Testimonials // What Our Participants Say
Many thanks to the Solvay Corporate University and faculties for putting together this great program. Great learning experience and practice! Look forward to applying more influencing skills in work.— PhD Chemical Engineering Participant, Solvay Asia Pacific
There are a number of topics from the course that I believe will be useful for my department.
1. Accountability – Communicating and making sure that my staff is aware of their duties and hold them accountable for the outcome and results.
2. “Managing Monkeys” – In order to be a more effective leader, I will need to delegate tasks that I know my staff will be able to handle as opposed to owning them myself.
3. “To do” project chart – My staff and I will start using the “to do, to do next…” chart in order to properly conceptualize the order of tasks that needs to be completed in so we have a clear understanding of what needs to be prioritized and how it may affect uncompleted tasks if there are any changes throughout the process.
|I really enjoyed this section, it was really helpful in terms of the differentiation between business and academic. I look forward to applying the concepts to my day to day writings!|
Erica was a great resource for every part of this course. She was incredibly relatable and grounded a lot of the discussions that took place in this course. In my opinion she went above and beyond the call of job and truly got to relate with all of the participates on a personal level that made her delivery more meaningful. I honestly cannot think of negative feedback to give to her.— Core Consulting Participant, EY
|John easily got his message across and was able to tailor the presentation to those in the room. This was definitely helpful in paying attention and getting the most out of the class.|
I learned several tools I can use with my team, as well as for myself, as we integrate closer to the customers.— Customer Conversations Participant, Bayer CropScience
Ray was a terrific and a very knowledgeable facilitator. It was clear he was able to reference and utilize his strong background in sales. The energy was amazing. I learned tangible takeaways that I can utilize when working with my customers.—Sales Training Participant, DSM DNP
I’ve attended five leadership workshops given by John Reid. Each workshop offers me insight into and gives me tools to become a better leader. John’s workshops are designed uniquely for our DSM business, specifically addressing leadership challenges we are facing at the time, making the training relevant and worthwhile. I’ve attended many trainings in the past, but none that are so targeted to our business issues where the learning can be applied immediately. John’s engaging demeanor allows workshop attendees to be truly present in the moment so that they can capitalize on the time and information learned during the day’s session. I truly look forward to each workshop as I come out of the session a different person – a leader who has the tools to address the needs of our employees in sometimes challenging situations.— Laura Coniff, Global Director of Communications, DSM Biomedical
The program was a lot more beneficial than anticipated. Highly recommend to young professionals. Sharie was awesome!! I would be fine with increasing the length to go deeper into some aspects. She was knowledgeable and well prepared.—Business Writing Participant, Amerprise Financial