Fast-paced overview of key topics that are critical to organizations in a time of disruptive change



IMS Leadership Conversations are designed to provide quick and actionable insights to improve your effectiveness as a leader.

  • Monthly 60-minute virtual-live programs allow you to fit in the ongoing development you need, despite your busy schedule.
  • Complimentary for all employees of supporting IMS member organizations.
  • Interactive programs are taught by bestselling authors and professors from the world’s top business schools.
  • Follow-up resources are available after the program to continue learning and reinforce the content.
  • View live or watch recording - a recording of each program will be sent to all registrants.


Rising Together: How To Bridge Divides and Create a More Inclusive Workplace

December 13, 2023 with Sally Helgesen
Using vivid, real-life examples, Sally helps participants recognize the common triggers that can undermine efforts to build strong relationships in a volatile and at times reactive workplace. These triggers include:
Book by Sally Helgesen
Book by Sally Helgesen

Grace Under Pressure: Leading Through Change and Crisis

January 16, 2024 with John Baldoni
With the world turned upside down due the pandemic and the economic crisis, we are feeling pressures we never felt before. While there are no easy answers to the challenges in front of us, it is necessary to seek solutions for our organizations, our families, and ourselves. Crisis can bring out the best in leaders; they must rise to the challenge of a world turned upside down.
Book by John Baldoni
Book by John Baldoni

Magic Words: What to Say to Get Your Way

February 06, 2024 with Dr. Jonah Berger
Almost everything we do involves words. From emails and power points to phone calls and pitch meetings, words are how we persuade, communicate, and connect. But certain words are more impactful than others. They're better at changing minds, engaging listeners, and driving action. What are these magic words, and how can we take advantage of their power? This program provides an inside look at the new science of language and how you can use it....
Book by Dr. Jonah Berger
Book by Dr. Jonah Berger

Respond Not React: How to be In Your Power as a Leader

March 05, 2024 with Dr. Sharon Melnick
Despite your good ideas and performance, you may feel unheard, or unable to make the impact you're hired for. Other people's actions might get under your skin or make you react defensively. Then you might rehash the situation all day, wasting your valuable time and energy. How you show up in those moments determines the quality of your leadership, and your life. Learn to respond powerfully with intention instead of react personally with emo...
Book by Dr. Sharon Melnick
Book by Dr. Sharon Melnick

How To Work With (Almost) Anyone

April 02, 2024 with Michael Bungay Stanier
Your happiness and success depend on your working relationships. The people you manage. How well you work with your boss. The way collaboration happens with colleagues and peers. How you connect with important prospects and key clients. But the hard truth is this: most of us leave the health and fate of these relationships to chance.
Book by Michael Bungay Stanier
Book by Michael Bungay Stanier

Wired to Resist: The Neuroscience of Change

May 02, 2024 with Dr. Britt Andreatta
The pace of today's change is pushing the limits of even the most nimble organizations. Change occurs in a myriad of ways from shifting technology to reorganizing functions to seeking new customers and operating globally. And no matter the size, every change requires new learning.
Book by Dr. Britt Andreatta
Book by Dr. Britt Andreatta

Motivating Excellence: The Science Of Fostering Passion, Loyalty And Top Performance

June 04, 2024 with Dr. Ron Friedman
How do you motivate others to produce their best work? For generations, leaders have received conflicting advice. But now, thanks to groundbreaking new research, we have clear, data-driven insights into the factors that generate employee engagement and sustain performance over the long term.
Book by Dr. Ron Friedman
Book by Dr. Ron Friedman

Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at any Career Stage

July 11, 2024 with May Busch
Being "good at your job" is no longer enough. Today, there are dozens of hidden rules to follow and skills to master in order to succeed - and thrive. But in a working environment that's long on stress and short on certainty, even the most capable professionals are often unsure as to what it really takes to maintain momentum, overcome slumps, and get to the next level.
Book by May Busch

Why We Say Yes: The Hidden Forces of Persuasion

August 01, 2024 with Dr. Paul Zak
Social creatures like humans constantly seek to influence and persuade others. Research from my lab and others has identified a brain state called "immersion" that indicates when one is being persuaded to take an observable action. This talk will describe the neuroscience of persuasion, share examples with neural data that identify why some communications are persuasive or not, and end with a 5 step process that ensures your next communication w...
Book by Dr. Paul Zak
Book by Dr. Paul Zak

Capacity Building: A Framework To Reach Your Full Potential

September 05, 2024 with Robert Glazer
No matter what you've accomplished in your personal and professional life, there is always another level you can reach. Robert Glazer, five-time entrepreneur, #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author and globally renowned thought leader, shares an actionable framework you can use to reach your full potential as a performer and a leader.
Book by Robert Glazer
Book by Robert Glazer

Courage at Work: How to take more risks and own your brilliance

October 03, 2024 with Candace Doby
An organization's ability to reach its highest level of excellence comes down to one thing: its people - courageously owning their brilliance, in both typical and transitional times. In this presentation, participants learn a process for how to manage fear, activate personal courage and take worthwhile risks - so they can unleash their potential and make a greater impact on their organization.
Book by Candace Doby
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