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IMS Dallas-Ft. Worth 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 Dallas-Ft. Worth can help your employees learn, grow and thrive.

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...

Proven Strategies For Sales Success In A Virtual World

January 14, 2021 with Alice Heiman
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
A global pandemic has changed the way companies buy, which means you have to change the way you sell. This session will equip you with proven strategies to adapt and thrive so that you can generate qualified leads, close more deals, retain customers and get a consistent flow of referrals. Learn how top sales professionals fully leverage technology to facilitate multi-touch point connections with buyers, critical for our new world of virtual work. Learn what it takes to make a successful virtual sales call that generates results. Discover how to overcome common buyer ob...

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...

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.
Book by Dr. Nicole Price
Book by Dr. Nicole Price

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 ...

Courage to Confront: Problem Solving in the Face of Conflict

February 25, 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

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...
Book by Bronkar Lee

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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