Upcoming Georgia Tech-Savannah Leadership Workshop to Focus on Meeting Goals Through Performance Management

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The upcoming Georgia Tech-Savannah workshop, “Leading Well,” will focus on how leaders can develop robust management systems and tracking metrics to measure success and keep a better pulse on how their business is faring. “Meeting Goals Through Focused Performance Management,” to be held October 20-21, is designed specifically for middle- and upper-management professionals as well as those about to transition into management roles.
“This course was designed with input from business leaders in the Savannah community,” said Diane Lee, director of Georgia Tech-Savannah. “It will build on the highly successful September Learning Series event we hosted where Dr. Julia Mikell, director of quality performance at St. Joseph’s/Candler, and Jim Collins, vice president and Savannah branch manager of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co., discussed how companies can create ownership and celebrate success.”
The two-day workshop will focus on how leaders can meet – and sometimes exceed – their short- and long-term results through careful planning, organizing and delegating. Topics include: designing and using corporate scoreboards, the power and pitfalls of delegation, and providing feedback to teams and individuals. Students also use critical-thinking processes and a computer-based simulation to practice information analysis and decision making in a competitive business environment.
The workshop, which costs $895, will be led by strategy and leadership development expert Ned Ellington. Ellington, a former research faculty member at Georgia Tech, has a long history in executive education, having developed and delivered seminars and workshops on the topics of leadership fundamentals, transformation management, innovation management, lean enterprise thinking, leading change and total quality management.