Keeping your team motivated and engaged is key to the success of any organisation. Equally, maintaining the talent pool in your team allows you to effectively prepare for the future of your organisation. In uncertain and turbulent times, it is crucial to ensure your team and individual members feel supported and recognised for their roles and talents. By understanding and implementing techniques on motivation, leaders can boost team morale and successfully work towards goals together.

Join Marie Thake and explore the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and take away the understanding on what motivates different people. Develop a toolkit of techniques to create a culture of engagement, communication and reward.

About the Chair: Marie Thake
Marie Thake has over 18 years’ experience in Learning and Development and a proven track record of establishing learning and development functions in organisations. This involves installing all that is necessary to provide every employee, at all levels, an opportunity to develop themselves. This includes establishing leadership programmes, installing learning centres, creating soft skill programmes in line with training needs analysis and designing and delivering training courses.

The solutions are always established with the priority aim of ensuring the focus stays firmly on building a learning culture to ensure that all the new solutions introduced are embraced successfully. Introducing successful people development solutions and ensuring the learning encourages permanent change is a philosophy Marie feels strongly about and will offer solutions to this by providing coaching calls following the learning programmes to embed the new skills and pre and post work to encourage permanent change.

Before founding Truly Inspired she worked as the Learning and Development Manager for the Rugby Football Union and prior to that held Learning Consultant roles with blue chip companies such as HBOS and Prudential.

Marie has been instrumental in embedding new incentives into organisations from projects such as introducing new capability frameworks and ensuring all employees are trained and have the relevant skills to use them effectively, to introducing and co-ordinating 6 monthly leadership conferences to build strong leadership teams.

In addition, Marie has established herself as a coach and thoroughly enjoys this method of assisting people to achieve their potential personally and professionally.

09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer's Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

What does Motivation Mean for Your Organisation?

  • How do you engage and motivate currently?
  • Why is it important?
  • Setting and reaching goals
10:45 - 11:30

Motivation Theories

  • Understanding the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Motivating your team
  • Motivating the individual
11:30 - 11:45

Morning Break

11:45 - 12:45

How to Retain the Best

  • Using empathy to understand individual talents and perspectives
  • Creating a sense of belonging
12:45 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:30

Creating an Environment of Maximum Engagement

  • What is employee engagement
  • Current trends
  • How to improve engagement
14:30 - 15:00

Rewards and Encouragement

  • Implementing realistic and effective reward strategies
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 16:00

Overcoming Barriers and Challenges

  • Building resilience and solidarity
  • Effectively managing change
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close

Central London