Detroit Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Charles E. Truza
(248) 644-3664
ctruza@michigan-ims.com

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How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes
March 2, 2017 with Dr. Iris Firstenberg
Successful organizations operate on the edge of chaos and embrace risk, error, and ambiguity, while practicing strategies that reduce the need for doing, undoing, and redoing. You will learn key strategies and practical tools to give you the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and uncertainty. We will discuss strategies for tapping the human potential for creative thinking, from the inception of ideas to their transformation into practical business strategies and innovations. Learn how effective leaders infuse all levels of the organization with the creative capacity to achieve extraordinary outcomes.
Speak To Be Heard!™:
Influencing Others to Take Action
March 15, 2017 with Ms. 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.
Transformational Teams:
Creating an Environment that Fosters Productivity, Cohesion and Resilience
April 13, 2017 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Organizations today must understand and leverage 7 critical attributes of cohesive, productive and resilient teams. This 1 day interactive course guides participants through a learning experience to develop the seven attributes and behaviors that are critical to high productivity and effectiveness. The seven critical team attributes include: Trust, Appreciation, Communication, Creativity & Ideation, Meeting Management, Behavior Management and Problem Solving & Decision Making. 
Critical Decision Making:
The Role of Constructive Conflict
May 9, 2017 with Prof. Michael Roberto
Through fascinating examples from history, including the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the tragedy on Mount Everest, this workshop will explore the following: the five myths of executive decision making; how to foster open debate; how to achieve "diversity in counsel, unity in command"; how to move to closure: overcoming the inability to decide; avoiding "analysis paralysis" and other pitfalls; how to gain the whole-hearted commitment to act; and how to address hidden doubts that could undermine your final decision.
Creating Your Own Success:
The Power of a Positive Attitude
May 23, 2017 with Dr. Ed Foreman
This session is a unique, comprehensive habit-improvement program that mentally, physically, and emotionally improves your sphere of living. The program teaches specific techniques for making this an automatic part of your subconscious mind. It will help you eliminate self-defeating behavior and improve your self-confidence through positive, success-generating habits, putting you on the road to greater achievement and a more rewarding life. This one-day format highlights the popular three-day Successful Life Course featured positively on CBS News' 60 Minutes.
Increasing Your Personal Impact:
Maximize Your Power to Influence Others
June 15, 2017 with Mr. Ty Bennett
Regardless of the type of organization you`re in, or the role you play in it, you are in the business of people. Because of that, great leadership is the driving force behind growing your business. Based on his highly-rated book, The Power of Influence, Ty Bennett shares his philosophies and tools for increasing your influence and impact as a leader. How do you become a good leader? Through influence. How do you become a great leader? By using influence and integrity to engage and inspire others.
The Power of Personal Accountability:
Overcoming Obstacles and Owning Your Success
July 20, 2017 with Mr. Mark Samuel
During this workshop, you will explore practical applications for increasing personal, team and organizational accountability. Specific skills in asking accountable questions, accountable delegation, and creating accountable agreements will be practiced. Finally, you will apply 3 keys for sustaining accountability during projects and change efforts including the development of "recovery plans", a process for holding others accountable and a technique for overcoming the "wall of fear" for leading change. You will create an inspiring and practical Personal Vision of Excellence for achieving their personal and professional goals.
How to Reach, Teach, and Inspire Multiple Generations in the Workplace
August 22, 2017 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.
The Power of Collaborative Leadership
September 19, 2017 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
As more and more organizations move toward a collaborative culture, a new leadership model is emerging – one that replaces command and control with trust and inclusion. The leader’s new role is to encourage team members to see themselves as valued contributors, to help them build their knowledge base and expand their personal networks, and to motivate them to offer their ideas and perspectives in service of a common goal. Collaborative leaders understand how to create an environment in which people choose to participate and contribute. Inspiring, interactive and energizing, this session will give you the insight and skills to build...
The Art of Diagnosis:
Solving the Right Problem the First Time
October 5, 2017 with Dr. Jackson Nickerson
The Art of Diagnosis provides new insights into how individuals and teams can solve the right problem the first time. The critical challenge is that all too often when tackling problems, individuals and teams suffer from a set of biases and impediments that cause them to focus prematurely on problem solving and "jump to solutions". In contrast, this program focuses on the art of comprehensively formulating problems before solving them. Participants will learn a variety of specific and proven processes to help them and their teams solve the right problem the first time.
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
October 24, 2017 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. 
Leading AND Managing:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
November 14, 2017 with Ms. 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. 
Ingenious Leadership:
Fostering a Climate of Innovation
December 5, 2017 with Mr. Mitch Ditkoff
Today many organizations are launching all kinds of "innovation initiatives" hoping to differentiate themselves from the competition. Sadly, too much attention is being paid to process and too little attention is being paid to people and the art of fostering the kind of organizational culture that is the wellspring of innovation. Participants will have an engaging, hands on opportunity to think deeply about change, creativity, commitment and what they can do to jump start a sustainable culture of innovation within their respective spheres of influence.

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