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IMS Chicago 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 Chicago 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. Itís 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 youíll discover new, research-based, techniques, which will help you do that. Weíll learn how successful leaders shape their work environments to achieve optimal performance, get others to feel proud of their work, show they value othersí 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

Transformational Teams: Creating an Environment that Fosters Productivity, Cohesion and Resilience

July 15, 2020 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Organizations today must understand and leverage 7 critical attributes of cohesive, productive and resilient teams. This 1 day interactive course guides participants through a learning experience to develop the seven attributes and behaviors that are critical to high productivity and effectiveness. The seven critical team attributes include: Trust, Appreciation, Communication, Creativity & Ideation, Meeting Management, Behavior Management and Problem Solving & Decision Making. 
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

A Leader's Guide for Winning at Execution

August 25, 2020 with Dr. Jackson Nickerson
Without successful execution no organization can succeed or remain competitive. Yet with such importance subscribed to it, successful execution remains a challenge for most organizations. In this seminar participants will first learn about a four common approaches to execution and the impediments and failures common to all of them.
Book by Dr. Jackson Nickerson
Book by Dr. Jackson Nickerson

The Leadership Imperative: Improving Performance through Trust, Communication and Teamwork

September 16, 2020 with Neil Staker
Interpersonal communication is simple in concept, yet difficult in context. How we handle the human side of work has a HUGE impact on our success; yet most people lack a solid, actionable approach to dealing with the challenges that inevitably arise. Learn skills that help you collaborate, communicate, and resolve differences more successfully.

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

October 15, 2020 with Dr. Barbara Trautlein
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

November 12, 2020 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
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. Itís 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

Getting More Done: Work Smarter, Reduce Stress and Lead by Example

December 08, 2020 with Steve McClatchy
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 pl...
Book by Steve McClatchy
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