Leading for Engagement: Principles of Transformational Leadership

Apr 17, 2018

Spring 2018

Terry Executive Education Center
3475 Lenox Road, Atlanta, GA 30326


About Leading for Engagement: Principles of Transformational Leadership

Regardless of whether you are a mid- or senior-level manager, or a leader in the midst of major or more subtle organizational change, the University of Georgia's Executive Education course, Leading for Engagement: Principles of Transformational Leadership, is a must-attend learning opportunity.

Participants will learn:

  • What it means to be a transformational leader
  • The “building blocks” of employee engagement
  • How leadership and engagement are connected

The curriculum includes a number of questionnaires to gauge leadership style. Additionally, employee assessment tools will be provided so that managers can better determine their employees' view of their work and their level of engagement.

Key learning outcomes of the program include:

  • Enhancing your ability to diagnose engagement problems
  • Building your understanding of your own leadership style and preferences
  • Becoming more transformational in your leadership style
  • Transforming a disengaged workforce to drive business performance

Day One

  • Understand what transformational leadership and employee engagement are and are not
  • Complete a transformational leadership assessment
  • Learn about the “building blocks” of engagement
  • Discover the drivers of job satisfaction versus motivation
  • Understand the facets of organizational commitment and job performance

Day Two

  • Learn about the specific styles that make a leader “transformational” versus ordinary
  • Understand what it means to be “charismatic”
  • Discover how to inspire and “lead by example”
  • Devise techniques for coaching and developing others while fostering their creative thoughts
  • Learn “next steps” in continuing to build transformational leadership and engagement

Jason Colquitt, PhD

Dr. Jason Colquitt is a Professor of Management in the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia where he holds the William Harry Willson Distinguished Chair of Business. Dr. Colquitt served a prominent professional appointment as the editor in chief of the Academy of Management Journal from 2011 to 2013.

His research interests include fairness, trust, and team effectiveness within organizations and personality influences on performance. He has published more than 30 articles in top journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Dr. Colquitt has served on six editorial boards and has been an ad hoc reviewer for 18 different research journals related to the field of organizational behavior. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his PhD from Michigan State University.

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