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Durham University

Organisation Development


How to create and sustain motivation for individuals and teams / The science and art of motivating individuals and teams for performance


Moving beyond simplistic ideas of "carrot" and "stick" this evidence-based session will explore the fundamentals to motivating individuals and groups for better performance and engagement and will share practical ideas of how to do this.

The session will explore:

  • Key motivational and psychological theories and building blocks from behavioural science that leaders / managers / team leaders should be aware of (e.g. self-determination theory (CAR), behavioural change & habit forming (EAST), wellbeing (PERMA))
  • Practical ideas to foster and sustain motivation and performance
  • How to motivate and encourage people during times of uncertainty and challenge
  • The significance of collaboration, trust and psychological safety


Toolkit of practical ideas to apply to support the energy and engagement of their teams; higher levels of motivation and engagement amongst team leaders. Greater confidence amongst managers and leaders in acting in ways that supports and sustains motivation and performance.


The external trainer Rob Baker, founder of Tailored Thinking, who were named best HR and L&D Consultancy of the Year 2020 by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will deliver via Zoom and an invite will be sent out prior to the session.

Who is the session suitable for?

Managers wishing to motivate their team.


2.5 hours (with break).

Which Leadership Attributes / Job Families Core Skills / Realising Your Potential Approach Behaviours are supported by this course?