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Covid-19 Update

The Office of Outreach is pleased to announce our upcoming workshops will be happening in an in-person and webcast format. Attendees will automatically be registered for the event in both formats. As concerns about COVID-19 continue, flex registration will allow each person to choose which way they would like to attend the workshops.

We look forward to seeing you in-person and online as we provide insight into current local and national economies, and address topics of interest to the community, region, and state. 


Course Overview


The purpose of the course is to support multinational corporations facilitate the adaptability of their employees.

The course will develop the capacity to understand the cultural environment, both at the company and the individual level, to select the optimal managerial techniques. In addition, managers will gain emotional intelligence, leadership and communication skills. The course is set as a workshop that will allow participants to prepare their new management techniques in the classroom before implementing it within their organization.


Course Outcomes

  1. To understand culture on a deeper and measurable level.
  2. To set up a vision and goals for the organization, the team and the employee.
  3. To develop their managerial techniques through change management, leadership, emotional intelligence, strategic management and recruiting skills.
  4. To develop communication skills using optimal communication style, as well as a new reward system within the organization.



Course Format


This is a face-to-face workshop in which participants will be asked to engage in activities as well as discussions in addition to the traditional lecture given by the instructor. 

More specifically, the class will start with a brief theoretical approach and examples, before students engage in discussions and implementations. Participants will be split into smaller groups at times in order to work on their own companies.

Discussions will focus on managerial concepts such as organizational behavior, industrial psychology, motivation, needs, goals, leadership, etc. and will allow participants to learn from each other through best practices.


Course Outline

  Concepts Practice Exercises


Measuring the Gaps

The key components of culture

The different types of cultures

The measurement of culture

Measuring gaps exercise


Closing the Gaps

Optimizing the management

Developing a new communication style

Leadership and Coaching

Leadership exercise

Meet the Instructor

Yohann Mauger

Yohann Mauger, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management at Northern Kentucky University and the CEO of Hive Skills, a consulting firm for professional sports organizations pioneering soft skills assessments and culture implementation.

Biography Continued

He holds a Ph.D. in Management with a focus on Organizational Behavior. His current research interests are focused on Strategy and individuals’ behavior in different fields including sports, banking, steel, as well as services and automotive.

His academic work on coach-to-player fit, value, coachability and talent development have been presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, European Management Conference and other specialized conferences around the world.

In addition to his academic experience, he is the founder of Hive Skills, a company specialized on the relationship between coaches and players in professional sports organizations. He currently works with teams in the US, France, England, Argentina, etc. with his methodology being implemented in Major League Soccer clubs and academies.

As a certified mental coach, he works with professional and college athletes around the world. Some of his clients play or coach for teams like FC Chelsea, FC Barcelona, Arsenal, Columbus Crew, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders, SM Caen, Louisville City FC and include Colleges like Louisville, Northwestern, Michigan State, Akron, and UNC Chapel Hill.

Prior to his academic career, he worked for 8 years as the VP of Research and European project management for a French government agency dedicated to giving strategic advice to companies and public organizations.

He has been a consultant and/or a keynote speaker for companies like Credit Agricole, Mercedes, Philips, Adidas, Double A, and Bosch  in France, the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Greece, England, as well as countries in Africa and South America.

Yohann is born and raised in the region of Normandy, France. He currently leaves in Akron, OH with his wife Devon.


Program Overview



Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

One-hour break from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. with provided lunch



Early Bird Rate: $249*
Late Rate: $299

Register by February 4, 2021 to recieve the Early Bird rate