Clients and Testimonials
As a leader in corporate and professional education in the Southeast, Emory Corporate Learning programs provide hands-on, need-specific, learning solutions to small, medium, and large organizations in the region and beyond.
Our clients all share a common need for high-quality, cost-effective and proactive professional employee development and learning solutions; they depend on Emory Corporate Learning to maximize the return on their training investment by helping employees reach their potential.
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Some Examples of Corporate Learning Partners:
The programs structure in addition to the talented instructors have made the Emory Essentials of Management Certificate Program a mainstay and required program for advancement within Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport."
D. Steven Lee
Former Director of Training, Safety & Organizational Development
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
According to Bob Knight, Manager of Learning and Development Solutions with CISCO, this program has been an integral part of the company's management development effort for five years. Bob stated that "the Emory Essentials of Management Certificate Program helps us develop bench strength at all levels of management and build necessary management competencies. With Emory we have a successful learning solution to developing consistent management skills and practices across our businesses and company with a nationally recognized university and thought leader in management training."
The "Essentials of Management Certificate Program" is particularly stimulating for our new managers, who are often technical people promoted into team leader roles. This type of promotion is especially challenging for them because technical people sometimes do not naturally possess emotional intelligence and people skills. We consider it vitally important that we give them the tools they need to do well in their new roles. We do not want them to feel overly frustrated because that could have a negative impact on our retention rates. To date, we’ve offered the Essentials of Management Certificate program to approximately 75 people since 2005 and we have retained roughly 90% of these members. I consider this a high achievement.
The program's modular design allows for creative scheduling that meets the needs of our busy professional staff. It's hard to get our managers away from their desks for four solid days, but they CAN and DO commit to whole and half days every week or two. Also, this modular programming provides time for homework that usually includes carry-though on their action planning and discussions with their managers (whom we lovingly refer to as their "MOMs"!) The "MOM" role - Manager of the Manager - is a vital piece of this program. The MOMs receive email notifications after each session explaining what is going on in the classroom along with talking points to encourage dialogue between the participants and themselves. Who better to help the new manager apply his newfound knowledge than his own manager one level higher? We're beginning to see even better dialogue occur now that some of our early program participants are moving further up the management ranks and can draw on both their own formal learning and their experience to guide their current program participants through the program.
Another reason the "Essentials of Management Certificate Program" is so effective is because it begins with a one-day Communications Skills program based on the DiSC communication styles. Throughout the program, members are encouraged to approach the learning topics with an understanding of how each of their direct report's own DiSC communication style impacts how the message being conveyed is received. We feel this one-day communications course is so important that we've incorporated it into both our Win/Win Negotiations program (for client-facing members) and our Business Essentials program (for new hires).
Emory Corporate Learning utilizes only highly qualified instructors who bring a wealth of real-world experience to the table. They are incredibly knowledgeable and exceptionally engaging. They allow us to provide our own scenarios for our courses, which makes the programs they deliver for us much more relevant for our participants. Their instructors also take the time to understand our culture and learn enough about our internal tools to give our programs a "CGI feel". We enjoy a very open and honest relationship with the ECE instructors and program managers. After each program we compare notes on what went well and what needs improvement (on both sides of the arrangement). Due to this we are able to continuously improve our results with each subsequent delivery of the program.
Our participants rave about the "Essential of Management Certificate Program". Comments such as the two below are commonplace. I could easily pull twenty more just like them out of my filing cabinet at any moment:
- "It was well worth my time. Every module seemed to have something I could use immediately, and the instructors seemed so enthusiastic about teaching these classes that I was really motivated to learn."
- "The DiSC model and job aids have been and will continue to be extremely useful. I definitely will be using this in my daily work activities, as well as managing my team. I have a strong background in management experience, as well as different types of management training. This was one of the best courses I have had since graduate school. The material and instructors from Emory did a fantastic job."
The staff at Emory Corporate Learning has a sincere desire to serve their clients to the very best of their ability and prove it from instructional design that incorporates the latest in adult learning theory to their flexible and accommodating nature. I never hesitate to recommend Emory Corporate Learning or the "Essentials of Management Certificate Program."
Tina M. O'Gorman
"This class was very helpful to me and I am already applying some actions I learned from Vivian during the course of the two days. She is engaging, competent, and provided the right level of individual focus balanced with the overall group dynamic. I found the whole experience quite rewarding."
Sr. IT Architect
The Home Depot
Hagemeyer North America
"We received regular feedback that allowed our management team to stay engaged throughout the four months of classes. Even outside of the classroom we turn to Emory for advice and help on how to use their techniques in our projects, goals or tasks that we face. Emory never once felt like "training from the outside" more so they became 'partners in training' which made for a very effective platform for learning."
Hagemeyer North America
"My experience working with the Emory Corporate Learning staff over the last several months has been great; all of you have been responsive, professional and a pleasure with which to work."