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IMS Washington D.C. 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 Washington D.C. can help your employees learn, grow and thrive.

Be the Leader Others Want to Follow: Build Engagement, Teamwork and Results

January 29, 2020 with Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Leaders are challenged to not only recruit and select top talent but also to retain their best in an environment of uncertainty and change. As 'A players' search for the best companies - and continually hone their resumes - a key strategy to retain them is to fully engage them. This session will share the state of engagement in today`s workplaces including how each generation views work and their place in it. Strategies and techniques will include enhancing your leadership acumen, building effective and trusting teams, engaging all generations of employees by understanding their needs and maintaining your personal resilience to be the very best leader that you can be.
Book by Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Book by Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed

Building Relationships that Inspire Performance, Accountability and Trust

February 25, 2020 with Steve McClatchy
If you are in business today you are in the business of relationships. The skills of communicating effectively, setting expectations, giving and receiving feedback, gaining commitment, resolving conflict, and getting others to follow through can be the most important skills you will ever develop as an executive leader.
Book by Steve McClatchy

Influence to Impact: Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders

March 19, 2020 with Dr. Jeanne Porter King
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

Crossing the Chasm: From Operational Management to Strategic Leadership

April 08, 2020 with Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn
This seminar provides a practical framework for thinking and leading strategically in the new market landscape. Through expert content, carefully curated case examples, captivating leadership portraits, insightful strategic dialogue, and impactful development tools, Dr. Kuhn will lead participants through an engaging exploration of the fundamental shifts in mindset, language, and lens needed to break the shackles of short-termism and incrementalism and cross the chasm from operational management to strategic leadership.
Book by Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer

May 14, 2020 with Helene Segura

This fast paced seminar is designed for busy managers, project leaders, and senior individual contributors who are looking to maximize productivity and achieve more. Discover proven strategies which will enable you to:

  • Solve the big productivity challenges: email, meetings, and interruptions
  • Regain focus on your most important goals and projects
  • Increase team engagement by getting more done in less time
  • Protect critical planning and personal time
Book by Helene Segura
Book by Helene Segura

Leading in the Digital Age: Discover, Disrupt and Deliver Results

June 11, 2020 with Dr. Scott Allen
Business and industry are shifting at an exponential rate. Whether it's new business models or the many technologies enabling disruption, we are on the cusp of a massive transformation in all aspects of our lives. This interactive and fast-paced session is designed to help non-tech oriented managers better understand the current landscape of disruptive technologies, identify opportunities in their own organization/industry, and equip them with a plan to ensure relevance in an ever-changing landscape - regardless of industry.
Book by Dr. Scott Allen
Book by Dr. Scott Allen

A Company of Owners: Maximizing Employee Engagement

July 16, 2020 with Dr. Daren Martin
This course is brought to you by Dr. Daren Martin who is known as The Culture Architect. Great company cultures do not happen by default, they happen by design. Knowing how to create a great company culture in your work environment or on your team is one of the most valuable skills you can develop as a leader.
Book by Dr. Daren Martin
Book by Dr. Daren Martin

A Master Class in Strategic Thinking for Senior Leaders

August 12, 2020 with Dr. David Lei
This session will give audience participants a clear look at how to think about crafting a strategy that builds a distinctive competitive advantage. The first part of the session looks at the four essential ingredients of strategy: clear mission and vision, choice of competitive strategy, economic basis of profit, and critical success factors. We then apply these ingredients to sharpen our understanding of 1) customers' needs, 2) competitors' moves, 3) attaining strategic alignment, 4) innovating for the future, and 5) preparing for disruption. A variety of individual and group exercises will encourage participants to actively use these frameworks in a way where they can actually apply their ideas in their workplaces too.
Book by Dr. David Lei
Book by Dr. David Lei

Dealing with Difficult People: Bringing Out the Best in Others

September 17, 2020 with Dr. Rick Brinkman
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

Executive Presence: Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader

October 15, 2020 with Joel Garfinkle
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. They will learn how to utilize executive presence to shape and positively affect the outcome of situations.
Book by Joel Garfinkle
Book by Joel Garfinkle

Developmental and Performance-based Coaching for Leaders

November 05, 2020 with John Lankford
Your individual development plan may be the single most important document to advance your career. You will depart this workshop with your personal plan and the skills and tools to coach and develop Millennials and other career minded staff members on your team. Participants will learn and experience the connection of effective coaching and feedback to each managers team to be able to improve their ability to execute consistently. In the majority (around 70%) of executive failures, the real problem isn't bad strategy. The real problem is bad execution, according to the Fortune Magazine article titled, "Why CEO's Fail". At its core, execution comes down to setting clear expectations and regular coaching and feedback.
Book by John Lankford

Managing and Leading: Critical Skills to Excel at Both

December 03, 2020 with Ann Tardy
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 powerfully evolve into a successful Manager. 
Book by Ann Tardy
Book by Ann Tardy
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