Management Development Workshops

Master your people-manager skills and achieve organizational excellence! I have three different modules that deliver results. Get a firm understanding of your own management style with Managing Self Workshops, learn how to adapt to the expectations of those you manage with Managing Others Workshops, and/or create and sustain high-performing teams with Managing Teams Workshops. All workshops are available in-person, or via webinar and require a ten-person min / 20 person max per session.

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Managing Self

Managing Self

Identify your strengths, increase confidence, and respond better to situations with these three sessions:

Personal Time Management

Using Covey’s Time Management Model, workshop participants will learn how to prioritize and delegate tasks, streamline processes, and manage email more effectively.

Adapting Your Management Style

Referencing personality types (MBTI, DISC, etc.) and Situational Leadership models, participants will be able to assess the expectations of others and adapt their management style successfully.

Developing Global Mindset

Managers often work in global environments, both locally and abroad. Excellent managers can navigate global complexity. Participants will learn how to assess and manage to expectations across cultures.

Managing Others

Managing Others

Learn how to inspire and motivate others, lead effective conversations, and develop your people with these three sessions:


The key to managing improvement and measuring performance is being able to give and receive clear feedback.
In this course, participants will practice an easy model for delivering constructive feedback.

Coaching Skills for Managers

Scaling yourself as a manager means empowering your employees to solve their own challenges and create their own career paths. Participants will learn how to coach with the G.R.O.W. model.

Productive 1:1 Meetings

1:1 meetings are often the key touch point employees have. Make them more productive and inspiring with strategies offered in this course.

Managing Teams

Managing Teams

Improve team cohesion, increase overall productivity, and sustain high performance with these three sessions:

Creating High-Performing Teams

Using the Stages of Teams model, participants will identify the stage their team is in, develop strategies to manage through it, navigate “storms,” and create high-performing teams.

Leading Virtual Teams

We’re all working virtually today in some capacity and technology isn’t the only hurdle. Research shows that time zones and lack of non-verbals are two big challenges. This session will show you how to master virtual team leadership.

Effective Team Meetings

As a manager, you should run well-structured, efficient meetings with concrete outcomes. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create an agenda, facilitate, and handle derailment.

Happy Clients Include

  • MTV
  • Linked In
  • VW
  • Ikea
  • 3M
  • SAP

Sample Agendas for In-Person Sessions

1 1/2 Day

8:00am – 12:30pm

Personal Time Management

Adapting Your Management Style

Developing Global Mindset

1:00pm – 5:30pm

Giving Effective Feedback

Coaching Skills for Managers

Productive 1:1 Meetings

8:00am – 12:30pm

Creating High-Performing Teams

Leading Virtual Teams

Effective Team Meetings

1/2 Day

8:00am – 9:30am

Adapting Your Management Style

9:30am – 11:00am

Giving Effective Feedback

Coaching Skills for Managers

Productive 1:1 Meetings

11:00am – 12:30pm

Creating High-Performing Teams

90 Minutes

Choose a Time & Workshop Topic

What My Clients Are Saying

“Melissa’s facilitation and coaching work in our world-class managers and leaders program – ManageIn – have accelerated the ability for participants to reflect on their own communication style, understand the behavior of others, and manage through a variety of challenging situations. Melissa brings a unique international perspective to all aspects of day-to-day management challenges in a fast-growing global environment. I also appreciate her willingness to reflect on the learning process, excitement to contribute content, and desire to be a solid team-player.”

— Emma Dawson
Former Director of L&D at LinkedIn, Global Head of Talent Development at Dropbox

"At LinkedIn, excellence in management is essential to who we are. In order to lay that foundation, we've invested heavily in our flagship management training program, ManageIn. Melissa has played a key role as not only a facilitator, but a trusted partner in ensuring that program is best in its class.

A large part of what makes her successful at LinkedIn is that she understands what it takes to be successful within organizations and has the gift of being simultaneously inspirational and practical."

— Jeremy Stover, PCC
Developing Leaders at LinkedIn

"I met Melissa about 2 years ago and I have come to appreciate her multitude of talents and capabilities. Whether it is as a trusted business adviser and coach, key note speaker, facilitator or creative and strategic thinker you would do yourself a service to engage with her to optimize your effectiveness. Globally savvy with a diverse perspective you always walk away knowing you have received disproportionate ROI to your favor."

— Marc Underwood
Senior People Operations Partner at Ten-X

"I very much appreciate working with Melissa since she is extremely effective in making people change beliefs and behavior. Furthermore she is fun to work with. Melissa is not preaching but rather explaining the WHY behind the WHAT. Her intelligence gives her credibility very quickly and her passion makes it very enjoyable for people to listen. Because Melissa can see the big picture, she also supported me as a sounding board for our US business strategy."

— Ralf Drews
Chairman of the Board / CEO at Greif Velox Maschinenfabrik

"Melissa is a tremendous asset to leaders looking to "globalize" their organizations. Her insights and extensive business experience abroad allow for practical, strategic application in thinking and acting more effectively across international locations. I would highly recommend Melissa's consulting expertise to any company looking to improve global performance. I highly recommend her for any cross-cultural work!"

— Rami Branitzky
Managing Director at Sapphire Ventures, LLC

"I had the opportunity to attend a Leadership Workshop hosted by Melissa Lamson. With constructive exercises and insightful material, Melissa cultivated a relatable environment for a diverse group of women. We started the workshop as strangers and ended as accountability partners and mentors/mentee. Thank you, Melissa for a transformative experience and lessons in Leadership!"

— Marielle Ehrmann
Chief Operating Officer IQS, Head of Operational Excellence & Communication at SAP

"I hired Melissa to provide leadership coaching to my team. Melissa’s practical advice on effective leadership communication in diverse teams is a strong asset. She leverages individual expertise and knowledge to create valuable learning sessions for the group as a whole. I appreciate her directness in creating understanding around critical topics such as culture and gender. "

— Paul Kavanuagh
SVP Engineering, SAP SuccessFactors

"We hired Melissa at SMA to leverage her expertise in cross-cultural communication and empowering global teams. She worked with our leadership on developing strategies for better cooperation across the regions, specifically between our US team and German HQ teams. Melissa was especially helpful in outlining what headquarters in Germany expects and how to negotiate local interests with top management."

— Chuck Smith
EVP, Global Service Business Unit

"I had the opportunity to attend a Leadership Workshop hosted by Melissa Lamson. With constructive exercises and insightful material, Melissa cultivated a relatable environment for a diverse group of women. We started the workshop as strangers and ended as accountability partners and mentors/mentee. Thank you, Melissa for a transformative experience and lessons in Leadership! "

— Dorothee Nygren
Support Group Assistant, Phoenix Art Museum

"I recently attended Melissa’s Networking & Career Advancement Workshop and it was really amazing how she is able to get people´s attention to re-think about their attitudes. Melissa is a gifted person and we are so lucky to have the possibility to have these 2 incredible days with her. I highly recommend Melissa to everyone (men and women) that is in process of developing professional skills like communication, branding, networking and self-promotion. Melissa, thank you so much for opening my mind to new possibilities and making me think about new opportunities in my professional life! "

— Luciana Zilio
Revenue Recognition Specialist, SAP

"Melissa supported my highly visible company initiative - a new, innovative program for accelerating women into leadership positions at SAP - called Power2XLead. She kicked off the first event with a workshop on networking, self-promotion and leadership skills. It was a huge success! All 34 women were very pleased with the session and took away strategies they can implement right away. I invited several executives incl. Stefan Ries, our board member for HR, to an evening event in support of our efforts, all received very positive feedback about the program, ensuring future investment. I would highly recommend Melissa to support your company's efforts in creating more gender balanced leadership. "

— Cawa Younosi
Head of Human Resources Germany (SAP SE & SAP Deutschland)


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