Instructor very knowledgeable and great delivery style.
Everyone was friendly and helpful.
Great class, instructor was very engaging and offered a great deal of knowledge through the course. I felt very confident about beiing able to utilize the skills I 'd learned in this course.
Training was excellent, knowledge and experience well shared... great time management, appropriate tone of voice and team exercises were helpful to wrap up, I would like ask to include some snacks and some signals at the entrance to easy location
Ann was an amazing and inspiring teacher, I plan to take more courses designed by her!
Ann brings an on-point energy to the classroom. Her presence radiates unconventional, spirited energy. She is the embodiment of assertiveness. She tells incredible stories that are funny, personal, and compelling. We're all fans of Earl now--and Ann for Earl's good judgement in loving her. ;-) I appreciated watching her model assertiveness techniques in both overt and subtle ways as the class progressed.My greatest take-away was identifying triggers & using Q.T.I.P. Understanding that triggers are rooted in insecurity and that I can shape my response to a real or perceived slight gives me tremendous confidence going forward with colleague interactions.Identifying concrete, internal shifts I can make to my presence to assert my confidence are first steps I can make right away: for example face mapping, body language, tone. I love having skills I can practice that develop my confidence as I ease toward more complex interactions that rely on confrontation or strong emotions.The group size and diversity made the room feel comfortable, safe, and an essential part of the learning experience.
I really enjoyed the ability to interact with the other course participants as well as the instructor. I appreciate having tools and an action plan to go back to work with.
Darlene was amazing. I loved how she engaged the entire group. The information was beneficial and I will carry this with me always. Darlene provided us with a safe place where we can talk about our issues today and learn ways to address them going forward. The participants were amazing women as well. All it and all it was a great 3 days. Well worth the investment.
Very good course. Darlene is an awesome instructor!
Darlene is very engaging, knowledgeable, and passionate about the topic.
Class was motivating and empowering.
This was an excellent course, also taught by an excellent facilitator, Wendi. The material was well explained and discussed and tools and techniques applied to personal situations for each attendee, excellent opportunity to share learnings and applications. Wendi did an excellent job teaching the course material and providing optional supplementary information e.g. book titles of interest for various situations.
The best AMA class I have ever attended. Darlene has created a safe environment where I (who rarely speaks up) wanted to share and participate.
Darlene is a great facilitator! Content was good, lots of practical, hands-on advice. I also appreciated the group discussions a lot. The partner and group exercises were helpful as well. Although I appreciated their content, the sections on stress and role conflict didn't necessarily seem relevant to the topic. In the exercise where we recorded each other being assertive, I actually would've loved if Darlene could've reviewed those videos and provided feedback for us. While we're learning what to watch out for, I was looking for a true expert to give me critical feedback on what exactly I should keep on doing and what exactly I might need to change. I would also love to learn how to project a more assertive persona in general, not just learning how to handle specific conversations. How can we "fake it til we make it" as they say.
I appreciate the manner in which Wendi conducted the class. She was very relatable to everyone present even though we were different personality types.
Great content. Triggered excellent conversations. Everyone participated.
Good info. Good training. Good location.
Vey engaging and informative materials. real life examples shown that I could relate to my situations.
The instructor even took the time to personally speak to me when there was a moment to tell me some techniques to become more assertive and be better at my current position. Upon my return to work the next day people commented that they saw a difference in me almost immediately. She is incredible!
Lisa and Pina were the best!!!! I really gained a lot out of this class and looking forward to using the techniques going forward.
A great class- lots of great tools to use to gain more assertiveness and a network of women. The breakout group and discussion were really effective.
Lisa has so much to share in addition to what was in the documentation.
This class was phenomenal!
Lisa was incredibly knowledgeable. Great class. Loved the examples.
It was informative. It seems like a reflection from my inner thinking.
She didn't hold back on the subject and I loved it!
It was a very informative course. Desiree was great!!
There was so much information imparted that will be helpful in my career. I wish I could have taken this course 20 years ago! There was a lot to take in, but the different exercises and Desiree's teaching style made it possible to really understand the concepts and put them into practice. I recommend this seminar for men and women.
I really enjoyed this training. The instructor was very knowledgeable and the course material was very good.
It was my pleasure and great experience attending this course. Our instructor, Darlene was amazing! She is friendly, energetic and with full of passion to teach! She clearly showed her commitments and dedications for our learning and she certainly taught us the skills that we can utilize on the day when we go back to the office. The class was well-structured and well-organized, good balance of lectures, group discussions, practices with partner and case studies. It progressed in an appropriate pace so that all participants had enough time to think of own current situations as well as future improvements of how we could apply the skills to our daily activities. Class materials are practical and useful for future reference. Overall, I am so glad to have the opportunity to participate in this class and also am thankful to meet with Darlene who is caring and aspiring. I would recommend this class to everyone who is eager to improve communication skills for building better relationships.
I found the training to be very informative and it will provide me with the necessary techniques to be more assertive.
The course was excellent, my only suggestion for improvement is during the video taped session that no notebooks are allowed to really practice thinking on our feet and using appropriate body language.
The instructor was personable and offered a lot of constructive feedback. She had a great personality and even sitting in a classroom setting all day, she kept it lively! It was laid out well and had a good mix of class discussion, activities, and case studies. I would definitely recommend this course and any AMA course in the future.
I really enjoyed Diane and all the great training she gave me. After I left the class I already felt a sense of internal and external confidence that I've never felt before. I would definitely go to another one of these classes in a heartbeat, especially if Diane running the course.
Absolutely loved it! Appreciated that this class was so tight-knit as it helped to share everyone's experience and we had enough time to do so.
Dian was a great instructor. Learning with her was fun, informative and eye opening
This training is hands-on and inspiring. The instructor Dian is amazing. She provides lots of tools and strategies to apply in real life. I have benefited a lot from it.
Diane is INCREDIBLE. The material is excellent. I couldn't be more pleased.
Very good training the instructor is just great.
She was a great presenter, so knowledgeable about the topic, and able to provide real-life context.
Darlene was a wonderful instructor - I really enjoyed the class and walked away with great tools that I can apply to my own professional and personal life.
Amazing Wendi is AMAZING
Some of the material was also covered in an AMA class I took last year, Management Skills for Administrative Professionals
I've taken quite a few AMA courses and this class - by far - is my favorite! Wendi is a great facilitator and the 3-day format was perfect for the topic.
Great instructor, good pace, good information. Kept the class engaged the whole time.
A very enjoyable and worthwhile course. Carrie and Christina were very knowledgeable and helpful. I learned a lot about myself and how to become more assertive. I only wish I had taken this course 25 years ago.
This class was absolutely wonderful Carrie was an amazing facilitator who was able to take us through each session with our a problem. She was engaging, informative, and had the group thinking in a very different way.
I learned so many things about myself and how to handle my situations. Thank you Carrie and Christina for a great class.
Great training that really helped me excel in my professional skill development.Only recommendation is to provide lunch as a joint lunch strengthens the group dynamic.
Carrie was a wonderful instructor. I'm recommending her to my team as an instructor to look out for when signing up for AMA courses.
Carrie was EXCELLENT and her energy was contagious!!! She provided great examples on how to handle real life situations. We were also able to work within teams and learn from other women in the class. She was very encouraging, but also pointed out when we were making mistakes, in order to bring out the best in all of us. Carrie is a true SME and I would recommend this class to other women. I would also take additional classes with Carrie. I would love to have her as a mentor.
Carrie is a wonderful facilitator. I learned techniques that I will apply to situations at work and personal life. I hope to have her as my coach for future seminars.
Carrie was a wonderful, positive, clear facilitator. She was also very approachable- the group of women was also amazing!!
Some of the information learned in the classroom conflicted with the correct answers on the pre/post assessment. This was primarily due to the collaborative method of "filling in the blanks" on the worksheets and slides without a final statement as to ones that are not appropriate either as assertive methods in general or assertive methods for women. Overall I enjoyed the class and the interaction with the other participants.
Interaction was a plus
Unfortunately I was unable to partake in all the lessons due to a change in my management structure and workload, but I did gain some valuable information for the class and the materials.
OMG! Ann was one of the best trainers that I've experienced in my years of working for the government. Her interactive method of delivery was awesome. The content and all training materials were very good. This Assertiveness Training for Women in Business course is highly recommended by me and I will certainly use the tools provided. I will also recommend that other women in my organization attend Ann's training. She put me in a whole new comfort zone and has encouraged me through her training and has helped me to identify areas that I now feel comfortable addressing.
Ann was an awesome instructor. The way she brought things out were amazing, and using her own experiences in life were helpful.
The facilitator was excellent, I suggest she spends more time explaining each exercise.
Ann was extremely knowledgeable in the training and brought the material to life. I almost didn't feel like it was a curriculum, it just felt like she was naturally guiding us along a path of self-discovery. If you have a change to take a class with her, DO IT.
Outsatnding training, amazing teacher. Course was filled with valuable tips, tools, and resources to be used in the real world. I feel like I now wear an invisible belt, loaded with the tools needed to assertively handle different situations in the workplace. Recommend this course to all women!
The material covered and the instructorwere exceptional.
The reason why I am not giving 5 even though it was EXCELLENT is because of the extremely hot temperature of the sirocco conference room in the Renaissance Ft Lauderdale Hotel, for 3 days that room was burning making the experience very uncomfortable for all the attendees and the instructor.
Anne was great at putting the entire class at ease - the size made it great for individualized input
Ann has an amazing gift of teaching and connecting with her students. I found her warm, engaging and very knowledgeable.
Loved the instructor and all of the interaction during the 3 days.
Very relevant. Engaging instructor.
Great teacher. Was very knowledgeable on the subject. She was assertive an strong but also very kind.
Fabulous instructor! Real life situations discussed, which I found to be very beneficial.
The instructor was very passionate about this subject. I learned a lot about myself and many strategies for being an assertive woman.
Great information given and group work
Learned a lot! Great material!
Very encouraging and felt safe to be able to practice with each other
Instructor was clear on precise on the topic. Provide great examples for us to understand the material.
I learned a lot of techniques that can help me become more assertive.
She discussed some important life changing topics.
Really great faculty (Ann Evanston) and I gained some valuable insights and tools to use.
Excellent course. Fun and interactive. Gave me an opportunity to stretch myself.
I thoroughly enjoyed Ann's teaching style, as well as the experience that I was able to gain by discussing different scenarios with so many knowledgeable women.
I have been in the training field for over 15 years and this was the BEST CLASS I have ever attended! Ann did an AMAZING job training on the content, and facilitating the activities, providing feedback, creating a safe environment for all participants to share their true feelings. It was definitely a transformational experience and the learnings and experiences from the class will stay with me forever!
The staff did an amazing job.
Amazing enthusiastic speaker/teacher
When I walked into this course, I had no idea what to expect. However, it completely exceeded my expectations. This class was a very open dialogue, and we immediately connected with Jennifer. Her teaching style was very engaging and promoted open discussion. I enjoyed that we were able to discuss whatever came to mind and didn't have to keep a rigid schedule based on the material.
This training is a must for organizations. The trainer was excellent with great deal of expertise and industry insight.
Jennifer was wonderful! She was very engaging and supportive. She had wonderful examples and I learned many things I can apply in my job on a daily basis.
I enjoyed hearing our instructors real life stories. She is very knowledgeable.
It was very interactive and fun. Carrie is wonderful and very knowledgeable.
Excellent facilitator. Carrie distributed the information clearly and gave us opportunities to actively participate in the workshop. She fostered a safe place for us to all share personal experiences because we felt comfortable sharing.
One of the best courses I have ever taken. Carrie is a gifted presenter and a dynamic individual.
Donna was very knowledgeable instructor and I liked the fact that the class was small. I liked the fact that we used our everyday jobs and issues there to help us directly know how we would apply our assertiveness.
The instructor was great I wasn't crazy about the materials.
I really enjoyed the class and our instructor, Lisa was phenomenal! She really made the experience much more enjoyable and put everyone at ease. I really feel that what I learned form her and the class I could take back with me and immediately start to apply it in my daily life.
Material was interesting and relevant. Instructor moved at reasonable pace, stopping to insure understanding.
I found this training to be insightful and kept me engaged.
I though the course was excellent. Lisa, the instructor was fantastic - knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. It honestly could have been 3 really long days, but they flew by and I learned tools to use at work (and at home) to be assertive without being aggressive or overbearing.
An agenda would have been helpful, but the instructor was very knowledgeable and responsive and the materials were covered well. I found the "tools" the most helpful and wish we could've fleshed that out more, but it was good to get a start with them.
Love that instructor had so many experiences to share on related topics/discussions
Activities gave ample opportunities to demonstrate assertiveness .
Desiree was an amazing instructor! She was very knowledgeable and able to handle all the technical difficulties we incurred. Ms. Desiree's overall enthusiasm encouraged me to find the positive outlook I've been missing for too long in my own life, I am returning to my life with a higher energy level and positive outlook. I know I will start achieving my personal goals in life.The technical issues we experienced were discouraging. If I had a negative thing to say is please make sure that all AMA equipment will work or that the needed pass words are provided to the presenter.I was a little disappointed at the number of people who attended, I was really wanting to experience many different perspectives etc.; however, it also was nice to be able to have more of Desiree's attention. I would suggest that class sizes be more than 5 attendees in order get more out of the class as far as more perspectives etc..I loved the class and would take more classes from AMA.
I think this was a very good training. The instructor and technical support were absolutely wonderful and very pleasant. Very refreshing.
Great to work through participants real life challenges so we all have something to take away from the conference.
I learned so much during these three days. Karen taught me how I can step out of my passive personality type and confidently use techniques like AEIOU to be more assertive in both my personal and professional life. Karen is an incredible instructor who freely shared how she overcame many real life situations using the approaches she taught us. I now understand how being assertive is a good thing!
The class and instructor were great! I learned a lot during this class. This is one of the best classes I have attended. There was really no "downtown" during the class. It was fast paced and very interactive. The real world experiences really added to the understanding of the concepts we were discussing. My favorite part was the fact this was a women focused class. AMA - please add more options for this type of learning.
It was the best class I have ever taken. The instructor was very good.
Susan makes everyone feel comfortable "in their own skin."
Dianne created a positive, comfortable learning environment and was also well versed in the content and knowledge. She took time to engage each participant and provide customized suggestions. A wonderful class!
Great class. Wish that I had taken it years ago.
Job well done
Donna was an excellent instructor, truly helped to give us all tools we can use immediately.
Susan was so informative and gave excellent feedback
I think the course could be scaled back to just 2 days. Some parts seemed repetitive and not "new" information. I enjoyed the quizzes and the McKinsey article. The AEIOU was also helpful. The smaller setting of having only 4-5 individuals was quite nice due to the great discussion and small group relationships that were formed. I would have found the class more difficult to engage in if it was 10+ people. Donna is a great instructor and really cares about her work and her students.
Good course. Great instructor. All women in the workplace would benefit from this course.
Really enjoyed the class and learned a lot. looking forward to practicing what I have learned.
This course was hugely instrumental for me. Carrie was an excellent instructor. The material was very relevant, though a little dated. The course size was perfect. We got a great mix of group, one-on-one, and personal introspection time. The class had 6 people in it and I really believe that if there were more than 8 or 9 people, the course would not have been as effective.
I thought it was very good. Carrie was very clear and asked for feedback and questions during each module. The learning manual was adequate. We broke out into groups relatively frequently.
Tracy did an excellent job. The training was more than what I had expected. I even took what I had learned and immediately exercised it at work. And as a result, both myself and employer are getting still getting what we want.
I loved this course! The women participants were so supportive and really made for a great overall experience! I found the activities, role-playing and video taping the most helpful (though it was some of the scariest parts for me). I really felt like I grew as a person and am so excited to utilize the skills I learned in my everyday life.
Tracy is a natural born teacher and passionate about what she does. This energy comes through in her coursework. I am walking away from this seminar with a plethora of tools, skills and knowledge that can be applied to the many roles I have. Would recommend providing meals during the training and I am not quite sure what the role of the other person is from AMA who is in the room.
I was surprised by all the activities and actions rather than lecture. That said, this approach was most successful. I learned and absorbed more with Tracy's approach.
There was a lot of new and helpful information provided. I initially thought that 3 days on assertiveness were excessive but I found the class to be action packed every minute and so insightful. There is so much information to take home and reflect on, then translate into real life actions and I feel empowered by all the new tools that I have gained to work with. With the large amount of information and techniques discussed, I appreciate that many course materials were provided so that I have tangible references to keep for future personal development in the likely case that I forget something important that we learned. I also appreciated how the course was not focused only on physical assertiveness but also personal/emotional development.
Useful information presented, but it didn't always follow the printout.
I found this course to be revolutionary. It has totally changed the way I see myself and what it means for me to be assertive. I'm thrilled that I took this course.
Our instructor Marcia, was very knowledgeable and share actual example of how our subject matter can be used. Great training.
Loved the supportive environment.
I thought Lisa did a great job keeping us all engaged. It was a great class and look forward to taking more Women in business classes!
This course exceeded my expectations and I learned many new techniques and skills. Our group was very diverse and we all pretty much experience the same issues.
Exceeded my expectations for an online format! The information was easy to understand and the instructor brought a feeling of acceptance and group togetherness. I will really miss going to class!
Training material was good and trainer was knowledgeable about subject. Class occasionally derailed into venting but trainer was good about reeling people back into material.Facilities could have been improved - there should be a microwave and fridge at least. Also, having a vending machine would have been nice.
Darlene was amazing. She delivered the material in a way that truly inspired and energized me. I will take the assertive skills I learned in the class and continue to practice applying them in my everyday life. I would highly recommend this class to anyone. Even if they believe themselves to be assertive already I feel this class would give anyone new insight. 10 out of 10 training course!
I enjoyed the three day course. Deb was very pleasant and a great listener. I wish we would have spent more time on how to become more assertive vs. identifying our styles of assertiveness and leadership. I think most of us are aware of who we are at this point in our lives, and I would have liked to have spent more time fixing the problem rather than identifying it. I also would have liked to have more insight given from Deb. I felt there was too much group work and sharing ideas/thoughts, which is good, but I was hoping to get more professional insight from the instructor.
This class was insightful and informative. I would've appreciated more decisive answers from the instructor. We live in a society where there is no established work etiquette and it would have been nice to hear a professional standard.
Ann was a great communicator and connector; she was engaging with the students and gave many real life-lessons stories for different sections of presentation.
The instructor was awesome and really identified some major issues that resonated with all of us in the class. Highly recommend to all professional women who struggle with assertiveness and leadership in a male dominated field.
Ann is a wonderful trainer. She has an answer for anything we asked. She is very spontaneous and experienced. Simply a super coach.
Victoria Nwabuzor C.
I am empowered to go and practice all I have been taught into my daily work activity. The training has made me to be more confident in communicating in various aspect of my endeavour
This seminar was one of the better ones and the most enjoyable one. Dian was a great facilitator. She provided tools that were so useful. She was professional and included her own sense of style and humor to make the training productive and enjoyable. As with several AMA workshops I have participated in, the pre seminar materials were not referred to nor were they necessary for the course. Many instructors are not aware of the prerequisite materials.
The Assertiveness Training for Women in Business course was inspiring and educational. Dian was relatable, encouraging and knowledgeable and helped us to apply our learnings to our every day lives.
Not only did I like and learn from the course material provided, but Dian was amazing. What a great instructor she is! She made the class interesting and kept us on our toes and made the whole experience of my first AMA seminar such a positive one. I am taking away so much of the course content and models and I am looking forward to applying them in my daily use.
I highly recommend this training - the instructor was fabulous. She was very engaging and I came away with multiple skill sets that have real world application.
I was impressed with how well the training drew from my personal situation and experiences to help me practice the course material. By personalizing the content, it helped me visualize how to implement the tools and language as I was learning.
Dian was awesome, I learned a lot from both her and group. I now have the tools to changed how I am perceived. I would highly recommend this session to others.However, the WIFI at that hotel was awful. I stayed at the hotel as well as went to the seminar and I would not recommend you using that hotel again.
Training was excellent.
Lora Lee P.
Hands down the best seminar I've ever had the privilege to attend! There is absolutely no better instructor in the country! I wish i go to her seminars every year! I have never been to a facility so accommodating or friendly.
As a woman I can now express my opinions, with confidence, at my work place and in the public without being aggressive.
I learned a lot and was engaged the entire time. It was entertaining and hands on.
It was an excellent seminar and Jennifer was an outstanding instructor. She is knowledgeable and very talented.
The instructor was great. I learned a great deal and the information provided is very useful. I do believe though that 3 days is not enough time, 5 days would have been better
Jennifer was very engaging and used the techniques all session long. I can use these mental images going forward. Jennifer was also very positive, no matter what question or answer was thrown at her. If you take this class, you must talk to get the most out of the training, but you are in a very safe environment to develop your skill. Class size is small so not intimidating. You will not regret taking this class.
The instructor was professional, extremely knowledgeable, provided great examples, and was fun which made for an awesome experience. I enjoyed that the class size was small, that provided for more interaction and connection which made the experience excellent. The faculty was clean and professional, I'm so glad I came to your location. It provided an opportunity for me to get out of my daily environment and focus on the material.
Fantastic. Great opportunity to meet like-minded women and to practice in a 'safe' place.
Sevgim Cisel C.
It was a total empowerment for all of the attendees and beginning of sisterhood!
Carrie was an amazing and knowledgeable instructor. The class was very interactive and the material was engaging. Carrie is beyond inspirational and is very passionate about the subject matter. I would recommend this course to any one. This course was life changing and I am thankful to Carrie for making this course such a memorable experience. I have already practiced the techniques learned in this class with success.
wonderful classamazing teacher
I learned so much about myself and my leadership styles. I left with a new found confidence and a new network of women professionals!
Great leader for this course, she kept us moving forward and engaged everyone.
Carrie was wonderful!
Donna was an absolute delight - she truly cares about the development of each and every student. She created a very safe and inviting environment for us to learn, and it made us all feel comfortable opening up and sharing our experiences. I really learned a lot about effective communication and how to speak up for myself in an assertive manner. I highly recommend this course!
She was very personable and gave great real life examples.
I really enjoyed the interaction of the class participants. Donna made the class fun and upbeat.
The course was very engaging and prepared me with tools to become more assertive!!
This seminar has certainly exceeded my expectations, since I wasn't sure what to expect from the beginning. One of the most enjoyable and engaging on-line seminars in which I've participated. Not only would this be beneficial in my work life but also in my personal life. Well done!
Carrie was informed and informative, very inclusive and a good guide on this topic for both assertive and non-assertive students. Everyone was included and encouraged.
The instructor and course material was phenomenal
The class was great! The instructor, Carrie, was the best I've had yet. I thoroughly enjoyed this AMA class and can immediately use the techniques in my business and personal life.
I liked that the course was very hands on and interactive.
Donna was enthusiastic and wanted to help address all student real life situations.
Enjoyed instructor and collaborative nature of class
Marcia was an excellent, gifted instructor. She lived and breathed the material and kept us engaged the entire time. Such an amazing person - I wish she could be my personal coach/mentor! Overall, the class was very valuable. The materials, curriculum, small group setting, and location were all great. This is the third AMA course I've taken and by far the best. There weren't a lot of "gimmicky" tools that I'd end up forgetting. Everything was very personal and introspective and it will stick. As a result of the course, I will be more assertive!
Anne Marie H.
The information in this course easily applies to real-life, on-the-job scenarios. I plan to refer to the manual often. Marcia made it extremely easy to follow the content, and gave plenty of examples of how the information can be used effectively in the workplace.
Instructor (Marcia) was very engaging and was a true subject matter expert. Adding in her own personal experiences made the course personal and very relatable.
The class materials were great. Jamie was extremely qualified and helped make the class materials relatable.
Great, useful technique.
I learned a lot from this class and from bonding with my classmates.
This was a good seminar. I think a little too much time was spent doing group training, or one-on-one training without too much response from the instructor. I would like to have watched more video expamples.
Tracy was very personable and knew the course material very well. She has a very charismatic way of engaging the class that fosters positive learning.
Excellent instructor and her relation to the group. Made us think outside the box and really provided textbook material which came to life and can be applicable to our own lives. Excellent choice of instructor
The course was valuable and unique compared to other courses I've taken on leadership. The fact that it was all women was a benefit and having at least 10 participants also added value. Some exercises could have been more clear as to the goal, but the high degree of activities was important to keep us engaged and learning from on one another in addition to from the instructor. Tracy was great and had so much care in teaching.
Engaging and highly interactive seminar.
Great tips sometimes hard to understand when giving assignments on what to do.
Tracey was an amazing teacher who cultivated an environment of leaning and participation.
I enjoyed the diverse techniques and method of teaching those techniques that Tracy Scate provided in this course.
This was the most rewarding course I have ever taken. The content is very applicable to my life and I will use it in both my professional and personal life. I really enjoyed the small group which is critical when it comes to a topic on assertive communication. The course leader was phenomenal. She allowed us to feel very safe and comfortable to share information, ask questions, and create relationship with other participants. Her sense of humor, relatedness and use of personal information put as at ease and made us more invested in training. I will miss her the most! I will look for more training programs with her.
I came to the class looking for useful tools and empowering ideas, and that's exactly what I left with, and more. Our instructor did a great job, and was an excellent model of great assertive behavior.
Although I picked up a few new ways of looking at things. I didn't feel that what I learned was commensurate with what I paid.
Breakout session were good but lacked participation - need more of a co-ordiantor/instructor encouragement for participation.
Karen was wonderful. She was very engaging and focused the class on the group's specific needs and used our feedback to make the most efficient use of the class time.
This was an excellent course! I truly feel I apply the techniques learned in this class. Our instructor, Karen, is a skilled teacher who really engaged the class. She used real life examples to illustrate the coursework and she helped apply these techniques to personal examples we provided. I would highly recommend this class.
Great class. easy to understand. engaging. good group.Would have liked to do more confidence / self esteem building exercise prior.
Ann is a great instructor and I loved her teaching style. She kept the entire class engaged.
I really enjoyed this class and the instructor was excellent. Very knowledgeable. I will recommend this class.
Ann is a great instructor -- knows her subject, is enthusiastic, and was able to read her audience.
Ann is one of the best trainers I've ever had. She did a fantastic job and made a seemingly difficult topic understandable. She made the class fun.
Great smaller class of 12 woman created a very thoughtful environment. Ann challenged each of us to be honest with ourselves which led to some great discussions and break thru moments for many of the participants.
Ann was amazing. She was engaging, made the subject matter fun, and really related it to each different person's style in the room.
I feel more confident and immediately put what I learned into practice the day after the session ended. Karen is excellent and made sure she addressed everyone's needs and concerns.
Karen is an outstanding instructor, and the material covered was very helpful and relevant to my workplace needs. I just wish we could have covered more material and in greater depth!
Mary Grace C.
Very informative, interactive and engaging. Never a dull moment! It was like a spa treatment for the brain and soul! Ann is an excellent trainer, entertaining, great personality and a straight shooter! Learned a lot and relearned things I knew but have not practiced in a while. Left feeling ready to take on the world! Great class!!
Facilitator was engaging and effective. Class material and discussion was incredibly relevant and useful in the real world. Great experience.
Wonderful teacher! I have taken away so much knowledge from this course.
This was by far the best course that I have taken from AMA. Your facilitator, Ann, was exceptional as both expert and as engaging coach throughout the three days. The skills that I learned in those three days were immediately put to use and achieved a very success business meeting. The course went by almost too quick because she kept everyone engaged until the end.
Wow! I am so grateful to have taken this course. It totally surpassed my expectations. Highly recommended to women at any point in their careers!
Instructor was engaging and allowed for valuable sharing in the group. Experience was life changing.
Good material and very engaging class. Learnt a lot that I can apply to my day to day life.
The faculty was very engaging and knowledgeable.
The course is very insightful and provided handy tools that I can take back with me and utilize. Also, Deb is a wonderful course leader! I really enjoyed the time with her.
I paid for this seminar myself becauseI felt that I needed to be more assertive with my business and employees. I did not leave feeling that it was worth the money.
The break-out sessions and role-playing scenarios were especially helpful!
Not just a warm class, but also full of "tools" I can actually use
Maria Elizabeth P.
My instructor made the content come alive and the class more interesting by having us use our real life scenarios as case studies. Also, she had us work in groups, teams, and partner with individuals until everyone in the class had worked with each other. I hope to take the other courses she instructs and have her as the instructor.
Donna is a gem!
I would have liked a deeper dive into the portion on listening and anger.
The instructor was great and kept us all engaged.
The pre test and the post test seemed pointless to me. It was confusing and in my opinion didn't add much value to the course. Take them away and the course would not suffer.
Darlene was very energetic and knowledgeable. She encouraged participation and feedback.
This class was extremely informational. Since this is sort of a self help class, it would be a wonderful addition to have the students come back for a 1 to 2 day session to follow up and see how they have developed.
This course was amazing!!! I appreciated the group sessions and the feedback. I was a little nervous before the first day because I thought people were going to judge, but our class had an amazing group of women who were all very supportive!!! Darlene was the best instructor. She was able to see things in me that I forgot all about. Thank you!!
Great location and training facility
I would have liked more real-world professional examples from the instructor. Most of the examples seemed to be personal examples.
She was awesome and I learned a lot from her
I really enjoyed this course. The class was engaging and allowed me to define my strengths and how to focus on fixing my weaknesses. I was able to start applying the skills I learned right away.
Enjoyed this Training Course. Was interactive with a lot of feedback from the instructor and the other attendees.
This class was very engaging and forced me to take a look at how I developed my leadership style and gave me the necessary tools to flex my style for specific scenarios.
I gained a tremendous amount of information that will enhance my leadership and presentation skills. The material is timely and appropriate for my current career path. The teacher was very knowledgeable of the material and shared some great examples from her previous work experience. She kept a great pace of the course material.
Session was good - I didn't get a great deal of new info from it though so rating fair
The instructor was awesome! She was engaging 100% of the time and I never felt bored. She also personalized the training appropriately so that people could get help with their specific problems but that they didn't dominate all of the discussion. Susan also gave excellent advice. I would definitely want to take another class with her again.
The class size and the knowledge of the faculty was great
Karen made it such a open and sharing environment which made it easy for participants to explore their assertiveness and explore themselves and learn a lot.
Too slow, could easily fit in two days.
Excellent instructor! A lot of great information and tools were shared during the seminar and I have been able to apply several already since then. I would highly recommend this class to other women and recommend Jennifer as the instructor. Absolutely magical!
I loved Ann and her ethusiam!! She made the class be and STAY very engaged throughout the entire time! You can definitely tell that she knew what she was talking about and LOVED doing what she knows! I walked away with soo much positive advice and ready to tackle the job!
Instructor was wonderful. Great seminar.
I enjoyed this training class immensely. Susan encouraged interaction in the class which enabled us to learn from each other as well as from the material. Susan possesses a wealth of knowledge in this area and we were able to discuss real life situations and apply the material to them. I have already been able to apply what I learned in this course to my job!
The seminar was great. We had a good mix of women who wanted to improve their assertiveness for a variety of reasons. The instructor was patient and supportive with us.
The small class size and wonderful Instructor made this training well worth the time and money. I enjoyed hearing and learning from other women's interactions at work as that can assist in preparing you for things that you may encounter. I have used the tactics that I learned in my everyday life and at work and can see a difference already. It was very helpful to understand where these feelings come from and little changes you can make in your demeanor or phrasing to combat these feelings.
Overall a very informative course that I think will be very helpful. There are already parts of it that I have implemented within a week of being back in the office.
Course was very informative and useful. The information on differences in communication styles between men and women was particularly useful in the business world. The techniques that were taught give us a more than adequate toolbox for use in our careers. The course also triggered me to sincerely reflect on the reasons that I am not assertive which is extremely useful and important in my career. I hope to be a much more effective manager and leader in the future. Thank you to Pamela who made our class fun and interactive and who had many years of experience to draw from. The small size of the class (9) was also very beneficial because we were able to interact with everyone in the class in our various small groups. I highly recommend this course.
I really enjoyed the small class one-on-one atmosphere and instructor Pamela was excellent. She had very thoughtful examples and advice. I feel the items learned will assist in both my personal and professional life.
Facilities: room TV needed an update. Otherwise it was very informative.
I was at first apprehensive about taking this course. I think a lot of it had to do with the commute from New Jersey early in the morning by bus. However, the first day of the seminar, I knew I had made the right decision. I was relaxed, I enjoyed the sessions, meeting new people and the general atmosphere at AMA. I would highly recommend this seminar to all females. The first video that we saw was an eye opener. It talked about the differences between men and women and how they handle various situations. This was by far one of the best, if not the best video I have ever seen at a forum like this. From then on, I knew I had to make some changes on how I handle certain situations. The lecturer kept it interesting. In general, everything about this seminar was positive and at the same time fun. Great experience!
Excellent class! The instructor actively engaged the students, provided various learning tools and met class objective.
I truly enjoyed taking this online seminar. The instructor was very knowledgable of the subject matter and despite this being an online training, she was very engaging. The ability to have group break out discussions in addition to the learning materials provided were great in making the training more applicable to our everyday lives, both professionally and personally. Great course.
very useful training for entire life time
I was attending the class as an audit to prepare me to teach the class.
I encourage all women to take this class. The course material provided great techniques on handling difficult personalities and conversations. I have been able to utilize what I have learned in my professional and personal life...my confidence level soaring to new heights. Thanks Jennifer and Robin for a great class....AMA is blessed to have you as instructors.
Enjoyed this session very much, and came away with a number of mechanisms to handle difficult conversations in the future. The small group of 10 women allowed everyone to participate and get their questions answered!
The training really helped me understand my workplace's culture (which is dominated by men) by discussing the differences in men's and women's culture. It also helped me see how to handle difficult work situations with an assertive attitude. The instructor was very friendly, helpful, and used real life stories to better illustrate the concepts. The only complaint was that we did not discuss more on how to respond to put down statements.
Course was very useful. The instructor was very helpful and wonderful. I would recomment anyone needing to take a class to go to AMA.
This was a very pleasant experience. Being that this was my first training class ever, I was not sure what to expect. Overall, I would recommend this class to anyone interested in Women's Leadership training. Trust me, you wont be disappointed!
Duffy is a fantastic instructor that added a lot to the class. Without her the class would likely have been very different and there would have been less take-aways.
Wonderful, engaging, charismatic, and knowledgeable facilitator - great material too! It was a treat and provided me with more tools to practice with and utilize when communicating in the workforce and in my personal life. Thank you!
I found the Assertiveness Training for Women in Business to be extremely helpful and applicable to the daily challenges I face at work. The materials were easy to understand and I found the breakdown and pace of the course very appropriate. I enjoyed the interaction with my other class members, and it was quite gratifying because it revealed characteristics about myself I didn't realize before. Lastly, I am so happy I was able to meet and work with Mildred. She is a wonderful instructor and has great advice and insight. Not only did Mildred make everyone feel comfortable, she truly brought out the best in each of the members of the class. I could see the difference myself by the third day. This was a great experience, and I will definitely ask my manager to take more classes with AMA.
The Assertiveness Training for Women in Business was outstanding. The instructor Mildred was amazing! I enjoyed her open and honest conversations, positive feedback and teaching style. I had quite a few ah ha moments in this class and I will most definitely be able to use what I learned immediately both professionally and personally. The course material was engaging, and the exercises were invaluable.