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IMS New York 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 New York can help your employees learn, grow and thrive.

Breakthrough Ideas: Becoming a More Strategic Thinker

March 09, 2021 with Dr. Julia Sloan
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 be developed?
Book by Dr. Julia Sloan
Book by Dr. Julia Sloan

Influence to Impact: Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders

March 11, 2021 with Dr. Jeanne Porter King
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 dialogue as an influence tool, and are taught the secrets of leveraging the hidden power of the organization.
Book by Dr. Jeanne Porter King
Book by Dr. Jeanne Porter King

The Best Is Still Ahead: Insights To Discover Future Opportunities

March 16, 2021 with Dr. David Ulrich
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
The Institute for Management Studies is excited to announce a special virtual event with Dr. David Ulrich who will receive the 2020 IMS lifetime achievement award for his contributions to organizational development and shaping the HR profession. This is the fourth time in its 47 year history that IMS has awarded this prestigious honor. The first was to Dr. Russell Ackoff for his work in strategy and systems thinking; the second went to Dr. Marshall Goldsmith for his leadership development and coaching; and the third was received in 2019 by Dr. Beverly Kaye for her cont...
Book by Dr. David Ulrich
Book by Dr. David Ulrich

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. Itís 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

Working Smart: Managing Priorities and Mastering Workflow

March 23, 2021 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

From Player to Coach: Making the Successful Transition to Management

March 25, 2021 with Dr. Michael Woodward
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 human nature. During this session Dr. Woody will facilitate self-insight and provide simple techniques for effectively managin...
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

Leading From Anywhere: The Essential Guide To Managing Remote Teams

April 13, 2021 with Dr. David Burkus
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 survive and thrive as the leader of a remote team.
Book by Dr. David Burkus
Book by Dr. David Burkus

Building A Leadership Brand And Presence

April 15, 2021 with Lida Citroen
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-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. In this interactive and engaging 3-hour workshop, participants will learn how to build a leadership brand, understand the needs and wants of your target audience, establish credibility as a leader in person and online and present themselves confidently an...
Book by Lida Citroen
Book by Lida Citroen

Dealing with Difficult People: Bringing Out the Best in Others

April 20, 2021 with Dr. Rick Brinkman
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
Dr. Brinkman says, "Communication is like a phone number, you need all the correct digits and in the right order." Dr. Rick will share his proven strategies to handle: Whining, Negativity, Attacks, Tantrums, Snipers, Know-it-Alls, Think-They- Know-it-Alls, as well as Yes, Maybe and Nothing people.  The examples and practical skills in this seminar will immediately transform behaviors that used to strain all relationships, both business and personal! It will even include special contexts like email communications, phone and meetings. 
Book by Dr. Rick Brinkman
Book by Dr. Rick Brinkman

MicroInequities of Unconscious Bias: Hacking into the Communication System of Leadership

April 22, 2021 with Stephen Young
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
The MicroInequities program instructs leaders how to uncover the subtle micromessages that represent the cornerstone of how we are all motivated to perform differently in the workplace. Micromessages rest squarely in the arena of Unconscious Bias. These micromessages are conveyed through gestures, tone, nuance, inflection, inference and syntax.
Book by Stephen Young

Leading vs Managing: The Difference is Key to Your Success

April 27, 2021 with Ann Tardy
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 middle. You will leave this class with the skills needed to become the very best leader you can be.
Book by Ann Tardy
Book by Ann Tardy

How To think Strategically: Essential Skills To Increase Your Impact

April 29, 2021 with Ron Carucci
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
You have heard the term "strategic thinking," but what does it actually mean? This course cuts through the ambiguity and teaches the concrete actions required to think and act strategically. Learn how be recognized as someone who is strategic, get your ideas heard, and make a lasting impact on improving the performance of your organization. Discover how to be indispensable in your current role and become the first person people think of when more senior and strategic opportunities become available.
Book by Ron Carucci
Book by Ron Carucci

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.

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

May 11, 2021 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

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

May 13, 2021 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

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

May 20, 2021 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 application.

Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You were Meant to Be

May 25, 2021 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

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter

May 27, 2021 with Helene Segura
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 the following: maintain focus and productivity levels despite the unknown; address interruptions from new and varied sources; ...
Book by Helene Segura
Book by Helene Segura

Leading A Customer-Centric Operation

June 02, 2021 with Dr. Chip Bell
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Recall the absolutely best customer service experience of your entire life. Whether it was service from a small business or the unit down the hall, what were the features of this profoundly remarkable memory? Today's customers do not talk (remark) or tweet about good service; only experiences they find unique, special, and ingenious. Research shows value-added (taking what customers expect and adding more) will not provide a solid ROI. But, value-unique (delivering an unexpected, compelling surprise) creates animated advocates and fuels bottom line impact.
Book by Dr. Chip Bell
Book by Dr. Chip Bell

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

June 08, 2021 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

Communicating with IMPACT: Six Steps to Design and Deliver Messages that Inspire Action

June 10, 2021 with Patrick Donadio
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
In today's high-tech world, good old-fashioned, verbal communication is not as good as it used to be. With communication in the workplace expanded to several platforms, how do you ensure the message you send will be received, understood and acted upon?
Book by Patrick Donadio

EVERYONE OWNS THE RESULTS - Instilling Accountability Top-to-Bottom

June 15, 2021 with Linda Galindo
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
In today's work place, the concept of accountability has taken center stage as a vital business concern. Yet it is all too often confused with punishment, fault-finding, blame, and guilt. If employees take ownership for the success or failure of tasks, projects or initiatives, then an environment of trust, alignment, communication and accountability can be created. Personal accountability results in less time spent managing, and more time spent coaching, mentoring and leading. Employees who demonstrate
  • Responsibility
  • Self-Em...
Book by Linda Galindo
Book by Linda Galindo

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

June 17, 2021 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

Maximizing Your Brainpower for Leading in Changing Times

June 22, 2021 with Ann Herrmann-Nehdi
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 environment also developing the strategic mindset you need to plan the future. As part of this program, you will receive a person...
Book by Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

The Art & Science of Giving & Receiving Feedback

July 01, 2021 with Jodi Glickman
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Feedback is a gift - but it's often dreaded, botched or mishandled entirely. Have you ever been put on the spot- asked for feedback from a teammate in the moment, when all you could think of to say was "good job!" Or maybe you're on the receiving end-how do you break through the dreaded (and not at all helpful) "you're doing great!" to get meaningful, actionable and constructive feedback? Learn how to give anyone feedback on anything, create a culture of generous feedback and raise the performance of everyone on your teams.
Book by Jodi Glickman

Lead For Results: Improving Focus, Relationships and Performance

July 08, 2021 with Dr. Clinton Longenecker
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 themselves on desired outcomes; help leaders effectively equip their people to perform at higher levels; demonstrate the importanc...
Book by Dr. Clinton Longenecker
Book by Dr. Clinton Longenecker

Next Level Leadership: Key Skills Required For Your Continued Success

July 15, 2021 with Bob Treadway
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 sharpen skills in forecasting, learn how to pick key issues and early signals from a flood of information, think in the futu...

How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes

July 20, 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

How To Present And Communicate With Influence And Impact

July 27, 2021 with Paul McGee
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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 required to develop your personal confidence and to present and communicate with impact and influence.
Book by Paul McGee
Book by Paul McGee

Leadership Presence: Sending All the Right Signals

July 29, 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. Itís 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

Mastering Tough Conversations: Communicate Best When It Matters Most

August 12, 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...
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