Washington D.C. Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Spiro Serpanos
(202) 367-6226
washingtondc@ims-online.com

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Championing Your Ideas at Work:
Becoming Your Own Best Advocate
April 19, 2017 with Dr. John Daly
Successful advocates know how important it is to clearly communicate their ideas, how their reputations shape how people respond to their ideas, how they need to build partnerships and alliances with others in getting ideas adopted, how they must "pre-sell" any idea long before formal meetings, and how to be persuasive and influential in meetings. We will discuss new research on each of those topics - research that offers you interesting and surprising ways to champion innovations in your organization.
The One Day MBA:
The Tools You Need for World-Class Performance
May 11, 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.
True Drivers of Performance:
Work Smarter, Reduce Stress, Lead By Example
June 8, 2017 with Mr. Steve McClatchy
Followers are not interested in leaders who cannot, or will not, "walk the talk".  Asking people to change, improve and achieve more is a waste of time when their leader cannot model the desired behaviors in his or her own life. Participants in this session will learn that personal leadership is at the foundation of the leadership process and that, in order to build trust and lead the business forward, they must first take on the responsibility of leading themselves.  Participants will also learn to focus on the true drivers of performance, regain critical planning and personal time, dramatically increase work and life engagement,...
How to Reach, Teach, and Inspire Multiple Generations in the Workplace
July 18, 2017 with Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Sheer demographics suggest that, in the very near future, we will feel strain on our generational talent pools and, consequently, organizational productivity.  This seminar will provide leaders with insights and strategies for attracting, engaging and developing talent from all generations, as well as for enhancing intergenerational communication, productivity and results.
Lead through Influence:
Increasing Your Leadership Effectiveness
August 29, 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.
Critical Thinking:
A Model for Achieving Superior Decisions
September 20, 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.
A Leader's Guide to Building a High-Performance Workplace
October 19, 2017 with Dr. Clinton Longenecker
This dynamic, interactive and hands-on learning experience will: provide specific tools to help leaders better understand the causes of managerial failure; equip managers to better focus their people and themselves on desired outcomes; help leaders effectively equip their people to perform at higher levels; demonstrate the importance of creating a working environment that fosters better results; encouraging managers to maximize people power and will make a strong case for developing both people and processes in your quest for better results.
Coaching for Results:
How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs
November 7, 2017 with Dr. Marcia Reynolds
Leaders routinely face the challenge of helping employees see things differently. Helping others see their blind spots, gaps in logic, and barriers to change means you have to challenge how they think. You can’t tell them to think differently and expect results. Rather, you have to listen in a specific way to know what questions to ask in order to break through their mental frames. If done properly, there is a moment in the conversation that changes everything. This powerful session will help leaders create breakthrough moments in their performance and development conversations, opening the minds of the people they work with.
Increasing Your Personal Impact:
Maximize Your Power to Influence Others
December 7, 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.

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