Los Angeles Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Alan Nelson
(831) 869-8532
losangeles@ims-online.com

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Leading AND Managing:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
March 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. 
Breakthrough Ideas:
How to Become a More Strategic Thinker
April 5, 2017 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...
What To Do When There`s Too Much To Do
May 17, 2017 with Ms. Laura Stack
Are you tired of hearing “do more with less?” Instead, this class shows you how to be more efficient, so you can “do less to achieve more.” Using Ms. Stack’s innovative, six-step Productivity Workflow Formula (PWF), you’ll learn how to prioritize your high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, and organize around them (Ms. Stack demonstrates her methods using Microsoft Outlook). You’ll find dozens of ways to shrink your to-do list, commitments, distractions, interruptions, and inbox. Each reduction will increase your results and save you time.
Championing Your Ideas at Work:
Becoming Your Own Best Advocate
June 8, 2017 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.
The Manager’s Toolkit:
Essential Skills to Successfully Lead Others
July 20, 2017 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.
Proven Approaches for building Trust, Resolving Conflicts and Inspiring Others
August 17, 2017 with Mr. Mike Robbins
Authenticity is critical to success and effectiveness for 21st century leaders. Now more than ever, it’s essential for leaders to build authentic relationships in order to build trust, resolve conflicts, and create a true sense of inspiration and unity for their teams and organizations. This interactive, full-day training program is filled with insight and practical techniques; all grounded in positive psychology and strengths-based leadership principles....
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
September 14, 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. 
Engaging, Developing and Retaining Talent:
The Critical Role of the Manager
October 11, 2017 with Dr. Beverly Kaye
Managers who are talent-minded know that they must engage and develop the individuals on their teams if their organizations and departments are to retain those employees and stay competitive. In order to engage talented people in today's world, we must challenge them; challenges will keep them at the cutting edge of their professions and equip them to meet the organization's present and future needs. This session will highlight practical strategies managers can use to engage and retain talent.
Driving Innovation from Within:
Strategies for Generating Ideas and Pursuing New Opportunities
October 25, 2017 with Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff
In this seminar, Dr. Krippendorff outlines how to overcome seven key barriers to driving innovation from inside of large corporations. Based on his upcoming book Change the World without Quitting your Job, his latest research involving more than 120 interviews with internal innovators, experts, and CEOs, and his analysis of the most transformative innovations of the last three decades, Dr. Krippendorff lays out a set of practical tools and frameworks for navigating the innovation journey. These include knowing what kinds of ideas your organization needs, navigating politics, securing funding, and scaling your idea. He draws from real-life...
Critical Success Factors for Women Leaders
November 7, 2017 with Ms. 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.
Managing Competing Demands:
Getting It Done and Having a Life
December 13, 2017 with Dr. David Posen
Work-Life Balance is no longer a luxury. It's a necessity for good health, energy and productivity. The objectives of this dynamic, interactive session are to help participants: (1) develop a clear picture of the Work-Life Balance they would like to achieve (2) identify obstacles that stand in the way of achieving their desired balance (3) develop a repertoire of action strategies and tools for overcoming current obstacles and any that may arise in the future and (4) develop their own personal action plan which is concrete, practical and achievable.

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