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November 7-8th  | Washington, D.C. Metro Area

You can be a better leader. How? By putting your natural strengths to work. The Leadership Excellence for Managers workshop will teach you how to identify your unique style and strengths.

"Very insightful and great takeaways for work. Great facilitator."
"Devora is one of the best facilitators I have experienced. Wonderful information and activities." 

You’ll get real takeaways to bring back to your workplace—tools to amp up your effectiveness as a leader and create immediate change in how your employees respond to you. Many think there’s a set formula for leadership excellence. This workshop disproves that myth, and shows that your success lies in using your own style to your advantage.

Improved employee engagement and productivity comes with strong leadership. During this workshop, you’ll take an honest look at your leadership challenges and set the stage for lasting change that will make you a better leader.

Workshop Highlights

  • Get personal and leadership assessments and tools and identify your style.
  • Delve into team problem solving and networking for impact.
  • Leave with a customized action plan in hand that you take back to your workplace.
  • Learn how to “flex” your communication style.
  • Address challenges and set goals through outcome-based problem solving and action plans.

This highly interactive workshop, led by management expert Devora Zack, will ignite a fire that gives you new perspective on how to manage to your own personality style. 


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Attendees receive two bestsellers by Devora Zack, Managing for People Who Hate Managing and Networking for People Who Hate Networking.

For more information on Devora Zack, agenda, and bonus items click here 


Event info

Date: November 7-8th

Location: Embassy Suites Alexandria - Old Town  1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, USATEL: 1-703-684-5900

Cost: $595 per person

ASTD and Workforce Development Members: 10% off ($535.50)

Government: $495 per person (please contact for order information)

Groups of 5 or more: $450 per person (please contact for order information)


Learn More

Devora Zack headshotDevora Zack is a bestselling author and international speaker who is renowned for helping managers and trainers enhance employee productivity by improving their team development, leadership, communication, and change management skills. Her clients include the IRS, US. Department of Commerce, CapGemini, The FAA, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, the USDA, John Deere , the TSA, Deloitte,  the Smithsonian, and many more.

Her unique, fun, and interactive approach to teaching management and training skills have been immensely successful in both the public and private sector, creating a big impact on manager effectiveness and productivity with those she works with. And just as importantly, her programs offer immediate takeaways that allow you to customize and implement her strategies for your organization. 


Morning: Focus on Communication and Networking

  • Team problem solving
  • Personality assessment
  • Networking for impact
  • Leading diverse groups
  • “Flexing” your communication style

Afternoon: Focus on Management and Leadership Tools

  • Leadership assessment
  • “Reading” others’ personality preferences
  • Adapting to manage effectively
  • Setting clear expectations
  • Providing useful feedback

DAY TWO (1/2 day)

Morning: Addressing Challenges and Setting Goals

  • Outcome-based problem solving
  • Creating action plans
  • Goal statements for lasting change
  • Addressing current leadership challenges

BONUS! Participants will receive two complimentary books at the workshop.  

131205_managing for People Who Hate ManagingManaging for People Who Hate Managing (Berrett-Koehler/ASTD Press 2012) has attracted effusive press and reviews and is featured in dozens of international media including television, radio, and print.  The book focuses on improving leadership and building strong workforce teams.  

Networking Networking for People Who Hate Networking (Berrett-Koehler/ASTD Press 2010) refutes the common advice that to succeed you have to become an outgoing, extraverted person. Zack believes that far from shy or misanthropic, introverts tend to be reflective and focused. She shows how the very traits that ordinarily make people averse to networking can be harnessed to forge an approach that is just as effective as more traditional approaches, if not better.

  The Self-Aware Leader provides practical and proven lessons on how becoming more self-aware within the context of your management practices will benefit you, your career, and your organization. Based on research by the author, it offers insights regarding those aspects of your management career about which you need to become self-aware, and which characteristics drive desirable leadership outcomes such as achieving success with projects, promotions, and professional satisfaction. 
Employee Development on a Shoestring provides general employee development best practices as well as in-depth descriptions of the how-to specifics of 11 different employee development methods 
  In any organization, there are key players—individuals who set the tone and the culture. Effective Management offers tips for them to become the instruments of change. The keys in this book will help managers support teams of people who rise to the occasion, solve problems proactively, and take advantage of positive opportunities. 
  Whether you're a middle manager yourself, or a human resources or training professional who can help them, The High-Impact Middle Manager shows how to become a "high-impact" middle manager—one who makes substantial quantitative and qualitative contributions to the organization without that frenzied hamster-on-a-wheel work style. You'll find a powerful set of practices to help you reach your full potential.

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