Los Angeles Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Alan Nelson
+1 (805) 822-7999
losangeles@ims-online.com

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Speak To Be Heard!™:
Influencing Others to Take Action
January 22, 2018 with Stacey Hanke
Stacey Hanke will help you eliminate the static that plagues communicative delivery - to persuade, sell your ideas, motivate and influence others to act on what you have to say.  She will explain the positive actions you can take to increase your impact and value to your peers, clients and teams. This highly interactive session will show you how to immediately implement the influence skills and techniques you learn to your day-to-day conversations. (NOTE: Participants should bring a smartphone or iPad with them to the session.)
Next Level Leadership:
Six Key Skills for Success
February 27, 2018 with Bob Treadway
This practical and engaging session will teach participants techniques that allow them to see around corners, anticipate the next big things, and make wise decisions that hold up in situations of uncertainty and volatility. Participants will sharpen skills in forecasting, learn how to pick key issues and early signals from a flood of information, reduce uncertainty to manageable levels, think in the future tense, and multiply intelligence through structured collaboration. Participants will build their own executive scanning system, learn the best questions to ask in uncertainty, and practice making wise decisions with incomplete information....
Tools and Techniques for the Five Most Common Coaching Situations
March 20, 2018 with Bill Hawkins
The two areas in which coaching has the most dramatic impact at work are: (1) coaching to engage and develop the high potential people on your team (2) coaching to influence your boss to increase your personal credibility and effectiveness. In this session participants will learn how to connect developmental experiences to needs and position twelve challenges required to develop and engage the high potentials for current and future success. We'll also examine coaching from a perspective of influencing or "coaching up" in the organization.
Power and Influence:
Maximizing Your Impact
April 24, 2018 with Dr. Nathanael Fast
As much as we might like to deny it, power and politics are a reality in organizational life. Those wishing to implement new ideas, advance professionally, or help those around them to do their best work must attend to power and influence dynamics in order to succeed. The purpose of this session is to boost your performance in the area of power and influence by increasing your ability to recognize organizational politics and by helping you to identify strategies for maximizing your impact at all levels of the hierarchy. You will learn how to spot – and deal effectively with – the power dynamics you encounter throughout your organization...
High-Impact Transformational Leadership
May 22, 2018 with Dr. Sean Hannah
Effective leaders possess a broad set of leadership skills and competencies – the science of leadership – and they know when, where, and under what conditions to use each – the art of leadership. Dr. Hannah will combine cutting-edge research with lessons-learned from his three decades of personal leadership experience, spanning from a front line to a strategic leader, to advance attendees’ capabilities and development as inspirational leaders. This seminar will cover various forms of leader style, power and influence, and focus on the more effective forms of transformational, inspirational, and authentic leadership behaviors.
Coaching for Results:
How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs
June 12, 2018 with Dr. Marcia Reynolds
Leaders routinely face the challenge of helping employees see things differently. Helping others see their blind spots, gaps in logic, and barriers to change means you have to challenge how they think. You can’t tell them to think differently and expect results. Rather, you have to listen in a specific way to know what questions to ask in order to break through their mental frames. If done properly, there is a moment in the conversation that changes everything. This powerful session will help leaders create breakthrough moments in their performance and development conversations, opening the minds of the people they work with.
Becoming the Leader that Others Want to Follow:
Essential Skills for Building Engagement, Teamwork, and Results
July 24, 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 One Day MBA:
The Tools You Need for World-Class Performance
August 14, 2018 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.
Managing AND Leading:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
September 12, 2018 with Ann Tardy
This session will explore the essential strategies and techniques required to powerfully lead and manage simultaneously from the same role. Being a manager is one of the most arduous and yet most valuable roles in any organization. The challenge lies in dealing with the expectations of those above and below you while also contributing to people's success around you. When you master this, you will discover how to impact any organization from the middle. You will leave this class with the skills needed to powerfully evolve into a successful Manager. 
Influence to Impact:
Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders
October 10, 2018 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....
Championing Your Ideas at Work:
Becoming Your Own Best Advocate
November 14, 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.
Critical Thinking:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected
December 6, 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,...


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