Atlanta Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Dr. Anthony Alford
+1 (404) 276-2853
atlanta@ims-online.com

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Becoming the Leader that Others Want to Follow:
Essential Skills for Building Engagement, Teamwork, and Results
January 23, 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...
Nobody Wins the Blame Game:
Building an Accountable Workplace
February 15, 2018 with Dr. Michael Brenner
Business author and consultant Tom Peters once claimed that the most exercised part of the human body in corporate America is the index finger.  This shouldn’t be surprising given the amount of blaming, accusing and finger-pointing that occurs in workplaces every day.  Why aren’t employees more accountable, i.e. willing to answer for the outcomes of their choices, actions, and behaviors?  The answer is simple: they fear punishment when things go wrong.  But research shows organizations that encourage learning from mistakes and discourage finger-pointing tend to be more successful.  When constant threat of rebuke...
A Manager's Roadmap to Inspiring Your Team
March 22, 2018 with Peter Stark
Middle and senior managers who are experiencing rapid change within their organizations will find this program to be essential to their success. With survey responses from over 100,000 employees around the world, we'll examine what managers and leaders in the Best-of-the-Best organizations do to inspire their teams. We will explore why some people treat change as a catalyst to higher performance and why others fight it every step of the way.
Powerful Communication:
How to Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity
April 12, 2018 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.  
Critical Thinking:
A Key Element Necessary to Reach the Best Decisions
May 15, 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.
Straight Talk:
Using Candor and Constructive Confrontation to get Better Results
June 12, 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.
How to Present, Communicate, and Influence to Achieve the Greatest Impact
July 27, 2018 with Paul McGee
This is a highly practical session that will provide you with both the insight and the inspiration to influence and impact others in a wide range of professional and personal contexts. Whether it’s communicating with customers, colleagues, your boss or a community group there are ways to sabotage your message or alternatively succeed with it. Attending this seminar will help you avoid sabotaging your success and equip you with the tools required to develop your personal confidence and to present and communicate with impact and influence.
Breakthrough Ideas:
How to Become a More Strategic Thinker
August 14, 2018 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...
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
September 12, 2018 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. 
From Player to Coach:
Making the Successful Transition to Management
October 16, 2018 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.
Influence to Impact:
Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders
November 13, 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....
The One Day MBA:
The Tools You Need for World-Class Performance
December 6, 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.


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