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5 Languages of Appreciation at Work w/Bernadette Costello

  • May 18, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom Digital Encounter


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5 Languages of Appreciation @ Work


Most employee engagement survey results show that employees do not feel appreciated and feel undervalued.  Managers may feel uncomfortable showing appreciation and may not know how appreciate their employees in ways that will feel authentic. Understanding how people want and need to be appreciated will help leaders and teams more effectively be able to ensure people feel appreciated and valued. Learn the five languages of appreciation and what they look like, the concepts of appreciation and encouragement and discover how important they are in the workplace. Learn your own language of appreciation by taking the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory. This workshop will equip you with practical strategies to show appreciation with confidence.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn about what really matters to drive intrinsic motivation
  • Understand the role and importance of appreciation in the workplace
  • Learn how you can identify and provide authentic appreciation to your employees
  • Learn the core components necessary for appreciation and encouragement to be effectively communicated in work-based relationships
  • Learn about and practically apply the 5 languages of appreciation utilized in the workplace

ATD Talent Capability Model

Building Personal Capability: Communication, Compliance & Ethical Behavior, Lifelong Learning

Developing Professional Capability: Instructional Design, Training Delivery & Facilitation, Knowledge Management

Dr. Bernadette Costello

Dr. Bernadette Costello collaborates with leaders, teams, and organizations so they can reach their full potential. As a consultant, her methods involve listening intently to the needs of her clients and helping them identify focused solutions that will work best with their culture and climate.  As a coach, her focus is to help the client identify a desired impact and develop a clear plan to achieve that result. In consulting and coaching, she uses a variety of strategies that have evolved after many years of facilitating and coaching. Her experience includes working with organizations and leaders in the public, non-profit, and higher education sectors.

Bernadette has over 25 years of talent development, coaching, consulting, and leadership experience.  She served as President for the Metro DC Chapter of the Association of Talent Development (ATD), as Chair of the ATD Leader’s Conference Program Advisory Committee and is a member of ATD’s National Advisors for Chapters. She has served on other professional organizations in leadership and volunteer roles with Virginia CUPA (Colleges and Universities Personnel Association), and the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA). Bernadette received a Bachelor of Social Work from Southern Illinois University, a Master in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in Higher Education from George Mason University. She is an ACC, and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner and holds a SHRM-SCP certification.

Bernadette lives in Northern Virginia with her husband.  She loves spending time with her three grown daughters, traveling and vineyard visiting. She enjoys running, cooking, and tending her flower and herb gardens.

Continuing Education Credits: ATDCFL's programs have been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours for initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. This program is approved for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

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