Programs & Events

POSTPONED: Empowering Managers Certificate - Optimizing Performance through Others

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This event is being rescheduled to a later date. We’ve decided to follow the Governor’s recommendation and apologize for any disruption it causes. 

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Bentley University are proud to announce a new partnership that will benefit professionals looking for comprehensive training for managers in an exciting new certificate program.

Overview of the Empowering Managers Certificate

The jump from individual contributor to leader or manager of direct reports can be challenging and derails many talented, aspiring leaders. In this four–part leadership development series delivered in partnership with Bentley University, we will address common leadership challenges that often hinder managers, especially first-time managers, as they grow in their roles. You will work to move into a leadership mindset, explore methods to influence employee motivation and address poor performance, learn how to coach employees through development opportunities, and improve your ability to manage up and across organizations. Throughout these sessions, emphasis will be placed on employing practices that foster an inclusive work culture. A digital certificate will be awarded upon completion of three of the four sessions.

About this Session

Optimizing Performance through Others:  Managers can struggle to find methods to motivate direct reports to high performance, and even more so, struggle to address employees who are not meeting expectations.  In this session, you will conduct analyses of both your own and your direct-report roles using the Job Characteristics Model.  With this understanding, managers can turn to support their employee’s motivation and development via feedback. During this session, you will work with other participants on case studies that encourage you to practice the delivery of employee-centered feedback. Prep materials will be sent out one week ahead of the session.

**Optimizing Performance through Others is part of a four part series on management. Participants who attend three of our four management offerings within one year will earn an online certificate of completion from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Bentley University. 

Earn your FULL Empowering Managers Training Certificate!

Participate in three of the following four courses to earn the recognized certificate of completion:

Shaping Your Role as a Leader - 4/7/2020

Optimizing Performance through Others - 5/5/2020

Coaching for Employee Development - 6/2/2020

Leveraging Personal Power - 6/23/2020

Note: If you're registering for a certificate (includes 3 sessions), please select that option when registering and our team will follow up with instructions on how to register for your remaining two sessions.

12:45 - 1:00 p.m.
Arrivals & Networking
1:00 p.m.
Welcome & Introductions
1:05 - 2:30 p.m.
Optimizing Performance through Others Workshop
2:30 p.m.
Break (refreshments provided)
2:40 - 4:00 p.m.
Optimizing Performance through Others Workshop
4:00 p.m.

Delivery Partner

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 265 Franklin Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
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All cancellations must be received at least three (3) business days prior to the event to avoid being charged or to receive a refund.

If you can longer attend an event that the Chamber rescheduled due to COVID-19 response, please contact for a full refund.