Columbus Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Mary S. Held
+1 (614) 935-6725
columbus@ims-online.com

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Become a Persuasive Negotiator:
Best Negotiating Practices
January 24, 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.
Managerial Courage:
Five Skills to Increase Your Effectiveness
February 21, 2018 with Margaret Morford
This seminar builds a talent management strategy around five Principles that go far beyond basic management rules. These Principles challenge normal management concepts and require participants to look at each employee they manage and formulate a development plan and/or communication strategy that best fits the individual.  Each of the Principles is discussed in depth and numerous real work situations are used to illustrate how to get a better outcome for the organization and the individual that goes far beyond that one encounter.  Not only do participants get useful day-to-day tools, but leadership strategies to use in numerous...
Critical Success Factors for Women Leaders
March 28, 2018 with Sara King
In this session, women leaders will examine their own profile of success and areas for development. They will also focus on the key ingredients that continue to hold women back: not developing and articulating a leadership vision, not paying attention to the political landscape, and not strengthening the breadth and depth of relationships. They will leave this session with practical tools and individual insights to apply in their current roles.
Strategic Thinking:
Essentials for Leading Today's Organizations
April 19, 2018 with Dr. David Lei
This session will give audience participants a clear look at how to think about crafting a strategy that builds a distinctive competitive advantage. The first part of the session looks at the four essential ingredients of strategy: clear mission and vision, choice of competitive strategy, economic basis of profit, and critical success factors. We then apply these ingredients to sharpen our understanding of 1) customers’ needs, 2) competitors’ moves, 3) attaining strategic alignment, 4) innovating for the future, and 5) preparing for disruption. A variety of individual and group exercises will encourage participants to actively use...
Speak To Be Heard!™:
Influencing Others to Take Action
May 15, 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.)
Nobody Wins the Blame Game:
Building an Accountable Workplace
June 6, 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...
The Leader as Teacher and Coach
July 12, 2018 with Dr. Edward Betof
This is a highly interactive program with numerous opportunities for participants to adapt the content to their work situations. Participants will learn: (1) Benefits of and practices of highly effective teachers, coaches and mentors; (2) The importance of storytelling and how to leverage stories for teachable points; (3) 12 multi-purpose teaching and facilitating methods; (4) How to implement a peer coaching process; and (5) Different forms and best practices of effective mentoring.
Leading for Creativity and Innovation
August 9, 2018 with Dr. Todd Dewett
This high-energy session is designed to make creativity and innovation practical and accessible. Creativity and innovation are really about making positive change. Outside of new products and services, there are endless opportunities to change how we work every day in every area of the organization. In this seminar you will learn about leadership behaviors that support creativity and innovation, how to enhance your personal creativity, creativity tools, and how to embrace the role of learning and failure. Join Dr. Todd Dewett for this memorable day of discussion, activities, and breakthrough thinking sure to ignite your career....
How to Reach, Teach and Inspire Multiple Generations in the Workplace
September 20, 2018 with Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Sheer demographics suggest that, in the very near future, we will feel strain on our generational talent pools and, consequently, organizational productivity.  This seminar will provide leaders with insights and strategies for attracting, engaging and developing talent from all generations, as well as for enhancing intergenerational communication, productivity and results.
Executive Presence:
4 Ways to Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader
October 3, 2018 with Joel Garfinkle
Executive presence means conveying confidence as a business leader, commanding respect, and having a professional magnetism that influences others. Executive presence trades passivity and self-doubt for self-assurance, decisiveness, and bold decision making. With this program, leaders will gain the tools to develop their executive presence and become the elite performers who influence outcomes, contribute to major decisions, and drive change for the betterment of the company. They will create a consistent view of themselves as a compelling force inside an organization. They will learn how to utilize executive presence to shape and positively...
Critical Thinking:
A Key Element Necessary to Reach the Best Decisions
October 18, 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.
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
November 15, 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. 
Coaching In The Moment:
Bringing Out The Best In Others
December 6, 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. 

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