Motivation Training: Motivating Your Workforce



Motivation Training: Motivating Your Workforce

It’s no secret that employees who feel they are valued and recognized for the work they do are more motivated, responsible, and productive. This course will help supervisors and managers create a more dynamic, loyal, and energized workplace. It is designed specifically to help busy managers and supervisors understand what employees want, and to give them a starting point for creating champions.


Learning Objectives
– Identify what motivation is
– Describe common motivational theories and how to apply them
– Learn when to use different kinds of motivators
– Create a motivational climate
– Design a motivating job


  • Session 1: Course Overview

    • Learning Objectives
    • Pre-Assignment
    • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Session 2: What is Motivation?

    • Defining Motivation
  • Session 3: Supervising and Motivation

    • Why is Motivation Important?
    • Identifying Motivators
    • Making Connections
    • What Do You Think?
  • Session 4: Motivational Theories

    • A Look at Theory
    • Herzberg’s Motivational versus
    • Maintenance (or Hygiene) Factors
    • Supervisor’s versus Higher Management’s Role
    • Motivation Theories
    • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Session 5: Setting Goals

    • Setting Goals with SPIRIT
    • Goal Setting and Goal Getting!
  • Session 6: The Role of Values

    • Developing Targets
    • Making Connections
    • What Do We Value In Work?
    • Identifying Your Values
    • Narrowing Down Your Values
    • Bringing It All Together
  • Session 7: Creating a Motivational Climate

    • Behavioral (Reinforcement) Theory
    • Reinforcement Theory
    • The Big Question
    • Expectancy Theory
    • McClelland’s Needs Theory
  • Session 8: Applying Your Skills

    • Situational Analysis
    • Case Studies
  • Session 9: Designing Motivating Jobs

    • Designing My Job
    • Five Key Characteristics
    • Techniques for Job Design or Redesign
    • A Motivational Checklist
  • Session 10: A Personal Action Plan

    • Starting Point
    • Where I Want to Go
    • How I Will Get There

Additional information


Call 260-432-9077 or email to schedule your class time, Monday, September 19, 2022