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Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

DR. ELLEN BURTS-COOPER

 
Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper is the senior managing partner of Improve Consulting and Training Group, a firm that provides personal and professional development training, coaching and consultation. Improve works across various industries, and has been featured in Time Magazine, Black Voices, Smart Business Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek. Dr. Burts-Cooper is also an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University in the Weatherhead Executive Education Program as well as an Ambassador for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Targeted Solutions Tool. She is the author of the workshop curricula "Personal Positioning: Building Personal Brand Equity" and "Don`t Just Think Outside the Box, Make the Box Bigger." She is author of the book Canine Instinct: A Guide to Survival and Advancement in Corporate America. Dr. Burts-Cooper also recently published aMAZEing Organizational Teams: Navigating the 7 Critical Attributes for Cohesion, Productivity and Resilience, a guide for improving group workplace dynamics. The book is based on the aMAZEing Team Building Experience centered in Cleveland, Ohio where teams navigate through a maze of highly interactive indoor mental challenges based on seven attributes of healthy, productive teams. Dr. Burts-Cooper earned a BS in chemistry from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL, her PhD in organic/polymer chemistry from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, her MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business and her Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification from 3M Company.

AMAZING TEAMS:
CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY, COHESION AND RESILIENCE

 
Organizations today must understand and leverage 7 critical attributes of cohesive, productive and resilient teams. This 1 day interactive course guides participants through a learning experience to develop the seven attributes and behaviors that are critical to high productivity and effectiveness. The seven critical team attributes include: Trust, Appreciation, Communication, Creativity & Ideation, Meeting Management, Behavior Management and Problem Solving & Decision Making. 
Columbus - July 17, 2019
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Dallas-Ft. Worth - August 13, 2019
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THE MANAGER'S TOOLKIT:
PROVEN TECHNIQUES TO EFFECTIVELY LEAD OTHERS

 
Employees who are deservingly promoted into managerial positions because they do well in their current jobs often need additional support and better preparation if they're to successfully manage and/or lead others. In order to be successful and ensure the productivity of the people they supervise, managers need to develop a critical set of skills related to performance management, motivation, team development, communication, delegation and priority management skills. This session will focus on equipping managers with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively manage people and increase productivity in their areas of responsibility. Participants will explore basic managerial concepts, discuss common situations and challenges, and learn how to apply specific strategies and tools to successfully manage people.
San Francisco - August 14, 2019
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Boston - August 20, 2019
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AMAZING TEAMS:
CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY, COHESION AND RESILIENCE

 
Organizations today must understand and leverage 7 critical attributes of cohesive, productive and resilient teams. This 1 day interactive course guides participants through a learning experience to develop the seven attributes and behaviors that are critical to high productivity and effectiveness. The seven critical team attributes include: Trust, Appreciation, Communication, Creativity & Ideation, Meeting Management, Behavior Management and Problem Solving & Decision Making. 
New Jersey - September 10, 2019
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THE MANAGER'S TOOLKIT:
PROVEN TECHNIQUES TO EFFECTIVELY LEAD OTHERS

 
Employees who are deservingly promoted into managerial positions because they do well in their current jobs often need additional support and better preparation if they're to successfully manage and/or lead others. In order to be successful and ensure the productivity of the people they supervise, managers need to develop a critical set of skills related to performance management, motivation, team development, communication, delegation and priority management skills. This session will focus on equipping managers with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively manage people and increase productivity in their areas of responsibility. Participants will explore basic managerial concepts, discuss common situations and challenges, and learn how to apply specific strategies and tools to successfully manage people.
Philadelphia - September 11, 2019
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Toronto - September 26, 2019
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