IMS/Detroit - 2017-2018 Program Schedule  

December 5 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM-4 PM    An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

 

     Ingenious Leadership: Fostering a Climate of Innovation - Mr. Mitch Ditkoff

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Innovation is “in” these days. The word is on the lips of every CEO, CFO, CIO, and anyone else with a three-letter acronym after their name. As a result, many organizations are launching all kinds of "innovation initiatives" -- hoping to stir the creative soup and differentiate themselves from the competition. This is commendable. But it is also, all too often, disappointing. Why? Because too much attention is being paid to process and too little attention is being paid to people and the art of fostering the kind of organizational culture that is the wellspring of innovation. Participants, in this seminar, will have an engaging, hand on opportunity to think deeply about change, creativity, commitment and what they can do, in the next 90 days, to jump start a sustainable culture of innovation within their respective spheres of influence.

Mr. Mitch Ditkoff is the co-founder and President of Idea Champions, a highly acclaimed management consulting and training company, headquartered in Woodstock, NY. He specializes in helping forward thinking organizations go beyond business as usual, originate breakthrough products and services, and establish dynamic, sustainable cultures of innovation. Educated at Lafayette College and Brown University, Mr. Ditkoff has worked with a wide variety of Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies who have realized the need to do something different in order to succeed in today`s rapidly changing marketplace.

January 24 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

    

       The Leader’s Protocol: Bringing Out the Best in Every Employee

                                 

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This session explores how to leverage the untapped asset that’s already on your payroll! Participants will learn to identify and target the “core” of their team; discover what the “silent majority” of their workforce actually want’s; create a personal, actionable engagement plan for every employee; and master the protocol and techniques required to develop the capacity of “Solid Citizens”. By surveying more than 6,000 workers around the world, Mr. Don Brown has identified what to stop, start and continue doing to increase your return-on-leadership. Get ready for honest – and sometimes shocking discoveries. While the findings may astound you, the simple truths will strengthen you exponentially!

Mr. Don Brown is author of Bring Out the Best in Every Employee and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There–in Sales He earned an Honors Degree from Michigan State University in foreign languages, a Masters in Management with Dr. Hersey at California American University and now enjoys guest faculty status for Pepperdine University’s Graziado School of Business and Management.

February 15 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

      Creating High-Performance Teams – Dr. Harvey Robbins

                                 

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We desperately seek out one another to collaborate over time. Yet our will to collaborate often weakens when problems arise that erode our trust in one another or in the system under which we are often forced to operate. This workshop is designed to look at what makes teams succeed and fail. During the session, we will discuss the requirements for effective teaming, the common interpersonal obstacles we often face, and leadership strategies for overcoming these barriers.

Dr. Harvey Robbins is author or coauthor of six books, including Why Change Doesn’t Work and the best seller Why Teams Don’t Work. He is President of Robbins & Robbins and has consulted for numerous groups, including 3M, AT&T, Allied Signal, American Express Financial, General Dynamics, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, and Toro.

March 22 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

           

       How Great Leaders Master Developmental and Performance-Based Coaching

 

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Your individual development plan may be the single most important document to advance your career. You will depart this workshop with your personal plan and the skills and tools to coach and develop Millennials and other career minded staff members on your team. Participants will learn and experience the connection of effective coaching and feedback to each managers team to be able to improve their ability to execute consistently. In most of executive failures, we estimate 70% of the time, the real problem isn’t bad strategy. Its bad execution, according to the Fortune Magazine article titled, Why CEOs Fail. At its core execution comes down to setting clear expectations and regular coaching and feedback.

Mr. John D. Lankford is a four-time winner of the Business Advisor of the Year in North America, he is passionate about development, performance and results. An expert in executive coaching and developing leadership talent, his approach motivates others to embrace development and innovative ideas.

April 12 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

           

       Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected

                                 

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The higher you are in the organization, the more complex problems become. This fast-paced class focuses on developing advanced skills in critical thinking and breakthrough problem-solving. Discover how to increase the quality of your decisions, and those of your team, with particular emphasis on the importance of critical thinking skills to mitigate the effect of our own cognitive biases, as well as an emphasis on making decisions with little or ambiguous information and deep uncertainty. This seminar will help you leverage your team's immense untapped wisdom to get better results. If you are responsible for improving productivity, strategy, quality, or safety you can't afford to miss this class!

Dr. Kathy Pearson, Ph.D. is an award-winning educator, is heavily involved in Executive Education at The Wharton School and Duke CE. In addition to her executive development work, Kathy consults to senior leadership teams in the areas of strategic formulation, complex decision making under uncertainty, and strategic execution. Kathy received her B.S. degree in theoretical mathematics from Auburn University, her M.S. degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University, and her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Northwestern University.

May 15 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

          

      Influence to Impact: Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders Influence

                                 

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This is a crucial competency that enables leaders to succeed in the global marketplace. This program is a highly interactive, leadership development workshop for women. In this course women come to understand the three levels of power involved in influencing, they discover their I2I (Influence to Impact) influence profile, they are taught the power of language and the role gender plays in organizational influence, they are taught to use dialogue as an influence tool, and are taught the secrets of leveraging the hidden power of the organization.

Dr. Jeanne Porter King is a seasoned organizational development consultant, author and inspirational speaker that has been called to lead and make a difference in the lives of others. She has worked in a number of development roles in Fortune 100 companies, which includes working as Senior Consultant in the Diversity Practice of Price Waterhouse.

June 12 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

           

       True Drivers of Performance: Work Smarter, Reduce Stress, Lead By Example

                                 

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 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, and get more done in less time with less stress.

Mr. Steve McClatchy is a keynote speaker, workshop leader and author of the New York Times bestseller Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example. Mr. McClatchy has spoken before thousands of audiences on the topics of leadership, performance, personal growth, and work/life engagement. He is a frequent guest lecturer in many of Americas top business graduate schools including Harvard and Wharton.

Jul 25 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

          

       How to Present, Communicate, and Influence to Achieve the Greatest Impact

                                 

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This is a highly practical session that will provide you with both the insight and the inspiration to influence and impact others in a wide range of professional and personal contexts. Whether its communicating with customers, colleagues, your boss or a community group there are ways to sabotage your message or alternatively succeed with it. Attending this seminar will help you avoid sabotaging your success and equip you with the tools required to develop your personal confidence and to present and communicate with impact and influence.

Mr. Paul McGee is an international speaker, best-selling author and creator of the brand "SUMO: Shut Up, Move On." His goal is simple. He wants to help people achieve better results in life and have more fun in the process, as he seeks to deliver a memorable, motivational, moving-on experience. He has spoken in over 750 organizations in 35 countries. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor to Radio 5live.

August 14 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

         

       High-Impact Transformational Leadership

                                 

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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.

Professor Steve Hannah holds an endowed chair in management at Wake Forest University School of Business. He is a retired US Army Colonel with vast practical experience leading complex organizations and developing leaders. He previously was the Director of Leadership and Management Programs at West Point the United States Military Academy, and as the Director of the US Army’s center for the profession and character-based leader development.

September 19 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

       

       Championing Your Ideas at Work: Becoming Your Own Best Advocate

                                        

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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.

Dr. John Daly is the Liddell Professor in the College of Communication, Distinguished Teaching Professor, and TCB Professor of Management at the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on topics such as interpersonal communication, organizational behavior, and advocacy and persuasion. He has won every major undergraduate teaching award at the University of Texas. He has published more than one hundred scholarly articles, and completed nine books, including, most recently, Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others.

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

        

       Strategic Thinking: Essentials for Leading Today's Organizations

                                 

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This session will give audience participants a clear look at how to think about crafting a strategy that builds a distinctive competitive advantage. The first part of the session looks at the four essential ingredients of strategy: clear mission and vision, choice of competitive strategy, economic basis of profit, and critical success factors. We then apply these ingredients to sharpen our understanding of 1) customer’s needs, 2) competitors moves, 3) attaining strategic alignment, 4) innovating for the future, and 5) preparing for disruption. A variety of individual and group exercises will encourage participants to actively use these frameworks in a way where they can actually apply their ideas in their workplaces too.

Dr. David Lei is Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has co-authored the book, "Strategic Management: Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage". He has also consulted with a wide variety of companies in the past 15 years including Fidelity Investments, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon and Texas Instruments.

 

November 7 - Registration Fees - $425  Sessions 9 AM - 4 PM An "IMSQuickCoach" Session

      

       Influence and Action: The Core of Leadership  

                                 

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As a leader, you will be expected to influence others, including your team, your superiors, and managers in different departments, as you build support for change and implement new programs. This seminar will examine the qualities and skills of leaders who get "extraordinary" things done under tight time and resource constraints. We will discuss how to get people to embrace change, how to build trust and credibility, how to manage the politics of relationships, and how to inspire those around you to follow your lead.

Dr. Robert J. Bies is Professor of Management and Founder of the Executive Master`s in Leadership Program at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. In addition, he is co-author of the book, Getting Even: The Truth About Workplace Revenge - And How to Stop It.

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

    

Powerful Communication: How to Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity

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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.

Dr. Debbye Turner Bell is a veterinarian, journalist, minister, motivational speaker, wife, and mother. For three years, she served as the lead U.S. news anchor for Arise News, a global cable news network. She hosted a daily evening news broadcast called Arise America. Currently, she can be seen as an expert contributor to the show DOGS 101 on Animal Planet. For 11 years, Turner Bell enjoyed her role in broadcast journalism as a staff correspondent for CBS News starting in 2001. She covered a variety of subjects, and was from time to time called upon to cover breaking and developing news.

Since 1994 over 27,000 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 11/13/17