Engaged2Perform and International Institute for Learning Offer Breakthrough “Grateful Leadership” Program, Anytime, Anywhere

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Engaged2Perform is excited to announce a partnership with International Institute for Learning to offer a new program that is dramatically altering the landscape of the modern workplace – for the better!: Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage, Motivate, and Keep Your Best People, (by world-renowned author Judith W. Umlas, published in 2013)

Engaged2Perform is excited to announce a partnership with International Institute for Learning (IIL) to offer a new program that is dramatically altering the landscape of the modern workplace. This new partnership will focus on providing the content and structured guidance to help aspiring leaders develop the skill set necessary to advance their careers and enjoy leadership success.

Research indicates that "People Skills" make a critical difference in leadership success. Leadership is not the private reserve of a lucky few. It is an observable and learnable set of skills and abilities that are applicable at all levels, meaning exemplary leaders are made through learning and development of a variety of competencies that serve to challenge employees and bring out their best performance. The ability to motivate, inspire, encourage and “engage” employees are critical skills that help create a working environment and culture conducive to high performance and successfully achieving organizational goals and objectives.

James Autry, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Peter Block, Peter Senge, Max DePree, Margaret Wheatley, James C. Hunter, and others have embraced, supported and/or simply written about a concept known as “Servant Leadership,” in which a leader looks to the needs of the people first and asks him or herself how he or she can help them to solve problems and support their personal development. This concept has been around for many years, has affected many leaders and as a result, the people they have led.

Now Engaged2Perform and IIL are capitalizing on a fresh, new concept that it is believed will have an energizing and empowering effect in the workplace and meets a defined need in the marketplace: Grateful Leadership. It embodies this culture shifting concept that is based on the results of the training and global speaking engagements of author Judith W. Umlas on Leadership and the Power of Acknowledgment. Grateful Leadership is a recorded module (On Demand) event available 24/7 that focuses on the leader’s role in making his or her people feel known, appreciated and valued for their contribution. Qualified participants in the course are eligible for 5.75 HRCI credits and 6 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

“Without a doubt, leaders must demonstrate in a heartfelt and sincere way, their gratitude for the work and engagement of their people, on an ongoing basis, " states Umlas. "It is appreciation more than compensation that has people wanting to participate powerfully in achieving the maximum level of success for their organization. And there are specific ways that this acknowledgment can and should be demonstrated.”

Umlas has trained military officers in the U.S. Army at West Point in a full-day workshop and their families in a follow up evening session. She also delivered a workshop at Google, New York City, where the core concepts of authentic acknowledgment came to life and light. She has delivered many keynote addresses for Project Management Institute (PMI®) chapters and congresses around the world; spoken at the U.S. Justice Department and trained 50 executives at the New York Police Department, with numerous training engagements at Volvo, North America.

Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgement to Engage, Motivate, and Keep Your Best People, combines highly successful life and work altering, transformational principles with the applicable, meaningful lessons and insights gained though year of research into leadership and relationship success.

About Engaged2Perform
Engaged2Perform offers a range of tools and services to help business organizations achieve and sustain high employee engagement. Towards this end, the company is proud to partner with the International Institute for Learning (IIL) to bring clients the new and powerful leadership development program “Grateful Leadership”. We are thrilled to add this program to the staple of services provided and are confident the skill set and knowledge presented in this program will enable managers to improve their leadership success and build strong working relationships with their entire team and business colleagues. The program is applicable to any managers seeking to improve their leadership skills by using acknowledgment to enhance their interpersonal and communication capabilities, junior managers who are being prepared for higher levels of leadership and those with hands-on supervisory or managerial experience and responsibility who need to elevate performance or address workplace challenges with morale, engagement, etc. Benefits include strengthening interpersonal relationships, motivating team members and stakeholders, Developing personal leadership capabilities and more. Visit http://www.engaged2perform.ca to learn more!

About Judith W. Umlas
Judith W. Umlas is the publisher of IIL Publishing, New York; Publisher of global web portal for project managers allPM.com; and Sr. Vice President, author and trainer at International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL). She has worked in television production, marketing, and corporate business development at CBS, PBS cable television and IIL. Her writing credits include articles published in Working Woman magazine, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and many other newspapers and magazines. She speaks on The Power of Acknowledgment all over the world.

About International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL)
International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) is a global leader in professional training and comprehensive consulting services in the areas of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, PRINCE2®, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Office Project and Project Server, Sustainability, Leadership and Interpersonal Skills and Lean Six Sigma.For information regarding IIL's products, services, curriculum, and free webinars, visit http://www.iil.com.

Together we offer an effective solution for any business organization seeking leadership success.

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