem to be very organized. We also received our "homework" which a due date of the date before we received the email which was not a very good sign when the course is about being more effective.The course was mainly an introduction of the 7 Habits. It does not go into much detail of how one is to improve upon each of the areas. If anyone that has taken any leadership course, this course was very similar, just a different use of terminology.
This was an incredible, well designed and thoughtfully administered course, with a professional approach, yet leaving room for personalization, and humor. Precision oriented with integrated use of visuals and videos.
Jennifer was fabulous! This would have been an excellent overall if the materials would have been there for us.
Great class and great presenter
Excellent Training - actually was even better than I had anticipated! Joe made the learning/practical exercises fun & entertaining. Great learning environment! Highly recommend this instructor/training.
The room temperature was never comfortable, the room would get too cold then the heat would come on and then get way too hot. All attendees of the course were distracted by the temp at least once during the 2 day course. Fantastic course led by an extremely competent instructor. I am so glad I had an opportunity to attend.
Deb was wonderful and personal. I loved that she told stories to help us relate to each of the 7 habits and how they might come in handy, and it's respectable, how calm she was and how kind, despite a very bull-headed student who would question every action or sentence she stated.
I really enjoyed the comfortable, intimate, yet effective style of class.
This class was extremely helpful - especially in examples of language to use.
Great class! Good information taught by a great instructor!!
I enjoyed the seminar very much and would have liked a third day.
Tracy was full of energy and get life anecdotes.
Overall great. Sometimes instructionsfor exercises were given too quickly. Would help if these were written down or displayed.
Very clear, eloquent and dedicated teacher.
Great speaking and real life examples ! I have taken several couses and the instructor Tracy does make a difference
Excellent course, a lot of information that can be extremely beneficial to my future development.
Very good class! Time well spent. Skills I will definitely use.
Pauline was a terrific instructor. She did a great job of presenting the material in ways that made it very relatable and interesting. It was a lot of material to cover in two days, and she did a great job staying on schedule. But perhaps three shorter days would be beneficial because I was feeling a little burned out the last hour or so of each day. Overall the course was very well organized and extremely beneficial for making improvements to both my personal and work experences.
Some snaks would have been noce
Great presenter , very thorough and knowledgeable
Lots of helpful uses in my work and personal life.
Very practical and useful for work and personal life too
Patrick did a great job and Matt was great, too!
I appreciate all the tools that were provided to take with me and use on a daily basis. This training was extremely helpful!
The powerpoint was confusing and didn't follow our book. I also would have liked to look more at my assessment results from my coworkers.
This course is so packed with content, and is in such a unique format being online, and I think Patrick did a great job tying concepts together and keeping everyone engaged. I was surprised how effectively the entire class could collaborate without being in the same room together. I learned a lot from the material and my fellow students. The instructor was friendly, personable, and professional.
One comment about instructor--Very nice fellow - very knowledgeable-- However, I am not sure his style was so conducive to the online environment. At times the tone with which he was addressing us was as if we were in the 2nd grade. Hate to be so blunt. I think he really knows he stuff- but he is probably better in classroom or one-to-one coaching.
The facilitator was great; however, the training started on a rough start given the disorganization from the hotel in having everything prepared
It had a rough start with room not being set up and the instructor not having everything, which was due to using a new location and not of their own fault.
Overall, I feel the pace of the class is too fast and some habits short on content. The theory is quite clear and the instructor could not have communicated it more succinctly, but at times it was like drinking out of a fire hose, plenty of information, but a bit too much to take in or at least sink in before moving on. In a number of instances, when greater or more in depth detail or strategy was requested on a specific topic, we were referred to other AMA offered Franklin Covey classes. Again, I do not fault the instructor. As much information as could be packed into 2 days was. Many of my co-workers have taken longer 7 Habits courses and each returned with an epiphany, like a light bulb having been illuminated for them. My managers are expecting the same for me, but an epiphany I cannot claim; a light bulb, possibly, but dim. One specific item that was given nearly zero time of discussion was the 7 Habits Assessment and the pre-work. It seems there would be a great deal to mine from this feedback, but skills in greater use, interpretation and effective follow-up were lacking or missing.
Our instructor was incredible and made sure that everyone had a full understanding of each habit before moving on. I would love to take another of Desiree's classes!
This was one of the best personal/professional workshops I have ever attended. I was experiencing Aha moments through the entire 2 days - very useful tools for become more 'effective' vs 'efficient'.
Good skills taught in an engaging atmosphere.
This course exceeded my expectations. It was a lot of material to get through in 2 days, but will be very useful in my career and personal life. Joe was a great instructor and kept us all engaged throughout the seminar. Very pleased with this training, the instructor, and AMA. Thank you!
Very poignant and disciplined presentation. Every part was purposeful with direct correlation and meaning.
This training is good. It really makes you think about yourself and how to handle situations that seemed out of your control before.
Really great class! Learned great techniques I will use in both my professional and personal life.
About halfway through the 1st day I realized that I had done this training before at the facility I work at. I did not get much out of it. There was a lot of people and did not seem as meaningful as the 2nd time around. The setting was great. We had a class of 8 people which made it really easy to learn, share ideas and ask questions.
She was very knowledgeable about this subject
Instructor had a lot of experience and was very enthusiastic. Content was fantastic and applicable. The exercises were good, but are less effective than the exercises in comparable courses such as the "Dale Carnegie Flagship Course".
Excellent real life examples used to help relate and apply to everyday use and loved the positive energy.
Janine was passionate about the ideas and concepts. Provided more than just a lecture but an interactive experience.
The Instructor was passionate about the topic.
It was a little too much information for a two day course.
Wonderful class filled with great information and techniques to handle issues that maybe been seen as not important or minor to others but carries a powerful impact for yourself. Awesome materials, loved the apps.
I felt some material was rushed through and other areas a little too much time spent where unnecessary. I would have liked to spend time on how to effectively use the boxed materials after the course ends.
Very will presented. Course was engaging and extremely relevant.
Patrick was engaging and provided great examples
Excellent course - it will change my life!
Pretty good but I think we needed more teaching on handling the situations and depth on personal development of those 7 skills. Pretty much was an overview and high level explanation then the rest was do on your own.
With the class being 2 days opposed to 3, providing lunch might have provided a few more opportunities for learning.
He did a good job. It might be helpful if he stated when the breaks were going to be, though.
Very helpful course. Needed more real life examples of application. A lot seemed too "in a perfect world".
Probably the best training (course material and presentation) I've had in my professional career. Most applicable training for my development as a manager/leader.
The person who led it, Jen, did just that. What a great course with great direction, practical examples and an environment to share personal reflections
The training was great, look forward to taking what I learned and putting into my daily routine at work and in my personal life.
WHAT WOULD MAKE THIS BETTER WOULD BE IF WE WERE ABLE TO VIEW THE VIDEOS NOT ONLY IN CLASS BUT AT A LATER TIME. THEY WERE VERY HELPFUL, IT IS DISAPPOINTING THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO LOCATE THESE ANYWHERE.
It was good but would have been better over 3 days. I have taken the course before and 2 days is just too short.I would have expected that you would include lunch together to help bring the students together. Considering the cost it would have been the right thing.
I enjoyed the seminar, however the room was to small and I believe for the price that is paid to attend a FC Seminar accommodations would have been better. Seemed as if seminar was put on back burner when it came to priority. Not sure why it was changed from 3 day to 2 day, but felt as if some context was rushed through instead of spending accurate amount of time on. I enjoyed the context and concept just was disappointed with accommodations and lack of concern & comfort for the attendee's who's companies paid good money to send their employee's too.
Jen is fantastic. She really believes in the program and is able to explain it in a way that is easy to understand. She makes the course run efficiently. Also, John was very helpful and knowledgable about Boston. Everything about this course was first-class.
He did a great job keeping the class engaged!
Jennifer was engaging and kept the whole group on track and inspired to learn and go our and practice what we had learned.
It was very informative. I like that the instructor shared personal narratives to bring the skills/habits to life.
Great experience, will recommend to everyone
There is a lot of value in this workshop. And the way it was presented makes it easy to internalize.
It was great learning time!
I feel I have a great understanding of the concepts. I loved all the interaction, videos, and group participation. Course should include a planner.
The instructor is personable and engaged. I really enjoyed her energy. The materials were well packaged. I think I will be able to use a few principles in both my work and private life.
I can and will apply the 7 habits to my life
I have such a fun time learning more about myself and what I need to do to be more effective. The course is pack with information, but is broken down into interesting materials that is so easy to swallow.
Disappointed that it was a 2 day presentation. It was a lot of information to absorb in such a condensed time period.
There was so much to go through in such a short amount of time. I wish it had been three days as originally advertised.
Very good mix of videos, class participation and teachings.
Practical advice and real life examples will enable me to begin living the habits
Illicit more feedback at the end of each "chapter/habit" to encourage and promote conversation and feedback from others in seminar as to the implementation of the habits in real world experiences.
Deb was very knowledgeable, helpful, and had a great personality that lighten the seminar. She was willing to take non-class time to go over personal issues and gave great advice based on years of experience working with so many people.
The amount of time spent on the materials for this program is terrible! There is no way that the breadth and depth of this literature can be properly covered, discussed, analyzed, etc. in four 3-hour sessions. Also, I feel the instructor was rushed to get through material... any questions or dialogue around the content/material would derail the timing for the course. This is my 2nd AMA course, and in both experiences, it seems as though the instructors are just reading material/content from the slides. In no way do I feel like I was taught by an expert on the subject matter. I could've taught this course... The only requirement is to be able to read and provide surface level interpretation. Also, in two instances, I had questions about application of some of the principles discussed in the course and the instructors answer... "Oh, we teach that in these other courses, you should definitely take a look at them." Those courses... 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for Managers 2-Day Workshop. There is no way I'd ask my organization to spend another $5,000 to answer 2 questions I had in my course, particularly given my experience with this one. I certainly do not see the $2,200.00 value in this one. I could have purchased the book and supplemental material for $100.00 (on the high side), and learned just as much on my own as I did in the course. Lastly, there was NO student interaction in this course, no breakout sessions, n
Very engaging instructor. Good material with good videos.
Instructor was excellent, easy to engage with, very attentive to class environment and was fantastic expressing ideas covered in the training.
Desiree and Lee were great. Desiree had great information about the subject and Lee did a great job taking care of anything that surfaced on the technical side.
This course opened my eyes to understand that it is okay to listen and speak the truth. Truth of knowing self and finding a balance in life or work. To not be scared of a different outcome than planned. Also, learned that planning is good because it keeps you organized and accountable for your actions. This was amazing.
Joe did an EXCELLENT job leading/facilitating the training. The quality of the training material was also excellent. The size of the training group was just right. The facilities were very comfortable.The class exceeded my expectations in every way.
The environment was engaging and interactive which made the class times seem shorter. The facilitator was very encouraging and often relied on the attendees to respond or answer questions about the course topics. I would recommend this course to others.
Awesome...3 Day course would be better. Lots of info for 2 days.
I think the teacher was extremely informative. High reccomendations there. I heard the class used to be 3 days and I think that extra day would be beneficial. To really let the ideas and thinking sink in to take home.
Instructor was very knowledgeable and a very interactive class
I loved the class and did not want it to end. They always say that time flies by when your having fun and it really did. I did not want to leave. I found myself wanting to learn more and spent every night examining myself and how I treat other along with how I treat myself, how I talk to people and need to understand before being understood. I take a step back now and look at multiple pyridines before engaging in conversation. I look for the win win scenario and everyone's strengths around me to develop my plan of action. I did these things already but this class evolved my understanding and performance to the next level. I look forward to applying all the new habits to my life at home and at work. Thank you for the opportunity.
This is a great class to take for any level of management or non-management. Highly effective and helps you look at areas within your life from a new perspective.
Materials were great. Liked that we had lots of small group activities along with time for individual work. Harry is a very good facilitator. It would have been better if we had had the option of reading the book beforehand. I did read the book beforehand and I think it helped a lot to my learning experience.
I thought this training was very insightful. I was shocked at how deeply I had to look within myself, but it was also eye-opening. I got a lot of useful and practical techniques that I plan to apply.
Fantastic instructor. Comfortable setting. Great topic.
Best course I've taken thru AMA so far. Janine is an engaging speaker and I really liked the way she organized the course so that each participant spent time with every other participant. This really allowed everyone in the course to get to know everyone else and open up and share different viewpoints or experiences.
Absolutely love the 7 Habits concepts. Read book and attended similar training years ago. Our facilitator had amazing, global experience and great energy. My only wish is that she would have shared more professional examples - if not from her own experience, then real-world examples. In fact, this is feedback I have for every AMA instructor I have had except for one "marketing" guy who led the marketing portion of my 5-Day MBA AMA training a 4-5 years ago in NYC. AMA instructors are great facilitators, yet they should share more examples to drive home their message.
Janine did an excellent job. She is very people friendly and very informative about the subject.
It was very informative and makes you think of news ways to approach issues and concerns.The instructor was interactive with the group and very informative of the teaching tools and very good at explaining in detail.Learned tools that will last a lifetime.
The seminar was instructed by Kurt who did a great job with transmitting the course/educational material.
The Instructor and materials for the course were excellent. Location and facility are convenient.
This course was insightful and i enjoyed going through and reading the resources provided. A lot of information was valuable. I think something to make this course even more effective is more training on putting what you learned in practice.
Overall, the class was good and very helpful. I felt as if the class material lacked cultural awareness and at times the class content aired towards the side of an older audience.
The instructor was great. I enjoyed the materiel.
I loved this course, but was disappointed to not receive the emails for logging into the portal and completing the assessment without multiple outreaches to customer service.
This was a very good class that I have definitely learned from and will change my current lifestyle to incorporate what I have learned.
Loved it. Now I have the tools to move forward and change my life for the better!
This was a very thoughtful and engaging class. I really enjoyed it.
This training was extremely valuable. It exceeded my expectations, I went into it thinking I'd be learning habits to help me transition into my new position within my organization; however, I came out with so much more. I have found these habits to be rewarding in my life as a whole.
The class and the instructor were great, and I liked her face.
Deb was a great instructor. Stayed on topic and provided good insight to the course.
Dr Joe did a great job delivering a world class workshop!
It was a good training but it was longer than it needed to be. A 2 day training could have covered all the material.
Joseph does a great job with presenting key points and utilizing pertinent demonstration
I thought the real life scenarios were creative enough to hold the audience's attention. It helped having so many hands on activities.
Made it interactive, explained things thoroughly, and went back to re-explain if we were confused after the exercise.
Excellent class and teacher
Great mix of teaching, learning from each other with the exercises, and the videos were excellent
Very good class. Learned a lot of new things. The interaction amongst the group and videos were great.
Excellent training, I will be able to utilize and take advantage of all the information and habits learned over the three day seminar. Thanks!
Janine brought enthusiasm and energy into the room each day! Great material and personal experiences!
I am surprised that it is not catered for the price. It was difficult to try to find lunch, which cut into the learning time. It lacked convienence.
Considering the circumstances for my attending the course, this is a very high mark. My attendance was mandatory, assigned by my supervisor.
Janine is a superb instructor and a genuine human being. She offered practical examples with an abundance of wisdom. The 7 Habits is by far the most inspirational, enjoyable and effective personal and professional development course I have participated in. And in no small way that was due to my instructor's mastery of Covey's principled material. Thank you again for an excellent and transformational course!
Found the training to be very interesting and effective. Will definitely utilize what I learned in my daily life.
The 7 Habits are fascinating, as I already knew from reading the book. Our instructor, Joe, made it great by keeping us very actively involved.
Well taught and very informational.
Desiree was great - knew her material and kept class interested and moving. Using real life examples to back up 7 habits lessons.
Desirae did a great job keeping the class's attention and being very clear on each point covered.
An improved "satisfaction-in-life" experience!! The program facilitates being able to sustain the improvements as well (as long as self-discipline is applied). Truly a gift that will keep on giving, and my family, friends, employees, boss, and even people I have yet to meet will benefit. Thank you!
The training course and content were excellent, but I cannot say enough about the instructor. Janine was engaging, intelligent, interesting, willing to share her stories, examples and herself with us in a way that made the training so much more than it might have been. I would take any class she is involved with. The videos and examples were great. Most of the activities were enlightening. Some more than others, of course. One note overall: the email reminders were confusion as I didn't think it was clear that you had to set up an account and do 360 assessments. Therefore I (and several others commented the same) didn't realize this until a few days before. And the assessments were great so I would have like to have done more of them. Maybe the emails could have a different subject line that clearly states this.
This was a fantastic course which I would recommend to anyone I know interested in bettering themselves personally or professionally. It dug deeper into real issues at home and work and had practical plans and applications, unlike many other self-improvement-based experiences.
What wonderful experience!
There were plenty of things I'll use from the seminar, but some of the info/habits seemed dated at times.
very good course, too much to be completed in 2 days/ for the cost of the course and the fast that there are over 150 hotels in San Diego, I think you could have picked a location that had parking ????
I liked the material, packaging, class. I felt the class was too large for the type of class because there are a lot of activities and not enough time to share it all with others. I also did not like that 13/20 students were from the same organization/office. It would have been more effective to put them in one class that would cater around their industry and questions. Most of the time the activity sharing/feedback was towards their environment, or no one participated because they were coworkers (made me not fully engage and receive what I wanted. I had few other AMA classes and it was nice to have a mix smaller crowd.
Outstanding class that really made you think and kept you engaged in learning. This instructor was exceptional in her teaching methods, and kept the class participation high.
Janine was a great instructor. She provided personal examples of how she's applied The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in her own life. The videos shown throughout the course were great, but there may have been too many. At times, it felt impersonal. Overall a great course.
I thought the content was great and Janine had a lot of energy and great stories to bring the program to life.
Well organized and useful information
Great info! Excellent instructor!
I am very pleased with the content and instruction of this training. I feel like the skills I learned will be very usable in both my personal and professional life. I sincerely enjoyed learning from Tracy and hope to have the opportunity to do so again.
Excellent course incorporating manipulative exercises that served to solidify the material. Tracy is a knowledgeable professional as well as approachable. Excellent!
Sometimes the material felt rushed, due to time, but great (new) information.
Jen was a great instructor!
Henry was very engaging. He gave the class the opportunity to interact and he was a successful course leader. The classroom environment could use a little work as panels were falling out of the ceiling. But other than that it was comfortable. I would also suggest that the program provide small snacks for people.
Engaging faculty, good mix of activities, videos and led instruction
Overall I thought the content was excellent and the instructor clearly had a passion for the topic. The only reason I didn't score a 5 was that the instructor was a little dry at times and had the tendency to belabor his point.
The location was great, clean and safe. I also appreciated having many options for lunch.
it was good. I am not sure I was a huge fan of the video examples. they were too simplistic.
Ann Marie P.
Joseph is an excellent instructor!! He presents the material clearly, has excellent timing, and makes the class directly applicable by providing examples that show how to implement the 7 Habits, and how using them will help us be more effective. He understands the underlying issues when a question is asked, and helps the student find ways to use the class material to solve the problem. He is an amazing teacher!! Thank you!!!
Henry was an outstanding instructor/mentor for the class, mixing in real-world scenarios into the lessons.
I like best how this lesson engaged the audience. If possible the instructor should use a camera, so he could be seen by the audience and this would open more possibilities to present items
For an online seminar especially, this was fantastic. Excellent videos/materials, excellent progression of material (very well structured), and of course, an excellent AMA instructor.
Instructor, Material, presentation.... EXCELLENT!
Joe was engaging and insightful! The material was spot on and the course kept me intrigued the entire time. I can't wait to employ these practices in my life. Thank you!
This class was excellent! The principles were explained well and it's something I can apply to all areas of life.
I could see that each habit was needed in all areas of my life. Very impressed with the overall message to change ones life.
This training complimented my previous training that focused a lot on personality traits. It touched on some things I've already learned and brought in some new ideas also. Mostly, it brought them all together in a way that makes them more useful. Kurt is an excellent instructor and I look forward to future classes with him.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 7 habits class that I attended. Janine, our instructor, made the class fun, and provided great examples from her own personal life, allowing us to understand all of the principles taught.
Patrick was such an engaging and relatable instructor who kept the course interesting and relevant for both the work environment and personal life. The course content was excellent as well.
The seminar was amazing and our speaker was truly an effective trainer!
This class was one of the best I've ever taken and the instructor (Patrick McWard) was amazing too.
This class was very informative and very educational. It allowed me to take the tools and knowledge from that training course and try to apply it to my daily life both professionally and personally.
I thought the curriculum was very rich and rigorous. I was more interested in Habits 1-3 than 4-6, but all was useful. I'm enthusiastic about committing to the habits. The instructor was extremely committed and passionate and wanted her participants to excel. That said, she sometimes wasted too much time with the democracy of having everything be vote (about whether or not to leave early, etc.). At other times she was very controlling about the energy of the class, which was useful in that one participant was very needy. While she was overall highly effective, the vacillation between the two was a little disconcerting
This seminar exceeded my expectations. The instructor was excellent and I very much enjoyed the material. I have integrated a good deal of it into my daily life and have noticed that I am both happier and more effective in my work life and personal life.
Useful tools for both business and personal life...I look forward to applying these skills and mindset at work !!
I really enjoyed the class and found the material very helpful. I have already recommended the class to several of my colleagues.
Overall the course content was good. I think though what really made the course effective was the instructor. I really liked Deb to the point that I would seek out courses taught by her. She was so much better than the other instructor I had in San Diego on a project management seminar. I would love to find out what seminars she specifically teaches
Excellent instructor, who stimulated a lot of group activities. The pace of the seminar was good. A lot of take aways which should make me more effective in business and privat. I really can recommand this seminar
Instructor and facility was great. However, I was very upset with the lead manager for the facility who gave me attitude when I asked him about seeing what I could do to get my parking validated. Nothing on my welcome letter stated that there was no parking on site and that I would have to pay $22 per day. The manger was rude, did not even consider what I had to say, and did not even attempt to address my issue/concern. This was a poor reflection AMA, mainly because of how rude he was.
The small class size we had of three people allowed for a very intimate experience.I thoroughly enjoyed the class materials. I wish there were even more resources I could review!
Janine was amazing. She probed us to open up and led us in a fun and inspirational way
The course opened my eyes to a lot of new things, while affirming some ideas and principles that I already new to be true. Each day I felt I learned multiple new skills that I was ready to implement immediately, many of which are already having a positive impact on my life.
The course material was good, however we weren't able to get our assessment results prior to the course, which is critical to understanding the changes we need to make as we go through the course. By not sending the assessment results, you severely limited the growth of the attendees. As we went through the materials, everyone kept commenting about how nice it would be to know where they were on that skill in relation to where they want to be, but that wasn't possible due to poor AMA follow-through. I would recommend the course to others, but would recommend taking it directly through FranklinCovey because their support seemed much more effective.
Instructor was excellent. AMA pre-course notices were not distributed in a timely fashion.
The class was extremely organized with a good flow. The instructor was wonderful and took the time to listen to everyoneâ€™s questions. She really got to know us and was able to use specific examples of how to apply the 7 Habits in our own work and personal life.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and very engaging. Led me to my "aha moment ".
Excellent Course!! The material provided and the instructor's presentation were top notch.
Class was very informative. Insightful ways to improve the daily struggles to achieve results.
I thought the class was excellent. The exercises we did during the class and the video clips were so enlightening.
Jen just a great consultant, I'm very happy to attend her seminar
Pauline kept the class motivated, engaged and interested. She was a great inspiration for me!
Very engaging and helpful class. I will remember this for a lifetime.
Pauline was an excellent instructor and kept the class engaged and lively through her excellent presentation style, mix of media, and standing/moving around on certain exercises. Even despite the temperature control issues in the room (A/C was out), she kept us on track and focused throughout.
the course was very well balanced between the book, videos, and interactive exercises . the course went very fast and was very rewarding
I think this class was a good experience in opening my eyes to the importance of work-life balance.
It was a very helpful class. It flowed very well together.