Minneapolis-St. Paul Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Brad Canham
(952) 974-0595
minneapolis@ims-online.com

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The Power of Innovative and Strategic Thinking
April 18, 2017 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...
The SUMO Principles of Leadership
May 24, 2017 with Mr. 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.
Managing Competing Demands:
Getting It Done and Having a Life
June 8, 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.
Leading AND Managing:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
July 18, 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. 
Increasing Your Personal Impact:
Maximize Your Power to Influence Others
August 2, 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.
Critical Thinking:
A Model for Achieving Superior Decisions
September 13, 2017 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.
Transforming Difficult Conversations and Discovering Common Ground:
Appreciative Intelligence®
October 17, 2017 with Dr. Tojo Thatchenkery
Appreciative Intelligence® is the ability to see the generative potential in any situation and to actualize it.  It is a leadership skill set that will enable you to step into conflict mindfully, and to transform difficult conversations into purposeful discussions.  As a leader, by improving your Appreciative Intelligence, you will expand your abilities to reframe conflicting situations and move affected parties to a common ground.  While challenging projects and difficult conversations will always be there, your approach to dealing with them will be more mindful, transforming conflict into opportunities to create better...
Motivation, Cooperation and Trust:
Reaching for the Next Level
November 7, 2017 with Dr. Alan Zimmerman
Unlike most motivational programs that do little more than explain the “why” of human behavior, this program shows you the “how.” You will learn specific communication skills to inspire productivity in others, build their trust, fuel their accomplishment, and assure their peak performance. When you give people the care they need, they produce the results you want. The objectives for this program include: (1) learning to avoid practices that erode motivation; (2) learning to generate lasting enthusiasm in others; (3) mastering a communication system that brings out the best in others; (4) practicing feedback strategies that improve...
Doing the Right Things Right:
How Effective Leaders Spend Time
December 7, 2017 with Ms. Laura Stack
This session focuses on time management strategies that today's leaders can use to obtain productive results quickly. Successful Leaders manage the intersection of two critical values: how to spend their time effectively and how to be most efficient in those areas. They divide their time between three primary 3T Roles: Strategic Thinking, Team Focus, and Tactical Work. This seminar explores how to achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time ®.

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