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

Executive Presence: Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader

October 29, 2020 with Joel Garfinkle
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

November 03, 2020 with Dr. Barbara Trautlein
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-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

The Resilient Leader: 7 Skills to Boost your Leadership Strengths

November 05, 2020 with Dr. Andrew Shatte
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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

Working Smart: Managing Priorities and Mastering Workflow

November 10, 2020 with Jason Womack
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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, you'll learn specific techniques you can use to focus on your priorities, organize your workflow, and take better care of yo...
Book by Jason Womack
Book by Jason Womack

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

November 12, 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 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

Speak to be Heard: Influencing Others to Take Action

November 17, 2020 with Stacey Hanke
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
This program will give you the opportunity to take a closer look at how influential you are how to stand out above the noise. You will receive practical and relevant tips, strategies and techniques for communicating with influence in all mediums: virtual, with or without a webcam and face-to-face. Stacey Hanke will help you eliminate the static that plagues communicative delivery - to persuade, sell your ideas, motivate and influence others to act on what you have to say. 
Book by Stacey Hanke
Book by Stacey Hanke

Optimize Your Decision Making by Anticipating the Unexpected

November 19, 2020 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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-paced class is perfect for both leaders and senior functional experts.
Book by Dr. Kathy Pearson

Building A Leadership Brand

November 24, 2020 with Lida Citroen
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
The essence of leadership is credibility - something most professionals spend their careers striving to achieve. Today, leaders recognize that to have influence and impact, to lead others, and be credible requires a confident presence, consistent positioning and a clear narrative of who you are and what you stand for. Learn how to build a leadership brand, understand the needs and wants of your target audience, and establishing credibility as a leader in person and online.
Book by Lida Citroen
Book by Lida Citroen

Resilient Leadership: Critical Skills for Improving Performance & Engagement

December 01, 2020 with Ryan Estis
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
For an entire generation of business leaders the actions they take now and in the months ahead will define them and their companies. Navigating this defining moment in the short term and preparing to capture opportunity in the long term will require a healthy mindset, critical decision making and strong relationships. During this interactive, virtual experience Ryan Estis will leverage both his proprietary research and personal experience leading a business through crisis and uncertainty. Ryan will review lessons learned and provide very specific and actionable insight...

The Manager's Toolkit: Essential Skills to Successfully Lead and Manage Others

December 03, 2020 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 common situations and challenges, and learn how to apply specific strategies and tools to successfully manage people.
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

How Women Rise: Breaking The Habits That Are Holding You Back

December 08, 2020 with Sally Helgesen
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
In this interactive workshop program, aimed specifically at senior and high potential women, Sally draws on her collaborative work with #1 ranked executive coach Marshall Goldsmith to help participants address habits and behaviors that can hold them back from moving to higher levels. Most of these behaviors are rooted in strengths that may have served women well early in their careers but can undermine them as they assume more responsibility and scope. Addressing these habits at the senior or high potential level is vital. This program is designed to help participants:...
Book by Sally Helgesen
Book by Sally Helgesen

Influence and Action: The Core of Leadership

December 10, 2020 with Dr. Robert Bies
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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

The Manager as Coach: Critical Skills for Achieving High Performance

December 15, 2020 with Bill Hawkins
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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.
Book by Bill Hawkins
Book by Bill Hawkins

Saving Face: How Leaders Preserve Dignity and Build Trust in the Workplace

December 17, 2020 with Maya Hu-Chan
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Face is the new social currency of our time. The concept of face is essential in human relations and leadership. Face represents one's self-worth, identity, reputation, status, pride, and dignity. "Saving face" is a universal concept that enables you to connect with people, break down barriers, and build trust and long-term relationships. Participants will learn the concept of honoring, losing, and saving face so they can build authentic relationships and creating a culture of psychological safety for their teams.
Book by Maya Hu-Chan
Book by Maya Hu-Chan

A Conversation with Drs. Marshall Goldsmith and Beverly Kaye

January 12, 2021 with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Two of the most respected thought-leaders in development will be speaking candidly during this special 90-minute program for IMS members this January. Drs. Kaye and Goldsmith will be looking back at their seminal work in the development field and sharing their thoughts on where the future of leadership and career development is headed. The program will be based on questions solicited from IMS members with time at the end of the program for additional questions and discussion. Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn from these two IMS Lifetime Achievement Award win...

Take the Challenge Out of Virtual Selling

January 14, 2021 with Alice Heiman
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
Wow! What just happened. Unexpected and unpredicted. The world has been changed forever. Many great new innovations, self disovery and random acts of kindness are the best of the change. The pandemic is also shining the light on some things that need to improve and there are many but in this business environment a crucial one is the way we sell. We tend to be focused on our sellers and them selling from home with a less than optimal work environment with spouses, roommates or kids at home and possibly with fears about becoming ill, losing their job or worse. Athough, m...

Innovation Is Every Leader's Job: Strategies To Help Your Team Adapt and Thrive

January 19, 2021 with Dr. Michael Brenner
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
One of the most common misconceptions around innovation is that it's reserved for product development, engineering, or IT personnel. Nothing could be further from the truth. Innovation-the continuous development and introduction of new, different, and better products and services that deliver customer value-is everyone's business.

Inclusive Leadership: Strategies for Leading in a Diverse Workplace

January 21, 2021 with Dr. Jeanne Porter King
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
Inclusive Leadership is a highly interactive leadership development workshop designed to enable organizational and team leaders to learn how to more fully leverage all talent by understanding implicit bias, and learning strategies for mitigating such bias in leadership decisions and practices.
Book by Dr. Jeanne Porter King
Book by Dr. Jeanne Porter King

Know What You Don't Know: How Great Leaders Prevent Problems Before They Happen

January 26, 2021 with Dr. Michael Roberto
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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

Mastering Tough Conversations: Communicate Best When It Matters Most

January 28, 2021 with Neil Staker
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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'll learn why most approaches fail in these tough situations and gain profound insights into what actually works. Liberal amou...

Courage to Confront: Problem Solving in the Face of Conflict

February 02, 2021 with Margaret Morford
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
This seminar builds a talent management strategy around five Principles that go far beyond basic management rules. These Principles challenge normal management concepts and require participants to look at each employee they manage and formulate a development plan and/or communication strategy that best fits the individual.  Each of the Principles is discussed in depth and numerous real work situations are used to illustrate how to get a better outcome for the organization and the individual that goes far beyond that one encounter.  Not only do participants ...
Book by Margaret Morford
Book by Margaret Morford

Virtual Leader: Discover, Disrupt and Deliver Results

February 04, 2021 with Dr. Scott Allen
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
With recent seismic shifts in the way we interact and connect in the workplace, effective leadership is needed now more than ever. This program helps leaders develop the skills needed for success in the new working environment. Discover the key attributes of effective virtual leaders. Explore how different leadership styles impact productivity and engagement in the digital space. Learn how small shifts in your leadership style can yield big results for your team and, ultimately, your organization.
Book by Dr. Scott Allen
Book by Dr. Scott Allen

How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes

February 11, 2021 with Dr. Iris Firstenberg
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 thinking, from the inception of ideas to their transformation into practical business strategies and innovations. Learn how ef...
Book by Dr. Iris Firstenberg
Book by Dr. Iris Firstenberg

A Leader's Guide To Diversity & Inclusion

February 18, 2021 with Dr. Nicole Price
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Does the word “diversity” conjure up any feeling for you? No topic elicits anxiety more than a session about diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI). The aim of this entertaining keynote is to increase interest and excitement in this topic while reducing anxiety about becoming active allies in the work. This session provides practical advice and tools for improving your personal and professional relationships with all the “different” people in your life.

Reality-Based Leadership - Ditch the Drama and Turn Excuses into Results

February 23, 2021 with Alex Dorr
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
Drama is emotional waste. It shows itself as resistance to change, entitlement mentalities, complaints about workload, over-dependence upon management, lack of nimbleness and adaptation, and using circumstances or the environment as excuses for missed goals. Emotional waste is everywhere, but most leaders ignore the incredible opportunity to reduce emotional expenses. Reality-Based Leadership provides leaders with the competencies necessary to change the mindsets of their teams, teach great mental processes that eliminate emotional waste and ensure top engagement ...

Re-Energizing Your Passion for Learning Through Music

March 04, 2021 with Bronkar Lee
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
This lively, musical presentation will engage your brain and body as Bronkar explores how to embrace change, be inspired by disruption, and effortlessly improvise with the jazz of life. Pulling from his experience doing over 5,000 live shows Bronkar Lee will help invigorate you and your team through the power of music with this one-of-a-kind experience. This program will help you feel re-energized, inspired, and optimistic for work and life. Bronkar Lee was one of the most commented on and requested speakers from our IMS 2020 Virtual Summit this past June, so be sure n...
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Leadership Presence: Sending All the Right Signals

March 18, 2021 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

From Player to Coach: Making the Successful Transition to Management

March 25, 2021 with Dr. Michael Woodward
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
We all know diversity brings out the best in teams but how can you as a leader help foster an environment which champions diversity? In this highly interactive workshop you will learn how to more fully leverage all talent by understanding implicit bias, and learning strategies for mitigating such bias in leadership decisions and practices.
Book by Dr. Michael Woodward

Increasing Your Personal Impact: Maximize Your Power to Influence Others

March 30, 2021 with Ty Bennett
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 using influence and integrity to engage and inspire others.
Book by Ty Bennett
Book by Ty Bennett

3 Keys to Creating Successful Habits for Work & Life

April 07, 2021 with Dr. Tamsin Astor
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
There are many approaches to finding success and spectacular productivity in your personal life and business life. These include a variety of different psychological approaches and social-emotional tools, and practical steps to implement. Often there is a focus on either way too many options or a single focus, which negates the complexity of the roles that we humans embody! We often "should" on ourselves or allow others to "should" on us, which makes walking the path of success incredibly hard.
Book by Dr. Tamsin Astor

Political Savvy: Mastering the Art of Office Politics

May 05, 2021 with Dr. Sarah Bodner
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Most leadership development efforts gloss over, or skip altogether, the uncomfortable realities of corporate leadership... power & politics. Leaving new executives unprepared and unprotected. Executives are put into a role for a reason, to accomplish something. And they have the skill, drive, and ego to get it done. But their unwillingness or inability to play politics often results in finding themselves the victim of politics, driving many good leaders out of their roles and organizations.
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