Management Academy

This course accelerates the transition of entry to mid-level managers from effective contributor to successful boss. Armed with the results of their own ADVanced Insights Strengths Profile, participants will clearly understand how to identify and leverage an individual’s strengths, motivators, and behaviors to maximize group performance. Using interactive problem solving activities, role plays, case studies, group discussions, as well as individual assignments, participants will be challenged to align their current decision-making, problem solving, time management, goal setting, delegation, feedback, and performance management to today’s best practices. Attendees will leave this program better prepared to lead confidently, communicate effectively, and manage intentionally.



  • ADVanced Insights Strengths Profile, which identifies preferred behavior style, motivators, and thinking style ($350 value)
  • Reading and listening materials for self-directed learning
  • Goal Planning Template


Benefits of attending:

  • Increased self-awareness
  • Deeper understanding of the manager role and the skills required for success
  • Exposure to current management best practices to maximize individual performance
  • Ability to share concerns and practice new skills in a safe environment
  • Opportunity to develop a strong network of professional colleagues from other industries and organizations


Who should attend: Managers and supervisors of individual contributors


Program content:

  • Successful Team Leadership
    • Identify personal leadership strengths and areas of needed improvement
    • Name five roles of a team leader
    • List the four core activities of a team leader
    • Describe the difference between authority and power
    • Discuss types of personal leaders
    • Create or update a job description for a subordinate


  • Management Skills: Strengths & Opportunities
    • Explain how to recognize and leverage your three “selves” (parent, child adult) and the impact on personal leadership
    • Recognize the importance of goal setting
    • List six components of goal setting and four types of goals
    • Express the importance of Action Steps
    • State the importance of Goal Planning Sheets


  • Goal Setting for Success
    • Analyze DISC assessment results and explain what it reveals about behavior styles
    • Demonstrate ways to adapt to other DISC styles to improve communication and outcomes
    • Discuss the criteria for and power of organizational goals
    • Identify causes of procrastination
    • Manage frustration


  • Managing Time, Motivation & Confidence
    • Analyze The Values Index results and explain what it reveals about personal motivators
    • Examine the enemies of time management & design a time management system that works
    • Discuss Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    • List the five confidence inhibitors
    • Examine the impact of personal behaviors on career, job focus and alignment with work tasks


  • Teams: Creating & Managing Performance
    • Analyze Attribute Index results and explain what it reveals about one’s natural thinking and decision-making style
    • Recognize the importance of trust and discuss how to develop it
    • Review the steps in delegating
    • Identify how thinking styles impact an encouraging culture
    • Demonstrate giving and receiving feedback that works
    • Describe the role of the supervisor in training others
    • Explain the role of goals in setting expectations & managing performance


  • Conducting Employee Evaluations & Delegation
    • Dissect the steps in conducting evaluations
    • Determine ways to measure standards
    • Restate how to take corrective action
    • Explain how to use discipline as a teaching tool
    • Practice a disciplinary review


  • Decision Making & Problem Solving
    • List the six steps in decision-making
    • Describe one’s own decision-making style & its impact on the team
    • Express how to define, address and solve problems
    • Practice speaking in front of a group
    • Review how participants have applied what they learned throughout the Academy


Schedule: Fridays, January 26, February 9 & 23, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20, May 3 (Thursday) & 18, 2018



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Meet Your Presenter:

For more than 25 years, Janet Treer has excelled in business management and helping companies establish and exceed their goals. The Treer Group is dedicated to maximizing business success, while advancing careers and creating more positive business cultures.

Janet Treer created The Treer Group in 2007 to help companies, organizations and individuals achieve greater success through improved management, enhanced collaboration and better utilization of resources. Drawing on her decades of business success, Janet utilizes a results-oriented, highly-effective approach that creates real, sustainable change from within an organization. Through her guidance and facilitation, stakeholders recognize areas in need of improvement, discover solutions that are practical for them and implement long-lasting change that becomes part of the organizational culture. Better analysis, better buy-in, better results.

Janet strongly believes in creating long-term, sustained change that comes from within the organization. Clients benefit from her expertise in assessing companies, teams and individuals, and then helping them develop and implement highly-effective strategies and action-plans to achieve ongoing, positive results.


Prior to founding The Treer Group, Janet was Regional Vice President of Operations, Premedia Technologies, for industry giant RR Donnelley, the world’s largest full-service provider of print and related pre-media services. She also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Veitch Printing Corporation and Veitch Digital Partners, a leading one-to-one marketing and printing company in Lancaster, PA. She played a key role in leading an emerging segment of the communications industry, bringing powerful integrated marketing services to an array of customers.


Janet has led numerous professional seminars and training sessions for participants from a broad array of organizations ranging from small privately held companies to Fortune 100 corporations. Included were participants from such companies as Apple, MIT, John Wiley and Sons, Xerox, Oxford University Press, Hewlett Packard and many others. She has been active in business and professional development organizations for over two decades. Among these are: Center for Creative Leadership, Columbia University Graduate School of Business Program, Smith College-Smith Management Programs, W. Edwards Deming’s The New Economic Age Seminar, Six Sigma Champion Certification, and Western Michigan University.
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