Great course, It was thorough, enjoyable, easy to understand, and the highly interactive format kept attendees engaged. I feel like I got a lot of great information and useful, applicable tips for managing and supervising employees.
Great tips / discussion. Enjoy others experiences / feedback.
I thought Pam did a great job engaging attendees--even when they were stubborn and didn't want to contribute. Conversation from EVERYONE helps keep the flow of training and helps populate additional ideas.
He was clear and very didactic
Instructor was very thorough. The class was very interactive.
Pat was very thorough. Used real-life experience situations that I could relate to and created a safe environment for myself and peers to share our experiences. Highly recommend her. Thank you Pat!!!
This was a valuable seminar for me. I learned a number of items that I plan to implement in my daily interaction with my direct reports and coworkers.
Everything was awesome, I enjoyed the instructor and interacting with classmate.
Yvonne was funny and engaging. A lot of great information was covered and taught.
I thought the class had a comfortable setting with the right amount of members in it. I lke how we worked with our table group to complete excersises.
Yvonne is very good at her job and showing how to achieve that level.
Great teacher, content was great, but I think it was a bit vague at times and there were some instructions which were vague.
Hazel did a great job instructing the course. She was clear and made the class interesting, not boring at all. Hazel provided examples of every context covered which was helpful, and above all had us participating in the course which is great. I really like her!
Lots of useful tools and techniques.
I thought this was a wonderful class. I learned some very helpful tips to make the transition into my new supervisory role. I can only say I wish I would have taken it sooner.
Great course materials. The behavior style assessment is very helpful and I am going to recommend it to my own supervisor!
Hazel did a great job delivering to presentation.
Pacing was good the first day, but we spent too much time recapping the previous day on day 2; consequently, we rushed through the last 3 modules.
I think the faculty-led training was great! The facilitator did a fantastic job keeping everyone engaged.
This course did a very good job at giving a high level overview, and help identify other possible needs for other courses to take.The instructor was very engaging and did an excellent job of making the material interesting and memorable.
The instructor was well versed and clear on the two day class objectives. I fully understood topics of discussion and enjoyed the group engagement activities. Job well done, thank you.
Content was clear and pertinent to my everyday work. Class was engaging and interesting. Loved the group dynamics.
Pam was engaging and very good at providing examples to further enhance the learning. She made thoughtful points and challenged us when needed to get us to critically think more.
Kok Yan (Michael) C.
The class had a lot of good point for techniques that could be used immediately.
Fun and fast moving class
Great energy, open dialog, brainstorming.
Eye opening insight
I felt like the content for the training was informative, tho there were too many group excercises that took away from the information. I felt important topics such as conflict resolution were rushed through.
Training was informative and interactive. Really appreciated all the handouts to reference back to it in the future.
I learned a lot from the seminar.
Seminar has been so helpful and is relevant to my current supervisory role
very informative very good job on the presentation of the subject matter.
This training discussed topics that open my mind to understanding what my job responsibilities are
Those course helps crystallize and bring forth, I think, a lot of things I knew but never thought about the entirety of the process and how to apply it. Miss Pamela kept the class focused and engaged. I thought the pace was great and she encouraged participation and questions.
The instructor was very knowledgeable. Most importantly, we were given the chance to hear our classmatesâ€™ questions/concerns, help them with those and vice versa. It was extremely valuable to communicate with everyone regarding each module.
Overall a engaging and informative two days
Very informative touched base on many relevant topics. It opened my mind on how to approach a new position including understanding the personality types and how to view my employees through different lenses .
I enjoyed the class. By being interacted from the beginning to the end allow me to understands how to transit from the employee to a supervisor. The class prepared me for learning how to delegate and trusting other employees to do it right.
Alvin was very enjoyable and entertaining. Thought provoking.
This was a wonderful learning experience
The class was very informative, covered many topics related to management, and was a good overview of what to be aware of while moving into a supervisory role.
The instructor was excellent.
Very informative, took away some valuable lessons to implement.
The course was well designed. And the instructor was well prepared and knowledgeable in the subject. He gave relatable examples and used various methods to present the learning materials. The activities were engaging and relative to the office experiences.
Mike was very knowledgeable on the subject matter and provided tremendous insight with real-world examples, leveraging his extensive experience as a manager. The course was well communicated and allowed for individuals to explain and troubleshoot scenarios that applied to their managerial realm. Overall a great process and has provided me a new means of thinking in my newfound supervisory role.
Mike Cox was very enthusiastic. He kept everyone engaged in the conversation. He made the class fun and we all learned a lot about ourselves and how to read other people. The staff was pleasant and helpful. Would definitely recommend AMA.
Great content and interaction!
Robin was very engaging and demonstrated a thorough understanding of the topics discussed.
This was my first experience attending training at the AMA. The environment was very professional, the facility was very clean and organized and the staff were most friendly and helpful. My instructor was well versed and could provide multiple examples which helped to reinforce the subject. I was most surprised to see that there were various stations set up for refreshments. This was indeed a plus which is a cost and time saving measure for all attendees. Usually you have to scrap up change somehow or somewhere in order to obtain a drink from a vending machine. Not having to deal with little nuances such as this was a welcomed change. What really blew me away was at the conclusion of the course on a daily basis they supplied you with oatmeal cookies. Now they really won me over with that special perk. Thanks to the AMA for making the registration smooth, the environment comfortable, the refreshments available and an outstanding instructor. I would give you all an A+ because you believe in going the extra mile. I will recommend AMA to other colleagues interested in enhancing their skill levels. Thanks again!
Very informative and straight to the point.
Very useful information, great class. Engaging and informative.
Format of this seminar provides good open discussions and interactions among peers. Instructor leads and initiates conversation, then steps back to allow us to engage.
The material itself was helpful and well thought-out/presented, and Michael did a great job of presenting with a synthesis of his own experience as well as the interests/queries/needs of the participants.
Mike was great, very knowledgeable and taught me to see things from a different prospective.
Michael was great -- very engaged and knowledgeable. It was interactive, with a small class of just 7 people, and I spent most of my energy thinking about my specific questions instead of vague concepts. The only negative was the pre-class work -- I thought it was a waste of time.
This course was very enlightening & gave me a lot of practical tools for applying the concepts I learned so I can use this in the real world.
Howard did a fantastic job and didn't sugar coat anything about how difficult managing can be.
The instructor was really good. He delivered great information and kept it very interactive. Over the 2 days, there was no point that I felt it dragged, or was bored.
the small class size allowed the instructor to really focus on each participant and provide useful feedback and guidance.
Pat was an very detailed instructor, yet delivered the material in a fun and engaging way. I would highly recommend the course to anyone making the transition from staff to supervisor.
Great class. Well worth the time. Learning many tools
Pam was a great instructor, managed time well, everything was clear, great course to take
It was very active and engaging. The content was informative and helpful. The pace of the course allows you to cover a lot of content in depth while not going too deep or dragging on
The class was great when we were all in a group chat but sometimes when it got into breakouts groups tended to shut down and only certain members would participate.
Very interactive, very helpful with questions.
Kevin is a great speaker and Mike was very helpful and organized
I really appreciated the realistic, real-life application of the skills we leanred
The instructor and Producer (Kevin and Mike) were amazing. I cannot think of any way they could improve. True professionals!
The workshop did not appear to address the specifics of the descriptor and title. While the descriptor indicated that this workshop would aid in the transition from staff member to manager, the workshop appeared to regard largely an introduction to management. It would seem to me that the workshop should address the changes that can inhibit or fray the changing of a staff member becoming a manager of their peers. While the materials adequately explained an introduction to the world of management, little to no time was spent explaining having to work with former peers in the role. Anecdotally, I heard that the course was similar, though deficient, to the Transitioning to Management workshop.Other aspects of the androgogy are outdated. Time in the workshop was devoted to the largely debunked concept of learning styles using language that does not reflect the nuance that people display in learning. Much of the course was devoted to lecture and while time was provided for reflection, this also reflects a lack in understanding of the construction of appropriate adult-learning.Additionally, on a minor note, the instructor made flippant and disrespectful comments toward the issue of sexual harassment. These comments in and of themselves were not egregious, but sparked a situation in which the majority of males in the course made courser comments and were completely tone-deaf to the issue and others' feelings.
This added more management tools to my belt. Great course.
instructor was very involved and very professional. got a lot of good information that will help me at my new role
Great environment, very friendly.Love methods of passing knowledge, very easy to understand what is required from listeners in future as managing staff.
Very informative lots of good information
Very good and informative
I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar. I would encourage AMA to continue in this effective style going forward.
Excellent, I learned a lot of great skills to take back to my work place and to be a better manager. My favorite part was the behavioral profile!
Alvin, the instructor, is quite skillful in keeping the classroom entertained and focused on the subjects at hand.
The class was good but it would be better to show more real-life experiences. I don't feel I received a lot of specific tools that weren't already known to make the transition smoother.
Great instructor and enjoyed her unique teaching style. There was a lot of information to go over but we were able to touch on all the topics in the given amount of time.
Yael did a fantastic job facilitation the class by course content and time for each session. The group interaction was also very useful so we can learn from each other. Since I will be a first time supervisor, I found most of the learning materials useful and the group interaction a plus. I feel confident that I will use this skills and continue to take more AMA courses for my needs.
Great course. Very helpful. I learn several techniques I can put into action immediately.
The seminar touched on a bunch of key factors that will help me with my new role as a supervisor. This is a good class to take for any new supervisor or manager.
Spot on content
The breakout sessions were very helpful. We were able to get ideas and feedback from other participants.
Everything was excellent. It was somewhat laid back but informative and engaging. Wouldn't hurt for the instructors to have some better quality microphones though.
Very good instructors. Very engaging.
This training gave introductions to many management topics, and allowed for introspective thinking on those topics. I expected the training to provide more insight into best practices, tips and tricks for dealing with certain situations, etc. I feel I spent more time thinking of my own experience (of which I do not have much yet, which is why I attended the training) rather than what my future experiences should entail. I think it would be helpful to have scenarios/role play to get more at those best practices and how to deal.
I thought we spent too much time on some parts of the training and it left too little time for the ending modules, it felt very rushed the second day. I think it would be better to have this as a 3-day training.
Could have been condensed to shorter coarse.
Michael was an excellent facilitator that not only was engaging but he also provided relevant information to our course.
Instructor was very engaging and moved at a good pace. The mix of group participation and discussion made the session very engaging.
I am not a fan of classroom environments. Michael was very engaging and was able to keep my attention throughout the course. Was very pleased.
Awesome instructor. Great activities and insights.
I truly loved this class and all of the components of it. Through short lectures, group activities, and independent workbook writing I learned so many tactics that I can apply in the real-world setting as a very new manager. I've never looked more forward to a Monday morning than after this class!
trainer was excellent. felt very real and connected and not just some academic that hasn't worked in the real world. content was very helpful and relevant. already using some of the tools / methodologies discussed in the training
Awesome instructor! Very informative, small class setting felt more like one on one interaction. Really enjoyed the being involved with a more hands on approach
The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to address all inquiries. She is dynamic in her presentation and delivery
This was by far the best ama class i have taken.
The class was informative & engaging. The topics covered seemed well matched for general needs of a new supervisor or manager. Tinstructor was able to convey a lot of information while still allowing for feedback/interaction from the class in an organic way.
Great class Great instructor
Instructor was very energetic and easy to talk to. Material covered a lot the subjects I felt were necessary and relevant to the topic.
The small class size and group participation, facilitated by Mr. McDavid, created an amazing learning environment. Not only was the material useful, but the method of delivery made it easier to absorb.
Patrick was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and learner-oriented. He frequently checked in with the group to ensure the training was tailored to our needs. I came out with a lot of helpful "big ideas" and "action steps" to immediately implement in my new role.
Catherine was a very knowledgeable facilitator, and took the time to ensure our needs as learners were being met. She was flexible in any way to ensure we left the workshop with the tools we needed. I enjoyed the learning experiences and activities she developed to ensure the learning transferred.
Instructor was very knowledgeable. This provided a good introduction to the subject matter
I loved the interaction of the class. It was very hands on and informative. The assessments through out the class helped me to better understand my personality and leadership style as well as how to be more effective with the styles of my subordinates. However there was little information related to the challenges that a team member who is transitioned to leadership has to face. Overall it gave me the building blocks I will need in my new role.
I enjoy the classes. they are in a comfortable environment which leads to more open discussion and learning.
the classes are educational and efficient to be able to grow in the labor system
The class was very informative , as well as motivating. I will work to implement the new skills I learned asap.
The overall course was great. I think we all learned a lot, but I most benefited from the interactive style as well as the pace of the course. It definitely kept us involved so you wouldnâ€™t get bored in the class.
It was very exciting learn new ideas and solutions.
I expected lectures on PowerPoint presentations, but I was very pleasantly surprised at the interactive format of the seminar. Being able to apply the topics to day-to-day examples through the group exercises was immensely helpful in learning how to apply the concepts learned in real world situations.
I liked that the instructor incorporated several kinds of teaching methods to reach learners of different styles (visual, auditory, etc). She also had us get up to do group work, which helped turn it into an interactive session that kept us awake instead of a lecture.
The instructor was great, great pacing of the class and a lot of useful information.
This was my first AMA course. I was very pleased with the content and the instructor Ryker . He provided good content and gave great feedback during the interactive portions.
This class provided me with a new set of tools and guidelines to be an effective supervisor. I particularly liked the section on provided feedback to employees. Very relevant and helpful in my current position because I was asked to move up to supervisor more than a year ago, but had not received any formal management training until now.
There were some topics I wish we could have spent more time on, explaining steps or offering sample scenarios to resolve. Sometimes the instructor assumed we had prior knowledge of some concepts (SMART goals, for example). The conflict section was not useful, as we didn't spend much time on it and the exercises didn't really help enforce the concepts. I enjoyed the section about providing feedback. Talking about 1:1 meetings was very helpful.
Sheila was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and able to relate the subject material to our real-life situations
I was expecting take away tools on how to deal with difficult employees that I may have worked with in my former role. How to assert myself over previous peers.
The instructor was very good at getting the class engaged in the discussion
Very good instructor. Knowledgeable about the topic
I don't feel like this class gave me any tools to bring back to my job and help me transition from a staff member to a supervisor.
this training course was excellent. The student involvement was a plus.
Pat our instructor was great. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the professional work environment. I had a great time in her training session. I just hope that I can contain all the information that she gave us.
it was all right
Alvin is a thorough and highly energetic trainer. His style mixed traditional classroom work, with group work, and included board work to have everyone moving and active in the discussions. He included thoughts and videos for us to work through before telling the correct logic.
I thought the session was very good an informational. The instructor, Sheila, taught a very thought provoking session. She was also very receptive of feedback.
The training was useful being the first time on such supervisory program i have gained a lot of insight of what it takes to be a supervisor and it has met my expectation.
Class was incredibly enlightening. Instructor took plenty of time to explain topics and answered any specific questions we had.
Very well done! Sheila did an excellent job incorporating our real life issues with the course curriculum.
Yvonne is fantastic
it was a excellent training.
I had a great experience!! Yvonne was wonderful! She had stories and examples to go along with each module! She explained any questions or concerns that we had. I truly had a great learning experience!
This was helpful information for my new supervisory role.
Overall enjoyed the training, instructor and company of other attendees. Left with helpful tools, tips, and techniques for delegating, providing feedback, and managing staff, time, and workload. Course could benefit from having more real-life examples - either in the form of video clips or role playing. For instance, during the Legal Awareness component, watching and discussing video clips depicting different legal scenarios may be more effective and engaging than a "scavenger hunt" for answers through the AMA legal guide. In addition, would also prefer electronic materials (digital) versus paper.
Very knowledgeable, great insight, interactive and encouraged questions.
I found this seminar interesting and very informative. Well done.
Overall I enjoyed the experience, it was very personal having interactions with the other individuals in the course. The speak was clear and direct which made the material flow and the directions were clear when we engagement in group activities. Would have preferred a bit more time in the group activities but the pace of the course felt appropriate.
This was my first AMA course and it was great. We hit many topics and at no point did I feel like I or the class were drifting off at all. The instructor did a great job keep us engaged and we were constantly involved in an activity.
Sheila was great, the first training I enjoyed and learned a lot from
Loved the class. We had a lot to cover in just two day's. Class should be longer due to content. "Time Management" and "Conflict Resolution" could of been longer. Class was still effective.
I thought the class was good for a general class. I learned some things but think I could have benefited from a more advanced class because I've been in management / managing people for so long although it's been awhile since I've been a supervisor.
The class was small, the instructor was great. The instructor was very personable and had many good "real-life" examples. I left feeling more like a supervisor and the motivation to lead my team.
Mike facilitated an excellent class. H was able to make it comfortable to engage
I found the course materials and instructor to be very relevant. I went into the course not knowing exactly what to expect as I typically take more training courses that are of a technical nature and unrelated to management issues. I was delightfully surprised and found the course to be extremely informative. The topics covered dealt with many real world issues and things I feel could likely help me in my everyday job role.
The event exceeded my expectations in every way; it was well planned, well managed and facilitated in a professional and insightful format that utilized several teaching/learning techniques.
The prerequisite "requirement" forced me to upgrade and/or change certain browser settings just to take a quiz. That was a waste of my time since I never needed the upgrade or changes for any other part of the course any other of my normal activities. The "forced" upgrade misled me to believe I needed my computer to complete the rest of the course so I lugged my laptop to class only to find I didn't need it. You could make this more clear in the future. Otherwise I was happy wit the class.
The course material was very relevant to me and the instructor was really engaging.
A lot did not pertain to me
it was a good class and the instructor was very skilled at getting everyone to participate
The class covered a lot but it wasn't overwhelming. The instructor was clear, concise and very pleasant. She was very positive and worked well with the group.
Sheila told us on the first day that she is not a lecturer, she is a facilitator, and indeed she is. She had a firm knowledge of all the material, seemed very comfortable, down to earth. This was an excellent experience. Though the class did a great deal to prepare and train me for a supervisory position, I would have liked more on actually making the transition, i.e., gaining credibility in my new position from people who were previously my peers.
Didn't really learn much that I didn't already know.
Instructor covered a variety of helpful topics.
Darlene is another one of the best instructor that I have had since attending AMA. She was well prepared to keep her class in many engaging tools for learning and demonstrating the materials. We all were very interactive and got a chance to learn about the many working styles among the class and telling stories about real-time in the workplace. I will most definitely be taking another class from Darlene. Her humor was present along with her knowledge of the subject matter. I walked out of her class excited to use all that I was taught from her.
the instructor was wonderful. She was engaging, responsive, helpful, made folks want to participate and obviously very well versed in the coursework.I enjoyed her class.
The class moved at a good pace.
Great delivery, easy to understand and apply.
The class was very well taught. Yvonne made the class enjoyable and was very knowledgeable on the subject.
Too much writing, great overall.
I enjoyed Sheila's personality and enthusiasm for teaching. In addition, it was fun to meet some new people and be able to work productively with everyone in such a short period of time. Moreover, Sheila kept the course material interesting while also keeping things moving along so that we covered everything. As a result, the training never dragged along too much for any extended period of time. That is always a plus.
The pace of the lectures feels good, the dynamic overall is excellent.
Overall content and computer support is excellent. Instructor and producer constantly engaged with the attendees. They took feedback and implemented it quickly.
Both Shannon and Kevin were excellent. They were knowledgeable over their respective domains and worked well together. I also think that we as a class became more comfortable, in part because of Kevin and Shannon's help, and more vocal which meant that we learned more and more from each other as well. I very much appreciated the time spent as a group answering questions and trying to sort out real-world scenarios as it added the extra dimension of perspective and muddiness that real-world problems have.
Lots of energy and enthusiasm, made the class interesting and fun!
Very informative in understanding myself and others I manage
Larry was very energetic and was passionate about teaching very knowledgeable on the topics learned.
I think that anyone who is considered to become a Supervisor or Manager should take this class. I feel that I have learned so much and I know that it will help me a lot. The interaction with the class helped a lot and I loved the instructor Darlene.
I didn't expect much from that training as I figured it was just a time waster my boss wanted me to take. In the end it found it very helpful and informative. I'm very happy I took the training.
Very enjoyable seminar. Larry shared a vast amount of knowledge and experience. I feel more able to perform my job effectively having taken the course.
Larry is a very passionate and knowledgable leader. His life and job experience is a great fit for this course. The materials shared were very helpful (handbook, legal guide, etc...). More time was spent on certain modules than others. My one recommendation for improvement would be to make sure this is balanced. For example, we sped through delegation and time management, because (IMO) too much time was given to the legal guide and examples of possible issues. It was clear that the pre-seminar was intended as a marketing tool. Going over some of those direct questions would have been beneficial, because it really intrigued my interest.
It is a small class of 4 students. There are a lot of interactions between faculty and students, and we take active part in the class instead of listening passively to the lectures. We had discussions, and spent time thinking and reflecting, as well as getting good ideas from each other. I feel it is an effective class.
Great instructor with interesting and varied content.
Excellent course with an engaging and smart instructor. He had great examples and knew exactly how to engage us so that we didn't get bored. His instruction was consistent with the book but he also introduced examples outside of the material. Great guy!
Great instructor, good time covering content, and was able to build in things we wanted to learn.
Good substance, excellent teacher, slightly slow pace
Cheryl was informative and engaging
Cheryl was a great instructor. The interactive environment kept it interesting and really helped demonstrate what was being taught.
I really enjoyed the class, being separated into separate groups, and working and interacting with different people really helped me a lot. The Teacher was very pleasant, and talked with us and helped us understand what we needed to know, and how to respond to certain situations, which was very helpful. I would love to take another class with AMA
Overall, I really enjoyed this seminar. The instructor was knowledgeable and courteous, and I felt like she really listened to each of us individually.
This was a very informative session. The instructor was excellent as she answered all questions and made sure that everyone that attended collaborated together sharing our experiences. I would definitely recommend this course to any new supervisors/managers.
I thought it was very good. However, some of the more practical parts (to me) were all sort of gone through quickly at the end. It felt like too much on Module 1 and 2 and not enough for the last three MOdules.
Instructor was great, participation in the class with real life experience help keep the subject matter interesting.
Instructor was amazing, prepared, end very helpful. I walked out of there feeling like I learned a lot. It was definitely worth my time.
Instructor is knowledgable, an expert in her field. Her method of instruction and engaging students is excellent.
The topics presented were valuable and well received. The instructors methods to present the topics didn't always fit with my ability to receive them.