Pittsburgh Seminars

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The One Day MBA:
The Tools You Need for World-Class Performance
February 24, 2017 with Dr. Noah Barsky
All managers need a broad perspective to effectively deal with the complex challenges they face daily. To develop this skill, this one-day seminar presents many of the tools and techniques found in MBA programs today. Specifically, participants will examine how basic business processes drive financial results, learn how effective risk management can improve business planning and decision making, and explore how financial and non-financial measures can best be used to evaluate operating results.
Leading AND Managing:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
March 23, 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. 
Idea Risk Management:
A Practical Framework For Turning Ideas Into Results
April 6, 2017 with Dr. John Eggert
Ideas exist within a high-risk, survival-of-the-fittest environment, and most die before they have an impact. The biggest risk any idea faces within your organization is that of getting lost in the muddle of the thousands of competing ideas that float through the environment on any given day. This highly interactive workshop will give you practical tools for identifying and mitigating risks to both tactical and strategic ideas within your organization. You will then apply these tools to a specific idea within your environment to increase the probability of its success.
Leadership Presence:
How to Send All the Right Signals
April 26, 2017 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.
Crossing the Chasm:
From Operational Management to Strategic Leadership
May 16, 2017 with Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn
This seminar provides a practical framework for thinking and leading strategically in the new market landscape. Through expert content, carefully curated case examples, captivating leadership portraits, insightful strategic dialogue, and impactful development tools, Dr. Kuhn will lead participants through an engaging exploration of the fundamental shifts in mindset, language, and lens needed to break the shackles of short-termism and incrementalism and cross the chasm from operational management to strategic leadership.
The Art of Listening, The Power of Speaking:
Sharpening Your Communication Edge
June 8, 2017 with Dr. Terry Paulson
In the age of empowerment, teamwork and constant change, there is no more valuable skill for leaders to develop than effective communication. In this workshop you will learn how to quickly connect with an audience, how to sell people on listening, how to keep your presentation from sounding rehearsed even when it is, and how to craft a message that gets results. You'll learn how to deal with tough audiences and how to use humor, participation and stories effectively.
Unlocking Your Brainpower for Successful Leadership
July 18, 2017 with Ms. Ann Herrmann-Nehdi
Change, uncertainty and complexity are no longer phases or cycles in business; they are the state of business. Today’s leaders need to be both flexible and focused to succeed in this environment, and that ability starts with thinking. This interactive session will explore how you can build the agile thinking skills necessary to adapt to today’s mental demands. You’ll leave with practical, easy-to-apply tools for leveraging the full brainpower available to you for greater clarity, increased personal satisfaction and better business results.
Influence and Action:
The Core of Leadership
August 22, 2017 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.
Creating a Connection Mindset:
Boost Employee Engagement, Productivity and Innovation
September 21, 2017 with Mr. Michael Lee Stallard
Sharing knowledge integrated from research in multiple fields, including neuroscience, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, history and his firm's proprietary research, Mr. Stallard describes the “Connection Culture" that every organization needs to thrive for sustained periods of time. During this session, you will learn: what motivates individuals to give their best efforts; three types of relational cultures; six human needs to thrive; five elements of a Connection Culture; and best practices of individuals who create Connection Cultures.
Critical Success Factors for Women Leaders
October 17, 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.
Next Level Leadership:
Six Key Skills for Success
November 8, 2017 with Mr. Bob Treadway
This practical and engaging session will teach participants techniques that allow them to see around corners, anticipate the next big things, and make wise decisions that hold up in situations of uncertainty and volatility. Participants will sharpen skills in forecasting, learn how to pick key issues and early signals from a flood of information, reduce uncertainty to manageable levels, think in the future tense, and multiply intelligence through structured collaboration. Participants will build their own executive scanning system, learn the best questions to ask in uncertainty, and practice making wise decisions with incomplete information....
Driving Innovation from Within:
Strategies for Generating Ideas and Pursuing New Opportunities
December 7, 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...

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