The instructor was very good! He kept the class energized and enthused to learn, as well as facilitating engagement well. The only reason I am not giving a "5" is because the venue lacked accommodations that I would expect to have based on the cost of attending the course. For example, the venue did not provide adequate refreshments during the day and did not have on-sight meal options. Also, the configuration of the room was such that you could not face forward towards the instructor and sit with the table in front of you for taking notes at the same time. It created an uncomfortable and distracting setting.
The training was an excellent experience. However, many times it seemed it could have been more effective if everyone stayed on topic. Many participants would overshare their personal experiences that it took away from the actual lesson and made session drag.
I love this course! Teacher Patrick was great, and very enthusiastic all time. My best seminar!
Material seemed to be dated. Many of the videos were old (1970's), and practical exercises that we did were outdated. I was familiar with them from other (free) workshops I've attended, or had even found online myself previously while researching training exercises for people I supervise.Each time we started a new section, the instructor would state the class averages and let us know as a group where scores were higher and lower. He told us to mark it in the box on the page in the book at the beginning of each habit. I thought by the end that he would tell us why we were marking our scores in the box and what we should do with that information, but I'm still not sure how this is relevant. He also had us do homework, but the next day it was never brought up or even asked if we had completed which left me wondering if it was really that important or necessary.I did come away with a few pieces of useful information, but overall I felt this was not worth the very high price tag for this training. Since this is such a costly training, it would also be nice to include at least lunch or snacks in the registration fee.
Very knowledgeable, and engaging. Some instances where exercise did not need so much explanation, and/or time to complete.
wonderful ins ruction. inspirational.
This was one of the best course I have take so far! The subject and the instructor were awesome. The course material was applicable both professional and personally!
The class, instructor, and location of the class was fantastic. The class was very informative and will change the way I continue through life both at work and home. This was definitely an eye opener.
Patrick was a very enthusiastic instructor and was very passionate about the subject matter.
Great content, instructor gave great examples, and moved at an appropriate speed
Excellent course, everyone should do this
The instructor was very engaging.
I feel virtual training is tough to be interactive, but I thought Patrick did a good job of leading us through the course.
Patrick was great, the content was great - life changing in many ways. I am so glad I attended this course, it was very well done.
Maria was a great trainer and the course was very informative. I can definitely apply this to my daily life, both work and personal. Thank you!
This was an excellent course and I wish that I would have taken in earlier in my career!
The room was a little tight for the size of the class.
Maria was a dynamic energetic instructor! A first rate trainer.
It was just like any other life help training
I thought the entire seminar was very well orchestrated and very easy to understand.
Very knowledgeable individual. Very structured. Effective.
I thought everything that I learned in this seminar was useful in personal and work life. The moderator was fantastic!
Loved this seminar. Harry is a great instructor and kept the entire class engaged.
Enjoyed the class and think I got more our of having a small group of 6 in the class.
Great instructor with applicable insights
I really enjoyed the course, the format and presentation were very good and the fact that my group consisted of only 6 people including myself was nice. The methods for putting the habits into practice are very good and the overall message was very relevant for the environment most of us find ourselves working in today.
The chat pods in the online format allowed for easy communication amongst the group and the instructor did an excellent job teaching the concepts. The videos really drove home the lessons and gave diverse examples on how to live the habits
The classes were run extremely smoothly and Patrick was great.
Class ran very smoothly and was engaged throughout. Pat was a great instructor. Tech support was always available.
Patrick was very engaging. Matt is a great resource
This webinar was very rewarding and really helped me to look into my work and personal relationships and how I handle those on a day to day basis. Lots to take with me and put into to action every day.
The instructor was very passionate about the course and was very helpful with any questions/concerns I had.
Really enjoyed every bit of this amazing course - the content was completely relevant and applicable to both my personal and professional life.
Loved the class, loved the instructor. All around excellent
Sometimes explanation of excersises were hard to follow. The assment sent prior to the seminar was not used yet explicitly stated that it needed to be brought to the class. Felt like Q1 or Q3 task
A lot of material absorbed in a short time.
The training was very instrumental in my own self-development. Encouraged me to look more at myself and to make a change.
The point of this class is that you get out of your personal and professional lives what you put into them. This holds true for the course. The examples and videos are often fun or engaging, the instructor Henry was gregarious and insightful. But you have to buy into the philosophy and engage with it's principles face-to-face for this to be a rewarding or transformative experience.
Good seminar, lots of content and tools tof take and implement
Fantastic material with instructor driven class participatory learning. Enjoyed greatly.
The material is great and Tracy has an excellent grasp of the subject. Great knowledge and insight on every aspect of the training.
Different types of activities initiated by instructor were helpful. Onsite course with participants from different background was a great experience too
Very intriguing class with a great instructor. It was nice having an instructor who actually lives the 7 habits. It made the class that much more impactful with his real world examples.
The Covey resources are phenomenal! Love the videos and the training guidebook and all of the other resources. Really high quality training materials!!
he is great, had a lot of personal experience using the 7 habits and how effective it was in his life.
Instructor (Desiree) was very knowledgeable and high energy. Had great examples how to use the content in personal and professional life.
The class was great and also informative.
It was incredibly impactful.
really enjoyed this class
While we were required to complete a pre-seminar assessment (The 7 Habits Assessment), the results of our personal assessments were not discussed in any way during the seminar itself. I was disappointed to think that I wasted my colleagues time in helping to complete the assessment only to have it completely ignored during the seminar itself.
She used practical stories to support the materials.
I feel as though I can mentally create a purpose of life with effectiveness during a busy work week now. I don't feel overwhelmed.
Good course material, excellent instructor.
Very Interactive course which is always good
Location was great, the facilitator was very knowledgeable and easy going, the class size was not large and that made it easier for activities and discussions.
The training was well organized, the material was very helpful and easily digestible. Henry did a good job facilitating the lessons unto us.
This was my fourth classroom AMA seminar since May - and the most useful and applicable one I have taken thus far. The mix of Instructor lecture, individual reflection exercises, group exercises, and video was a PERFECT balance. (This course had more videos than previous ones, which for me was a powerful learning tool.) Additionally, the course book was organized in a very logical way which will help in going back to reference things that we learned.
Overall I feel the objective of this seminar was met for my personal needs. I was hoping to learn some time management and communication skills. I learned more than expected and am pleased with how I felt after the 2 day seminar. The instructor was great at engaging with the group as well as allowing the group to interact with each other. I felt this helped the structure of the seminar as I was able to learn from experiences that others had gone through.
Excellent. Good knowledge of the subject matter. Interesting.
Great information and techniques were given. Will be using them in my work life and personal life.
I got a lot our of the course. There were ideas/concepts that I was able to identify with and put into place immediately that weekend upon completion of the course. I thought it was the right amount of group interaction, with various one on one activities and broader group activities.
I really enjoyed the course and look forward to reviewing the course material again. Thereafter, I plan to implement key learnings from the course
I was happy I read the book first, it was nice to get my questions answered while I was reading it.
I loved that the habits are rooted in building character and changing attitudes from within rather than focusing on external appearances and behaviors. The training was well structured to drive home the key concepts and principles to help implement each of these. The training was very helpful and I look forward to applying the learnings in the times ahead.
Really insightful but more so makes the learning highly pratical and easily applicable
Joe was a wonderful instructor and the content and exercises we fun and interesting.
The material will always be applicable, useful and essential to stay on the path to future successes. It was very worthwhile.
I thought Henry did a very good job facilitating the seminar. He has a very calm way about him and that made it very easy to settle in and absorb the material. Also, his practical experience using the 7 habits in his professional life gave me confidence that this stuff works!
Very good training and it will help me to improve. However, most of the videos were dated and too long. The training could be more effective/efficient - especially since it is three days of material in two days.
Outstanding delivery of course material.
Shortened course one day - same price
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.
Overall the course was great. Just wish the course was a little longer, maybe 2.5 days.
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.
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.
Jennifer was fabulous! This would have been an excellent overall if the materials would have been there for us.
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.
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.
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.
This class was extremely helpful - especially in examples of language to use.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 training was great, look forward to taking what I learned and putting into my daily routine at work and in my personal life.
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
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.
He did a great job keeping the class engaged!
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.
Jennifer was engaging and kept the whole group on track and inspired to learn and go our and practice what we had learned.
There is a lot of value in this workshop. And the way it was presented makes it easy to internalize.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Instructor was excellent, easy to engage with, very attentive to class environment and was fantastic expressing ideas covered in the training.
Very engaging instructor. Good material with good videos.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Dr Joe did a great job delivering a world class workshop!