1/2-Day Virtual Program

Maintaining team motivation through the troughs.

As the pandemic drags on, maintaining motivation and engagement will become a primary challenge for leaders. Learn practical techniques to keep people energized, resilient and motivated, inspired by Olympic coaches and athletes, in this 1/2-day online workshop.

World-class faculty

Our faculty have applied these skills under pressure at crucial moments in their careers - including preparation for Olympic competition.

Trusted by the best

Our partnerships with premier business schools including the Smith School of Business at Queen's University and UNC Kenan-Flagler have been delivering leadership programs to executives for more than 20 years.

Designed for virtual

With interactive exercises, self-assessments, breakout sessions, action planning and instructor-led training, this program brings classroom-quality learning to to participants - wherever they may be.

Negative Emotion




Four allies to fight disillusionment

When teams face challenging times, leaders have four allies to preserve motivation and fight the tide of disillusionment: channeling the energy under negative emotion, growing relationships, connecting people with progress and building a sense of shared purpose.

Drawing on examples from elite coaches and performers in the world of sport, business and beyond, Maintaining Team Motivation Through the Troughs gives participants a clear sense of what they can do to keep people energized, resilient and motivated through challenging periods – and a practical plan for putting those strategies into play.

Participants have the opportunity to:

  • Reflect on the emotional state of their team and establish relevant goals.
  • Discover how a team’s emotional state evolves through times of crisis.
  • Explore the four main drivers of motivation under pressure – negative emotion, relationships, progress and shared meaning – and how to tap into them.
  • Use self-assessments, breakout sessions, self-reflection and group discussion to build self-awareness and plan for behaviour change.
  • Create an action plan to apply what they’ve learned to their team.

Turn Your Team’s Frustration into Motivation

Curious about transforming the energy in negative emotion into motivation? Third Factor CEO, Dane Jensen, gives his advice in this article for HBR.

Meet the facilitators

  • Cyndie Flett

    Cyndie Flett is a successful leader of world-class teams in high-performance sport and business, and a leading expert on coaching. Learn more

  • Dane Jensen

    Dane is the CEO of Third Factor, an acclaimed speaker, instructor at the University of North Carolina, and a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review. Learn more

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