Georgia Institute of Technology 
Intermediate level

Impactful leadership: How to engage and motivate your teams

Learn five key leadership skills and a robust communication framework to take your personal influence to the next level



This full-day workshop highlights the "head" and the "heart" in leadership, teaching the role emotional intelligence plays in leadership success.


According to a Harvard Business Review study, on average, managers receive leadership training ten years after they begin supervising people. If connecting with and motivating a workforce that spans multiple generations is one of your challenges, this workshop is for you. If you struggle with turnover and retention, this workshop can help. Developing a strong and impactful leadership culture is a key component of a healthy organization.

This workshop highlights to leaders that engaging the "head" — the business outcome of the conversation — is just as critical as recognizing and addressing the "heart" — people's feelings such as feeling respected or appreciated. Leaders will recognize the role of emotional intelligence in success as a leader as they develop foundational leadership skills.

This workshop helps leaders:

  • Conduct powerful conversations that achieve the intended business goals.
  • Tailor their communication and respond in ways that meet team members' and others' unique personal needs.
  • Deftly recognize and react to emotions (their own and others) present in work situations.
  • Use a technique to provide meaningful, supportive feedback.


GaMEP exists to enhance Georgia's economic well-being by helping manufacturers improve their performance in the global market. GaMEP strives to be the comprehensive resource for solutions-based assistance and thought leadership to allow manufacturers to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. 


Andrew Helm is a senior project manager with the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) and an associate in the Strategy and Leadership Development group.

Helm helps manufacturing companies thrive through leadership and strategy development and innovation execution. He has 26 years of business management experience. Prior to joining GaMEP, he participated in the startup of various manufacturing companies. In his spare time, Helm enjoys backpacking, "Jeep life" and outdoor sports. 

Helm has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida.