Scotland Seminars

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How to Lead in a Complex, Global Environment
February 6, 2018 with Lars Sudmann
The world of business and work has changed: business is volatile and complex; teams and organizations are often hyper-connected and dispersed. Global work from everywhere becomes a norm. Many business professionals struggle at times with how to optimally work and lead in such an environment, especially with how to create an engaging and effective work environment. The session tackles key practical management tools in a highly actionable and engaging manner....
Becoming the Leader that Others Want to Follow:
Essential Skills for Building Engagement, Teamwork, and Results
March 22, 2018 with Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Leaders are challenged to not only recruit and select top talent but also to retain their best in an environment of uncertainty and change. As 'A players' search for the best companies - and continually hone their resumes - a key strategy to retain them is to fully engage them. This session will share the state of engagement in today`s workplaces including how each generation views work and their place in it. Strategies and techniques will include enhancing your leadership acumen, building effective and trusting teams, engaging all generations of employees by understanding their needs and maintaining your personal resilience to be the very...
Box Breaking:
Unpacking Fresh Thinking at Work
April 26, 2018 with Guy Browning
In the business jungle the law is disrupt or be disrupted. The trouble is no-one ever teaches you how to do this kind of creative, disruptive thinking. And how do you think outside the box when you’ve hardly got time to think inside? Guy Browning’s “Box Breaking” session offers a range of powerful and stimulating tools to tackle everyday problems through fresh creative thinking without the need for strange haircuts, group drumming or expensive yoga retreats. This highly interactive and engaging seminar shows how people at any level can use their personal intelligence, insight and imagination to bring startling fresh thinking to any...
Powerful Communication:
How to Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity
May 17, 2018 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
Effective communication can impress people but powerful communication can move people to action.  This course identifies the elements of powerful communication and teaches the participants how to harness and utilize their own individual skills to become a communicator that persuades, inspires, and transforms.  The course will be highly interactive with group exercises, skills assessment, demonstrations, critiquing and opportunity for on-site application.  
How to Sell Ice to Eskimos
June 12, 2018 with Dr. Pacelle Van Goethem
Participants will gain insight into how different persuasive styles work and which ones work best for them. The persuasion techniques to be discussed were extracted by Pacelle van Goethem and her team, among others, by extensively studying the most successful influencers in speeches, meetings and conversations. Some of the techniques will be presented as ultra-short exercises so that participants can quickly and easily try them out. In the end you will better understand how persuasion works, what persuasive style you have, and how quickly you can learn various persuasion techniques....
The Power of Collaborative Leadership
July 4, 2018 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...
Managing Competing Demands:
Getting It Done and Having a Life
August 30, 2018 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.
The Science and Practice of Crafting Everlasting Customer Loyalty
September 18, 2018 with Chris Daffy
This workshop explains how the latest Customer Experience Management techniques are used to develop and implement a business strategy that will deliver industry and/or sector leading business performance. It also shows how exceptional service delivery may be harnessed to drive cultural change, motivate employees and create worthwhile differentiation and sustainable competitive advantage.
The Art of Diagnosis:
Solving the Right Problem the First Time
October 11, 2018 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.
Managing AND Leading:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
November 8, 2018 with 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. 
Brain Chains:
Unleash the Brain's Full Potential in a Hyperconnected, Multitasking World
December 5, 2018 with Dr. Theo Compernolle
Our brain is our most important tool for achieving success and happiness, but most professionals, even at the very top of organizations, know little about the brain or about how brain science can be utilized for professional success. This session will give you a better, solidly science-based and practical insight in the “user manual” of the human brain. Do you want to achieve the best possible synergy between your amazing brain and your beloved information and communication technology, all while decreasing stress and promoting intellectual productivity, creativity and safety? If so, then this session is for you! Special attention will be...

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