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

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

Critical Thinking Skills to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

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...

Accelerate Productivity: How to Stay Focused and Get More Done Every Day

February 02, 2021 with Neen James
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
You don't have time to do everything; only time to do what matters! This virtual program is perfect for anyone who wants more control so they can manage their time, focus their attention, and engage with their team. In this challenging environment of doing more with less and remote work, even the most productive person can often feel distracted or overwhelmed. If we can get clear about the activities that make the biggest difference to our productivity, manage our distractions and create environments that allow us to focus, we can regain control of our schedule and fre...
Book by Neen James
Book by Neen James

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

Authentic Leadership: Dare to Lead With Courage And Vulnerability

February 09, 2021 with Justine Froelker
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
The greatest barrier to daring leadership is not fear; the greatest obstacle is armor - how we self-protect when we feel uncertain. Our armor—the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that we use to protect ourselves-move us out of alignment with our values, corrode trust with our colleagues and teams, and prevent us from being our most courageous selves. In this workshop, author, speaker, and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, Justine Froelker, will help you learn how to become a more daring leader using Dr. Brene Brown's research on Courage and its four teachable...
Book by Justine Froelker
Book by Justine Froelker

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 teaches five 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 VP of HR, 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

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

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

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

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)
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

Leading From Anywhere: The Essential Guide To Managing Remote Teams

April 13, 2021 with Dr. David Burkus
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
The 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. In this session, you'll learn how to handle the key inflection points and challenges that remote leaders face from building bonds and team culture, to rules for communication, to limiting distractions and avoiding burnout. This session provides everything you'll need to survive and thrive as the leader of a remote team-which is something all leaders will need to consider themselves from now on.
Book by Dr. David Burkus
Book by Dr. David Burkus

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 fast-paced virtual seminar is designed for busy managers, project leaders, and senior individual contributors who are looking to pivot processes with the ever-evolving [COVID-19] situation in order to maximize productivity during uncertain times. Be an even more effective leader when you balance work, family and life while everyone is at home.
Book by Helene Segura
Book by Helene Segura

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

No Nonsense, No Excuses: How Personal Accountability Promotes Success

June 15, 2021 with Linda Galindo
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
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

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

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

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
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