Driving Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is an essential strategic imperative for any organisation. However, global research by Gallup consistently illustrates that on average up to 63% of employees are not engaged. Such engagement levels threaten the bottom line and represent a significant opportunity cost to organisations of all sizes and types.

Leaders are left with two fundamental questions:

  • How engaged are the people who work in our organisation?
  • And more importantly… What are we going to do about it?


This programme is relevant to anyone who has responsibility to understand, measure and increase levels of engagement in an organisation.


  • Global benchmarking your organisation – The Gallup Q12 survey: IMI have partnered with Gallup to incorporate the Q12 as a part of our Driving Employee Engagement programme, should you wish to avail of it. This tool represents the global gold standard in measuring organisational engagement.
  • Develop a firm understanding of the science of employee engagement and the levers at your disposal to improve it in your organisation.
  • Establish an engagement baseline – the current level of engagement of your employees.
  • Develop a realistic strategic action plan that will turn engagement from an organisational imperative into a competitive advantage.





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  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Location: IMI Sandyford Campus
  • Next Programme: 01.10.2015
Fee (Corporate Member) Fee (Non Member)
 €1,070 €€1,310


Email us today at programmeadvisors@imi.ie

Next programme dates:

01 & 02 October 2015



Driving Engagement involves two classroom days in workshops at IMI’s National Management Campus. The programme is structured in three phases, outlined below.



A two day workshop held at IMI in will introduce you to the key principles of engagement and a best-practice engagement toolkit.  It will introduce and review the Gallup Q12 survey in detail, and support you in practically planning how to introduce and deploy this survey at all levels of your organisation in a positive manner to elicit a strong, accurate response rate. Workshop content will include:

  • The business case – why do we care about engagement?
  • The effect of disengagement, and recognising the signs.
  • What is the true purpose of your organsiation?
  • Best practice levers of engagement – what they are and how they are most effectively deployed.
  • The Gallup Q12 tool – structure and rationale, frequently asked questions.
  • Survey communication and deployment planning – how to introduce and deploy the Gallup Q12.
  • Interpreting and communicating initial results.


You will leave with a thorough understanding of the links between engagement and performance.

PHASE 2: (Optional) 

You will be given a four week period in which to deploy the Gallup Q12 survey across your organisation.

PHASE 3: (Optional) 

A one day workshop held at IMI subsequent to the completion of your engagement survey. This workshop will help you understand the key messages in your survey feedback, and, more importantly, translate this feedback into a prioritised and implementable strategic action plan. Workshop content will include:

  • Results debrief – interpreting and understanding your survey results.
  • Benchmarking – comparing your results to Irish and international norms.
  • Action planning – identifying quick wins, prioritising strategic engagement projects, setting realistic targets.
  • Communication – how to positively share results across your organisation.
  • Engagement dialogue – building momentum and sustaining involvement within your organisation over time.

Email us today at programmeadvisors@imi.ie

Next programme dates:

01 & 02 October 2015


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