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A highly interactive two hour workshop with practical takeaways focussing on: the importance of employee engagement; its impact on productivity, performance, profitability; as well a staff satisfaction, motivation and retention.


This workshop will include:
What is Employee Engagement
The Benefits of an Engaged Workforce
Facts, Case Studies, Group Activities
Employee Engagement Strategies including some top tips 


About this Event  

With so much change and uncertainty affecting workplaces locally and globally, it can be easy to overlook an organisation's biggest asset: its people.

Extensive global studies and surveys evidence that an engaged workforce can elevate team performance and productivity, as well as employee satisfaction, motivation and retention. Gallup’s latest global report on shows that companies with a highly engaged workforce have 21% higher profitability.

This interactive 2-hour workshop is designed to empower you with innovative strategies for fostering employee engagement in your workplace. Through case studies, activities and peer-learning, we aim to equip you with practical tools, insights and actionable solutions to take back and implement in your organisation. 


Attendees will take away:

  • Comprehension of what employee engagement is and its impact on organisational success
  • Exposure to latest research and trends
  • A clear understanding of employee engagement strategies and practical solutions to take back and implement in the workplace 


This workshop will not be recorded. 


Meet Your Trainers

Paula Wadbrook 

Born into a family business, Paula has spent her career working in, and with, SMEs – from developing and managing teams, including franchises, to directorial positions. Joining the GM Business Growth Hub as a Business Advisor in 2019, her expertise lies in in leadership, team development and staff engagement, where she understands the broader picture from strategic, operational, process-driven and people-led perspectives. She is passionate about collaborating with organisations to foster sustainable growth through shared vision and values; team inclusivity; and customer, community and planet focus. 

Jeannie Paschalis 

Jeannie completed her Business Degree in Leeds and was the “Class of 2000”. She has had a range of roles in her career, waitress to restaurant General Manager, Learning and Development Lead, Performance Coach, a career in the Apprenticeship world and she built and operated a bistro in a Spanish Village.
Jeannie joined the GM Business Growth Hub in November 2023, and prides herself on bringing her past experiences into her current role. Jeannie is passionate about learning and development and believes it should be open to everyone, along with ensuring that people strategies are at the forefront of operational focus.


People Power Series  

Delivered by the GM Business Growth Hub Workforce Development Team, this series of webinars will give insight, inspiration, and direction to ignite the power of your people. Open to all Greater Manchester’s businesses, it’s a not to be missed series about powering up your business from top to bottom. These workshops can be attended as standalone sessions, but the greatest value is gained from attending the series.

20th June: People and Performance Management
27th June: Management Development - Developing middle/junior managers
4th July: Recruitment and Onboarding - Getting it right the first time
11th July: Managing Your Workforce Through Change - Staying ahead of the curve


As this workshop is fully-funded, businesses are subject to funders' eligibility criteria. If your place is confirmed, you will receive an email from us with further details.
Greater Manchester Clients Only
Micro business, small and medium-sized enterprise, or large business
Social enterprises where these engage in economic activity

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