San Francisco Seminars

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Leading AND Managing:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
March 15, 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. 
Financial Acumen:
Tools To Drive Results and Increase Performance
April 12, 2017 with Dr. Eric Sussman
Accounting provides the means by which organizations communicate - in facts and figures - how effectively they are fulfilling their strategic missions and operating objectives by providing critical information to key constituencies internal and external to the organization. Finance is all about decision-making. Effective managers must be well versed in the accounting and finance lexicon in order to make value-creating decisions and communicate with key constituencies both internal and external to the organization. This session will introduce key accounting and finance metrics, help participants understand how to understand and interpret...
Optimize Your Decision Making:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected
May 2, 2017 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
Every organization, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, whether publicly traded or privately held, whether large or small, must balance the need for positive short-term results and positive long-term results. Fundamentally, the management behaviors and practices for meeting short-term objectives are vastly different than those necessary to meet long-term objectives. Often mid-level managers must excel in both areas. This session explores best practices in achieving these results. Embedded in the session are decision-making behaviors, cultural enablers, predicting versus managing the uncertainty of the future, and building adaptability into...
Influence to Impact:
Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders
May 24, 2017 with Dr. Jeanne Porter King
Influence is a crucial competency that enables leaders to succeed in the global marketplace. This program is a highly interactive, leadership development workshop for women. In this course women come to understand the three levels of power involved in influencing, they discover their I2I (Influence to Impact) influence profile, they are taught the power of language and the role gender plays in organizational influence, they are taught to use dialogue as an influence tool, and are taught the secrets of leveraging the hidden power of the organization....
Effective Coaching Skills for Busy Managers
June 13, 2017 with Dr. Tim Ursiny
In this highly interactive program participants will: (1) Learn how to create ownership and urgency from those they lead; (2) practice specific coaching skills and tools to bring out the best in others; (3) learn keys and a format to managing their coaching time; (4) explore a 12-minute coaching model that creates positive accountability and results; (5) coach each other on real issues that impact their business; (6) work with specific tools to help blocked or stuck employees; and (7) learn how to coach different personalities on their team....
Listen Up! How to Increase Productivity, Build Engagement and Avoid Misunderstandings
July 20, 2017 with Dr. Kittie Watson
This program focuses on a critical skill for managers and executives: listening.  While the most admired managers are good listeners, others take short cuts by faking attention, making assumptions, using rehearsed responses, fading in and out of conversations, and failing to retain pertinent information. Effective leaders are the ones who understand the power of listening strategically to build key relationships and influence others. In this workshop, you will diagnose your own listening skills and learn practical listening techniques for becoming an authentic leader. Participants will learn the secret to better listening, how to reduce...
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
August 15, 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. 
Straight Talk:
Using Candor and Constructive Confrontation to get Better Results
September 26, 2017 with Dr. Rick Brandon
This practical seminar develops skills for planning, leading, and following up on Candor Conversations about expectations and agreements. We tackle both the smoother, preventive discussions around clear upfront Agreements, as well as the most stressful of work discussions - Constructive Confrontations. We`ll provide antidotes for someone repeatedly breaking an agreement - instead of giving up, blowing up at the person, or burying the issue.
The Power of Innovative and Strategic Thinking
October 24, 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...
Lead through Influence:
Increasing Your Leadership Effectiveness
November 16, 2017 with Mr. Joel Garfinkle
In this session, top executive coach and author Joel Garfinkle reveals his signature PVI model—Perception, Visibility, and Influence. These three powerful attributes produce valued employees and in-demand leaders capable of influencing decisions at every level of the organization. Through practical advice, true-to-life examples, and action-oriented tips, audience members will learn how to improve the perceptions others have of them, increase their profile across the organization, and exert influence by driving change and inspiring people.
Managing Competing Demands:
Getting It Done and Having a Life
December 12, 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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