4 to 5 hour programs offer interactive exercises, breakout discussion rooms, and much more

IMS VIRTUAL LEARNING JOURNEY

 
These three-hour live, virtual programs offer interactive exercises, breakout discussion rooms, and much more. After each virtual program participants will receive a certificate of learning, signed by the IMS thought-leader, along with 30 days of access to our award-winning online Leveraged-Learning platform from AthenaOnline.
In addition, after the program, learners will receive additional materials to support their learning experience for the next 30 days. The learning journey culminates with a 30 to 60-minute live online group coaching session and discussion with the IMS expert, to help program participants with implementation strategies for what they have learned. Each participant will also receive a certificate of learning and CPE credits.
Paid resigistrants who are not able to attend on the day of the program will be given access to a recording of the live session and will receive all of the other learning journey benefits, including the follow-up coaching.
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UPCOMING VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Maximizing Your Brainpower for Leading in Changing Times

June 22, 2021 with Ann Herrmann-Nehdi
This engaging and highly interactive session will reveal the four secrets of agile and inclusive leadership and how you can build the thinking flexibility necessary to meet the mental demands of today's constantly shifting environment. By exploring your thinking styles and their impact on communication, teams and decision making, you'll learn how to become a more successful leader, collaborator and problem solver in a changing, often remote envi...
Book by Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

Move the Needle on Performance, Productivity and Culture with Mentoring and Coaching

June 24, 2021 with Bill Hawkins
As a leader in your organization you know that it's your responsibility to support, coach, and engage your team during this time of turmoil. In this session we'll examine strategies and tactics to maximize your effectiveness coaching others in this new world. Discover how to keep your team engaged and motivated even when they’re distracted, anxious, and mentally and emotionally exhausted.
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Book by Bill Hawkins

Lead For Results: Improving Focus, Relationships and Performance

July 08, 2021 with Dr. Clinton Longenecker
Now more than ever, getting better results on an ongoing basis is the leadership mandate in every organization around the world. This seminar is designed to help business leaders develop a framework with which to systematically increase their personal effectiveness and ability to achieve higher levels of performance. This dynamic, interactive and hands-on virtual live learning experience will: equip managers to better focus their people and thems...
Book by Dr. Clinton Longenecker
Book by Dr. Clinton Longenecker

Optimize Your Decision Making by Anticipating the Unexpected

July 13, 2021 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
Discover how to increase the quality of your decisions, and those of your team, even in situations with ambiguous information, loosely structured problems, deep uncertainty, and complex trade-offs. Learn how to improve the agility of your team and implement proven techniques for minimizing costly mistakes. Work through engaging case studies, and current corporate examples, to understand how to apply this content in the ‘real world’. This fast-pac...
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Next Level Leadership: Key Skills Required For Your Continued Success

July 15, 2021 with Bob Treadway
Next-level leaders bring more to their organization than their peers. Next-level leaders are recognized as strategic human assets who are indispensable - and next in line for promotion. This practical and engaging session teaches techniques that allow leaders to see around corners, anticipate the next big things, lead teams to achieve challenging goals, and make wise decisions that hold up in situations of uncertainty and volatility. Participants...

How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes

July 20, 2021 with Dr. Iris Firstenberg
Successful organizations operate on the edge of chaos and embrace risk, error, and ambiguity, while practicing strategies that reduce the need for doing, undoing, and redoing. You will learn key strategies and practical tools to give you the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and uncertainty. Using examples from teams and organizations that have applied these tools, we will discuss how to tap the human potential for creative thi...
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Book by Dr. Iris Firstenberg

How To Present And Communicate With Influence And Impact

July 27, 2021 with Paul McGee
This is a highly practical session that will provide you with both the insight and the inspiration to influence and impact others in a wide range of professional and personal contexts. Whether it's communicating with customers, colleagues, your boss or a community group there are ways to sabotage your message or alternatively succeed with it. Attending this seminar will help you avoid sabotaging your success and equip you with the tools requi...
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Book by Paul McGee

Leadership Presence: Sending All the Right Signals

July 29, 2021 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Leadership presence is that elusive quality that sets you up for the next promotion and gives your career an extra boost. It's a blending of personal and interpersonal communication skills that when combined, send all the right signals. It's the impact you make when you show up and contribute in meetings. It's knowing how to project confidence and keep your poise under pressure. It's the ability to present your ideas decisively, assertively, and ...
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Book by Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman

ORGANIZATIONAL SAVVY: Leveraging Your Strategic Influence

August 10, 2021 with Dr. Rick Brandon
This action-packed, intriguing program adjusts attitudes about power and politics, confronts naiveté about hidden organizational dynamics, and provides practical skills for building organizational impact with integrity. Participants will learn ways to understand organizational politics and power; achieve strategic influence, recognition; sell your ideas and positively impact the enterprise; ensure your career satisfaction and growth; build role c...
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Mastering Tough Conversations: Communicate Best When It Matters Most

August 12, 2021 with Neil Staker
How we individually and collectively talk about tough issues has a disproportionate impact on results and relationships. Unfortunately, we tend to be at our worst when it matters most. We avoid, hint, try sarcasm, and vent, as relationships deteriorate and problems go unresolved. On the flip side, individuals and teams that talk effectively about anything are agile, effective, and happy. This workshop is incredibly practical and engaging. You'...

Breakthrough Ideas: Becoming a More Strategic Thinker

August 17, 2021 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...
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Book by Dr. Julia Sloan

Working Smart: Managing Priorities and Mastering Workflow

August 19, 2021 with Jason Womack
Your work days are different now. There's as much (or more) to do as always, and to add to the pressure you feel, uncertain times lay ahead. Some priorities you are managing because they are in your job description. Other priories have been thrust upon you, while you handle the daily workflow of email in between attending phone and video meetings. How are you doing? Are you feeling more stressed than you want to be right now? During this session,...
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Book by Jason Womack

7 Critical Strategies for Improving Collaboration and Teamwork on Hybrid Teams

August 24, 2021 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 se...
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Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

Critical Thinking Skills to Improve Decision-Making

September 09, 2021 with Dr. Michael Roberto
Leaders hear 'yes' far too often. They don't hear bad news until it's too late. It's an enormous problem for leaders, for teams, for the entire organization. But is it inevitable? Absolutely not. In this workshop, Professor Michael Roberto shows you how to stimulate dissent and debate to improve your decision making; he also shows how to keep that conflict constructive.
Book by Dr. Michael Roberto
Book by Dr. Michael Roberto

What Every Manager Needs To Know: Develop Financial and Business Acumen to Get Ahead

September 14, 2021 with Dr. Noah Barsky
Many rising leaders find themselves and their teams challenged when workplace expectations stretch beyond functional expertise. Even with abundant (and often excessive) data dashboards these days, many employees still struggle to identify and really understand their company's most important business metrics. This session guides participants on how to enhance their leadership influence by connecting strategic priorities, financial realities and p...
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Book by Dr. Noah Barsky

Leading From Anywhere: The Essential Guide To Managing Hybrid & Remote Teams

September 16, 2021 with Dr. David Burkus
Research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere-which means leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere. Learn how to handle the key challenges that remote leaders face: building a strong team culture, developing norms for communication, limiting distractions, ensuring accountability for work, providing feedback, and avoiding burnout. This session provides everything you'll need to ...
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Book by Dr. David Burkus

How to stay productive, positive, and energized during turbulent times: 7 steps to greater resilience

September 21, 2021 with Dr. Andrew Shatte
The rapid pace of change and unrelenting demand for your time can leave you feeling drained. This class is an excellent opportunity to "recharge your batteries" as a leader. Learn seven leadership strategies for helping both you and your team become more resilient and productive in times of adversity and change. "The scientific research shows that more than education, more than experience, more than training, it's RESILIENCE that determines w...
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Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte

Leading vs Managing: The Difference is Key to Your Success

September 23, 2021 with Ann Tardy
This session will explore the essential strategies and techniques required to powerfully lead and manage simultaneously from the same role. Being a manager is one of the most arduous and yet most valuable roles in any organization. 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 m...
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Book by Ann Tardy

Courage to Confront: Problem Solving in the Face of Conflict

September 28, 2021 with Margaret Morford
This seminar teaches five essential skills which every manager needs to succeed. Learn proven strategies to tackle the toughest workplace and employee issues. With years of experience as a VP of HR, Margaret Morford has no shortage of real world examples to use in her seminar (she guarantees many will sound familiar to you!). This will be a fun and interactive seminar with the goal of helping successful managers become even better.
Book by Margaret Morford
Book by Margaret Morford

Influence to Impact: Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders

September 30, 2021 with Dr. Jeanne Porter King
Influence is a crucial competency that enables leaders to succeed in the global marketplace. This program is a highly interactive, leadership development workshop for women. In this course women come to understand the three levels of power involved in influencing, they discover their I2I (Influence to Impact) influence profile, they are taught the power of language and the role gender plays in organizational influence, they are taught to use dial...
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Book by Dr. Jeanne Porter King

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter

October 14, 2021 with Helene Segura
This transformational virtual seminar is designed for busy managers, project leaders, and senior individual contributors who are looking to streamline processes and systems in order to maximize productivity. Whether you're working virtually, onsite or a hybrid, be an even more effective leader when you balance work, family and life when pivoting is a part of your daily routine. Discover time management best practices which will enable you to do t...
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Book by Helene Segura

Powerful Communication: Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity

October 19, 2021 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
Effective communication can impress people but powerful communication can move people to action. This course identifies the elements of powerful communication and teaches the participants how to harness and utilize their own individual skills to become a communicator that persuades, inspires, and transforms. The course will be highly interactive with group exercises, skills assessment, demonstrations, critiquing and opportunity for on-site applic...
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From Player to Coach: Making the Successful Transition to Management

October 21, 2021 with Dr. Michael Woodward
The transition from star player to team coach is a tremendous leap. All too often new managers are thrown into challenging circumstances with limited support and resources. With the impact of COVID and the move to virtual environments, managing is more stressful than ever before. As an organizational psychologist and professor of executive coaching at NYU, Dr. Woody believes that effective management is rooted in understanding the psychology of h...
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Increasing Your Personal Impact: Maximize Your Power to Influence Others

October 28, 2021 with Ty Bennett
Regardless of the type of organization you`re in, or the role you play in it, you are in the business of people. Because of that, great leadership is the driving force behind growing your business. Based on his highly-rated book, The Power of Influence, Ty Bennett shares his philosophies and tools for increasing your influence and impact as a leader. How do you become a good leader? Through influence. How do you become a great leader? By usi...
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Book by Ty Bennett

Becoming a Leader: Strategies & Tools for New & Emerging Leaders

November 16, 2021 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Employees who are deservingly promoted into managerial positions because they do well in their current jobs often need additional support and better preparation if they're to successfully manage and/or lead others.This session will focus on equipping managers with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively manage people and increase productivity in their areas of responsibility. Participants will explore basic managerial concepts, discuss c...
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

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

November 18, 2021 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 program is filled with insight and practical techniques; all grounded in positive psychology and strengths-based leadership principles.
Book by Mike Robbins
Book by Mike Robbins

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

December 07, 2021 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 outrigh...
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