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IMS Houston 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 Houston 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

The Collaboration Factor: Five Strategies to Build Deeper Connections

July 23, 2020 with Ann Tardy
Transformation is impossible without human-to-human connection. We can only change ourselves, our teams, our organizations, and the world, when we exchange experiences and circulate our wisdom. Through collaboration we can accelerate each other’s success, shift the conversations we create, and generate new ideas and solutions… together! In this session we’ll look at how to realistically muster the courage and energy to ignite collaboration when it’s not an organizational mandate or a societal requirement.
Book by Ann Tardy
Book by Ann Tardy

Breakthrough Ideas: Becoming a More Strategic Thinker

August 13, 2020 with Dr. Julia Sloan
Being strategically competitive in today's chaotic and complex global environment requires a different way of looking at how we approach strategic thinking. Leaders who are tasked with strategic responsibility must be attentive, agile, adaptive and innovative thinkers. Four key issues are addressed in this session: Why do organizations need strategic thinkers? What is strategic thinking? Who is a strategic thinker? How can strategic thinking be developed?
Book by Dr. Julia Sloan
Book by Dr. Julia Sloan

Powerful Women Leaders: How to Connect, Engage and Succeed

September 10, 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.

Generating Transformational Ideas that Deliver Breakthrough Innovation

October 20, 2020 with Dr. David Burkus
Why are some people consistently creative and others strikingly unoriginal? In this session, you'll understand the various myths we apply when trying to encourage creativity and replace them with well-researched facts instead. Using insights from the wealth of research on organizational creativity, you'll receive practical implications and realistic strategies for encouraging innovation.
Book by Dr. David Burkus
Book by Dr. David Burkus

Authentic Leadership: Inspire Others by Communicating with Impact

November 04, 2020 with Dr. Todd Dewett
This workshop addresses professional success from a practical perspective. Building on scholarship and real world experience, Dr. Dewett uses funny and emotional stories to discuss how to take your team and your career to the next level. Leadership is explored through aspects of communication, decision-making, motivation, managing change, and creating a culture of accountability. Dr. Dewett addresses your core personal and people-related challenges at work using the lens of authenticity. Following thought provoking discussion and activities, you will leave with sev...
Book by Dr. Todd Dewett
Book by Dr. Todd Dewett

The Resilient Leader: 7 Skills to Boost your Leadership Strengths

December 02, 2020 with Dr. Andrew Shatte
In this session you will learn about 7 ways to grow your leadership abilities and foster resilience on the part of yourself and those you lead. You will receive a personal profile of your strengths and weaknesses across the 5 strengths that make an excellent and resilient leader - Integrity, Mentoring, Aligned Values, Results, & Connection to the job. We will evaluate your top leadership priorities and learn if the time allocated to each is a match. We will assess your self rating of your leadership abilities and determine whether you tend to overestimate those abiliti...
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte
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