Engaged workers are the lifeblood of organizations – driving innovation, growth, and revenues. Is your organization creating a culture of engagement?

Why Employee engagement matters:
  • Engaged employees can create a competitive advantage for organizations.
  • According to Gallup, 70% of U.S. workers are "not engaged" or "actively disengaged." Globally, nearly 90% of employees are not engaged.
  • Recent events have changed the state of the workplace.  Organizations have had to become more creative and flexible as they seek to accomplish organizational goals with the same or fewer resources.
  • Leaders are finding that they have to play multiple roles -- supervisor, role model, mentor, motivator -- to four generations of workers, through face-to-face encounters and in the virtual office.

As a leader, you must tap into the talents of every person while developing a culture that brings purpose and meaning to day-to-day activities.

This program provides clear steps to create a culture that encourages employee engagement.

You will:
  • Learn to recognize the importance of employee engagement and how it relates to your overall organizational culture
  • Learn to recognize why employee engagement must be a top priority for managers
  • Identify the major obstacles to engagement and how you can combat them
  • Understand the manager's role in employee engagement
  • Devise strategies to create a culture of engagement


Dr. Gary Kohut

Professor of Management, Director, MBA Program, and Director, Dual MBA and EGADE Business School Technológico de Monterrey

Dr. Kohut is Director of the MBA Program, Director of the Dual MBA Program with EGADE Business School in Monterrey, Mexico and Professor of Management in the Belk College of Business at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in business and executive communication, leadership, and negotiation.

A recognized expert on communication in business, he is the coauthor of three books: Business Communication: A Functional Perspective, Contemporary Business Report Writing, and Write to Win.

Dr. Kohut is active as a consultant and speaker on communication and management development for organizations such as American Express, Balfour Beatty Construction, Bank of America, Belk, Inc., Duke Energy, General Dynamics, Greer & Walker, LLP, Harris Teeter, Inc., IBM, Ingersoll Rand, Lowe’s, North Carolina Association of CPAs, TIAA, and WSOC television.

Among numerous teaching and speaking awards, Dr. Kohut is the 2002 recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence, the university’s most prestigious teaching honor and a 2003 recipient of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.  More recently, Dr. Kohut received the 2015 NCACPA’s 5.0 Discussion Leader Award.

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Special Pricing Information:

Email Executive.Education@uncc.edu to receive our discount for alumni, faculty, and staff of UNC Charlotte. Scholarships may be available for individuals from Small Businesses, Woman-Owned Businesses, Minority-Owned Businesses, and others who qualify.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be made in writing. Send a note to the Executive Education Manager  indicating that you wish to cancel your enrollment.  Cancellations received 2 weeks before the start of the course will be entitled to a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received less than 2 weeks before the course start date will be entitled to a refund less a cancellation fee of 25% of the tuition cost. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after the course start date, or for no shows.  One transfer (to a subsequent offering within 12 months) or participant substitution is allowed per enrollment and must be received in writing.