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IMS Toronto 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 Toronto can help your employees learn, grow and thrive.

Managing and Leading: Critical Skills to Excel at Both

May 29, 2020 with Ann Tardy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 23, 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

High Performance Leadership in Times of Challenge

August 20, 2020 with Daniel Friedland MD
High-Performance Leaders are achievement oriented. They are visionary, purposeful, decisive and they get results. At the same time, they relate well to people. They are compassionate, authentic and courageous. But what sets them apart is they have great self awareness and systems awareness. Through a mix of groundbreaking science, story, and experiential learning, you will learn a powerful neuroscience and mindfulness-based 4-step system to learn new ways to master stress, transform your mindset, take your leadership to the next level.

Leading in a Changing World: The Behavior, Thinking and Habits of a Future-Fit Leader

September 24, 2020 with Dr. Graeme Codrington
Based on detailed research into macro-economic, political and social trends, this program will improve your understanding of the forces that are reshaping your industry's landscape and your personal world. We shall focus on five key disruptive forces that are going to change the way we live and work in the next decade. As an attendee you will also gain confidence in your ability to identify key areas of change in your own world and career, and be equipped to contribute to the strategic success of your team and your organization.
Book by Dr. Graeme Codrington
Book by Dr. Graeme Codrington

Executive Presence: Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader

October 29, 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

Developmental and Performance-based Coaching for Leaders

November 12, 2020 with John Lankford
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 the majority (around 70%) of executive failures, the real problem isn't bad strategy. The real problem is bad execution, according to...
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Influence and Action: The Core of Leadership

December 10, 2020 with Dr. Robert Bies
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.
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