I have a lot of great templates and ideas to put into action.
I thought it was terrific - straight forward and lessons can be applied.
Even with a cold he did a great job. On line its difficult to keep our interest but he did
Great information, easy to follow, interactive
Mike was excellent. There were some technical difficulties that made it a bit challenging at times. i.e. I couldn't hear someone in my group that well.
Great real life examples and engaging class participants.
Axel was very informative and was a great speaker, he really kept me engaged
The instructor is very knowledgeable and provided real life scenarios. I appreciate this method of teaching.
Great knowledgeable instructor that gave us many real world examples of topics discussed.
Very practical training with tools and frameworks that can be readily implemented and practiced in my day-to-day job. However, 3 full days felt a bit long, and I felt that the heart of the information could have been covered in 2 full days....2.5 days at most.
Jean Bosco E.
I enjoyed the course and felt very relevant in our world today.
The trainer (Denise Sawyer-Johnson) was very engaging. This is the first time I have sat in a 3 day conference and stayed attentive (engaged) the entire time. The material shared was also very applicable to me. She also shared several references, videos and other material which helped to foster the learning experience.
I was on the edge of my seat for most of the sessions...Denise had a way with captivating our attention. I appreciated Deniseâ€™s relatable experiences and the organic ability to connect with each of us.
Denise did a great job of keeping the course very interactive. We were engaged from the very first hour. Her facilitation style worked and induced interaction from all the attendees.
Exceeded my expectations
Very thorough and excellent instructor!
strong instructor and flexible with the needs of the class versus just going off of the powerpoints, etc directly.
I really enjoyed the class. It was well paced and provided many tools that would be useful to me in my current position. The materials provided were adequate but I would have liked to have one of the reference books as a part of the course materials. This was provided in a previous AMA class I attended and I found it very useful afterwards.
Applicable techniques for improved leadership.
Great content. Presented excellently by Kirk.
The best AMA course Iâ€™ve taken. Great tools, techniques provided that are directly applicable to my job. Knowledgeable and engaging instructor. Kirk exceeded my expectations.
Facilitator was dynamic and brought in a lot of experience. I liked the smaller class environment which helped build the comfort level for the practice activities.
I believe that the instructor was a last minute fill in. What she lacked in familiarity with the course flow, she more than made up for it in knowledge, experience and humor. I enjoyed the session
Great class, the knowledge has been and will beneficial to my career. Instructor was easy to follow and obviously excelled in knowledge in this subject.
It is always difficult to teach a live online class, but Mike did a great job of getting everyone to interact in our groups and in the class. He was knowledgeable about the subjects and had experiences to share to help us relate.
Mike was very engaging and he kept my attention throughout all 4 parts of the seminar. He was very encouraging and I believe he made myself and the others in my seminar feel comfortably sharing scenarios and participating in groups. This course helped solidify some of the areas I've been working on as a manger and I believe I was given tools to help me achieving my leadership goals. I've taken multiple courses with AMA and I think this was my favorite thus far!
Very informative. He was a great speaker, and very relatable.
Kurt was a great instructor!
Kurt was an excellent presenter and really expanded my view on what leadership means. I was able to pinpoint a few areas where I could improve my leadership within my career and also ways I can incorporate the same principles to improve my personal life.
Moira Silvana T.
It was a great training and would definitely use it as a tool to follow at work.
I enjoyed the format and the content.
I learned a lot about leadership and will take this going into my new role.
Trainer was knowledgeable and insightful on the topic. Spoke with authority and enthusiasm.
Kirstan Marie C.
The overall content was very useful, easily understood and readily applied. The length of the seminar was longer than necessary. Condensing the lecture time, would be my suggestion. I enjoyed taking the prerequisite assessment. Learning my leadership style was eye-opening for future growth.
Cassandra Anne R.
I learned so much that I did not know, and I will be able to apply it every day. I especially found it helpful to identify my leadership style, and from there build upon my strengths and focus on ways to improve.
I learned more than I expected and the time flew by. Great training!
Dynamic and interesting
Kurt was very engaging and had stories to relate to real world applications.
I think this is a good training course for a new managers or those that need to develop their communication skills. The instructor left something to be desired. I would like to be able to provide specific written feedback on the instructor but there is no section for that in your survey.
Instructor was great. I learned a lot and have been inspired to use the skills I learned!
Well articulated and Kurt led the class with the principals he was teaching. I would recommend AMA review the training aids (Videos) and consider updating them to the 21st century.
We would benefit from several different media options too much lecture
Kirk is an excellent trainer. Well prepared
Great instructor...enthusiastic and engaging!
Kirk is a fantastic coach
Kirk was very knowledgeable and was extremely engaging of the group. I learned a lot of tactics and templates that I can use with my team.
Facility was clean, quiet and conducive to the program I took
Overall it was a great experience with the Instructor (David Moriah) and the other students.
Instructor was FANTASTIC!
I was pleasantly surprised at how well structured and adaptible the class was.
The Instructor did an excellent job of being a true leader. He was flexible to the needs of the class and the questions.
This course gave me the tools I need the succeed as a leader!
Elaine provided very helpful advise and information.
This course was short sighted when it comes to adaptations necessary for people of color. The failure to take into consideration the messaging and experiences of women of color was a disservice to those who sit at the intersection of race and gender. The course would benefit from more inclusive content.
This seminar was incredibly powerful and educational. Every day gave me information and knowledge that would help me in my career.
The smaller group setting was really good and allowed for a lot of interaction and discussion which was very useful to apply concepts and get feedback.
Excellent class, very engaging, and thought provoking.
Instructor was able to relate material to every day experienced.
Very good Seminar. Denise is a top notch instructor. Her knowledge and ability to relate her experience to real world business situations was quite enlightening.
Dave did a great job. Engaging speaker. The material was good. Especially helpful were the sections on defining my team's mission, and the leadership style and influence strategies questionnaires.One negative ... Gary talked too much and monopolized some of the class time. The conversations with the other attendees was great.
Enjoyed Daveâ€™s presentation style. Really liked the interactive lessons vs. being lectured to all day
Kirk was excellent and kept the class engaged.
Good topic and good energy
Content was relevant and delivery was effective. Trainer was knowledgeable on the subject matter and his energy was contagious.
Training was excellent. instructor did a great job and covered material well. great class participation was excellent,
Rich was a great instructor! Not only was he knowledgeable, you could tell he genuinely cared about helping his students improve. I couldn't recommend his classes any higher.
Denise was excellent. Her insights, knowledge, and ability to manage a disruptive student were particularly impressive. She taught by example and at every turn, Denise demonstrated her mastery of the subject matter.
Great experience! Course was well planned and our instructor challenged us along the way to insure we benefited as much as possible from the experience.
Excellent as usual. Besides the instructor, John was extremely helpful offering alternatives to do , see and dining around the city.
The course covered some interesting and relevant topics pertaining to my role as a leader in the workplace. The instructor, Ruthe , was also very good. You could tell that she had a passion for this type of work and did a nice job leading the course over the 3 days.
Very engaging, instruction had a lot of knowledge of the material.
The course material was very good and relevant to my role an position at my company.
The class goals were clearly stated and those goals, along with the individual goals we shared at the beginning of the class, were reviewed each day to confirm we were achieving what we set out to do. The class provided me with a lot of great tools and the chance to practice those tools with others. I am so happy with the results and that I made the time to attend.
Very good training. The material is exactly what I needed. Our instructor Ann is incredibly engaging and motivating. One of the absolute best in the business!
Ann was a great instructor, and there was a tremendous amount of great content.
Martha Marina G.
An excellent three days journey learning about experience from an Expert, Ann really have all the knowledge and energy we need to have the major approach for the trainings.
Marco Vinicio V.
VERY GOOD PRACTICE EXERCISES DURING THE TRAINING
Ann was very inspiring!
Ann did a marvelous job of tying all of the information together and helping the class apply the material to real life examples
Nice engaging conversations, encouraging
She was well spoken, had great ways to engage all of us even though we were online. Great knowledge and willing to learn with all of us.
Helpful with providing me with skills and strategies to help improve my communication and ability to create effective messaging to affect results.
The information was incredibly well thought out and helpful.
Excellent course; very interactive and practice using tools learned
I really appreciated the instructor, her teaching style and learned new leadership skills to bring back to my team and organization at large. It was an intimate classroom setting with a lot of interaction and team participation - this style really brought home the techniques she was teaching.
Laura was a wonderful facilitator who kept the glass engaged all three days! The content that she presented was extremely relevant and helpful. I plan on incorporating all my learnings into becoming a stronger and more effective leader. Looking forward to taking additional courses with Laura!
The material was everything I was looking for to help me in my role. I was looking for ways to better influence senior leaders in my company. I learned a lot of different ways to approach the same situation and get better results. I enjoyed the class very much.
The content was outstanding and the facilitator was amazing.
Fantastic, dynamic instructor that made the content come alive!
Laura is an outstanding teacher. Her teaching style is to the point/ systematic and at the same time flexible. She has a very good understanding of the subject/topic covered and is very good at keeping the class engaged. Her style of teaching is unique, I think I learned much more than the content provided in the course material.
The training was informative but also draining in a good way. The trainer had everyone engaged and also had us participate which also had our wheels spinning constantly.
Very good class. A lot of relative and useful material. The instructor (Kirk) was very knowledgeable and did a great job of engaging the participants. He also made you feel comfortable which made for a relaxed learning atmosphere.
Kirk was a fantastic facilitator and helped to make the content as interesting as possible. The class was engaging and lively.
I gained some very useful insights from this seminar. Even though I've been in management and leadership positions for many years, I came away with new ideas and concepts that not only I can put into practice but also can share with my direct reports. The seminar was highly engaging and I enjoyed team building with folks from a variety of both private and public sector organizations. Our AMA instructor kept up a good pace and encouraged active participation. I would recommend this seminar for both new and seasoned managers/leaders.
Dave made the fun and easy to understand.
Axel was very engaging, knowledgeable and effective in his teaching. The material was very apt to what I wanted to learn and I thought all of it was relevant.
He was very knowledgeable on the subject and had a ton of resources.
Jennifer was a fantastic facilitator for this training. She has solid experience and being a women-only version added more depth.
The information was explained very clear and understanding. The instructor gave great examples of ways to apply the techniques in your work place. I will prefer a all Women class anytime because I felt more comfortable and more willing to open up.
Good interaction and participation. Plentiful "real-life" examples.
Great instructor/class interaction. Good user of real-world experiences along with historical data and examples for comparisons. Instructor thoroughly knowable of material and understanding of its application.
The course was a bit too didactic at times and relied a bit too heavily on the course materials rather than experiential. Particularly when there is a small group, I would recommend more experiential learning activities.
This class was fantastic. Kay offered an array of valuable tools to use as a leader at the workplace. She created a safe space to practice leadership presentations, and the 5-person group setting was fantastic to get some good practice in.
Probably too much information for the three days. 9 modules was a lot
Nancy was very effective - good talking speed, great at invigorating the team, made the class challenging. Challenging can be hard to find in these classes so was very happy.
"The Voice of Leadership" has been my most challenging course at AMA but it is also the one course that I got the most benefit.
Good class. Met my expectations.
Mike was a great presenter and the content was good.
I really enjoyed the course. Mike is a great leader.
The only issue I had was pacing, and it was minor. I thought we spent too much time on certain sections, and quickly skimmed over other sections. Only complaint, John was great, entertaining and knowledgeable.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Wendy was an engaging teacher and made me eager to learn. I appreciated the way that pushed us to get out of our own heads and made us work on things that were uncomfortable for us. The material she covered was interesting and has already helped promote a new way of thinking for me.
I felt that I came away with a few different points of self awareness and what I need to improve upon. I enjoyed being pushed out of my comfort zone. The group was the perfect size for this training. Our trainer was clearly an expert in the course work & was really brought it to life.
Instructor was knowledgeable, energetic and connected well with the attendees.
Fantastic course and instructor! It exceeded my expectations!
Good training with very useful leadership tools.
Kirk was exceptional. I have already begun incorporating the leadership techniques learned. A+
Excellent facilitator and content.
Good overview. Would like more specific examples applicable to real life business situations.
Good. Perhaps a few too many team exercises.
It was appropriate in length and depth and applied to my position
Kirk has tremendous enthusiasm and was well engaged. The course was compressed from two (2) weeks into three (3) days! Kirk was able to keep our group focused and deliver feedback whenever needed.
Rose was Personable, knowledgeable, and engaging
I found this course to be extremely informative and very worthwhile. I could not have asked for a better instructor and this entire experience exceeded all of my expectations.
Overall, I think the course was lead with too much of a "girl power" perspective. I would have liked the class better without such an emphasis.
I found this seminar to have great content with the learning objectives fulfilled.
The instructor was fine, but the content was so fundamental that it did not add value. I think this course should be focused to people that are not in a leadership position because anyone in a leadership role would not be there without these basic skills
Small setting. Love that it was Women only.
Well paced. I liked the small group setting and the learning objectives were clear and concise. Easy to apply in the real world.All of the tools presented during this course will be very useful on the job. I have already recommended this course to colleagues within my organization.The only feedback that I would provide as an enhancement opportunity is to make sure that folks attending the session are at or near the same level of experience. If there is too much space between levels, it becomes hard to gain as much from the course, especially if you are the Executive Level already.
I don't believe this format is conducive at all to the material, and I believe the material itself was somewhat lacking or too scattered to be all that sueful.
I enjoyed the seminar. I felt restricted on time when we did exercises.
Good topic- learned a few tricks.
The course was beneficial to myself and where I am with my development.
I took away a few pieces of information to utilize in the workplace.
Axel was very engaging and the subject matter was very relevant.
Presented himself very professional.
Axel was a wonderful instructor and kept the class interesting.
A good session overall. Dragged a bit on last day - perhaps could have been a half day instead of full day.
I've had the opportunity to take multiple development courses through AMA and the previous experiences set a high bar however this course was subpar. The feedback I have is far too much for the space allotted, also it wouldn't depict a full picture and interpretation could be misunderstood. I surely would not recommend this instructor at this location with this course to my coworkers. Highly disappointed.
Excellent course all around. Very interactive using real life examples and situations that will be useful as a leader in my career. Ruth did a tremendous job sharing personal experiences and stories to relate to the course material.
I was pretty skeptical about a training seminar that teaches the fundamentals of leadership since I believe it's something you learn on the job but I was pleasantly surprised at the material and the instructors ability to teach me new things! It lays the groundwork for leadership that is not always inherent for everyone.
A lot of good tools and techniques that I can apply to my work and team. The Leadership Assessment is a good tool to understand both your style and the style of others.
The teacher- Ann was excellent with her experience and ability to answer most questions.She would indicate the areas of development for the participant to be most effective leader.The techniques made most sense. The story telling part is new to me and was shown how to influence the audience using it at the right time,
Ann was awesome. Arguably the best instructor at AMA San Francisco. Very engaging and knows her subject and is always on point with relevant stories and topics to share. She's open to class participant topics and is an excellent coach.
The course provides an excellent set of tools for leaders to be successful on a daily basis. For example, it provides a framework for crafting compelling messages using the "Know-Believe-Feel-Do" approach and telling stories using the "STAR" format.
This training session was awesome! The teacher was informative and she kept the class moving. Everything we discussed was inline with my job responsibilities. I learned allot and would recommend this seminar to my co-workers.
the material was excellent, and very well-presented
The training was a very balanced blend of instructional material and practical application utilized with the group. Role playing, and group exercises were not uncomfortable or awkward to participate in during the training. The information and role playing is practical and can be easily implemented within each individual's unique business platform.
Monica was great. She engaged the students to talk about issues at work and how to deal with them. I learned a great deal from examples she provided during class.
I really enjoyed this class and took a lot back to put in to practice. Monica was an excellent facilitator and our group was able to have really rich discussions
Exceptional leadership training that I can readily apply to my existing staff/organization/office now!The instructor's feedback and classroom exercises/peer feedback helped me tremendously, especially in in my ability to use influence strategies going forward to achieve organizational/personal outcomes needed to achieve optimum results within my current workplace.
I enjoyed every moment. I learned a lot. Denise did a great job of keeping our attention and mixing up attendees to maximize our experiences.
I though the class was good but I think the course is way overpriced. Also, I don't like the role playing parts, I don't think it is necessary.
Instructor was well organized and highly responsive
Clarified Leaders, managers and coaches on a wide spectrum
More refresher techniques. Good general reminders to continue practicing.
George Everett G.
Axel was an excellent presenter (he did a SUPER job managing a very diverse group) and the scope of the training materials was well done.
I really related to Axel so it was extremely easy to engage in this class. He makes it very comfortable to share and participate.
The instructor, Thomas, did a good job in making it very "applied" course.
Thomas did an excellent job with relaying impactful and meaningful topics with exceptional clarity. He was a great instructor and very thorough in approaching the material. His psychology credentials were clearly helpful in his insights to our student's concerns and challenges. The exercises, while repetitive, were truly enlightening and will challenge me to apply the techniques. Thanks also to Pat for her awesome support to the class. A great class all around!
Great content and instructor. I feel like there were at least 3 key tools I can use on the job.
He was personable, knowledgeable and ran a good class.
The seminar has helped me to start shaping my own voice of leadership, being confident of my strengths and figuring out how to work on improving my weaknesses. For my future, will be of significant positive impact on implementing effective leadership, particularly its continuous practice along the way. Ann did an excellent job in teaching us the manifold toolbox of proper leadership communication and always provided useful feedback on our performance during the training course!
Useful and interesting content. Engaging presenter who seemed to have a real commitment to making sure attendees learned. Very good at managing the room (i.e., not letting individuals take topics off track). Pace was perfect - just enough detail and time on each topic. Great facility. I dud bit find the advance/prep work helpful.
This is a excellent seminar for leaders who just started or in the role for a long term
I found the course content very useful, and I appreciated the instructor's delivery skills which often demonstrated the content.
Class didn't flow like other AMA classes. To many people from the same company so discussions were more of a complain session.
The content was very useful, the instructor was terrific. She provided concrete examples from her own experience that put the material into useful context and was extremely approachable - put the class at ease early on in the course - the handout and testing was extremely useful in assessing my own areas of strength and where I need to focus my energies in improving certain skills - overall I find the class extremely useful and have recommended it to several of my team members.
Trainer was good, knowledgeable, made sure that it wasn't boring, involved every one and interacted very well with every one.
This course far exceeded my expectations. I was engaged the entire 3 days of this course and the instructor's knowledge on the subject was superb. I definitely feel that the areas where I felt I needed improvement on were addressed and I will be able to take the skills I learned and apply them to all areas of my life. Leadership is no longer intimidating to me, now that I have the tools needed to succeed in that area.
Great engagement and stories
Provided and excellent environment to practice storytelling, coaching and mentoring and influence styles.
The instructor provided tremendous insight and experience. I thoroughly enjoyed his teaching style, stories, methods and personal insight.
The class was good. My only comment is that the exercises took too long and limited the amount of content that we were able to get from the instructor.
This course not only met my expectations but exceeded them due to the level of engagement from my fellow classmates and the teaching style of Ann. She is one of the best facilitators I have ever encountered; she challenged us with exercises that allowed us to practice new skills in a safe environment. "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." ~Fred DeVito
The overall course was interesting and informative. The instructor was terrific!
The instructor kept us engaged and kept a very good pace
The instruction was good, the format is easy to access with plenty of setup help, and the material is good. The additional materials in the workbook are sometimes thorough and sometimes leave out major points from the talk (will have worksheets but not a representation of the principles being taught). I also felt as if some modules are out of order (the modules in lesson 3 seems to be backwards) and some areas ask for answers without support (if my management style is entirely different from another, how am I supposed to say what changes I will make without instruction on how to operate like the other type?). The time allotted to activities was often short, and sometimes laughably short.
Excellent course design. Poorly structured and delivered.
I feel the instructor did a great job of explaining the material and tying scenarios into the way you could utilize the techniques shared.
I was underwhelmed by the content as I thought I would hear information that I had not heard in tons of other leadership books and talks. It was good information for someone with no leadership training at all.
The training was top notch and I believe it will significantly help in improving my leadership communication skills and overall leadership skills.
Lot's of great content.
The content was appropriate and met my expectations.
Very good self development insight
Engaging, interesting, compelling
Carole seemed very knowledgeable on the subject matter and I enjoyed some of her real life stories to relate to the material
Good material. I can see this as beneficial when I return back to the office.
The training was good. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of talented, smart women - many of whom are struggling with some of the same challenges as myself.
I thought the training was insightful and full of thought provoking material. The engagement sessions were excellent and handled effectively. Jennifer was a fantastic leader- her energy and candid approach is enviable!
Material was well conceived, thorough and thought provoking. Kirk, the instructor was an excellent educator and facilitator - very knowledgeable.
Our instructor Kirk did a very good job of keeping it informative and interactive
It provided me with in sights of my Leadership style, it also allowed me to learn new styles, identify them and how and when use one of them to my situation.
Like the way the class was thought and motivated ..