IMS/Detroit - 2014 Program Schedule   All Workshops Feature Leveraged Learning with "IMSQuickCoach"

September 16  -  2014 Registration Fees - $425          Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           An "IMSQuickCoach" Session


     Mr. Mark Graham Brown  The Intelligent Enterprise: How Top Organizations Use Analytics to Drive Excellence

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In this highly interactive workshop you will learn to hone your skills at identifying valid performance metrics linked to financial success for a wide variety of factors that are hard to quantify, such as corporate culture, intellectual capital, customer satisfaction, and marketing/sales.  Using a series of case studies from service and manufacturing organizations, attendees will be able to critically evaluate their own organization’s metrics and approach to performance management and come away with many examples of creative measures and approaches used by today’s leading companies and non-profits.  

Mark Graham Brown is author of the forthcoming book Killer Analytics: Top 25 Metrics Missing from Your Balance Sheet (Wiley), as well as Winning Score: How to Design Organizational Scorecards, and Beyond the Balanced Scorecard: Improving Business Intelligence with Analytics. He is also coauthor of Rx for Business: Troubleshooting Organizational Change Programs, and Why TQM Fails and What to do About It.

October 8   -   2014 Registration Fees - $425           Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           An "IMSQuickCoach" Session


       Dr. Graeme Codrington  Strategic Intelligence: A Key Skill for Ensuring Future Success


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Based on detailed research into macro-economic, political and social trends, this program will improve your understanding of the forces that are reshaping your industry's landscape and your personal world. We shall focus on five key disruptive forces that are going to change the way we live and work in the next decade. As an attendee you will also gain confidence in your ability to identify key areas of change in your own world and career, and be equipped to contribute to the strategic success of your team and your organization.


Dr. Graeme Codrington is an expert on the new world of work and multi-generational workplaces. He is a keynote presenter, author, futurist, facilitator and strategy consultant working across multiple industries and sectors. He blends cutting-edge research, thought leading insights with humour, a conversational style and multimedia-driven presentations to create unforgettable experiences that add real value. He has a particular interest in trends affecting how people live, work, interact and connect with each other. Speaking internationally to over 100,000 people in about 15 different countries every year, he has shared the platform with the likes of Edward de Bono, Jonas Ridderstrale, Sir Ken Robinson and Neil Armstrong.

October 23   -   2014 Registration Fees - $425           Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           An "IMSQuickCoach" Session


         Dr. Ed Foreman   Creating Your Own Success: The Power of a Positive Attitude

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This session is a unique, comprehensive habit-improvement program that mentally, physically, and emotionally improves your sphere of living. The program teaches specific techniques for making this an automatic part of your subconscious mind. It will help you eliminate self-defeating behavior and improve your self-confidence through positive, success-generating habits, putting you on the road to greater achievement and a more rewarding life. This one-day format highlights the popular three-day Successful Life Course featured positively on CBS News' 60 Minutes

Dr. Ed Foreman is the only person to be elected to the United States Congress from two different states in over 150 years and has enjoyed a close working relationship with six U. S. Presidents.  He is a board member, officer, or major stockholder of a dozen successful corporations and is recognized for his remarkable leadership, worldwide, in the special education and counseling of more than 30,000 graduates of his renowned, life- enhancing SUCCESSFUL LIFE Course.

November 13   -   2014 Registration Fees - $425           Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           An "IMSQuickCoach" Session


         Dr. Rick Brinkman   Work Smarter, Not Harder: How to Gain Control of Your Priorities

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In this era of doing more with less, it is crucial for managers and executives to better manage their time and themselves. This workshop will give you the skills needed to prioritize your activities and optimize your use of time, whether it be in meetings, phone conversations, or your daily activities. You will see how to eliminate procrastination, increase productivity and achieve results. You will also learn how those who are organized and efficient got to be that way, and you will come away with a road map for success in the office and at home.

Dr. Rick Brinkman is the developer of Conscious Communication™ trainings and the principal of Rick Brinkman Productions, Inc, a training and development company. He is author of numerous books including the international bestseller published by McGraw-Hill, Dealing With People You Can’t Stand, How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, which has been translated into 15 languages.

December 2   -   2014 Registration Fees - $425           Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           An "IMSQuickCoach" Session


        Dr. Marshall Goldsmith   The Manager as Coach: Cultivating Future Leaders

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A profile of "Coaching for Behavioral Change" will be presented and participants will learn the latest techniques for encouraging feedback to develop others (and to develop themselves). The concept of empowerment will be analyzed from a practical, real-world perspective. Participants will learn how to apply key concepts, and the latest research on feedback and follow-up will be used to show how leaders can coach in a way that produces guaranteed results for both individuals and teams.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams. The American Management Association named Dr. Goldsmith as one of 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years.

Since 1994 over 26,000 managers and executives have participated in our Detroit monthly programs. Our “best-in-class” faculty speakers have designed their development workshops to improve your performance as an individual and a leader.  If you can not find what you are looking for, please contact us.

Last Updated 08/06/14