3.5 Instructional Hours

Maintaining Motivation Through the Pandemic

Maintaining engagement and motivation for the long haul

About the program

In the initial stages following the onset of COVID-19, productivity reached unprecedented highs in many organizations, buoyed by a banding together in the face of massive challenges. As the months drag on, however, maintaining engagement and motivation will become a primary challenge for leaders.

In this half-day session, leaders will learn practical techniques to keep people motivated through the troughs.

In this program you will learn:

  • How to predict the emotions of team members in the months to come
  • To identify and tap into the drivers of motivation under pressure
  • Methods of transforming negative emotion into productive effort
  • Ways to foster strong relationships in remote settings
  • How to inspire through the creation of shared purpose

You’ll leave with a clear sense of what you can do to keep people energized, resilient, and motivated through a challenging period, and with a practical plan for putting those strategies into play.

Who should attend

This program is designed for anyone in a management role, including those new to managing within virtual / work-from-home settings, as well as leaders hoping to boost performance within established virtual teams.

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Personal benefits

This program will help you become a more effective leader through tough times. You’ll gain:

  • An appreciation of how prolonged uncertainty and pressure impacts motivation
  • A better understanding of the core drivers of motivation and engagement under pressure
  • A new repertoire of skills to inspire and motivate others when the going gets tough
  • A reputation as a leader who is skillful in times of crisis

Organizational benefits

Organizations will benefit from facilitating their leaders’ development. They will see:

  • Higher productivity in the midst of challenging times
  • Fewer team members falling into the trap of disillusionment under pressure
  • More engaged and committed teams
  • Greater resilience and recovery from setbacks

The program covers the following curriculum:

  • The emotional state of your team will evolve as we move through the coming months
  • The four main drivers of motivation under pressure - growth, progress, connection and contribution – and how to tap into them
  • How to help employees process negative emotion and channel it into productive effort
  • How to foster relationships that build a sense of community and esprit de corps remotely
  • How great leaders establish shared purpose to inspire teams through challenging periods

Session Leaders

Session leaders include knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in touch with today's business world through real-world business experience, Board memberships and their own consulting practices.

Dane Jensen is an expert on strategy and leadership, and a furious cross-pollinator between the podium and boardroom. As Third Factor’s CEO, he advises other CEOs and Senior Leaders in both sport and business.

Prior to joining Third Factor, Dane worked as a management consultant at Monitor Group — a renowned strategy consulting firm that is now part of Deloitte. At Monitor, he moved from Consultant to Associate Partner in the shortest timeframe in firm history.

Dane’s extensive global experience includes work across North America, Asia, and Europe. He has worked in industries from financial services to industrial manufacturing, with small businesses and Fortune 100 companies, and with CEOs and front-line managers. Across all of his experience, he has focused on helping his clients meet one crucial challenge: equipping leaders with the clarity and skills necessary to execute winning strategies.

In addition to his corporate work, Dane works extensively with the Board and Executive Team at the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the Executive Team at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, and Right To Play – supporting the leadership development of their managers and volunteer coaches.

Katie Parks

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Monday to Friday. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EST

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Upcoming Sessions

    Remote Learning

  • Apr 15    1:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT


$650 CAD (plus applicable taxes)
All major credit cards accepted.

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