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

From Player to Coach: Making the Successful Transition to Management

January 23, 2020 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 increasing globalization and the move to virtual environments, managing is more complex than ever before. As an organizational psychologist, Dr. Woodward believes that effective management is rooted in understanding the psychology of human nature.
Book by Dr. Michael Woodward

Aligned for Execution: Cascading Strategy Across the Organization

February 20, 2020 with Dr. Sean Hannah
One of the most important functions of senior leaders is managing the strategic processes and systems of their organizations. This includes strategy formulation, the development of strategic plans, and the execution parameters for those plans. It also includes strategic thinking, which is both a process and a mindset. No matter how well planned, reactions of competitors, suppliers, and customers; changes in regulatory environments, resource availability, or other dynamic changes often require that plans must change during execution.

No Nonsense, No Excuses: How Personal Accountability Promotes Success

March 26, 2020 with Linda Galindo
This interactive program will take you through an effective and immediately useful education that instills personal accountability in the work environment. When the learning is applied and three innovative tools are used, personal accountability will result in your spending less time managing and more time coaching and mentoring. Your journey will begin with an online Accountability Assessment, the results of which you will receive at the session.
Book by Linda Galindo
Book by Linda Galindo

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer

April 08, 2020 with Helene Segura

This fast paced seminar is designed for busy managers, project leaders, and senior individual contributors who are looking to maximize productivity and achieve more. Discover proven strategies which will enable you to:

  • Solve the big productivity challenges: email, meetings, and interruptions
  • Regain focus on your most important goals and projects
  • Increase team engagement by getting more done in less time
  • Protect critical planning and personal time
Book by Helene Segura
Book by Helene Segura

Generating Transformational Ideas that Deliver Breakthrough Innovation

May 13, 2020 with Dr. David Burkus
Why are some people consistently creative and others strikingly unoriginal? In this talk, 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

Spark Creativity and Increase Engagement with Storytelling

June 10, 2020 with Mitch Ditkoff
All business leaders worth their low-salt lunch, regardless of their industry, will agree on one thing – that innovation a key driver of their company’s success. What they don’t agree on is how to ensure that innovation actually happens. After 27 years of providing innovation services to some the world’s most forward thinking organizations, Mitch Ditkoff has discovered the holy grail of moving the “innovation needle”. Storytelling.  Yes, storytelling – the skillful communication of personal narratives that change mindset, increase engagement, transfer knowledge, and spark commitment.  Archimedes said that if he had a fulcrum, he could move the world.  In the realm of innovation, storytelling is the fulcrum. 
Book by Mitch Ditkoff
Book by Mitch Ditkoff

The Power of Presence for Women Who Lead

July 14, 2020 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Leadership presence is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that send all the right signals. It's how you show up and contribute in meetings. It's projecting confidence and keeping your poise under pressure. It's presenting ideas in ways that increase your credibility. It's deepening relationships through empathy and optimism. It's body language that makes you look like a leader. It's self-promotion without arrogance. It's the ability to bring your authentic best self into every encounter.
Book by Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Book by Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman

A Leader’s Guide for Winning at Execution

August 26, 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

Be the Leader Others Want to Follow: Build Engagement, Teamwork and Results

September 22, 2020 with Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Leaders are challenged to not only recruit and select top talent but also to retain their best in an environment of uncertainty and change. As 'A players' search for the best companies - and continually hone their resumes - a key strategy to retain them is to fully engage them. This session will share the state of engagement in today`s workplaces including how each generation views work and their place in it. Strategies and techniques will include enhancing your leadership acumen, building effective and trusting teams, engaging all generations of employees by understanding their needs and maintaining your personal resilience to be the very best leader that you can be.
Book by Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Book by Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed

How to Succeed in High-Stakes, Difficult and Consequential Conversations

October 15, 2020 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
No one likes confrontation and conflict but they are inevitable in our professional and personal lives. The key to success in handling high stakes, difficult, and consequential conversations is understanding typical human behavior and your own behavioral tendencies. This session will give you tools to plan and have constructive conversations on difficult and high stakes topics.

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

November 04, 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 expectations.
Book by Dr. Barbara Trautlein

Influence and Action: The Core of Leadership

December 02, 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.
Book by Dr. Robert Bies
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