Toronto Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Mark Jesty
(905)449-8787
toronto@ims-online.com

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Design Thinking for Problem Solving and Improving Profitability
June 7, 2017 with Dr. John Pourdehnad
This seminar is designed to introduce a set of systems and design thinking concepts and principles that enable you to develop an understanding of complex situations to cope with the challenges of value migration in your organization. Using actual organizational experiences, participants will learn a new framework to create value through the design of great products, experiences and services. Specifically, designing an innovative business model that can successfully operate in diverse organizational contexts (simple, complicated and complex), each of which requires a different approach to planning, management, leadership and decision-making....
The Power of Personal Accountability:
Overcoming Obstacles and Owning Your Success
July 25, 2017 with Mr. Mark Samuel
During this workshop, you will explore practical applications for increasing personal, team and organizational accountability. Specific skills in asking accountable questions, accountable delegation, and creating accountable agreements will be practiced. Finally, you will apply 3 keys for sustaining accountability during projects and change efforts including the development of "recovery plans", a process for holding others accountable and a technique for overcoming the "wall of fear" for leading change. You will create an inspiring and practical Personal Vision of Excellence for achieving their personal and professional goals.
When Leaders Speak:
How to Get Heard, Get Remembered and Get Results
August 15, 2017 with Mr. Paul Hellman
Sharpen your leadership communication—and boost your career—with 3 strategies: 1) focus, 2) variety, 3) executive presence. With focus, you`ll make your messages stick, using the methodology Paul uses with leadership teams & individual executives. Variety means to be slightly different. With variety, you`ll make routine info. come alive, and you`ll engage others with smart questions. Presence matters because part of the message is you. Strengthen your presence with 10 actions. Learn how to get heard, get remembered & get results—every time you speak.
The Manager’s Toolkit:
Essential Skills to Successfully Lead Others
September 21, 2017 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Employees who are deservingly promoted into managerial positions because they do well in their current jobs often need additional support and better preparation if they're to successfully manage and/or lead others.This session will focus on equipping managers with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively manage people and increase productivity in their areas of responsibility. Participants will explore basic managerial concepts, discuss common situations and challenges, and learn how to apply specific strategies and tools to successfully manage people.
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
October 25, 2017 with Dr. Richard Brinkman
Dr. Brinkman says, “Communication is like a phone number, you need all the correct digits and in the right order.” Dr. Rick will share his proven strategies to handle: Whining, Negativity, Attacks, Tantrums, Snipers, Know-it-Alls, Think-They- Know-it-Alls, as well as Yes, Maybe and Nothing people.  The examples and practical skills in this seminar will immediately transform behaviors that used to strain all relationships, both business and personal! It will even include special contexts like email communications, phone and meetings. 
Driving Innovation from Within:
Strategies for Generating Ideas and Pursuing New Opportunities
November 7, 2017 with Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff
In this seminar, Dr. Krippendorff outlines how to overcome seven key barriers to driving innovation from inside of large corporations. Based on his upcoming book Change the World without Quitting your Job, his latest research involving more than 120 interviews with internal innovators, experts, and CEOs, and his analysis of the most transformative innovations of the last three decades, Dr. Krippendorff lays out a set of practical tools and frameworks for navigating the innovation journey. These include knowing what kinds of ideas your organization needs, navigating politics, securing funding, and scaling your idea. He draws from real-life...
From Player to Coach:
Making the Successful Transition to Management
December 7, 2017 with Dr. Michael Woodward
The transition from star player to team coach is a tremendous leap. All too often new managers are thrown into challenging circumstances with limited support and resources. With increasing globalization and the move to virtual environments, managing is more complex than ever before. As an organizational psychologist, Dr. Woodward believes that effective management is rooted in understanding the psychology of human nature.

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