The training material is designed very nicely and Mike was extra ordinarily covering all the topics with great details but still keeping us on the timeline to be able to cover all the topics including the great discussion with all the brilliant people in the room.The course also included a lot of exercises which really enabled to apply the learning.The Resources provided with the course are awesome to be able to apply the techniques in my daily schedule and improve myself to move towards "The Effective Leader"
Very knowledgeable instructor, kept the correct pace. Added to the presentation from experience to make the lesson clearer. Course material was very helpful. Provided many insights to improve management skills.
R. Lillybeth D.
Great seminar made me learn more about myself as a Manager to be able to lead others.
I enjoyed the class and got a lot out of it. Really enjoyed the interactions with managers from other companies and found their insights enlightening.
There were some good takeaways, but overall I felt like much of the information was "fluff"
Mary was excellent. Personal, knowledgeable, a great listener and facilitator. I think the Covey material is good, but I question some of the content.
Very well done course. Excellent Instructor.
I thought the training was very informative and helpful. I think there could be a few more video's as explanation about how to do different things. Such as the 5 min meeting and those. Show start to finish. We did them and presented but to see it in action would be great.
I found the course very useful in improving my understanding of how to handle managerial situations. The instructor did a great job balancing between moving us forward and taking time to work through individual struggles we were having in the workplace.
Good class but we seemed to move a little quickly since it was a small group. Seems like we got all of the content and it was good and practical content.
The instructor needs to work on pacing for this program. The introductions were 1.5 hours, far too long and detracted from time to present course material. Either this should be a 3 day course, or timing must be better regulated. Both days ran long and the last hour of each day had materials presented in a slightly rushed manner. The instructor was good at presenting the material, but pace was distracting.
I have read the book multiple times and was really excited about the class but I thought it was average at best.
The 2-day course was informative, immediately useable and refreshing.
The instructor was great. I have never attended anything like this before. The room was a little tight. I got a lot of information that I have never seen or heard of.
It was well-organized and easy to interact.
I was very impressed and engaged during this training, which was surprising in a good way.
the group activities are not my most comfortable style of learning as i get the most out of lecture style seminars, however it was a very good two days. learned wuite a bit about myself and not just what my job is
Liked the resources information and the video examples. They helped to apply the information received.
Really great course. All participants very engaged which really helped.
I think I'd prefer the more frequent breaks on the hour of 10min. as opposed to the (2) 30min breaks.
The course was great, the instructor was knowledgeable, and sessions were very interactive for an online course.
I understand the reading quotes out loud makes it easier to pose questions to individuals verbally instead of over the chat, but it is reminiscent of the 3rd grade. Unfortunately, I don't have any recommendations on how to remedy this other than making them aware that this is an opportunity to answer questions, not just read out loud. It was also confusing to jump back and forth between Management Essentials and the workbook. A lot of it was redundant material and I would have much preferred to just have one book to work out of.
Great class, I learned so much
Hands on and useful info
I was worried this training would be repetitive of trainings and materials Iâ€™ve received in this past (not through AMA) but I pleasantly surprised at how much I learned and enjoyed this! Jen was amazing! She was very approachable and kept us interested and engaged. The way she taught kept us focused and I felt like I really understood the information. look forward to more classes!
Jen was amazing and really engaged everyone's learning style.
Great information given within the class
Loved the style of teaching, great class!!
Enjoyed the class, gave me some documents to be able to use with planning. Will use the win win performance agreements with my staff. Will continue to adjust my style and grow as an individual using these habits.
I enjoyed the practice, examples, and demonstration of the tools.
Excellent delivery of course material. Thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Good tools and dialogue.Very informal but direct and interactive.
Great content and examples by the instructor.
Great class over all, I would highly recommend this course to any of my colleagues. Duncan is a great teacher.
If I could, I'd give this somewhere between 4 and 5. I thought that the instructor-led portion was really well done, but I would have appreciated more time to read through the booklet and really digest the material. It felt as though 2 days made the training a bit rushed.
Instructor was very knowledgeable but sat the entire class. That was a different very low key experience for me.
I was very impressed with the entirety of this course. It far exceeded my expectations! I came away with seven practical new skills that I can apply immediately at work to positive effect.
Michael did an excellent job of really connecting the dots with the training content and my daily work life, which helped me to really understand the concepts.
Michael is an outstanding facilitator for management trainings. He genuinely listens and relates the topics to our work backgrounds. It is very difficult to leave the training without feeling impacted in a positive way. I canâ€™t wait to implement the strategies that I learned from the 7 habits for managers.
There were introspective questions that came at me from an angle easier to answer than the typical "where do you see yourself in 5 years?" type of question. Cynde was lively and realistic in many ways.
I really enjoyed the class! The exercises were interesting, the conversation was focused, and the topics were solid :)
This management training was mandatory for my position at my company. Regardless, I enjoyed the program and felt that I came away from the class with useful tools and broader perspective of being a manager.
The program provided me with several processes I could implement immediately to help better manage my work load. I also provided 'forms' I could use to better prepare for common tasks. I was extremely skeptical about the forms, but the proved to be unexpectedly useful.
Instructor was engaging, passionate and took time to help individual issues without rushing the class
Cynthia was a fabulous teacher that was engaging and knowledgeable. She made the whole experience very enjoyable!
Cynthia was outstanding! She made the material interesting and highly interactive.
Jen is a very skilled subject-matter expert on this topic and inspired this old workhorse to approach the job of team leader with renewed enthusiasm. Thanks, Jen!!
Great class that generated a lot of self awareness and out of the box thinking. Nancy did an excellent job of keeping everyone involved and I really enjoyed the class.
I thought the training course was good; however, for the price it should probably be at least a three day course.
this was my first time in a AMA course and it really help to Prepare my Daily plan in my job
The flow of the training was excellent. Our facilitator did an exceptional job relaying the information and moving us through each Habit. He did a great job making the content interesting and engaged the entire class. I really appreciated all the information that was provided and tools to apply to my daily practices at work with my team. Thank you!
Great trainer and really good material
Came away with great tools to be a more effective manager.
Itâ€™s evedint that the instructor have been doing this for long time so it was very routine. I expected a totally deferent aproach and level of delivery.
Wonderful course and instructor!
Mary was awesome
It was an extremely positive experience that I am sincerely grateful for. It was engaging and I left feeling like I learned skills that I will be able to apply immediately.
I will put this new knowledge to work immediately
great Material too little time
Michael was an excellent instructor. Christina was great providing all of the technical assistance.
I thought the facilitator was excellent in relaying the information and helping us apply it. The tools/forms at the back of the workbook are excellent and I'll be sharing them with my management team.
The course is good though some portions seem rushed
Michael was very professional and informative. He kept us interested and participated.
I learned a lot. Loved every exercise and enjoyed every minute of it.
Ms. Cynthia is well spoken, clear, and concise. a true pleasue
Michael was highly engaged with his class. He allowed us to utilize real life examples and events and incorporate them into the material. The information resonates and absorbs as an easier vehicle when you have an amazing instructor, like Michael, conducting the training.
Good class insights help invoke some thought that will help me In my future
Instructor was very clear and helpful
This course lacked discussion about real issues, and didn't seem to have the flexibility to deviate from course material to address my needs. There was a lot of emphasis on the management tools provided, which made them feel like a one-size-fits all prescription to solving management problems. The principles that were presented were good, but I would have preferred an environment where we were able to discuss and explore them more deeply in relation to the problems that we face. End the end, I felt like the agenda was to get through the course content, and that communication was one way to the class.
Keep you focused and engaging
Delivery style - Excellent; Pace - Excellent; Personable - Excellent
Excellent Class! Cynthia was really knowledgeable!
Very well run class. Great content.
Cynthia did a most-excellent job in explaining the material
Really interesting topics and things to think about.
Overall helpful, inspirational and with lots of little nuggets of good information.
I really enjoyed the course. Countless applicable resources. I would love to rewatch some of the videos if possible. Also glad we invested time in the application of all the supporting resources.
Instructor was very easy to follow.
Henry was a great instructor. Very engaging and very knowledgeable. He provided great insight. He was very friendly and made the lessons very understandable and real-world applicable.
Henry has inspired us to improve our time management and effective skills with clarity and good examples, he is an inspiration to us.
He was excellent and provided real life examples on the topics being taught.
The material provided for the training and the level of expertise demonstrated by the instructor were excellent.
the instructor was awesome, he keeps the class interesting, fun and you learn at the same time..
Facility is nice. would be great to have a seating area with tables to bring lunch to.
The training was quite good and the instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject. It was not what I expected going in. The materials were a little more basic than I would have liked.
Course was good, though I felt that in a few instances the instructor could improve the pace of the presentation. One example was the first 30 minutes of the second day, which were essentially a spoken review of the topics of the first day, and it seemed that class engagement drifted a bit at that point. Additionally, Henry skipped many of the slides in the presentation and incorporated information from other presentations, which left me wondering if some of the material skipped might have been useful...?
Great course. Very good examples
Outstanding course and presentation.
Henry did a masterful job at conveying the material and engaging everyone
Great instructor. Kept everyone involved
I really enjoyed this training. Henry did an excellent job leading us through the 7 Habits, reinforcing each one with exercises, videos, and anecdotes. The pace of the training was just right. I was pleasantly surprised by the content of the training and think it will be useful in my work.
Henry was great. Very engaging and knowledgeable.
I'd recommend this class to any manager or potential manager. There's a lot to be learned from this course in managing not just people, but yourself, your relationships with others. Our instructor, Wendy, was very good at relaying the information, allowing conversation to develop throughout, balancing teaching with providing real world examples and allowing us to coach each other as well.
Course was scheduled at an appropriate time. Instructor was very experienced with material. Felt rushed trough the 6th habit, and didn't get to cover the 7th habit due to time constraints. Instructor spent too much time on certain sections.
very informative class/seminar.
I thought the pace was good. And moving from videos to exercises, to reading helped keep it interesting.
I love the enthusiasm of the instructor!!!
Very engaging and informative instructors
I picked up a ton of great tools and tips that I will definitely use in my daily work practices.
Well spoken and attentive. Via the Web is not a hindrance. Material is spot on.
mike is amazing-and kept us all engaged even though it was a web-based training, the power of his skill 'jumped' through the computer screen. What a blessing he is!
Overall the course was engaging and the instructor was very clear and systematic in his approach. I appreciate the interactive elements being included.
I felt there was too much interaction, which sort of hindered the learning process
Mike did an excellent job he was very imformative and engaging!
I have done some online learning in the past and this way by far the most productive and engaging.
Excellent class, excellent instructor. Material flowed comfortably through the two days.
I found this seminar enormously helpful on a personal and professional level. Mary was a fantastic teacher!
Good topical material, examples and engaging trainer.
The provided material was good.
great course, very helpful
Materials provided and instruction given was very good. Really like how the training booklet is laid out. The class would probably be better served if it was a 3 day or 2 1/2 day course.
Class will be very useful
Overall a very engaging experience.
Great course with lots of useful examples and tools to take back to work and apply.
Jen was very knowledgeable and informative on her topics and teaching. She blended a strong mix of real life examples and book readings to apply her curriculum.
The hotel is located next to several eating locations. The hotel had a great room, lights and beverage service.
It was lively, interesting, practical, and timeless-- the principles and values taught goes down years but never fails and is full proof.
I cannot say enough about this seminar, from beginning to end. I will push everyone I know to take this course.
Duncan was an outstanding facilitator and provided great insight to the theories embedded in the program by thoroughly covering the content and sharing real experiences.
I liked the fact that we were actively engaged not just listening to our speaker or watching videos.
The one criticism I have is that the material covered is extensive and two days is an ambitious schedule.
Michael was a fantastic instructor and the curriculum for the two days was incredibly helpful. I learned ways to manage myself, which is formal training I never received in my 10 years as a professional. I found that to be extremely beneficial.
It was a good course overall. I felt that it was difficult to apply some of the concepts that call for measurement metrics, which are more applicable to sales type occupations, in my particular responsibilities where our outcomes are more success vs. failure.
I liked the way the training was presented.
Overall the training was excellent, but because the room was too big for the group, there was a sense of being 'lost' in the environment. This was not in the control of the facilitator and I still benefited tremendously for the training.
The interactive setting was very effective
the instructor was great; the content was so-so. felt gimmicky.
This was an excellent seminar/course
Really enjoyed content. Instructor was very dynamic....he offered great applicable personal scenarios and rich experiences.
Michael was a great facilitator and instructor. His approach - using the materials, eliciting responses/experiences from attendees, and drawing on his own experiences - was helpful to learning the material and staying engaged on the applicable topics.
The course was the right pace and provided plenty of opportunity to interact and engage with fellow participants. The course struck the right balance between instruction, activities, and visual media.
The course content and presentation were good. Given the amount of information covered, it moves pretty fast, and not a lot of time is available for the concepts to "gel" before moving on to the next topic.
Great class, I will definitely use some of the techniques in my daily work.
Michael was extremely knowledgable regarding the course. His delivery of the course was extremely effective
Well structured, organized, and timed. Instructor was great. However, a little change in teaching dynamics would be helpful to keep focused through a long day of training.
Very informative and helpful.
Dave was a great instructor. He provided good examples and kept me engaged throughout the entire training session. There were a number of "light bulb" moments that I have already implemented into both my personal and professional life. I'm so glad I took this course. It was well worth my time and will be a valuable asset in my career.
I found this training very applicable to both work and personal life and I was able to start using it immediately afterward. I would highly recommend this class to anyone open to improvements.
Was skeptical about doing this via webinar instead of live but it was really great and interactive. Looking forward to my next webinar
I just took 5 choices to extraordinary productivity and there was some overlap material. The rest was very informative.
Dave was an excellent instructor. I appreciated the training - diverse activities, instructor-led PPT portions, written materials, exercises, and videos.
Very helpful. Identified problem areas and actual solutions. The videos were fantastic.
The instructor was excellent, and a great facilitator. I especially liked that the class was not too crowded and we were able to talk more freely about our different environments. I liked that with each topic examples were given and the facilitator was most excellent in providing their experience in different scenarios as well. Great training!
Wonderful course. Very excited to take my learnings back and apply.
There were a few topics / concepts where we spent an extensive amount of time on that I felt could have been shortened. But, overall, I enjoyed the content of the course, and I always enjoy the discussions with other participants - there is a lot of value there.
Overall, good information - definitely took away some new skills to organize my day into what is truly important. The pace of the course was a little slow for me personally. I would have like a bit quicker pace.
Wendi did a great job teaching. She was well organized, witty, and fun!I do believe that participants would get more out of the session if they read the book before attending the training. Only 2 of 6 read it in our class, which surprised me.
Instructors were well prepared.
Michael was a thoughtful and charismatic leader who kept the agenda moving along and on target. The course was very insightful and will be very helpful in my day to day work.
Wendi was amazing, she truly made this class an excellent experience. I truly enjoyed and took so much out of this seminar. You truly have an amazing trainer and if I could I would take every seminar that she presented at.
Class was great. Well spoken and clear.
Everything was great.
The 7 Habits for Managers seminar was a compact, interesting and helpful class but also fun experience. Each individual habit is very well explained, trained and discussed. The teacher, Henry, made it a very interesting class to understand the habits and learn how to utilize them in the daily work-life but also private-life. The provided trainings material and literature is sufficient and supports an easy recap and reminder what the habits are and why it's important to adopt them.
It was really insightful and hope to practice the skills. It felt slow at in the beginning, would like more interaction to practice the skills.
Instructor was very enthusiastic and did a excellent job presenting material. Material was well structured, well written, relevant and very useful.
Mary was very knowledgeable and she worked to make sure that we all felt comfortable.
Mary is a phenomenal instructor. She keeps the class fun, is well versed in the material and uses pertinent examples to bring the material to light. She understands that the students are professionals with busy schedules and she ensures that they get adequate training and the most for their time and money.
I absolutely loved this course. Mary Lewis is such a wonderful instructor. I was fearful that two days might be boring, but when it was finished, I was sad it didn't last an additional day. Her style of teaching is both effective and entertaining. I can tell she has true passion. I am excited to take more courses and I credit that entirely to Mary.
I thought Cynthia did a great job of reading the class and allowing for our feedback within her structure. We had a group that engaged with the material throughout.
very informational, broke everything down to where you could understand and had good activities
Great speaker, keep me engaged from Habit 1-7
This was a great seminar. It provided insight on how people react and how managers can respond. It also provided useful tools for managers.
Exceptional material, class engagement, and instructor facilitation.
Excellent class, I learned a lot of good information. Cynthia is an excellent instructor.
Very well put together with some great tools to utilize back in the work settings.
Very knowledgeable on the topic and loved her level of energy!
Great instructor. Loved the real life examples throughout the presentations and the videos. The only thing that would have made it better is to have the students read the book before attending.
I really enjoyed the class and Cynthia's approach to presenting the material
Cynthia did a great job of keeping everyone engaged in the class. Kept a great pace and offered real world insight based on her previous experiences.Jose
Excellent training with relevant content/concepts that I can use in my job. Facilitation was outstanding.
I fully expected this to be excellent, and it was! Thank you for a valuable, motivating seminar. Every Franklin Covey training I have attended has been absolutely outstanding!
Very good training class
The course was very thorough and informative. All topics covered are extremely relevant in my day to day work.The one issue we experienced as a group was trying to communicate over sometimes very noisy construction. It seemed that there was vent work being performed in the building right above our room. That was very distracting.
Wendi was awesome. She kept me engaged and wanting to participate. All of the content was relevant to what I needed to learn. I had a great experience and would recommend this course and Wendi to any of my peers in a heartbeat.
I really enjoyed the interactive nature of this course.
Highly engaging interactive sessions. Working with managers across several different industries helped in brainstorming sessions and getting someone to "think outside the box" The instructor kept the group engaged throughout the training with breakout sessions and exercises.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class. It was an interactive class and the instructor had us engaged the entire time. The instructor was excellent. I left the class ready with skills and ideas to apply at work.
The 7 Habits training was possibly the best training I've had in a long time. The materials, pace, atmosphere, interactions, and overall teaching methods were phenomenal.
Love that it was a small group. Facilitator did a great job
Excellent teacher and content. Inspiring.
Mary Lewis was an inspirational Instructor. She made all of the course material relevant to our every day lives. I have been able to implement change already and reap the benefit!
Great tools, helped focus group
Great seminar. Video stories were very helpful. Course is engaging and interactive.
She was great
It was easy for me to associate what I learned in this class with real world examples that I am experiencing, The instructor was dynamic and engaging, and developed a great rapport with the class.
Cynthia kept was warm and welcoming. She class kept the class engaged during the course. She knew and understood the materials and provided relevant reference examples outside of the course materials.
The instructor was fantastic and the course was well structured. I would give feedback for potential changes on only two items:1. It would be nice if lunch and a copy of the actual 7 habits book were provided. With the price paid for the course this isn't a large expense to AMA. The people attending the course are locked into eating lunch at the location (because to leave and come back would mean paying $20 for parking) and the food at the venue was very pricey.2. If possible in the future it could be beneficial to offer a course for those who have read the book already and another for those who have not. Having read the book already the course was still very beneficial for me but it would have been nice if less time was spent defining the habits and more time spent discussing the details/examples/practical application/etc., For someone who hasn't read the book already the course is set up perfectly and I think that providing a copy of the book to read after would really compliment the learning.
Mary Jane D.
The facilitator did an excellent job engaging the class. The content fit nicely within 2 days with the class beginning and ending at the appointed times. The supplied were informative and easy to follow.
The course helped me self-assess my managing style. It also gave me ideas on how I can improve my departments evaluation system to where it will be better understood by new hires.
It was a very good class and very informative
A very useful and effective course.
Very good facilitator , a lot of good discussion
Very informative. Wendi did an excellent job presenting the material.
Wendy was extremely engaging and insightful. I find that it will not only be useful for my approach at work, but in my personal life too!
This was a very good reminder of my original 7 habits course some years ago. I thought that that course would have been a pre requisite before we attended the Mangers course. So although very good we did spend a great deal of time on basic 7 Habits that could have been better spent on the more advanced mangers content.
Very insightful. Good strategies to follow to make a win-win situation out of every aspect of life (personal and professional)
I thought the instructor was very good. Good at engaging the group and keeping everyone involved. Also supported the training with real world examples
It was good experience
Was a very engaging training
I enjoyed the 2 day seminar facilated by Wendi! Great facilitator...oraganized- set schedule, set ground rules, great videos and explanations ove with flip charts, very interactive, great activities and group discussion as part of the learning, Please send a BIG Thank YOU to Wendi.
Abdul Aziz A.
Duncan was an excellent engaging instructor
Ms Mary was an absolute delight. She made learning easy and the content was exactly what I needed. I would highly recommend her as an instructor for my team.
I would have liked for food and snacks (other than beverage and candy only) to be provided. I feel that with the cost of the training, these should be included. I would strongly suggest that AMA sends prior to training: suggested preparations for training, confirmation of estimated class size, confirmation of anything required to be brought (laptop vs nothing), if food will be provided or not as well as detailed agenda.It was good training and good materials overall and I liked that it was practical and hands on.
I found the training exercises and group discussion to be very helpful. The principles outlined will be helpful going forward.
Mary is the best instructor I have ever had for a leadership/management training. I have taken several courses and I haven't come across anyone who is so enthusiastic, passionate, kind and wise! She is simply the best!
Mary was a wonderful, caring and engaging teacher.
This course was fabulous! I really gained far more information than I had anticipated. Our group was small so we really were able to dig in and focus on the materials. As a supervisor, I now have a strong understanding on the perspective of my employees and I am armed with several new tools to help me become a better leader. Our course instructor Mary Lewis was fabulous - I would really enjoy having her as an instructor again.
Wendi was a fantastic facilitator. She not only had deep knowledge of the material, she was able to provide real life examples and bring in other learning (e.g. Ken Blanchard) to complement the material.
Wendi was a great instructor. The class size for this session was small allowing for more direct interaction. Was very helpful.
Wendi our course director was amazing. What she allowed and was very helpful for everyday use was to discuss our issue's or task's we are having issues on and place them in the tools she was discussing.
The instructor was knowledgeable and courteous.
For $2,500 I would have liked to have learned something from the instructorâ€¦ instead we were constantly working in partners or as small groups. After the first day, our entire class told the teacher we didnâ€™t find it beneficial to constantly be in partners or groups. She said thatâ€™s the way the course was designed, so there wasnâ€™t anything she could do about it. She barely described the 7 habits and provided no examples. I took very little away from the class. When we challenged her or asked her something that wasnâ€™t in the book she got very defensive and said â€œthatâ€™s only covered in the 7 habits classâ€ or â€œweâ€™ll get to that.â€ She also had a bit of a â€œmall-copâ€ attitude, which I found very annoying. She would snap her fingers at people and tell us exactly what â€œnotesâ€ to take in our book. For example, she would put up a definition and then say â€œwrite down these two words.â€ We are all adults and should be able to take notes in the way we see fit.Unfortunately, I canâ€™t even name the 7 habits after taking the class. I would have found it much more beneficial is the teach spent time explaining the habits, giving examples and then showing us how we can use them as managers. I am very disappointed with my experience in this course.
Ammar Yousef Hussain A.
Duncan did a good job at explaining the topics and used real world examples.
I believed that our instructor provided and excellent open environment in which to learn. I was able to fully enjoy and process all the information with ease and left with a clear understanding of the material covered. This seminar tackles real life struggles that aren't addressed on an everyday basis. I am very happy my company invested in me to become a better manager and better person.
Training was well organized and the instructor was able to solicit stories and examples form others that made the training insights come to life - very well done.
Good course more in-depth instruction would have made it an excellent course. Expanding the curriculum to three days is recommended.
The seminar material was excellent and the instructor and presentation skills were great.
Very informative. I got a lot of information that I plan on implementing
I really enjoyed the training. I will definitely Implement this knowledge in my day to day activities. these were transferable skills. My AMA Instructor - Cynthia was so knowledgeable.
Ruth is very knowledgeable about the topic and made it interesting for the class. On a personal level I was absolutely smashed by her bio. She is a real hero having 19 children, running marathons, and working.
This was a very effective training where I felt engaged 100% of the time unlike others I have attended in the past.
Kept course interesting and engaging
Overall, I liked this class. It provided a lot of valuable information and important life lessons. I wished the class size were smaller so that people can feel more comfortable being open and asking questions.
The course was well designed albeit a little rushed...this could easily be a 3-day course that would allow great interaction time and to see all 500+ slides. Mary was a fantastic teacher, moderator, and facilitator, whose knowledge and presentations skills were first rate, keeping everyone engaged. I was surprised at how the time flew by, but I was not surprised that I would walk away with many learned skills and concepts, which I have found comes from attending AMA courses.
Enjoyed Mary and here upbeat style. Nice balance between teaching and class interaction
Excellent training material. Entertaining course leader. Could be more challenging from time to time.