Maintaining Team Motivation Through the Troughs - Virtual
3.5 Instructional Hours

Maintaining Team Motivation Through the Troughs - Virtual

Maintaining engagement and motivation for the long haul

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Maintaining Team Motivation Through the Troughs - Virtual

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 program, you will learn practical techniques to keep your people motivated through these times.

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 will 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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Discounts Available For Registered Charities

Queen’s Executive Education is pleased to offer a limited number of discounted seats in every program to employees of Canadian registered charities. Check your eligibility.

CCDI Partnership


Smith School of Business is an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.

Personal benefits

This program will help you become a more effective leader through tough times. You will 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

Dynamic Virtual Classroom

Participate in the program from anywhere. Our online learning platform combines live, interactive video instruction with breakout sessions, panel discussions, and expert Q&A.

Our learning platform is fully encrypted, allowing you to connect securely from home, office or anywhere in between.

Virtual programs are designed to fit within your schedule, allowing you to learn new skills and immediately put them to work.

Session Leaders

Session leaders include senior professors from Smith School of Business and 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.

Cyndie is one of Canada’s leading experts on coaching. As the former Vice President of Research and Development for the Coaching Association of Canada, and Director of the National Coaching Certification Program, Cyndie has dramatically impacted the way that millions of coaches are educated across the country.

Like many great coaches, Cyndie’s journey started as a player, competing in water polo on the National and World stage before moving behind the bench to coach Canada’s Jr. National Team. Cyndie is revered in the world of elite training in the coaching community. Rated as one of the top National Coaching Certification Program Master Trainers out of more than 7,000 trainers in the country, Cyndie raises the bar at every session.

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