Toronto Seminars

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Mark Jesty
+1 (905)449-8787
toronto@ims-online.com

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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.
Managing Competing Demands:
Getting It Done and Having a Life
January 24, 2018 with Dr. David Posen
Work-Life Balance is no longer a luxury. It's a necessity for good health, energy and productivity. The objectives of this dynamic, interactive session are to help participants: (1) develop a clear picture of the Work-Life Balance they would like to achieve (2) identify obstacles that stand in the way of achieving their desired balance (3) develop a repertoire of action strategies and tools for overcoming current obstacles and any that may arise in the future and (4) develop their own personal action plan which is concrete, practical and achievable.
Become a Persuasive Negotiator:
Best Negotiating Practices
February 22, 2018 with Ms Leslie Mulligan
In this highly engaging workshop, participants explore how to effectively respond to offers, turn your counterpart’s no to a yes, overcome the two greatest obstacles to success, and manage concessions to create and capture value at the bargaining table.  With your own negotiation challenges addressed and equipped to use negotiation tools on the job, participants leave this workshop as more competent and confident negotiators.
Overcoming Anger, Stress and Anxiety:
A New Perspective on Management
March 22, 2018 with Dr. Param Srikantia
This seminar represents a paradigm shift in management training by elevating the discourse of emotional intelligence to a “higher-order” leadership outcome of discovering the doorway to being an enlightened presence. Prior methods of developing emotional intelligence have failed to explore the farther reaches of creative potential that can result from opening new doors of perception within the psyche of managers. Such transformative experiences have been practiced for thousands of years in Eastern Wisdom traditions like Zen and can create profound shifts in relating to others.  The seminar will build on the foundations of emotional...
The SUMO Principles of Leadership
April 6, 2018 with Mr. Paul McGee
In this highly interactive and practical workshop, Mr. McGee will explore his main SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) principles and how they impact our ability to inspire others. His principles relate to any leader whose organization would benefit from taking a fresh look at the following five key areas; Change, Relationships, Attitude, Motivation and Stress. Building on his background in behavioral and social psychology, he will give us time to reflect upon our behavior and that of others and identify what hinders our effectiveness.
Strategic Leadership:
Aligning the Key Elements that Drive Performance
May 10, 2018 with Dr. Albert Vicere
Today's leaders are faced with a daunting challenge: maintaining performance and profitability while at the same time evolving their organizations to accommodate the new structures and technologies demanded by the networked economy. This highly interactive workshop will help leaders to assess their personal readiness - and that of their organization - to take advantage of the opportunities presented in today's unprecedented environment of change and innovation.
Straight Talk:
Using Candor and Constructive Confrontation to get Better Results
June 14, 2018 with Dr. Rick Brandon
This practical seminar develops skills for planning, leading, and following up on Candor Conversations about expectations and agreements. We tackle both the smoother, preventive discussions around clear upfront Agreements, as well as the most stressful of work discussions - Constructive Confrontations. We`ll provide antidotes for someone repeatedly breaking an agreement - instead of giving up, blowing up at the person, or burying the issue.
The Five Absolutes to Achieve High Performance
July 19, 2018 with Dr. Clinton Longenecker
This dynamic, interactive and hands-on learning experience will: provide specific tools to help leaders better understand the causes of managerial failure; equip managers to better focus their people and themselves on desired outcomes; help leaders effectively equip their people to perform at higher levels; demonstrate the importance of creating a working environment that fosters better results; encouraging managers to maximize people power and will make a strong case for developing both people and processes in your quest for better results.
Coaching In The Moment®:
Bringing Out The Best In Others
August 23, 2018 with Ms. Dianna Anderson
Coaching Moments® are all around us, but we may not recognize them. These opportunities to help others learn, grow and develop are hidden within the day-to-day interactions we commonly call “problems.” Coaching in the Moment® is a highly interactive learning experience that enables participants to create coachable moments and use the elegantly simple Untying the Knot® approach to coaching conversations so that others can identify their own path forward. 
Championing Your Ideas at Work:
Becoming Your Own Best Advocate
September 20, 2018 with Dr. John Daly
Successful advocates know how important it is to clearly communicate their ideas, how their reputations shape how people respond to their ideas, how they need to build partnerships and alliances with others in getting ideas adopted, how they must "pre-sell" any idea long before formal meetings, and how to be persuasive and influential in meetings. We will discuss new research on each of those topics - research that offers you interesting and surprising ways to champion innovations in your organization.
The Changing Rules of Strategy:
New Mindsets for a New World
October 11, 2018 with Prof. Gordon Hewitt, CBE
In this session, Professor Hewitt will present a practical model of "disruptive foresight". This will enable participants to do five key things: (1) spot and decipher early signals of competitive disruption in their industry; (2) analyse the forces driving disruption and their likely consequences; (3) consider realistic strategic options to benefit from disruption; (4) ensure the organization acquires the capabilities to handle game-changing challenges; (5) drive a deep mind set shift throughout the organization, well beyond the legacy of traditional change management models....
Effective Coaching Techniques for Those with No Time
October 25, 2018 with Dr. Tim Ursiny
In this highly interactive program participants will: (1) Learn how to create ownership and urgency from those they lead; (2) practice specific coaching skills and tools to bring out the best in others; (3) learn keys and a format to managing their coaching time; (4) explore a 12-minute coaching model that creates positive accountability and results; (5) coach each other on real issues that impact their business; (6) work with specific tools to help blocked or stuck employees; and (7) learn how to coach different personalities on their team....
Managerial Courage:
Five Skills to Increase Your Effectiveness
November 14, 2018 with Ms. Margaret Morford
This seminar builds a talent management strategy around five Principles that go far beyond basic management rules. These Principles challenge normal management concepts and require participants to look at each employee they manage and formulate a development plan and/or communication strategy that best fits the individual.  Each of the Principles is discussed in depth and numerous real work situations are used to illustrate how to get a better outcome for the organization and the individual that goes far beyond that one encounter.  Not only do participants get useful day-to-day tools, but leadership strategies to use in numerous...
Critical Decision Making:
The Role of Constructive Conflict
December 5, 2018 with Prof. Michael Roberto
Through fascinating examples from history, including the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the tragedy on Mount Everest, this workshop will explore the following: the five myths of executive decision making; how to foster open debate; how to achieve "diversity in counsel, unity in command"; how to move to closure: overcoming the inability to decide; avoiding "analysis paralysis" and other pitfalls; how to gain the whole-hearted commitment to act; and how to address hidden doubts that could undermine your final decision.


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