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How to Motivate Employees: Essential Skills for Evidence-Based Leadership & Management (PRIVATE EVENT) - CE Training Hours-1.5


Program Details

This webinar is designed to examine and discuss aspects of leadership that facilitate staff motivation and enhance agency performance. Organizations typically contain a combination of staff members who excel, those who work at an acceptable level and produce satisfactory performance, and those who struggle to get the job done. This presents challenges for leaders, supervisors and managers, who experience varying degrees of success themselves.   

This program is designed to assist the leadership team with understanding evidence-based leadership and to build skills that can be used to motivate staff to achieve greater levels of team and organizational success. Consideration will be given to both interacting with staff on an individual level and working to produce an evidence-based organization that promotes and rewards measures of agency success.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will understand key factors that influence staff motivation and how to utilize them in driving agency performance on a consistent basis. More specifically, participants will learn:

  • Characteristics associated with effective leadership and long-term success 
  • Coaching skills for developing successful teams and building healthy relationships with employees
  • Strategies for setting goals and motivating staff achievement
  • How to apply strong leadership skills to maximize agency performance and achieve articulated goals
  • How to improve performance when expectations are not being met
  • How to conduct effective staff and team meetings


David L. Myers, PhD, Professor & Director, Criminal Justice PhD Program, University of New Haven, & Author, "How to Become an Evidence-based Organization (EBO)"


Dr. David L. Myers, PhD, is a Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice PhD Program in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven. He previously was a Professor with the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where he worked from 1998-2016. He earned his PhD in 1999 from the University of Maryland, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and previously received a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University.

Dr. Myers has taught more than 25 different courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, specializing in classes on research methods and quantitative analysis, juvenile justice and delinquency, and criminal justice policy, planning, and evaluation. He has published three books (most recently Becoming an Evidence-Based Organization: Demonstrating Leadership and Organizational Growth, Joyfields Institute for Professional Development, 2013) and over 35 journal articles, book chapters, or other scholarly works. His scholarship has appeared in such journals as Criminology and Public Policy, Crime & Delinquency, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, and Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Dr. Myers has presented more than 60 papers at national and regional conferences and is currently the Editor of EBP Quarterly, an online journal published by Joyfields Institute and the Evidence-Based Professionals Society, as well as Editor of Routledge Studies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency. He previously served for 11 years as Editor of Criminal Justice Policy Review (a peer-reviewed journal published by Sage Publications) and is a member of the Editorial Board of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. He has received a number of grants and contracts to support his research, including funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Dr. Myers previously served as the Dean’s Associate in the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research; the Interim Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at IUP; the Interim Executive Director of the IUP Research Institute; and the Interim Director of the IUP Murtha Institute for Homeland Security. In the community, he has served as Chairperson of Indiana Area Communities That Care; President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indiana County; and Advisor to Kids on Campus of Big Hearts Little Hands.

Event Details

Event Date 08/16/2021
Event End Date 08/16/2021
Individual Price Employees Only
Speaker Dr. David Myers, Professor and PhD. Program Director, University of New Haven, and Author, "Becoming an Evidence-Based Organization: Demonstrating Leadership & Organizational Growth"
Location Online Event

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