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IMS Boston leadership development programs are committed to helping you expand the capacity of your teams and improving the capabilities of your entire organization. IMS Leveraged Learning takes it even further with 30-days of blended-learning access. Call to learn more about our programs and how IMS Boston can help your employees learn, grow and thrive.

Managing and Leading: Critical Skills to Excel at Both

May 29, 2020 with Ann Tardy
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
The workplace is changing rapidly and your ability to refresh, reskill, and reinvent will be essential in the coming months and years. This session will explore the essential strategies and techniques required to powerfully lead and manage simultaneously from the same role. The challenge lies in dealing with the expectations of those above and below you while also contributing to people's success around you. When you master this, you will discover how to impact any organization from the middle. You will leave this class with the skills needed to powerfully evolve into ...
Book by Ann Tardy
Book by Ann Tardy

Up Your Game at Work with 7 Strategies For Success

June 03, 2020 with Margaret Morford
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Are you the type of person managers, coworkers, and direct reports stick with and support - through thick and thin? Let Margaret Morford - author of the acclaimed book Management Courage: Having the Heart of a Lion - share with you 7 tried and true strategies for making you immediately more effective and influential in your organization.
Book by Margaret Morford
Book by Margaret Morford

Thriving as a Team During and After a Crisis

June 09, 2020 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
In order for teams to thrive upon returning to the workplace, it is essential for employers to be ready to address their team's concerns about a post-pandemic workplace to help employees adjust to a new/different workplace environment. As we move into the post quarantine adjustments, it is critical to establish team strategies for engaging and re-engaging. Given the rapid change in our work environments, it is even more critical that we set ourselves up to continue to be productive, cohesive and resilient.
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

June 11, 2020 with Dr. Barbara Trautlein
VIRTUAL SESSION (5-HOUR)
Become a more agile leader by learning tactics to influence-up, collaborate cross-functionally, and motivate direct reports to forge partnerships up, down, and across the organization. From new technologies to increasingly demanding customer expectations to new generations entering the workforce, we are all are bombarded with never-ending change. Are you frustrated that no matter what you try, your change initiatives seem to either fail outright or produce gains that don't last? The reality is that as many as 70% of organizational change efforts fall short of ex...
Book by Dr. Barbara Trautlein

Leadership Presence: Sending All the Right Signals

June 16, 2020 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
Leadership presence is that illusive quality that sets you up for the next promotion and gives your career an extra boost. It's a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, sends all the right signals. It’s how you show up and contribute in meetings. It's projecting confidence and poise under pressure.
Book by Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Book by Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman

Authentic Leadership: Build Trust,Resolve Conflicts, And Inspire Others

June 18, 2020 with Mike Robbins
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
Authenticity is critical to success and effectiveness for 21st century leaders. Now more than ever, it's essential for leaders to build authentic relationships in order to build trust, resolve conflicts, and create a true sense of inspiration and unity for their teams and organizations. This interactive, full-day training program is filled with insight and practical techniques; all grounded in positive psychology and strengths-based leadership principles.

Relationship Management: Ten Skills Leaders Need to Get the Best from Others

June 23, 2020 with Dr. John Daly
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
What does it take to get the best performance out of people today? Personal Relationships! No longer can you just tell people what to do. Instead, you must informally seek and build commitment among your team members to do their best. In this session you’ll discover new, research-based, techniques, which will help you do that. We’ll learn how successful leaders shape their work environments to achieve optimal performance, get others to feel proud of their work, show they value others’ contributions in surprising ways, offer feedback that really helps, cope with the n...
Book by Dr. John Daly
Book by Dr. John Daly

Leading in the Digital Age: Discover, Disrupt and Deliver Results

June 30, 2020 with Dr. Scott Allen
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
Business and industry are shifting at an exponential rate. Whether it's new business models or the many technologies enabling disruption, we are on the cusp of a massive transformation in all aspects of our lives. This interactive and fast-paced session is designed to help non-tech oriented managers better understand the current landscape of disruptive technologies, identify opportunities in their own organization/industry, and equip them with a plan to ensure relevance in an ever-changing landscape - regardless of industry.
Book by Dr. Scott Allen
Book by Dr. Scott Allen

Budget Conscious Ways to Increase Performance and Engagement

July 07, 2020 with Julie Winkle Giulioni
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Today's reality is that budgets are tight, raise pools are shallow, and even when business is going well, the new normal is considerably leaner than it used to be. Under these circumstances, leaders feel like their hands are tied when it comes to motivating and growing your employees. Without money...
Book by Julie Winkle Giulioni

Dealing with Difficult People: Bringing Out the Best in Others

July 14, 2020 with Dr. Rick Brinkman
Dr. Brinkman says, "Communication is like a phone number, you need all the correct digits and in the right order." Dr. Rick will share his proven strategies to handle: Whining, Negativity, Attacks, Tantrums, Snipers, Know-it-Alls, Think-They- Know-it-Alls, as well as Yes, Maybe and Nothing people.  The examples and practical skills in this seminar will immediately transform behaviors that used to strain all relationships, both business and personal! It will even include special contexts like email communications, phone and meetings. 
Book by Dr. Rick Brinkman
Book by Dr. Rick Brinkman

Critical Thinking to Reach the Best Decisions

August 19, 2020 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.
Book by Dr. John Austin
Book by Dr. John Austin

The Power of Partnership: 7 Keys to Better Relationships and Greater Teamwork

September 23, 2020 with Dr. Alan Zimmerman
In today's tough business environment, it takes more than product knowledge, technical competency, or social media contacts to be successful. Professional knowledge and organizational contacts can become obsolete with the next change in technology or shift in organizational structure.
Book by Dr. Alan Zimmerman
Book by Dr. Alan Zimmerman

Executive Presence: Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader

October 14, 2020 with Joel Garfinkle
Executive presence means conveying confidence as a business leader, commanding respect, and having a professional magnetism that influences others. Executive presence trades passivity and self-doubt for self-assurance, decisiveness, and bold decision making. With this program, leaders will gain the tools to develop their executive presence and become the elite performers who influence outcomes, contribute to major decisions, and drive change for the betterment of the company. They will create a consistent view of themselves as a compelling force inside an organization....
Book by Joel Garfinkle
Book by Joel Garfinkle

Contextual Leadership: How to Diagnose Complexity and Make Decisions in Context

October 29, 2020 with Dr. Matthew Kutz
Navigating complexity and uncertainty is a crucial leadership literacy for business and organizational success. Traditional and business-as-usual models of organizational management are not only inadequate, but hazardous. Dr. Kutz combines cutting-edge research and real-life anecdotes to outline the 12 behavioral practices of contextually intelligence leaders and delineates how those behaviors contribute to effective use of the 3D Thinking Framework™ (using hindsight, insight, and foresight) to improve leadership and decision-making.
Book by Dr. Matthew Kutz
Book by Dr. Matthew Kutz

The Emerging Leader: Moving from Individual Contributor to Leadership

November 18, 2020 with Meridith Elliott Powell
You've excelled in your position, hit your goals and exceeded the expectations - you're ready for the next step. Ready to move from an individual contributor to leader - someone who can not only perform, but one who can lead strategically and maximize the performance of others.
Book by Meridith Elliott Powell
Book by Meridith Elliott Powell

Powerful Women Leaders: How to Connect, Engage and Succeed

December 09, 2020 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
In spite of this age of unprecedented access and opportunity for women in the workplace, women still lag far behind men in positions of power and leadership. This course will help women leaders and emerging leaders identify necessary tools for leadership, hone communication and negotiation skills, understand the role of emotional intelligence and cultural competence in achieving success, and harness the power of networking.
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