Toronto Seminars

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Daniel Menard
+1 (647) 781-8997
toronto@ims-online.com

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How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes
January 18, 2019 with Dr. Iris Firstenberg
Successful organizations operate on the edge of chaos and embrace risk, error, and ambiguity, while practicing strategies that reduce the need for doing, undoing, and redoing. You will learn key strategies and practical tools to give you the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and uncertainty. We will discuss strategies for tapping the human potential for creative thinking, from the inception of ideas to their transformation into practical business strategies and innovations. Learn how effective leaders infuse all levels of the organization with the creative capacity to achieve extraordinary outcomes.
Managing Competing Demands:
Getting It Done and Having a Life
February 21, 2019 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.
Breakthrough Ideas:
How to Become a More Strategic Thinker
March 19, 2019 with Dr. Julia Sloan
Intended for leaders who currently work with strategy, the focus of this session is on the learning aspect of strategic thinking: what it is and how to strengthen your own strategic thinking and energize the strategic capability of your organization. Being strategically competitive in today's chaotic and complex global environment requires a different way of looking at how we approach strategic thinking. Leaders who are tasked with strategic responsibility must be attentive, agile, adaptive and innovative thinkers. Four key issues are addressed in this session: Why do organizations need strategic thinkers? What is strategic thinking? Who...
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
April 30, 2019 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. 
The Power of Accountability:
Build Engagement, Collaboration and Trust
May 23, 2019 with Dr. Michael Brenner
In this interactive, highly practical session, we'll examine what it takes to create an environment where people are willing to step up and take ownership for their actions and decisions. You'll learn key principles for clarifying communication, creating team cohesion, and coaching performance that reduce "victim behavior" while fostering trust and teamwork. Discover how small but powerful changes in attitude and behavior - reinforced every day - can yield tremendous results.
Authentic Leadership:
Build Trust, Communicate With Impact, and Inspire Others
June 27, 2019 with Dr. Todd Dewett
This workshop addresses professional success from a practical perspective. Building on scholarship and real world experience, Dr. Dewett uses funny and emotional stories to discuss how to take your team and your career to the next level. Leadership is explored through aspects of communication, decision-making, motivation, managing change, and creating a culture of accountability. Dr. Dewett addresses your core personal and people-related challenges at work using the lens of authenticity. Following thought provoking discussion and activities, you will leave with several useful takeaways you can put to use immediately. Join Dr. Dewett for...
Influence to Impact:
Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders
July 24, 2019 with Dr. Jeanne Porter King
Influence is a crucial competency that enables leaders to succeed in the global marketplace. This program is a highly interactive, leadership development workshop for women. In this course women come to understand the three levels of power involved in influencing, they discover their I2I (Influence to Impact) influence profile, they are taught the power of language and the role gender plays in organizational influence, they are taught to use dialogue as an influence tool, and are taught the secrets of leveraging the hidden power of the organization....
Powerful Communication:
Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity
August 22, 2019 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
Effective communication can impress people but powerful communication can move people to action.  This course identifies the elements of powerful communication and teaches the participants how to harness and utilize their own individual skills to become a communicator that persuades, inspires, and transforms.  The course will be highly interactive with group exercises, skills assessment, demonstrations, critiquing and opportunity for on-site application.  
The Manager's Toolkit:
Proven Techniques to Effectively Lead Others
September 26, 2019 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.
Critical Thinking:
A Key Element Necessary to Reach the Best Decisions
October 24, 2019 with Dr. John Austin
High quality decisions have always been essential for strong business performance. Yet with the increasing speed, complexity and data availability in today's competitive environment, superior decision skills are more important than ever. This workshop will help you improve your decision-making skills by offering behavioral insights into how people actually think and make decisions. It then teaches the advanced critical thinking skills and creative strategies needed to manage unfamiliar, highly complex problems or decisions that involve significant uncertainty.
One Day MBA:
The Tools you need to reach the next level
November 21, 2019 with Dr. Noah Barsky
All managers need a broad perspective to effectively deal with the complex challenges they face daily. To develop this skill, this one-day seminar presents many of the tools and techniques found in MBA programs today. Specifically, participants will examine how basic business processes drive financial results, learn how effective risk management can improve business planning and decision making, and explore how financial and non-financial measures can best be used to evaluate operating results.
The Manager as Coach:
Critical Skills for Achieving High Performance.
December 12, 2019 with Bill Hawkins
Mr. Hawkins will provide tools, introduce techniques, and discuss strategies to help you take performance to the next level. In this workshop participants will examine the latest techniques in coaching designed to improve performance, change behavior, increase engagement, support development, and build teamwork....


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