Appreciation in the Workplace | Cleveland State University Professional Development Center in Cleveland


Appreciation in the Workplace

Course Description

The Appreciation at Work course provides evidence that most people do not feel appreciated at work and outlines the many organizational problems this causes. It proceeds to share the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace model which tackles the root causes of the problem. Participants use the 5 Languages of Appreciation assessment tool and learn about implementing a strong culture of appreciation in their organizations.

Real-World Application

Increasing employee job satisfaction, attendance, tenure, and productivity is easy and economical with The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace model. This course equips organizational leaders, managers, supervisors, and HR professionals to implement an easy and economical approach to enhancing employee morale and, in turn, strengthen the organization’s bottom line.



Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Use recent statistics to illustrate the current lack of employee appreciation in the workplace
  • List the negative impacts in the workplace when employees do not feel appreciated
  • State and explain the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
  • State their own most and least preferred language of appreciation
  • Determine the most and least preferred languages of their workplace colleagues
  • Decide whether to implement the 5 Languages of Appreciation in their workplace


April 10, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

CEUs: 0.7


CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

Fee: $350

To receive the EARLY BIRD RATE, you must register at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.