Washington D.C. Seminars

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Spiro Serpanos
+1 (202) 367-6226
washingtondc@ims-online.com

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The Responsibility Process®:
Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power
December 11, 2018 with Dr. Christopher Avery
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Explain the importance of personal responsibility (ownership behavior) for success in any pursuit; (2) Provide at least one reason why good, smart people naturally avoid responsibility and why they take it; (3) State the stages within The Responsibility Process and how it works within the mind; (4) Self-apply The Responsibility Process to grow instead of cope when encountering minor frustrations; and (5) Describe why "giving advice" is one of the weakest strategies to guide others to take responsibility and explain at least one other alternative which would be more effective....
The True Drivers of Performance:
Work Smarter, Reduce Stress, Lead by Example
January 23, 2019 with Steve McClatchy
We all want to be more productive and deliver our best results. Managing it all is hard, and leading in today's hyper-paced world is even harder. Cut through the complexities and excuses to start realizing real gains simply by changing one thing: the way you make decisions. Quickly begin to use the time you have each day to move your business and life forward, make decisions that yield better results, waste less time, reduce stress and regain balance. Learn how great decision-making habits yield a lifetime of accomplishments.
Women and Well Being:
How you can thrive at work
February 21, 2019 with Dr. Beth Cabrera
Learning to thrive can help women leaders succeed despite the challenges they face. Discover how to become a more self-confident, emotionally intelligent, and resilient leader by improving your well-being. Learn how to boost levels of employee engagement and performance by creating a positive workplace where everyone is thriving. This workshop presents a model of well-being and describes how thriving impacts leadership success. Participants will learn well-being practices that can be used to enhance their leadership skills and optimize the performance of their teams. 
Breakthrough Ideas:
How to Become a More Strategic Thinker
March 13, 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...
The Courage to Confront:
Smart Problem-Solving in the Face of Conflict
April 11, 2019 with Dr. Scott Allen
It takes courage to confront. This thought-provoking and interactive session will begin with a deep dive into emotional intelligence and why emotions are critical to your success. We also explore seven basic conflict management styles that each have a time and a place depending on your goals and objectives.
The Power of Accountability:
Build Engagement, Collaboration and Trust
May 8, 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 12, 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...
Leveraging Optimism to Make Change Work
July 25, 2019 with Dr. Terry Paulson
In the good and the tough times, the best leaders leverage optimism to make strategic change for yourself and your team. Optimists are realists who are the first to admit there are problems and the first to do something about them. As a leader, you’ll learn how to reframe challenges as opportunities and to turn downturns into strategic progress. You’ll learn how to turn your anxiety and worries into attitudes and actions that produce results.
Getting Results:
The Absolutes to High Performance
August 29, 2019 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.
Arguing your way to success:
Utilizing debate techniques in Management
September 24, 2019 with Dr. Jarrod Atchison
This program is brought to you by Dr. Jarrod Atchison who is known for his Great Courses series on The Art of Debate. In this unique setting, Dr. Atchison will conduct a highly engaged curriculum built around developing participants' abilities to both argue and evaluate arguments in management settings. Participants will learn argumentation theory and practice as they move between “argumentation as inquiry” where participants will learn how to use debate techniques to improve decision-making and “argumentation as advocacy” where participants will learn how to defend and advance positions in their organizations.
Critical Thinking:
A Key Element Necessary to Reach the Best Decisions
October 16, 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.
From Player to Coach:
Making the Successful Transition to Management
November 7, 2019 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.
The Manager as Coach:
Critical Skills for Achieving High Performance.
December 10, 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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