Toronto Seminars

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Mark Jesty
(905)449-8787
toronto@ims-online.com

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How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes
March 3, 2017 with Dr. Iris Firstenberg
Successful organizations operate on the edge of chaos and embrace risk, error, and ambiguity, while practicing strategies that reduce the need for doing, undoing, and redoing. You will learn key strategies and practical tools to give you the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and uncertainty. We will discuss strategies for tapping the human potential for creative thinking, from the inception of ideas to their transformation into practical business strategies and innovations. Learn how effective leaders infuse all levels of the organization with the creative capacity to achieve extraordinary outcomes.
Getting Results in Today's Multi-Functional, Complex Environments
March 8, 2017 with Ms. Susan Finerty
If you have more than one boss or rely on a web of resources to get your job done, you are in a "matrix role."  This session begins by helping participants understand the 'why' behind the matrix they work in and the type of matrix role they play.  The session then provides participants the opportunity to examine their current partnerships and identify steps to improve these partnerships.  With partnerships as the foundation, the session will look at the challenges associated with aligning goals, gaining role clarity and getting decisions made.  Lastly, participants will assess their personal needs around building...
High-Impact Transformational Leadership
April 6, 2017 with Dr. Sean Hannah
Effective leaders possess a broad set of leadership skills and competencies – the science of leadership – and they know when, where, and under what conditions to use each – the art of leadership. Dr. Hannah will combine cutting-edge research with lessons-learned from his three decades of personal leadership experience, spanning from a front line to a strategic leader, to advance attendees’ capabilities and development as inspirational leaders. This seminar will cover various forms of leader style, power and influence, and focus on the more effective forms of transformational, inspirational, and authentic leadership behaviors.
Leading AND Managing:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
May 16, 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. 
Design Thinking for Problem Solving and Improving Profitability
June 7, 2017 with Dr. John Pourdehnad
This seminar is designed to introduce a set of systems and design thinking concepts and principles that enable you to develop an understanding of complex situations to cope with the challenges of value migration in your organization. Using actual organizational experiences, participants will learn a new framework to create value through the design of great products, experiences and services. Specifically, designing an innovative business model that can successfully operate in diverse organizational contexts (simple, complicated and complex), each of which requires a different approach to planning, management, leadership and decision-making....
The Power of Personal Accountability:
Overcoming Obstacles and Owning Your Success
July 25, 2017 with Mr. Mark Samuel
During this workshop, you will explore practical applications for increasing personal, team and organizational accountability. Specific skills in asking accountable questions, accountable delegation, and creating accountable agreements will be practiced. Finally, you will apply 3 keys for sustaining accountability during projects and change efforts including the development of "recovery plans", a process for holding others accountable and a technique for overcoming the "wall of fear" for leading change. You will create an inspiring and practical Personal Vision of Excellence for achieving their personal and professional goals.
When Leaders Speak:
How to Get Heard, Get Remembered and Get Results
August 15, 2017 with Mr. Paul Hellman
Sharpen your leadership communication—and boost your career—with 3 strategies: 1) focus, 2) variety, 3) executive presence. With focus, you`ll make your messages stick, using the methodology Paul uses with leadership teams & individual executives. Variety means to be slightly different. With variety, you`ll make routine info. come alive, and you`ll engage others with smart questions. Presence matters because part of the message is you. Strengthen your presence with 10 actions. Learn how to get heard, get remembered & get results—every time you speak.
The Manager’s Toolkit:
Essential Skills to Successfully Lead Others
September 21, 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.
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
October 25, 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. 
Driving Innovation from Within:
Strategies for Generating Ideas and Pursuing New Opportunities
November 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...
From Player to Coach:
Making the Successful Transition to Management
December 7, 2017 with Dr. Michael Woodward
The transition from star player to team coach is a tremendous leap. All too often new managers are thrown into challenging circumstances with limited support and resources. With increasing globalization and the move to virtual environments, managing is more complex than ever before. As an organizational psychologist, Dr. Woodward believes that effective management is rooted in understanding the psychology of human nature.

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