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IMS Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis can help your employees learn, grow and thrive.

Untapped Agility: Leadership Moves To Take Your Transformation To The Next Level

August 04, 2021 with Jesse Fewell
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Agile Leadership provides inspiration, awareness, focus, and guidance for all leaders to personally navigate their own path toward improved leadership and to improve the effectiveness of their organization. All leaders can shape culture, but agile leaders can respond better to increasing complexity, uncertainty, and change. Join us while we discuss what Agile Leadership really is and why it is needed. We will discuss common questions from leaders like: Which of our current challenges would benefit from agile approaches? What outcomes would make this initiative succe...
Book by Jesse Fewell

ORGANIZATIONAL SAVVY: Leveraging Your Strategic Influence

August 10, 2021 with Dr. Rick Brandon
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
This action-packed, intriguing program adjusts attitudes about power and politics, confronts naiveté about hidden organizational dynamics, and provides practical skills for building organizational impact with integrity. Participants will learn ways to understand organizational politics and power; achieve strategic influence, recognition; sell your ideas and positively impact the enterprise; ensure your career satisfaction and growth; build role credibility for your entire team; and prevent and protect yourself from being passed over, underestimated, marginalized, or sa...
Book by Dr. Rick Brandon

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...

Breakthrough Ideas: Becoming a More Strategic Thinker

August 17, 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

Working Smart: Managing Priorities and Mastering Workflow

August 19, 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

7 Critical Strategies for Improving Collaboration and Teamwork on Hybrid Teams

August 24, 2021 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
In order for teams to thrive upon returning to the workplace, it is essential for employers to be ready to address their team's concerns about a post-pandemic workplace to help employees adjust to a new/different workplace environment. As we move into the post quarantine adjustments, it is critical to establish team strategies for engaging and re-engaging. Given the rapid change in our work environments, it is even more critical that we set ourselves up to continue to be productive, cohesive and resilient.
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

How to Foster Creativity and Innovation on Teams

September 01, 2021 with Dr. Louise Kelly
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Creativity is fundamental to business innovation and progress. In a recent study by IBM, over 1600 CEOs rated creativity as one of the number skills for business success. Engendering creativity in a team is always challenging, and even more so in remote and hybrid working environments. This practical training will introduce you to tools and frameworks that will help you foster creativity and innovation in your teams. The course is designed for busy managers, project leaders, and senior individual contributors who are looking to adapt in a fast-paced, challenging work ...
Book by Dr. Louise Kelly
Book by Dr. Louise Kelly

Critical Thinking Skills to Improve Decision-Making

September 09, 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

What Every Manager Needs To Know: Develop Financial and Business Acumen to Get Ahead

September 14, 2021 with Dr. Noah Barsky
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
Many rising leaders find themselves and their teams challenged when workplace expectations stretch beyond functional expertise. Even with abundant (and often excessive) data dashboards these days, many employees still struggle to identify and really understand their company's most important business metrics. This session guides participants on how to enhance their leadership influence by connecting strategic priorities, financial realities and performance accountability. Dr. Barsky offers unconventional wisdom in a common-sense way to help leaders use common analyt...
Book by Dr. Noah Barsky
Book by Dr. Noah Barsky

Leading From Anywhere: The Essential Guide To Managing Hybrid & Remote Teams

September 16, 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

How to stay productive, positive, and energized during turbulent times: 7 steps to greater resilience

September 21, 2021 with Dr. Andrew Shatte
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
The rapid pace of change and unrelenting demand for your time can leave you feeling drained. This class is an excellent opportunity to "recharge your batteries" as a leader. Learn seven leadership strategies for helping both you and your team become more resilient and productive in times of adversity and change. "The scientific research shows that more than education, more than experience, more than training, it's RESILIENCE that determines who succeeds and who fails" Andrew Shatte, Ph.D. Harvard Business Review
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte

Leading vs Managing: The Difference is Key to Your Success

September 23, 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

Courage to Confront: Problem Solving in the Face of Conflict

September 28, 2021 with Margaret Morford
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
This seminar teaches three essential skills which every manager needs to succeed. Learn proven strategies to tackle the toughest workplace and employee issues. With years of experience as a Chief Human Resources Officer, Margaret Morford has no shortage of real world examples to use in her seminar. (She guarantees many will sound familiar to you!). This will be a fun and interactive seminar with the goal of helping successful managers become even better.
Book by Margaret Morford
Book by Margaret Morford

Influence to Impact: Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders

September 30, 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

IMS Virtual Summit 2021

October 06, 2021 with Summit 2021
VIRTUAL SESSION (4-HOUR)
Join thousands of executives, people managers and HR professionals for our signature annual event. Our commitment to providing world-class thought leaders along with member presentations and networking opportunities make the IMS annual Virtual Summit an event not to miss. Attendees will discover best practices, new tools and solutions from amazing speakers and share ideas with peers. Regardless of your current focus, function or experience level, there will be something for everyone at the 2021 IMS Virtual Summit. This year's program will be kicked off by internationa...

Critical Thinking to Reach the Best Decisions

October 12, 2021 with Dr. John Austin
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
High quality decisions have always been essential for strong business performance. Yet with the increasing speed, complexity and data availability in today's competitive environment, superior decision skills are more important than ever. This workshop will help you improve your decision making skills by offering behavioral insights into how people actually think and make decisions. It then teaches the advanced critical thinking skills and creative strategies needed to manage unfamiliar, highly complex problems or decisions that involve significant uncertainty. It offer...
Book by Dr. John Austin
Book by Dr. John Austin

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter

October 14, 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

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

October 19, 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.

From Player to Coach: Making the Successful Transition to Management

October 21, 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...
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Getting Ahead: Develop Your Personal Brand and Leadership Presence to Drive Career Success

October 26, 2021 with Lida Citroen
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
You are committed to doing excellent work, achieve great results, and desire more responsibility and career advancement. Unfortunately, being capable is not always enough, you need to develop a reputation in the wider organization for being a person who is ready to take on bigger challenges. Successful leaders at all levels 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. Discover how to build an authentic leadership brand that...
Book by Lida Citroen
Book by Lida Citroen

Increasing Your Personal Impact: Maximize Your Power to Influence Others

October 28, 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

Optimize Your Decision Making by Anticipating the Unexpected

November 04, 2021 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.
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Dealing with Difficult People: Bringing Out the Best in Others

November 09, 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

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

November 16, 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

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

November 18, 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

Shifting The Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

November 23, 2021 with Hang Black
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
There's a lot of momentum about diversity and inclusion, but the conversation is incomplete without a discussion about access. Inclusion does not ensure equality. Without equal access to opportunity, people, and resources, valuable talent will be left out and left behind. The journey doesn't end with an invitation to the room. Be clear on whether the invitation is to serve, to sit, or to speak. Perhaps now is even the time to stand.
Book by Hang Black

Leadership Communication Essentials: Navigating Trust, Conflict, and Feedback

November 30, 2021 with Deborah Grayson Riegal
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
Being a successful leader requires having conversations that are difficult, not to mention important, awkward, tricky, meaningful, and powerful. The goal isn’t to avoid these conversations; it's to find ways to have these conversations effectively. This program will provide you with proven strategies to excel at the top three communication challenges leaders face every day.

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

December 07, 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...
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The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation

December 16, 2021 with Dr. Timothy R Clark
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Based on his new book, The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation, Dr. Timothy R. Clark, an Oxford-trained social scientist and global thought leader, will share his breakthrough research on the topic of psychological safety. In 2021, organizations around the world are striving to achieve two goals: The first is to create a sanctuary of inclusion. The second is to create an incubator of innovation. These goals can only be accomplished when leaders model and reinforce psychological safety to activate the full potential of peop...
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