Paris Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Frédéric André
+ 33 (0)6 09 25 59 00
paris@imslearning.com

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Critical Thinking:
A Key Element Necessary to Reach the Best Decisions
July 10, 2018 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.
Persuasion:
How to Sell Ice to Eskimos
August 29, 2018 with Dr. Pacelle Van Goethem
Participants will gain insight into how different persuasive styles work and which ones work best for them. The persuasion techniques to be discussed were extracted by Pacelle van Goethem and her team, among others, by extensively studying the most successful influencers in speeches, meetings and conversations. Some of the techniques will be presented as ultra-short exercises so that participants can quickly and easily try them out. In the end you will better understand how persuasion works, what persuasive style you have, and how quickly you can learn various persuasion techniques....
Becoming the Leader that Others Want to Follow:
Essential Skills for Building Engagement, Teamwork, and Results
September 12, 2018 with Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Leaders are challenged to not only recruit and select top talent but also to retain their best in an environment of uncertainty and change. As 'A players' search for the best companies - and continually hone their resumes - a key strategy to retain them is to fully engage them. This session will share the state of engagement in today`s workplaces including how each generation views work and their place in it. Strategies and techniques will include enhancing your leadership acumen, building effective and trusting teams, engaging all generations of employees by understanding their needs and maintaining your personal resilience to be the very...
The Art of Diagnosis:
Solving the Right Problem the First Time
October 4, 2018 with Dr. Jackson Nickerson
The Art of Diagnosis provides new insights into how individuals and teams can solve the right problem the first time. The critical challenge is that all too often when tackling problems, individuals and teams suffer from a set of biases and impediments that cause them to focus prematurely on problem solving and "jump to solutions". In contrast, this program focuses on the art of comprehensively formulating problems before solving them. Participants will learn a variety of specific and proven processes to help them and their teams solve the right problem the first time.
Critical Thinking:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected
November 20, 2018 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
The higher you are in the organization, the more complex problems become. This fast-paced class focuses on developing advanced skills in critical thinking and breakthrough problem-solving. Discover how to increase the quality of your decisions, and those of your team, with particular emphasis on the importance of critical thinking skills to mitigate the effect of our own cognitive biases, as well as an emphasis on making decisions with little or ambiguous information and deep uncertainty. This seminar will help you leverage your team`s immense untapped wisdom to get better results. If you are responsible for improving productivity, strategy,...
Become a Persuasive Negotiator:
Best Negotiating Practices
December 12, 2018 with 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.

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