Employee Engagement Training Programs

How to ignite accountability, commitment and change-readiness.

“LSA’s Leading for Employee Engagement Training and Consulting work has been essential in providing critical visibility into how to identify, engage and retain talent critical to our success.”
Chris Wells | Vice President HR & IT | Xoma

“LSA’s Employee Engagement Training is a unique engagement approach.The experience helps leaders mobilize employees around critical company/department initiatives. By working on real-time business imperatives, the Leading for Employee Engagement tools become immediately relevant and produce measurable business results.”
Senior Director | Fortune 1000 Technology Company

Did You Know?

  • Over 70% of employees are NOT fully engaged and have withdrawn their emotional commitment
  • Many CEO’s have begun to question whether their employees really have their hearts in their work
  • This reduction in employee engagement costs US businesses over $270 billion dollars a year
  • Increased engagement can lead to 2-3% increase in operating margin while a reduction in engagement results in a 1-2% decrease in both operating margin and net profit

Current research points to the erosion of employee engagement as the single greatest business challenge that organizations face today. The majority of employees are working hard, but new harsh work realities are taking their toll: longer hours, fewer resources, more time in the reactive firefighting mode rather than thinking strategically and celebrating success, seemingly arbitrary constant change and on-going uncertainty is having an adverse affect on today’s workforce.

It’s easy to believe that your employees are engaged when they work long hours, and you have low turnover. However, people often put in long hours begrudgingly and stay in their jobs for reasons other than being fully engaged.

Revenue, profitability, sales, service, productivity, customer retention, quality, efficiency, and bottom line performance are all compromised if you have a workforce in which engagement is less than what it should be.

Is there a way to help your people avoid disengagement given the business challenges you face? The answer is, yes! Our Employee Engagement  training shows leaders and managers how to create an environment in which employees are engaged in spite of business obstacles and challenges they face.

But Engaged in What?
While Employee Engagement is on the minds of most HR and business leaders today, an important question is not being asked often enough: “You want your employees to be engaged, but engaged in what?”  We believe that Employee Engagement is worthless and even detrimental if your employees and teams are focused on priorities that don’t align with your key business priorities.

Research shows that over one third of the workforce does not understand or buy into their organization’s business strategy.  This makes successful strategy execution a Herculean task. In contrast, enabling your workforce to be fully engaged in your business strategy drives strategy realization and increased competitiveness.

Employee Engagement Training Program Description
Employee Engagement Training provides your managers with proven tools and strategies to enable them to mobilize their employees’ energy and commitment to be engaged and aligned with your business strategy, mission critical priorities, and improvement initiatives.

Research has identified over 300 engagement drivers and confirms that only a “vital few” create significant engagement gains. We have synthesized these top drivers into the ACE™ meta-model that acts as the cornerstone of Leading for Employee Engagement.

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This two-day customized workshop is specifically tailored to your organization and business strategy. During the interactive two days, intact work groups tackle real business challenges, and managers obtain a series of 5 powerful leadership employee engagement tools:

  1. The Change-Ready Model™ reveals the five hidden levels of readiness to change and strategies to accelerate behavior change
  2. The Change- Readiness Diagnostic assesses employees’ readiness to change their behavior to better support key business imperatives
  3. The Purpose Pyramid Checklist assesses opportunities to create greater team sense of purpose
  4. Accountability Scale measures levels of employee accountability
  5. The Power Plan ensures that what managers commit to in the classroom gets performed on the job

Employee Engagement Training Program Outcomes

  • Increased levels of engagement in your mission, vision, and strategy
  • Enhanced strategic agility, decreasing the time it takes to leverage market opportunities and resolve business problems
  • Increased follow-through on critical priorities, closing the gap between executive vision and execution
  • Improved clarity of direction even during difficult and ambiguous times
  • Increased discretionary effort, leading to higher levels of productivity and financial performance

To speak with an LSA Expert and learn about leading for employee engagement, please contact us.

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It was a challenge to find a consultant with an approach to performance improvement that fit our unique culture and style. When we met with LSA we were surprised to discover their depth of expertise in the fields of motivation, developmental coaching and performance management and measurement.

Specifically, we were pleasantly surprised to find a company that could seamlessly integrate those three components without our folks feeling like the intervention was forced. They understood what we were trying to accomplish, helped us clarify our objectives, create a solid, refreshing approach that quickly got us moving and engaged people at all levels.

As they began to implement, I was thoroughly impressed with how they listened and made adaptations focused on our needs and business objectives. Overall, I couldn’t be happier that we found a partner in LSA.

Doug Hansen
President and Director

Redwood Trust

Having tripled in size and recently merged, LSA helped our executive team to increase our level of strategic alignment, solidify our new direction and push our agency forward. As we look to rapidly scale, the clear and actionable critical few strategic moves combined with how we differentiate ourselves to our top accounts and target clients has really set us on a great path to success. This is exactly what we needed to get to the next level.

Matt Britton
CEO

LSA’s executive coach based his approach on understanding our business circumstances and strategy, as well as our leadership aspirations. The customized coaching covered all aspects of leadership; it was not simply a touchy-feely endeavor. In fact, the focus on clear business outcomes and real life circumstances challenged me to develop my thinking and actions related to leading the business.”

Janet Pagano
Managing Director

Ovid

As a high growth digital marketing agency with cutting edge talent, we hired LSA Global to help clarify our strategy and work with our management team to implement it throughout the New York Office in a way that made sense for our unique culture . That work was so successful that we also hired them to coach one of our key leaders. LSA has been instrumental in helping us transition to a new leadership team and triple the revenue in our New York office. In this age of useless consultants, I highly recommend their practical and business-oriented approach to strategy, culture and talent.

David Bentley
General Manager

AKQA

We reviewed the top Leadership Development offerings for one of our Senior Research Scientists and selected LSA’s 12 month Leadership Program based upon the value and systemic approach. The feedback on the program, approach, and results was phenomenal. While the other programs better known, they were more theoretical and did not compare in terms of practicality, quality, and results.

Stacey Porter
Senior Manager Learning and Development

Roche

Redwood Trust looked to LSA Global as a consulting partner to help us explore innovative and scholarly approaches to promote employee engagement and sustain the unique culture we’ve built over the last decade.

LSA helped us perpetuate coaching as a discipline across the organization by integrating our core values, goal setting and performance measurement metrics under an interactive coaching program.

We appreciate LSA’s commitment to cutting-edge practices and keeping us in step with the progressive front of our rapidly changing workplace environment.

Rosalyn Chan
Vice President, Human Resources

Redwood Trust

LSA demonstrated the criticality for executives to look beyond current ethics topics and focus on applying fundamental values in everything they do to demonstrate true leadership. They successfully delivered in two hours what most leadership development presenters would spend an entire day trying to communicate.

Nick Voyvodich, SPHR
HR Manager

Fujitsu

Hyperion has a commitment to lifelong learning. LSA helps us provide the right business sales training, management training programs, and leadership development programs at the right time to meet the needs of both individuals and departments. I especially appreciate their ability to listen to my needs and recommend the appropriate facilitators, solutions and content.

Sarah Parks
Senior Project Manager

Hyperion

LSA is an excellent training outsource partner! They listen to our needs, are responsive and work at a pace that keeps up with ours. We have found LSA to bring strategic and innovative solutions to meet our business problems by partnering effectively with our staff. I consider them to be an external extension of our team.

Wendy Chinn
Sr. Director, Global Sales Enablement

We consistently receive positive feedback about the quality of the LSA Leadership Training Programs and LSA facilitators. We recognize and appreciate the hard work LSA always goes through to align to our unique culture and meet our specific requirements. Thank you for regularly going above and beyond to design solutions to meet our needs. Your support and dedication, both on the strategic and tactical side, have been outstanding!

Anna Meyer
Leadership Development

Intuit

LSA helped us design and deliver a blended learning solution for our leaders to help drive our growth plans in a way that aligned with our specific culture and values. LSA understood our business, had deep expertise in the content areas, tailored the programs to fit our specific needs, and delivered great results. They constantly strive to deliver business impact and align their solutions with our business initiates, culture, and performance management systems. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to take their leaders to the next level.”

Beth A. Taylor
Vice President of Human Resources

Thoratec

You have become our premier change leadership strategic partner. Your expertise in the human side of change is unparalleled and enabled our company to successfully implement our ERP Solution.

Ted Ramlet
CIO & SVP

McKesson

“We turned to LSA to help us custom design and deliver a leadership and management development curriculum to help drive performance. They have done an excellent job diagnosing the business situation, designing an approach that fits our culture, and delivering a first class solution.”

Sally Buchannan
VP Human Resources

We signed up with LSA early on–as their 22nd Member! Since then, our organization’s learning needs have increased and decreased and increased again with the changing times. The beauty of the LSA business model is its flexibility…when we needed to supplement our own internal resources, we used LSA services knowing that we could depend on the outstanding quality of the leadership development and management training programs they provide.

Margie Bunting
HR Manager

The action-learning leadership project has been very beneficial to me, our leadership team, and the entire organization. The balance of development and results has been excellent. We have made huge progress, and I was also able to identify 2-3 high potentials while having the extra benefit of people stepping up to carry strategic projects forward. The Staff is very appreciative and has become very comfortable with both the program and the process. It is still going better than anticipated, and I have been very pleased.

Heather Feltman
President & CEO

LSS

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