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Positive Motivation Equals Positive Performance

  • Feb 7, 2019 (9:30 - 11:00 am CT; 8:30 - 10:00 am MT)
    Webinar (desktop or laptop access)


DEADLINE: Monday, February 4, 2019


Many of us believe that the difference between what employees can do and will do, depends on the level of motivation. People in managerial and supervisory positions struggle with the fact that some people use more of their skills and talents than others do. While no individual alone can motivate another, they can provide the environment, relationship, and situations that make it possible for people to motivate themselves. This program will help participants identify the factors that affect employee performance and those that influence the employees' own internal motivation needs. Role-playing, problem solving, and goal setting are utilized to encourage creative ways of providing recognition, growth, and the development of employees for the achievement of personal and organizational goals.


Patrick Ibarra Co-Founder & Partner, Mejorando Group is an architect of innovation and entrepreneur of ideas who seeks to challenge the status quo thinking of "we've always done it that way" and replace it with a progressive approach to continuous improvement. Patrick brings organizations over 33 years of experience and in-depth expertise from serving as a Consultant and Manager in both public and private sector organizations, including as a city manager.

Patrick holds two advanced degrees, a Master's in Public Administration and a Master's in Organizational Development. He holds certifications in Facilitation Skills by Development Dimensions International (DDI) and by the Center for Creative Leadership for assessment and performance support tools (i.e. 360-Degree Assessments).

A frequent speaker at conferences of professions within government including ICMA, NLC, GFOA, along with several others, Patrick shares practical strategies to leaders in their pursuit to move their organization forward in all directions. He also authors articles offering specific actions government leaders and managers can implement immediately to improve organizational performance.

Target Audience

All staff.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050