A Development Program for:

  • High Potentials
  • Emerging Talent
  • Leaders of Others
  • Leaders of Leaders

Among all of the talented people that surround you, some stand out because they contribute substantially more value than others. 

They deliver consistently outstanding results in the areas that matter most.  They are recognized by people of influence for their achievement. 

And they seem so engaged, so satisfied in their work and passionate about what they’re doing. 

How do these top performers achieve such a high level of personal productivity? 

What sets stars apart from the rest of the pack are the strategies they use to do their own work and to work effectively with others

—strategies that have been proven to dramatically improve individual performance.

At Avid Learner, we’ve built on the groundbreaking productivity research originally conducted for AT&T's Bell Laboratories by Carnegie Mellon University professor Dr. Robert E. Kelley.  Along with Dr. Kelley, our consultants continue to study the high-productivity techniques used by star performing engineers, scientists, technologists and other professionals around the world—and in a variety of organizations—to ensure personal and organizational success.  We draw on these insights to design and deliver unique training experiences that improve personal productivity, accelerate time-to-competence and prepare your top performers to lead successfully.

HOW TO BE A STAR AT WORK ® has been extensively-validated.  After participants applied the strategies described in the program, managers reported that their productivity improved at twice the rate of non-participants in less than a year. 

The results, published in the Harvard Business Review, also showed that—for women and professionals who were not part of the dominant culture—the rate of productivity improvement was an astonishing 400%.

Each course is designed to examine how top performers in your organization and elsewhere do their work.  The program is facilitated by experts who share the best practices of star performing professionals, scientists, engineers, technologists and others.  Participants then create a personal development plan to test new ideas for boosting their personal performance in areas that matter the most.   

Course Curriculum

  • Star Performance: What Does It Really Look Like?
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Leadership and Engagement: Developing Exemplary Followers
  • Teamwork: Leading a High-Performing Team
  • Initiative: Blazing Trails in the Organization's White Space
  • Self-Management: Managing Your Time, Energy and Career
  • Broadening Your Perspective: Developing a Global Mindset
  • Networking: Plugging into the Knowledge Network
  • Cross-Organizational Influence: Getting Things Done in a Complex Business Environment
  • Making Influential Presentations: Convincing the Decision Makers

  • Coaching at a Higher Level
  • Delegating for Development
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Leading Different Generations in the Workplace
  • Identifying and Leveraging Strengths on the Team
  • Crafting Your Development Plan
  • Becoming a Peer Coach and Accountability Partner

* Note: The courses can also be delivered in a stand-alone version.

A Solution Tailored to Your Requirements

Our consultants will tailor the program to suit your requirements—we can modify the delivery platform (face-to-face facilitation vs. online), timeframe, intersessions, etc.  We can change the start and finish times, and add, eliminate, combine or modify courses and topics based on your development needs, budget, time and other constraints.

Contact us to find out more, or to schedule a consultation with an expert on talent development, team development or organizational change.