The class content was great but the facilitation was a little too lecture-based. By the time Rob gained this feedback from the class, it was the last day. Rob lacked a higher level of energy with facilitation than what I am accustomed to.
Very well put together and the instructor took a very casual approach
I loved the training. Rich was fantastic, he kept it interactive and conversational instead of just reading slides and the book. He gave additional materials and participants were able to discuss real issues we're experiencing. I appreciate his training style very much. Four stars!
The material was diverse and yet delivered with attention to the needs of the attendees in the class. The instructor was very personable and delivered the material in a fun and engaging way.
Bob,Did a great job sharing some very important information with a diversified group of leaders.
Content was very relevant to my job responsibilities, the delivery was engaging and David was very knowledgeable on all topics presented.
I thought the course was very helpful. Several attendees were not upper management, which I believe should be required for the executive leadership course to fully apply the materials.
Course continued to build skills that I needed and will use in the future. David is an Outstanding facilitator and Mentor. I enjoyed learning from him!
Day 1 pacing was slow. Overall we did not make it through all of the materials outlined. Very little time was spent reviewing the requested pre-work which was discouraging. We needed to spend more time discussing the seminar pre-work to understand the results and how to use them in our growth as a developmental resource.
Relevant topics, very well-facilitated, high level of interaction that enhanced the learning process.
Great seminar with lots of useful tools that I can definitely put into practice with my team.
Ingeborg Elisabeth Z.
liked the materials and the way the class was taught; diverse components worked well together
Very helpful for people who doesn't know much of leadership studies.
I came across a seasoned instructor and fellow participants from diverse cultural and professional profile / background; this has provided me with a unique experience and also made realize the similitude in our experiences and challenges
Some technical challenges happened on multiple days. 1st day was a little light in training, material overall was good, but not ordered appropriately with class instruction. Seemed a little all over the place. Instructor did not use same materials day 1, and assignments were not in order in the workbooks. a little confusing
Good materials and was very interactive. There were a few technical issues and out of order worksheets but otherwise it was great.
A lot of the topics were covered only lightly and just seemed to scratch the surface. More benefit to me will come in digging into the topics deeper on my own. the seminar gave some good resources and references for a starting point though.
some technical issues; not the most challenging of materials; dated videos
Mary did a fantastic job taking the material and catering to our organizations needs
After my 1st AMA experience I expected A LOT from this course. Both the content and instructor delivered far above my high expectations! ATL facility and staff were very professional and the chairs were more comfortable than at hotel-hosted AMA sessions. Mary had a wealth of insights and excellent command of the materials and subjectsâ€” a true professional who was energetic, inclusive, and adaptable to the small group. Mary is exactly the type of teacher adult learners hope for!
Awesome teacher expertise, delivery, interaction, and adjustment to targets.
Each section was useful and each theme was used throughout the rest of the training.
Lee was a great presenter
Relatable, clear examples with real world experience.
Rich, the instructor, did a great job of understanding the team (participants) and helped us to all address our individual goals. He gave us tools to take back to use in our professional careers.
I enjoyed the class and thought the instructor did a great job of leading the session and involving the entire group.
Well executed, never boring, extremely useful.
Lee was the perfect instructor for this topic. He is very knowledgeable, provided great insights and challenged the team as well. I am excited about the immediate takeaways I will be able to utilize.
Lee was a great instructor - balancing self reflection, role playing, and learning.
Lee did a great job. The content was interesting and worth-while.
The course and instructor provided varying degrees of engagement. Most enjoyable parts were anecdotes / hearing other classmate challenges and instructor's advice.
Very engaging and on point. Iâ€™ll be taking this knowledge back and implementing it in my team.
Great instructor. Her ability to relate material to real workplace situations kept the entire class engaged
Lorraine was an excellent instructor. She brought her expertise and knowledge to use along with the AMA curriculum, a formidable combination.
Musinguzi Lenard B.
I have found the seminar to equip Team Leaders and Managers with practical steps in understanding their capabilities and capacities of team members that eventually improves the relationships which I believe will go along to improve performance. I found the content to be very applicable and this coupled with the simplistic and yet effective method of communication by the coordinator made the interactions more beneficial.
The training pace is perfect. Facilitator is very detailed and clear.
Overall great content. Speaker was great. I would like to see more hands on real life examplesAMA needs to provide the meals as part of the courseBreakfast and lunch not just coffe and soft drinks
Not only did it solidify the pride for my organization and what we have established (strategy and professional development), but it allowed me to network with other businesses outside of retail while working on my personal development. Content was just what I needed!
The training material and evaluation questionnaire very good with comprehensive coverage. The instructor is super.
Instructor did a great job of adjusting the course to just 4 people
Robert was very engaging and presented the material in a comprehensive manner.
The documentation was ok but Robert made the information very applicable and relatable.
This course is a must for leaders in a new position and even those that have been in their positions for a while. It provides great insights into what to expect as a leader. For those that have been in their positions for a while it acts as a progress check for your leadership style. The quick pace and dynamic nature of the material and activities, as presented by our instructor Rich, makes this course uniquely engaging.
Excellent course. Robert is a SME in the topic. All the examples were relevant, and connected directly to most of my current daily issues at work.
Valuable materials and tools that were presented in a relatable way.Bob, did a great balance of sticking to the instructional materials and allowing us to interrupt with questions and follow up for our real world situations/examples. It was a very encouraging and enjoyable experience.
I like the teaching methodology
It was very engaging and I loved the delivery. Every party involved seemed to have learned a lot. My favorite part was how interactive the training was and the different activities created based on the topics made it even more interesting. Overall it was an excellent experience and I would definitely do it again!
Rich is an excellent facilitator. Very good teaching style.
Bob did an outstanding job keeping everyone engaged and interactive.
Marty is an engaging and knowledgeable instructor, and the course content was very relevant.
Below are my comments regarding AMA Instructor, Martin Lattman. He was a bit rude in his delivery, sat down half the training and often associated class participants with movie personalities. He also associated one class participant resembled his daughter; I believe this was inappropriate as his style of teaching was too personal. As an Executive I was expecting more professionalism.
Mr. Fuller was very knowledgeable and kept the class fully engaged.
I thought material was very relevant for new and seasoned managers. The interaction was good at keeping attendees engaged.
Instructor did not follow program as advertised. AMA written material was pretty good. However instructor totally dismissed AMA material (including pre-work) and decided to used its own (unstructured) material.
Rich McLaughlin's approach to teaching this course made this seminar very informative, interactive and fun.
Instructor did not follow book. I did enjoy the group discussion and the open conversation led by the instructor and group.
really thought it was helpful. would like to have seen it stray a bit from the "book" as it sometimes felt like just reading directly from the materials. i should caveat that with this being the first true continuing education i have done since college though.One issue i have is with how dated some of the materials (specifically the homework and videos) were. In some cases, 20+ years, which theoretically makes them relevant, but practically makes them questionable.
Rich was AWESOME!!!! I loved all the discussions and team building exercises! Discussions were not limited, frowned open, etc. Very open and honest with Rich and the entire class.
I thoroughly enjoyed this seminar and learned much about my own management style and ways to improve it. I appreciated the discussions about management-employee interaction, employee motivation, conducting hard conversations, and emotional intelligence. This was all extremely useful to me in my role as a mid-level manager. It also provided me with numerous ideas of how to improve the management of my team.
The instructor was flexible and customized the session to the group in the room. I highly recommend the course.
The instructor was great! He used several different techniques during the training which kept it interesting. He tailored many of the discussions to the situations of the attendees which was very helpful.
Rich did a great job, was one of my favorite leadership training's i've attended. Very interactive and kept the topics relevant.
The concepts of the program were refreshing and not the usual leadership content. I finished the training feeling confident about my leadership style as opposed to feeling pressured to be the perfect person. The instructor was great and shared a lot of personal experience that helped bring the learning to light.
Instructor was a bit condescending and arrogant.
Teaching techniques and presentation skills of the facilitator was fantastic. Very relevant and unique exercises and models
The room was very noisy for a large percentage of the training due to construction noise.
I loved the course and the activities, never got bored as I learnt new things and re emphasized on old known terms and ideas. Its a great course.
Overall the class provided good information. I will be using the data provided to make changes in my management style so that I am more in tune with my direct and indirect reports.
Overall, the course was good. There was noise from construction for Day 2 and Day 3 which was annoying. I would have benefitted if the course had incoporated 360 views in pre-work. Also, one thing which would have long way was having a 1, 3 and 6 month check-in on how individuals are incorporating the learning in job with a conference call with all participants. Also, it would have been nice if breakfast and afternoon snack were included as part of course.
David is enthusiastic about the seminar content and he demonstrated it throughout the course. The tempo was just right and he was able to keep all of the participants engaged throughout each session.
Content was very superficial for 3 days and faculty could have done more than ask us to read from the hand out
The course leader was EXCELLENT. Very knowledgeable, knew how to engage and elicit information.
There are topics such as emotional intelligence that should be given more time to explain on how to handle rather than just a self-assessment review. This is a critical development for leadership.
Very good facilitation and tech support. Some material was redundant for me but still useful.
Great discussions and breakouts. A little more information (i.e. definitions) would further aid in getting the most from the course.
Rich McLaughin was an outstanding instructor! I loved his impromptu teaching style. It was the most engaging, fun, class I've ever had and I highly recommend him!!!
Very informative and interactive class. The instructor (Rich) was excellent in keeping everyone engaged.
David did a great job of facilitating the conversations and explaining the material. He was very engaging and keep the class moving along very well.
I thought the seminar was engaging and very interactive. A good indicator of this was that the time went by fast, a testament to the instructor and topics covered.
This was my first leadership seminar and it was very informative and helpful.
More current training videos would be great
I was surprised that this seminar did not offer lunch or snacks as part of the fee. Most development courses I have done provide this.
A great class for the young upcoming leader
Great group discussion in a friendly yet professional environment!
David is a seasoned presenter and knows the material well
David is an extraordinary coach/instructor who has an expert command of the subject matter, but his most valuable asset is what he brings to the program as a human being. David connected with the class on a personal level and greatly enhanced the course material by sharing insightful personal stories and real-life examples, while also facilitating an engaging, nurturing, safe environment to learn and connect with our peers. David demonstrated the utmost in integrity, honesty, compassion and empathy, and took the time to learn a bit about the participants' industries and challenges so that our experience would be as applicable to our real-life situations as possible. David also acknowledged and compensated for course materials that were noticeably out of date, which we all appreciated. David's approach to teaching and fostering camaraderie throughout the room made the course particularly valuable and the team exercises incredibly productive and meaningful. So much so, in fact, that all 10 class members expressed an interest in staying in touch to help coach each other by creating a leadership book club, where the group reads 1 book on leadership per quarter and meets to discuss it and our leadership challenges. I have taken quite a few workshops over the years, but never before have I experienced such a wonderful instructor/coach who inspired and motivated a room of strangers in the classroom and beyond! David is a gem, and I hope to work with him again in the futu
David was remarkable in his teaching style. He kept the program running on time. He allowed participation from all attendees. He used techniques that most teachers don't use which is using stories to relate to his teaching. David is a very talented instructor. I truly enjoyed and would recommend David and the course of Developing Executive Leadership to anyone who wants to develop and understand what is Executive Leadership.
David was a great facilitator putting all participants at ease and demonstrating his knowledge and ability to use that knowledge in leading our class.
I enjoyed taking this Executive Leadership Training. Our instructor had always great real life examples to share with us, which made the sessions a lot more interesting. He really cared about each of the class participants individually and made sure that we all got the answers we were looking for based on our unique professional backgrounds.
Much more engaging and applicable than I expected. I think that's attributed to the instructor and the group of diverse participants.
The class helped in many ways. One take-away was how I learned to better identify leadership styles relevant to the employee's and their tasks. It assisted with validating some of the behaviors, thought processes and ideals I already have along with how to improve in other areas. I believe even a seasoned manager can benefit from this class and its approach.
I enjoyed the entire process. Especially the self assessment in EQ and style.
Professor Lewis did an exemplary job engaging each member of the class and teaching the course material. She made the event memorable and worth the time.
I thought the 3 day leadership session was very high quality. I was exposed to professional development material and feedback that will be invaluable to me.
Class was good with excellent participation. However, I think the participation slowed the progress of the class so we had to move quickly to cover the remaining material the last day.
My experiences throughout my career with attending classes have ranged from excellent and engaging to horrendous and wanting to put myself out of my misery. I can definitively say this was the absolute BEST class I have ever attended. To me, the content of the class was very good, but the way Mary presented it made it outstanding! She is one of the most enthusiastic and upbeat instructors I have ever had present material to me. The way she kept me engaged was fantastic (it's not an easy task to keep my attention in a classroom, but she overachieved). It is largely because of her that I will be looking to attend more AMA classes in Atlanta.
Mary is an excellent instructor. Our group was great. Everything was as good as it can be. AMA facility in Atlanta was fantastic and obviously well-managed. Just an all around great experience from the moment I arrived until I left. The class itself was ideal for my current work needs.
Angela was fantastic. Her teaching style was very engaging and perfectly executed. The 3 days were extremely valuable to me as a growing executive, and I was able to immediately start applying her methods. Exceeded my expectations by far. Job well done by the entire AMA team. Thank you.
The is one of the best leadership seminars I have attended. The interactive training was very valuable and will assist me in my further development of leadership skills.
The course was great. There were so many relatable examples and scenarios that allowed me to apply course material to real scenarios I have been experiencing, that I was able to come back to work and immediately begin applying them. I only rated Q10 as a 3 because I never received the advanced preparation material and it took a day and a half for AMA to send it to me so it had a slight impact on that experience for me.
Excellent facilitator. She taught the material well. Kept the class on track. Had relevant information.
The information provided in the course was a great mix of styles and very important to any level of leadership within an organization. The only thing I would try to change about the course would be to get more recent video examples for assisting with the learning.
By listening to the other participant's challenges, it provided me with a perspective that we share similar hurdles. The instructor could also relate with her past experiences and knowledge.
This training provided me with new ideas and strategies that I can take with me and apply in my current role. The situational leadership content was the most helpful. There was a lot of content overall, and I feel the course might benefit from going into more depth in certain areas - like emotional intelligence. It felt rushed on the last day.
The instructor was knowledgeable, engaging and easy to follow. The material was covered with real world examples and in a manner that made it easier to digest and most importantly remember.
course material and the instructor were amazing; far exceeded expectations
Angela, was a very good instructor. She was well prepared, very knowledgable and had a great way of making such complicated material accessible.
Diana did a great job with the presentation of the material. She was engaging and interactive. The only draw back for me was the "classic" videos. My feeling is that this should be updated.
Lee was phenomenal! From the moment we stepped into the conference room, he welcomed everyone individually and immediately engaged the group. He kept the flow of the modules appropriately timed with plenty of time for Q & A. I found the case studies and his "storytelling" especially helpful and entertaining. It truly put a humanistic spin to the work that we were doing (thank you, Lee).
The course is greatly designed with excellent contents and useful case studies.
The content was appropriate and relevant. The class interaction was valuable even if the faculty presentation was less than dynamic.
Course was well organized and Lee did amazing job of keeping to his agenda down to the last minute. the interactive aspect permitted true learning from Lee and the other participants.
Lee was very good! Very interactive with the group and it created great discussions. I got a lot out of the seminar.
I appreciated the wide sweep of information and while perhaps a deeper dive into some areas may have been helpful the overall scope and volume of information provided was exceptional and was exactly what I was looking for.
Rich did a really nice job with he class and provided some very interesting models, created good discussion and thought provoking ideas. The course materials and prework took a bit of time and was not really leveraged or debriefed in detail during the session to make it worthwhile. But the conversation and business cases, videos and free flowing discussions made up for this in the end.
Material definitely needs updating & items such as emotional Intelligence appraisal should happen on line
This was a very, very good program and the material, and our training professional were excellent. I would like to see additional drilling down to highlight the DIFFERENCE between leadership and EXEC Leadership... more specificity and exploration about what it is that takes leadership to this new level.
David was an excellent and engaging instructor. He utilized real-world examples (from both his own experience and well-known, public situations that helped to make the curriculum more applicable. I appreciate that he encouraged us to very participatory vs. speaking at us for three full days.
The training focused on situational leadership and excellent tools and techniques were provided to really assist with developing executive leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The Facilitator was very knowledgeable of the topic. He was very engaging. The sessions were very interactive and practical. Eye-opening discussions were held. It was a good experience.
I enjoyed this course a lot. The content was great, and the instructor was engaging and kept my interest.
What I liked most about the training was how the instructor integrated his experiences along with the experiences of the participates into the material in the training manual
This class is inappropriately titled. It is designed and the majority of students were "management level" looking to develop leadership skills and move up within their organization/career. This was not "executive" level leadership training or students. I would not recommend this class for any Executives.
I felt that this course will be highly beneficial in improving my ability to lead and manage my sales teams effectively and efficiently.
The Developing Executive Leadership course was outstanding the instructor Dave kept all participants engaged.
I have seen most of the leadership models from this course in one form or another over time, yet presenting then in the order and method in which they were delivered pulled everything together and made the learning immediately more relevant and applicable to the everyday challenges we face as leaders. The instructor's examples added clarity and the chance to share perspectives and ideas with leaders from different industries made the course even more impactful.
Very imformative and helping in my role.
I really learned a lot of actionable items from this class and have begun putting them in place since I returned. The instructor was excellent and did a wonderful job bringing her extensive experience and knowledge to help improve our leadership qualities.
Gwen did a great job at presenting the course work and examples.
I thought the subject matter was great. Gwen was awesome. Colleagues were interactive.
This was probably one of the best leadership seminars I have ever attended! Gwen's knowledge and aptitude to talk about various industries, situations and her ability to relate to everyday situations was like none other. Gwen not only assessed the group, but then adjusted and incorporated common themes into her facilitation. Wow!
Great training and great instructor.
Covered and knew material well. Interacted with the audience. Applied the teaching so we could understand and relate. Would recommend this training for anyone looking to understand and develop leadership skills to strengthen their team as well as become more competent themselves.
The instructor was generally outstanding & there were a couple of areas for improvement. He was dismissive when receiving feedback that the subject matter didn't directly apply, indicating he didn't have ESP. He could have been more engaging or encouraging to solicit input. He also made sexist comparisons regarding a female versus male roles (i.e., the wife is cooking dinner while the husband is reading the newspaper). His gender role examples are outdated. He was also dismissive of other ethnic backgrounds when describing communications styles.
Presenter was well prepared and shared lots of personal stories to facilitate learning.
Great seminar. Good pace and content. The instructor had a lot of professional and educational experience. Worth every dollar!
The learning from the training was much more than I anticipated. I was blown away by the presentation of the concepts. I recommend this course to anyone in a Senior Manager or Executive position.
Great presenter, the small class size was very advantageous.
I really enjoyed the course. It was interactive and the three days flew by. Well worth taking the time away from the office. I have already started applying my learning practices. Instructor was excellent. Really enjoyed spending time with him.
Bill was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. His real life examples provided great insight and are applicable in my professional space, as well.
Bill was very knowledgeable and personally engaging ng
Very engaging and real life stories kept the class interesting
David was an excellent instructor. The material was relevant and informative and was delivered in a fun, interesting, and digestible manner.
John made this a fantastic seminar. He "walked the talk" as it were, demonstrating through his teaching how using stories is an effective way to make a point, how to encourage people to go with you on various journeys even when they disagree, how to make a point and get it to stick. Great course.
I got the value for the money I paid. The instructor was very good and the training material covered my needs
Really enjoyed the class. The instructor was interesting and kept me engaged through the whole course.
The Instructor made the course!! Every day was an AHA moment.
Material is dated and does not address general concerns
Participation by students, and facilitated by the course instructor, were critical to gain and exercise understanding of the concepts. Well run training with relevant topics which are actionable immediately upon return to the office!
The instructor was excellent. The materials were relevant and the course kept your interest the entire time. I would definitely take another course with the AMA as well as with Kay.
The instructor was great - very knowledgeable and attentive. Class participation was valuable. I recommend updating some of the videos - the content was good but the appearance seems dated.
Lee did a great job of involving the participants in exercises keeping us engaged and he created a great learning environment.
I really enjoyed the case studies and the engagement from the Instructor. He did an excellent job getting the class involved on the case studies and relating the content on how it could be applicable to our daily tasks.
The course was full of information and I have a lot to review and practice.
Great course. Lots of interaction. Plenty of examples to learn from. Good techniques to utilize.
I thought the model used for the course was an excellent one.
Joe was very knowledgeable and I thought he did a great job keeping the class engaged.
Excellent Course Leader with deep and broad industry experience. I highly recommend Lorraine.
My suggestion is to update the content of the videos and handouts to include more current examples. Although relevant, I felt we are in a more complex tech world and need to include examples that relate to this complexity.
It was very good training. Would have been better if there were more participants. But again being a small group helps to have one to one interaction with the faculty.
This was one of the best , if not the best, class I have ever taken. Mary was incredible.
Instructor was awesome and kept me engaged during the class for three days.
Topics presented in a interactive and motivational way. Interesting topics coverd. Excelent interaction with facilitator and participants
Great info and amazing instructor!
He kept the class very engaged
Instructor kept the class engaging and interactive by sharing his real-world experiences and asking for our work experiences.
the training has prepared me so much more for all kinds of situations on the job! I am much more equipped to face the future as I progress.
I learned a lot and enjoyed the class. It is a lot of material that is covered, so I am glad so many reference materials are ours to keep for future reference.
This course was full of beneficial information and exercises. There was also great dialogue between attendees and the instructor during the course.
What an excellent first experience with AMA. I like how the material focused in on the valuable nuggets of into and still explained them well.
Super informative seminar, and I was able to take away some great tools and apply them at work immediately.
Course went at a nice pace and instructor was very knowledgeable. Great content in a short period of time.
Learned a ton, team members were awesome, instructor was awesome.
Course material was good. AV examples were ridiculously old. Showing a video with the Copyright in big bold letters of 1990 in the year 2017? It had better be an excellent video. What, it had cheesy orchestra and french horns, and was full of cliches - what did you expect?!?
Osmanu Karimu A.
Was an excellent overview of topics pertinent to my current role and great opportunities for role play and feedback on how to utilize in different situations. Thorough presentation of topics and engagement. Lee was very engaged and effective in answering and elaborating on any additional questions I had.