Natural Laws of Success
IFMA Leadership Workshop Series
This Fall, our focus is on growing our community! Our students made lasting friendships over the summer. We believe it is important for them to nourish and nurture these friendships, that is why we’ve come up with events all over the valley this Fall.
The Leadership Society of Arizona is partnering with the International Facility Management Association to unite the Phoenix Valley community. IFMA professionals are inviting students and families to visit their facilities, while LSA provides engaging activities proven to help students learn 10x faster and get more out of their education.
Don't Worry Be Happy
Learning from Others’ Mistakes
What is the secret to living a happy life? Is happiness just a state of mind? Can anyone be happy? Real happiness can’t be found, it must be built. Successful people all have different things that make them happy, but their happiness is founded on one key principle: people.
In this workshop we will examine how learning from others can help you build a sustainable lifestyle that brings you happiness wherever you go.
Work Hard Play Hard
Getting the Most Out of Free Time
Many people believe that, to be successful, you have to learn how to balance work and play. We believe that they should be one and the same. The most successful people never take a break from doing what they love, but that doesn’t mean they don’t leave their desk. The secret is in adding value wherever you go.
In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to be productive at school, work, while playing video games, or when you’re with family and friends. Wasting time is just a perception.
Time for a Change
Overcoming Bad Habits
Change takes time, but it takes even longer when we don’t want to change. The key to overcoming bad habits is learning how to view them in a positive light.
In this workshop we will discuss a simple process to helping you make positive changes in life without all the stress. Habit forming is all about accepting who are, understand root causes, and creating a structure to foster success.
Leadership Workshops FAQ
Where are the workshops located?
Each workshop will be a different location across the Phoenix Valley. Local businesses and institutions have opened their doors and graciously offered to host workshops and offer tours of their local facilities. This is a great opportunity for students to learn and network with local business leaders.
What are the workshops about?
The overall theme of our workshop series is using natural laws of success to simplify your life. Success is the result of daily habits and principles. Through 25 years of research, we have narrowed down the best practices, or “natural laws”, that make people more successful. Each workshop will feature a different natural law of success.
Where does the LSA leadership methodology come from?
LSA’s leadership material is sourced from the Information Measurement Theory (IMT), a logical model developed by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi over 30+ years in the industry and academia conducted at Arizona State University. You can find out more about IMT and Dr. Dean’s global research efforts by visiting his website HERE.
Who will be teaching at the workshops?
Various members of the LSA team will teach and facilitate each workshop. Each member of the LSA team holds a Master’s or Doctorate degree in engineering or management. At each workshop, the site host will share a brief presentation about what their company does, how it helps the community, and any opportunities they have for students. Certain workshops will feature guest keynote speakers.
Is parking free?
Parking is free at all sites except for Arizona State University. Parking is $2/hour at the Newman center in Tempe [click here for location], or $3/hour in one of the ASU parking garages [click here for location].
Will food be provided?
No, but we will provide light refreshments.
Who can attend the workshops?
Workshops are open to anyone in the community (parents, students, or professionals). The workshops are geared towards students ages 13 and up, but you are welcome to bring your younger children.
Can adults attend?
Yes! The workshops are geared towards high school students, but the whole family can benefit.
Can I bring younger children?
The workshops are aimed at students and adults ages 13 and up, but you are welcome to bring your younger children.
Can I pick and choose which workshops to go to?
Yes! You do not have to attend every workshop. You can choose the ones you think you will enjoy most.
Are the workshops mainly lecture style?
No. We understand that at the end of the day, parents, professionals and students do not have a lot of bandwidth left to listen to a long lecture. Our focus is to create a dynamic and interactive environment that fosters better learning. We only lecture for 15 minutes, and the remaining time will be used for activities and other means for learning or drawing meaningful conclusions. Everything we teach is simple, and immediately implementable in your life.
What if I am a shy person, but still want to attend these interactive workshops?
If you are a shy person, you have come to the right place. Our main goal is to nurture and care for all of our participants to ensure maximum comfortability. We will never ask or force you to do anything that you are not ready for. You are amongst friends and your fellow community members. The workshops are a safe place, where you can come to relax, listen, and take whatever you want from it. Whatever conclusions you come to, we believe are the right ones.