Workshop Series
Maximizing Employee Engagement
Build actionable strategies to improve the engagement of your workforce during this interactive workshop.

February 23, 2018

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Rocky Top Student Center on the Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus
RTSC 316
305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518


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Group discounts are available – please contact us directly.

Event overview

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Towers Watson conducted a Global Workforce Study and found that only about a third of the global workforce is highly engaged, leaving the remaining two-thirds less engaged or not engaged. This is important because highly engaged employees are emotionally committed to their organization’s goals and use their discretionary effort to go the extra mile on behalf of their organization.

What do employees who are not highly engaged do? They might look for work elsewhere—or perhaps even worse, stay and do the bare minimum to remain employed. There are many studies that investigate why good employees leave their jobs. These studies have consistently discovered the following reasons for employee disengagement.

  • Lack of meaningful work

  • Lack of trust and respect

  • Lack of support from direct supervisors and management

  • Lack of appreciation

  • Constantly shifting priorities and reorganization

  • Feeling ignored or micromanaged

This workshop will provide you with actionable skills and strategies that you can apply to increase your workplace engagement and improve your team’s performance.


Learning objectives

This workshop will prepare you to better engage your team through a focus on:

  • Actions that make employees feel important and show you care.
  • Identifying your employees’ strengths and how to best utilize them.
  • Helping employees feel a sense of importance in their work.
  • Strategies for effective communication.

All who attend will also receive access to course materials for a full calendar year.


Who should attend?

This interactive training program will be most beneficial to those who work closely with the team they lead. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Directors
  • Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Managers
  • Emerging Leaders

All topics discussed are applicable to a variety of fields and industries.

Importance of Employee Engagement

The Impact of Employee Engagement

There have been numerous studies that analyzed the importance of employee engagement. It likely comes as no surprise that greater engagement contributes to improved effectiveness and profitability, but in many cases the impact was much greater than one might expect. Some noteworthy findings include:

  • The stock prices of organizations that are part of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” rose an average of 14% over a period of seven years, compared to 5% for the overall market. (Towers Watson)

  • Organizations with highly engaged employees had a three year revenue growth that was 2.3 times greater than those who had employees engaged at an average level. (UNC Kenanflager Business School)

  • Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by 202%. (Business 2 Community)

  • Actively disengaged employees cost organizations in the US between $450-550 billion per year in lost productivity (Gallup)

  • Highly engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave an organization (Office Vibe)

Topics Covered

Learn strategies and techniques for creating a highly engaged workforce that increases operational excellence and reduces turnover. Explore topics including:

  • Behaviors managers can exhibit and activities they can initiate to show they care

  • Questions the manager and employee can answer together in order to determine the employees’ strengths and how to best leverage them

  • Common obstacles to engagement as well as techniques for reducing and overcoming them

  • Skills and methods for helping employees to establish direction in their career path and feel a sense of importance in their work

  • Principles of and strategies for effective communication

  • Asking the right questions to tailor recognition and offering the right kind of praise


Location & Directions


The Maximizing Employee Engagement workshop will be held at:

Rocky Top Student Center on the Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus
305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

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Business casual dress is required at the Maximizing Employee Engagement workshop.

Event lead

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Joe Carmen
Director of Client Relations for Leadership Development 

Joe Carmen brings close to three decades’ worth of practical, real-world leadership experience to Quinnipiac Corporate Training.  Joseph draws from his experiences at West Point and in the US Army as well as various engineering, operations, sales and leadership roles within Fortune 50 corporations and national award-winning schools. Through these various roles, he has developed unique processes for helping organizations succeed by turning management and leadership ideas into action.

Rocky Top Student Center
Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus

305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

February 23, 2018

9:00AM - 3:00PM


Register Now >

Group discounts are available – please contact us directly.