Are you inspiring your employees to make positive changes and improve their performance? Shlomo Ben-Hur, IMD professor of leadership, organizational behavior and talent management, explains how he and co-author, co-presenter Nik Kinley, will equip you to catalyze your staff to become more fulfilled, engaged and productive in their work.


Why this online course is for you

By mastering the smart, quick techniques outlined in this program, you can drive and improve performance in your teams. In a single, comprehensive toolkit, Changing Employee Behavior (CEB) equips you, as a manager, to

  • Understand how behavioral change can enhance the performance of individuals and transform the organizations they work in
  • Recognize the role that context plays in behavioral change and how central a manager can be in shaping that context
  • Apply four levers outlined in the “MAPS model” (Motivation, Ability, Psychological capital and Supporting environment), to shape a context that fosters development and behavioural change
  • Begin applying these new techniques to boost performance: from individual to organizational levels


Your profile for this online course

Whether you’re a manager of a start-up or of an established business, you want your employees to thrive. If you’re looking for smart, quick techniques to promote an agile culture of excellence, self-development, motivation and positivity at all levels of your company, this is the course for you.

Online course overview 

Having extensive experience in business and leadership, Shlomo Ben-Hur and co-presenter, Nik Kinley, joined forces to co-author Changing Employee Behavior: A Practical Guide for Managers, which provides the key reading for this program.

Topics covered include:

•  The importance of context and your role as a manager
•  Intrinsic motivation
•  Extrinsic motivation
•  Assessing ability and adapting to individual differences
•  Confidence and optimism
•  Willpower and resilience
•  Building empowering habits
•  Becoming an architect of change

Individual assignments, virtual group work, case studies, readings, video summaries, personalized coaching from your dedicated program coach, peer reviews with other participants from across the globe, and personal reflection moments – are all combined to stimulate your thinking, unlock new insights, change habits, and firmly embed the learning.

By applying this learning to your goals and situation, you’ll create a profound impact among your staff and in your company.



  • You work with a dedicated personal coach to support you throughout your learning journey

  • You can develop a current project from your own business and apply what you learn to your context

  • You get IMD certification and become part of the outstanding professional IMD alumni network



8 weeks of study, 4-6 hours per week.

The flexible schedule allows you to access the material in your own time and study at your pace. You must successfully complete all weekly assignments, in order to finish the program and gain IMD certification. 



Program sessions 2017
CEB 1   Closed
CEB 2 October 23 - December 15


Fee 2017

CHF 3’900 for individual participants / CHF 3’500 IMD alumni

Corporate Learning Network member corporations receive a number of complimentary seats, in addition to a wide range of further benefits and services. If you are applying via your company, please check internally that you are eligible before enrolling.

A word from faculty

We’re offering you the very best tools and techniques – harvested from decades of research on behavioral economics, cognitive and behavioral psychology, and systemic psychotherapy. In only 5-10 minutes a day, you will gain the edge in changing your employees’ behavior.

Shlomo Ben-Hur

Author and CEB faculty