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How to build team engagement

As a manager, you are duty-bound to develop constructive relationships with your employees. This takes an in-depth understanding of what links them to your organization. Armed with this knowledge, you can adapt your relational style to better deal with varying levels of commitment among your staff members. Given the looming labour shortage, the need to serve as an ambassador for your organization is becoming more critical in retaining the engagement of your best employees. This seminar provides insight into key concepts and new tools that will empower you, strengthen your team’s engagement and, ultimately, boost your performance.


$995 + taxes


One day – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

HEC Montréal
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  • Understand the ingredients of the four types of employee engagement and how to use them in the right proportions to serve the interests of your company and staff.
  • Maximize your leadership capabilities.

Is this for you?

  • Professionals working in a supervisory capacity
  • Managers
  • Mid-level and senior executives

Special features

  • Fruitful discussions with other participants to validate and improve your approach to engagement.
  • Invaluable tools that are simple to incorporate into your organizational reality to ensure a stronger, more structured approach to managing team engagement.

“This will help us improve and structure the way we do things. Very interesting! Plenty of opportunities to interact with other participants and benefit from their input.”

Nicole Joannette, Director, Quality Department, National Bank of Canada

“Thank you for these much-needed tools to strengthen our management.”

Sylvie Charbonneau, Operations and Transactions, Caisse Desjardins Hochelaga-Maisonneuve


Christian Vandenberghe
Christian Vandenberghe
Licence (Psychology), Licence (Labour Studies), PhD (Psychology)
Professor, HEC Montréal

Four types of engagement
This first session will explore what triggers employees’ sense of commitment toward their team and organization. You will then transfer this knowledge to your own context and learn from it.


  • Business case analysis
  • Engagement model
  • Engagement sociogram

Seven engagement levers
The second session will focus on engagement levers and how they correspond to participants’ realities. A simulation exercise will allow you to broaden your knowledge based on a concrete scenario.


  • Simulation exercise
  • Discussions and summing up of exercise results
  • Personal applications

Exploring various working arrangements
During the third session, we will take a closer look at our model and the four keys to developing working arrangements aimed at promoting work-life balance among groups with varying needs (unstable work status, pre-retirement, Millennials, etc.).


  • Discussions about the video shown
  • Situational exercise
  • Summing up of exercise results

Better engagement, better outcomes
This fourth session will give you the chance to develop an engagement management strategy that will guide your employees toward optimal performance. This last step in the program will help you as a manager maximize the engagement of your entire team.


  • Situational exercise on engagement and performance
  • Analysis of results
  • Personal applications
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Exercises
  • Concrete case studies
  • Situational exercises
  • Group discussions

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

For more information about this program


Pascal-André Allaire
Senior Advisor


514 340-6001

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