IMS/Detroit - 2015 Program Schedule   All Workshops Feature Leveraged Learning with "IMSQuickCoach"

September 16   -   2015 Registration Fees - $425           Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           An "IMSQuickCoach" Session


        Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff   The Power of Innovative and Strategic Thinking

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Dr. Krippendorff presents his proven approach to developing innovative strategies in a one-day workshop designed for executives. This program will blend fundamental strategic concepts with cognitive science, systems thinking, and Eastern philosophy into a practical set of tools. In this seminar, he teaches the five key strategies that have been proven to drive growth, and he will show participants how to build their own company playbook filled with time-tested approaches. He will introduce the role that strategic narratives play in strategy, and attendees will leave with a set of tools to help them consistently identify and seize opportunities others overlook.

Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is a strategist, speaker, consultant, and best-selling author of four books, most recently Outthink the Competition (John Wiley). A former consultant with McKinsey & Company, he now writes one of the most popular blogs on, “Outthinkers”, and is recognized expert on innovation, strategy, and creativity, appearing in key business media outlets including Fox Business, National Public Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, and more. He has trained over 6,000 executives and entrepreneurs in his unique strategy approach, The Outthinker Process ®, and works with the leadership teams of a growing number of leading corporations

October 6   -   2015 Registration Fees - $425           Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           An "IMSQuickCoach" Session


        Mr. Peter Krembs   Transitioning to Management: Leading Technical and Professional Groups

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It is not uncommon for people whose work is highly specialized to struggle with the transition to management or leadership positions. This session is for specialists - engineers, scientists, finance experts, information managers, insurance underwriters, lawyers, and health care specialists - who are now in a position to provide leadership to other technical/professional experts. This session will help participants define and distinguish leadership and management responsibilities in a technical or professional group or team. Questions about how to balance roles and how to motivate and lead other professional people will be explored. Those in lead positions, technical project managers or those who have recently moved into managing a technical or professional function will find this session most helpful. Anyone trying to coach or help a new technical manager make the transition to a leadership role will get useful ideas for how to accelerate the transition.

MR. PETER KREMBS is a co-author of On the Level, and his essay "Leadership Challenges in Technical Organizations" appears in the book Leadership in a New Era. He is a Managing Partner in Consulting Partners and is on the faculty of General Electric's Leadership Course. He specializes in working with engineers, scientists and other professionals making the transition to leadership roles.

October 27   -   2015 Registration Fees - $425           Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           An "IMSQuickCoach" Session


        Dr. Noah Barsky   The One Day MBA: Essential Tools for World Class Performance

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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.

Dr. Noah Barsky is currently a professor at the Villanova University School of Business, and periodically teaches as a visiting professor for the INSEAD MBA program in Europe. His research and teaching focus on performance measurement, business planning, risk assessment, and contemporary financial reporting issues. He earned his undergraduate and masters degrees from Penn State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Barsky delivers executive programs, management training, and educational seminars for various business organizations and professional associations in North America and Europe.

November 17   -   2015 Registration Fees - $425           Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           An "IMSQuickCoach" Session


        Dr. David Livermore   Cultural Intelligence: Skills for Leading Across Boarders and Cultures

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This one-day session will equip IMS participants to lead with cultural intelligence, or CQ. The session will include an introduction to the cultural intelligence model with a heavy emphasis upon its application to effective global leadership. Participants will be given examples and best practices for using cultural intelligence as they
 manage internal and external situations and relationships, and they will leave with an action plan for improving their cultural intelligence. Learning outcomes will include: Increased self-awareness of the role of culture upon one’s leadership; understanding of how to improve cultural intelligence in oneself and others; and improved effectiveness working with diverse team members and clients.

DR. DAVID LIVERMORE is a thought leader in cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of the new book, The Cultural Intelligence Difference. His book,  Leading with Cultural Intelligence, was named a best-seller in business by The Washington Post. He’s president and partner at the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan and a visiting research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prior to leading the Cultural Intelligence Center, Dr. Livermore spent 20 years in leadership positions with a variety of non-profit organizations around the world and taught in universities. He’s a frequent speaker and adviser to leaders in Fortune 500`s, non-profits, and governments and has worked in more than 100 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.)

December 10   -   2015 Registration Fees - $425           Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           An "IMSQuickCoach" Session


        Dr. Tim Ursiny   Effective Coaching Skills for Busy Managers

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The old ways of leading people are over. A "command and control" approach to leadership results in lack of alignment, conflict, low commitment, low accountability, lack of harmony and low profitability. Top performing managers know that a coaching approach to management yields greater results and yet, creating the time to coach is a major obstacle for many leaders. This program focuses on how to coach in a time-efficient manner that creates incredible buy-in and performance. In this highly interactive program. Participants will leave this session with the skills and processes necessary to create accountability, positive morale and phenomenal results in a time-efficient format.

Dr. Tim Ursiny, founder of Advantage Coaching & Training Inc., is a speaker and certified business coach specializing in helping individuals reach peak performance and life satisfaction. His areas of expertise include communication skills, team building, confidence, coaching skills and dealing with change. He has written or co-written 13 books including “The Coward’s Guide to Conflict” which is in its fourth printing. Dr. Tim is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics that benefit individuals in the workplace and personal life.

                     2015 Registration Fees - $425           Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM           All "IMSQuickCoach" Session

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Last Updated 08/11/15