Manager Training The 3 Steps Proven to Drive Team Success
Improve your team's energy and performance using the proven science of motivationWorks and Self-Determination Theory.
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Meet The Experts
This online course is taught by the world leaders in the new science of effective management
Dr. Richard Ryan
Co-Creator of Self-Determination Theory
Dr. Ryan is a renowned psychologist and co-developer of both Self-Determination Theory and motivationWorks. Throughout his distinguished career, he has authored over 350 papers and books in the areas of leadership, motivation, organizational effectiveness, and well-being.
Dr. Scott Rigby
CEO of motivationWorks
Dr. Rigby is an author, behavioral scientist, and CEO of motivationWorks/Immersyve, a company that applies behavioral science to organizations, products, and services. Dr. Rigby regularly works with companies worldwide to improve performance and train leaders in motivational best practices.
What You'll Learn
Learn how to enhance team success in 3 steps through this series of short, easy to digest online videos.
Learn key techniques for self-motivation
Understand the components of 'high quality motivation' and how they drive your team to perform at its best.
- Management and motivation: The keys to creating engagement
- The truth about inner motivation and what drives it
- Intrinsic motivation in your team's day-to-day work
- The varied ways employees can be moved to act
Empower self-motivation and growth for your team
Learn the specific management techniques that unlock the power of self-motivation for everyone on your team.
- How to build high-quality work motivation through supporting employees' basic needs
- How to support your team's autonomy, mastery, and relatedness
- How to create purpose and make work meaningful
- How to support team engagement and performance even when remote
Put it to work
Learn these day-to-day best practices for your management toolkit:
- How to have great meetings
- Maximizing remote work
- Fostering accountability
- Preventing burnout
- Supportive communication of expectations
- The role of rewards
- Managing unpleasant tasks
- Setting effective goals
Let's get you started right away!
Manager Training Program
Get immediate access to our on-demand online training program and earn 4 SHRM credits when you complete the course.
Engaging video lessons by leading experts to learn at your own pace
Actionable materials for each module
Self-assessments to deepen learning
Certificate of completion and 4 SHRM credits upon completion
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Frequently Asked Questions
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- What is Self-Determination Theory?
Self-Determination Theory was founded by Drs. Richard Ryan and Edward Deci and has become the world's leading scientific model of motivation, performance, and engagement.
With thousands of researchers and professionals around the world now using SDT as the basis of their work, it has thousands of applied research studies confirming its remarkable value in understanding, measuring, and improving team performance and success. It provides a powerful framework for understanding how to foster individuals’ growth and potential in a variety of circumstances, including healthcare, finance, education, parenting, entertainment, and of course, the workplace.
Learn more at the Center for Self-Determination Theory.
- Who is this program for?
Our program is designed for all managers, regardless of their previous experience, team size, or industry, to gain a deeper understanding of how to best support their team's success and growth, as well as how to put that understanding into effective action.
- Why this course?
This course is the most direct path to building effective leadership skills that enable your team to perform at their best and enjoy doing it!
Because this course is built from the most effective and validated motivational framework that exists—by the creators of that science—it doesn't rely on fads or shorcuts. Instead, it teaches you the core principles of what motivates people, and teaches you how to effectively apply these best practices to crucial management situations.
- How long is this course?
This course is 16 on-demand video modules covering the topics outlined above, with self-assessments and actionable materials to support learning and application.
It takes most people about 4 hours to go through all of the content. We recommend completing a few modules at a time rather than doing the whole course in one sitting, but you can work at your own pace!
- Do you offer enterprise options?
Yes! While our course is available in our custom learning management system (LMS), we have many options for enterprises, including bulk pricing discounts and SCORM-compatible options. If you're interested, get in touch!
In addition, if you want to bring the power of effective, caring leadership to your entire organization, check out our employee engagement platform below!
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