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.
Very imformative and helping in my role.
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.
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!
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.
Great training and great instructor.
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
The Instructor made the course!! Every day was an AHA moment.
Really enjoyed the class. The instructor was interesting and kept me engaged through the whole course.
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.
Super informative seminar, and I was able to take away some great tools and apply them at work immediately.
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.
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.
Kay is a phenomenal lecture leader. I'd take training from her anytime.
The instructor was very qualified and the content was overall good. I had the feeling that some of the solutions to challenges presented were overly simplified such that they weren't fully applicable to real life. E.g., on one hand, we discussed the need for transparency between layers of leadership in a company. Then, we discussed how sometimes it is important to withhold important information from employees if senior management has asked us to. More could be done to discuss the ethics in these areas. Also, the research that supported a claim that money is not one of the three main motivators to employees was tenuous. I'm not convinced that what we talked about was right, although it sure sounded good.
The class was *awesome*! Kay was excellent. I came back to work telling the rest of the leadership team they need to go to this class. If only more business leaders would take a class like this.
Kay did such an effective job in teaching the material without making it feel like "school." She has a gift of creating an atmosphere of trust which allows for us to be honest and vulnerable.
Great material and outstanding presentation of the course by Kay.
Materials were good. Videos were dated.
Great content. The class work went by quickly and covered great skillsets, and mindsets for leadership development.
Alicja Barbara P.
Instructor talked too much about herself and her consulting company. Videos were 30 years old!!!
La Tasha B.
Good classroom setting, engaging learning sessions , personable and knowledgeable instructor.
Great class ... very informative; would recommend to all level of managers...Experienced and Inexperienced...
Was disappointed that lunch was not provided, for the cost I would have expected this.
Very informative and enthusaiastic teacher and very knowledgeable.
Good facility. Very comfortable, well staffed and well supplied. I liked the beverages available.
The course instructor, Lee Johnson, did a great job teaching, facilitating group discussions, and working through real-life issues brought up by class participants.
Great interactive class. Never had a boring moment. The class remained engaged and learned a lot from the three day investment.
Martin is a great instructor with an interesting background and did a good job of providing the course information in a variety of learning formats to keep the class engaged. He was genuinely interested in each participant I really benefited from the variety of backgrounds represented by other attendees. I learned a lot from all aspects of the class, but felt that the situational leadership section focused more on management and less on leadership than I expected. My only other recommendation would be to include more small group collaboration on day three, but realize it is difficult to maintain any class' attention by the third day.
The course was thorough but not overwhelming.
The instructor Marty was very good. He pulled together and presented relevant material based on his experience and input from the class.
It was very fast paced and full of information. Marty engaged the entire class and had a lot of hands on exercises.
Leader was a great teacher for this course. Most interesting course I have taken from AMA.
Instructor was great. The class was not what I expected. I thought it was an upper management level class.
This was a great class! Although most of the material was covered at a high level, there was enough explanation to be able to take tangible steps in my work.
Dave used authentic and realistic examples. I appreciate that when asked questions he provided thoughtful and thought-provoking feedback. He allowed for participants to find themselves in the materials and wrestle with how to apply the concepts.
The pace of the training was appropriate for the size of the class. I liked that the facilitator, David, utilized stories as a way to convey or reinforce content. While some information was a refresher for me, other items were new and supported the overall intent of the course.
The course was good. While the messages are timeless, some of the presentation material (videos, a few notes in the book) seem to be dated. Would be good to make those a bit more modern.
The material covered was relevant. The pace of the course was good and the participant interaction was very helpful.
Instructor kept the group alive and shared nice examples that we can remember and apply.
David was very intuitive regarding engagement of the group, and was able to make it interesting at all time to keep the group awake and engaged.
Martin was fantastic and had a plethora of real world knowledge which made the course even more informative and valuable.
The presentation material were good. I liked the interaction with the instructor and round table discussions.
Very good course for new or existing Executives. I would also suggest the Ken Blanchard material be expanded in a management course environment.
Martin was knowledgeable on the topics with relevant stories to go along with the material. He kept a good flow for all 3 days.
The instructor, Martin, was excellent. The course materials were good, but could be enhanced. The instructor was able to add to the materials which helped the overall learning experience.
Training was not boring and the instructor kept conversation and interaction going.
Instructor Marty used a lot of real world analogies to keep the content interesting and pointed. Well done
I thought the facilitator Lorraine was excellent and vastly experienced in the field. It made her teaching very effective and interesting.
The facilitator was unable to keep the course and the students on track during the training
Ms. Omotayo O.
The course content was very valuable to my everyday relationship to my leadership position to my staff and my working attitude to raise me up in whatever position I find myself after my tenure in public service and improve my leadership skill and coach.
Lorraine was so captivating in delivery so well that i always want to listen to her to tap from her wealth of experience in leadership.
The course is interesting and professionally delivered. I'll surely recommend it to any one interested in developing his/her leadership skills.
My expectations were met and exceeded. Got a lot of practical advice which i can implement immediately. Very good course.
I really learn about my leadership style and the seminar make me think about my future development. How to improve my leadership skills with emotional intelligent.
The training provided a good overview of basic leadership principles (Leadership 101). I was expecting something deeper (Leadership 201 or 301), so was a little disappointed in content. Regardless, the training provided a good refresher and the instructor was excellent.
I enjoyed the sessions. I learned a lot about myself and how to be a more effective leader.
Very interesting training. looking forward to go in deep for few topics like the emotional intelligence theme.
There was alot aspects I have picked up that will help my team .
The instructor, Bill, demonstrated both mastery of the subject and mastering in teaching this topic
Overall the training extremely beneficial. I learned many techniques that i will be able to apply to both my professional and personal life.
This AMA Seminar has been the most valuable investment I have done on my professional development over the last few year. Great Material along the side with an outstanding class instructor.
Taking back a lot of ideas to iuse with my team and Institute. Thank you !
Great info to take back, very well taught
Very useful information, adjusted to meet the needs of the group
The classroom material was very helpful and was taught by a very knowledgeable instructor.
The 3 day course was excellent. Mrs Mary was an awesome instructor. She made it a fun leaning experience for all of us. She touch on each class members individual needs as a leader.
I hope Mary does not retire soon. She is great!
Bill was a fantastic instructor. I also appreciated the small class size.
I strongly feel that this coutse has opened my eyes about being flexible to the different needs of my staff and also ehich approach I should use
Ruth was great! Outstanding teaching, interacting, and observing. The materials outstanding and will be put to use.
Outstanding. Ruthe was truly inspirational and made the class a true success.
I really enjoyed Ruthe. She utilized real life experiences and that helped me to put in perspective within my business.
Covered what was needed
Excellent class. Great storytelling and practical material. Lessons can be implemented immediately.
We covered a lot of ground in four sessions. The interaction with the facilitator and other participants was great. The technology worked well.
Instructor made the concepts and training easy to understand and usable.
Very good course very engaging. Did not feel distracted or bored for even a second!! Great education from an industry leader that is very well versed in the practical aspects of leadership in a broad variety of roles.
Very relative and useful
Very engaging and lots of fantastic information.
Marty did a great job of going a little off the training plan when needed to help the class with specifics. He always brought it back to the planned course but his ability to adapt to the needs of the class were fantastic! The planned course was also great. Lots of tools which appear to be pulled from the best of many (i.e. 7 Habits) I think some people still struggled with the "how" but these courses are not necessarily going to give you the silver bullet. They give you tools that allow you to help yourself.
I often find learning seminars to be a bit too "academic" with a lot of theory and case studies and analysis. This seminar was different in that it was very practical and provided techniques that can be used in every day circumstances. The class interaction was excellent and allowed for us to learn from each other as well as the instructor.
Marty Lattman made the course with an interactive approach and a genuine interest in the participants
Mr. Lattman was a excellent instructor. I really appreciated how he kept the group engaged for the 3 day seminar.
The instructor was excellent ! He was genuine and very helpful. So many tools were shared that will be helpful when I go back to my organization!
The teacher kept us involved and shared great examples.
Very good course, with very good teacher.
The information shared was compelling and applicable.
Lorraine was excellent. She provided lots of examples to illustrate each topic and provided ample time for discussion and feedback.
I found the class to be very interesting and informative. The Instructor kept everyone in the class engaged with group exercises and topics of discussion that provided suggestions on resolving issues.
I really enjoyed this 3 days class and will be implementing what I learned right away. One of the reason the course was so good was due to the instructors knowledge and presentation style.
i wish there were more insight into how Executives think or how they lead.
Great format, Lee is a great facilitator and provided an environment that fostered sharing among participants yet kept the group moving forward and focused on the material at hand.
This course was very conversational and inclusive of all attendees. The instructor was knowledgeable and provided a lot of personal insight that benefited the group. Well worth the time
The course in general was good but I had larger expectations on the set up. We had a class of 5, there were no key speakers, no opportunities to network and for the price there was no food or events included.
It was a good learning experience
Disappointed that original presenter was ill (althought, I am wishing him a speedy recovery). Replacement, Bob Carpenter arrived late with no notice to the attendee's, until we asked where the instructor was. Course had repetitive content of the Management Skills for new Managers class that I took in 2012. Was expected more emphasis on Leadership and not development styles.Overall, Bob was entertaining, shared good content and personal experiences, however due to the fill-in situation I felt he was rushed and not passionate with the content. Bob lacked control over individual conversations that superceded many of the attendees and wasted others time to confirm a certain individuals view.
I thought Thomas did a very good job presenting and covering a wide breadth of core areas for new executives and what their new attentions should be from a top line view to their position within the organization. The only recommendation I have for the course is to focus some time on developing and leading teams as an executive. In my career I have found this instrumental to success.
The personal leadership and Emotional Intelligence evaluations and reviews provided insight into personal growth to become a more effective leader.
The instructor expressed a great deal of energy over the subject matter. Instructor was Bob Carpenter
Robert (Paul) G.
The overall class was decent. I would have expected to have maybe an executive leader come in and talk to the class to show some more hands on experience.
There was no new information presented, many concepts seemed outdated. Several examples were from the 1980's.
the topics that we covered were very relevant to my job and this point of my career. there are a lot of helpful tools that I can apply to my job right away.
Day one included fundamental leadership vs. management concepts and Days two and three dove deeper into developing leadership to an executive level. While day one may have been a little remedial for executive leaders, it was helpful to build upon the concepts through the rest of the course.
Class size was just right for group participation. Lee kept everyone involved, even as a one on one personal level if desired.
Great session instructor was very helpful.
Good class. Lee did a great job making the class engaging.
Very Well paced, Nice Stories, recap & practice to re-enforce the learnings.
Great class. I really liked the teacher.
Lee did a good job moving us along and providing us with the key concepts to use going forward in our leadership development.
The Instructor for the course was very knowledgeable and was able to give many real time examples. One suggestion is to add cultural aspect in global settings. Leaders are required to change their leadership styles based on the developmental needs of the team in different geographies, regions and countries. Behaviors are driven by not only organizational culture but also the country/region culture. It's essential for a leader to understand those dimensions.
this training was extremely helpful. the material and the content is quite big, but covers essential information and technique how to be a effective leader. there were many aspects that i will go back and think how i could apply to my environment. It relates to how you approach your work, people, leadership styles, emotions, vision etc.. great 3day course.
Lee presented the material very well and he had us interested the entire three days.
Very good for me, most material in training relates to me. I will be able to apply things I learned right away.
Overall, the content of the session was good. The session is really more of an overview/awareness session - too much covered to really dig in and build skills in any one area (e.g., visioning, coaching). The videos and reading were very, very dated. I would like to see my recent thinking/research.
Provide lunch, even if there is additional cost. I would rather have a working lunch and get done earlier in the day than have a long lunch break.
The training content could have been better. My previous training with AMA was very good. THis one did not meet my expectations. Instructor did a decent job not great though.
Each day got better than the previous day. The movie was a little dated but very cool!
The class material was very relevent and well presented.
Overall, the three days provided a good summary of leadership skills and allowed for collaborative idea sharing across the group.
I thought that the instructor was extremely capable and kept the class moving. It was also a great mix of students. While I don't think that there were any great revelations, the material was helpful in reinforcing concepts and regaining focus.
Excellent instructor, very engaging.
Mary kept the seminar interesting, interactive and covered topics I felt were important.
This is a short course that give me excellent insight and practical tips to develop myself further.
The interactive sessions were very good and Mary was an excellent instructor
Mary was an awesome instructor!
This seminar was great. I thoroughly enjoyed the ability to discuss some of my challenges with other leaders and hear what insights they have.
Great course with a wonderful teacher.
Mary was energetic, facility was great. Course material was interesting and informative. Traffic was horrible.
Very good presenter, good energy and knowledge