Chicago Seminars

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Melissa Thornley
+1 (312) 752-5369
chicago@ims-online.com

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When Leaders Speak:
How to Get Heard, Get Remembered and Get Results
January 24, 2018 with Paul Hellman
Sharpen your leadership communication—and boost your career—with 3 strategies: 1) focus, 2) variety, 3) executive presence. With focus, you`ll make your messages stick, using the methodology Paul uses with leadership teams & individual executives. Variety means to be slightly different. With variety, you`ll make routine info. come alive, and you`ll engage others with smart questions. Presence matters because part of the message is you. Strengthen your presence with 10 actions. Learn how to get heard, get remembered & get results—every time you speak.
Leadership Presence:
Sending All the Right Signals
February 21, 2018 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Leadership presence, frequently called the "wow factor", is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, send all the right signals. Backed by neuroscience and based on research from Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, MIT Media Lab, and Columbia School of Business, this interactive session gives participants tools and strategies they can put into action immediately.
Optimizing Your Time and Focus to Make Your Best Even Better
March 20, 2018 with Jason Womack
This session is designed to engage, inform and equip participants with the tools, mindset and practices to improve their productivity by 20% or more every day. Managing email, attending meetings, planning projects…these are all the types of work our clients say they need to do more effectively and more efficiently. This program is designed to help get more of the right things done, faster and easier, using the tools and systems we all have access to. Learn what top performers know about productivity and effective leadership. Learn specific time management and productivity insights that you can implement immediately at your office and with...
The Power of Innovative and Strategic Thinking
April 18, 2018 with Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff
Dr. Krippendorff presents his proven approach to developing innovative strategies to drive organizational and personal growth and success. This program will blend innovative techniques and strategic concepts with cognitive science to present a practical set of tools and best practices. Participants will learn three key strategies for strengthening their competitive advantage and five key strategies for generating new and innovative growth, Dr. Krippendorff will introduce the role that “strategic narratives” play in the design of a strategy. Participants will leave with a set of tools to help them consistently identify and seize...
Championing Your Ideas at Work:
Becoming Your Own Best Advocate
May 15, 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.
Influence and Action:
The Core of Leadership
June 26, 2018 with Dr. Robert Bies
As a leader, you will be expected to influence others, including your team, your superiors, and managers in different departments, as you build support for change and implement new programs. This seminar will examine the qualities and skills of leaders who get "extraordinary" things done under tight time and resource constraints. We will discuss how to get people to embrace change, how to build trust and credibility, how to manage the politics of relationships, and how to inspire those around you to follow your lead.
Managing AND Leading:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
July 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. 
The SUMO Principles of Leadership
August 1, 2018 with Paul McGee
In this highly interactive and practical workshop, Mr. McGee will explore his main SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) principles and how they impact our ability to inspire others. His principles relate to any leader whose organization would benefit from taking a fresh look at the following five key areas; Change, Relationships, Attitude, Motivation and Stress. Building on his background in behavioral and social psychology, he will give us time to reflect upon our behavior and that of others and identify what hinders our effectiveness.
The Manager's Toolkit:
Essential Skills to Successfully Lead Others
September 12, 2018 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:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected
October 24, 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,...
Coaching In The Moment:
Bringing Out The Best In Others
November 8, 2018 with Dianna Anderson
Coaching Moments® are all around us, but we may not recognize them. These opportunities to help others learn, grow and develop are hidden within the day-to-day interactions we commonly call “problems.” Coaching in the Moment® is a highly interactive learning experience that enables participants to create coachable moments and use the elegantly simple Untying the Knot® approach to coaching conversations so that others can identify their own path forward. 
Influence to Impact:
Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders
December 5, 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....


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