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

Developing Resilience: Strategies and Skills for Uncertain Times

April 06, 2020 with Dr. Andrew Shatte
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
"COVID-19 represents the perfect storm of fears. It taps our ancient fear of the contagious and it's an invisible entity that evades our sense of control & threatens our health & safety. Now more than ever we need resilience to deal with these uncertain times.
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter

April 08, 2020 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

Leading Well: Leveraging Stress to Thrive in Your Role

April 09, 2020 with Dr. Daniel Friedland
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
These are extraordinary times. The coronavirus epidemic has created a significant amount of stress and fear that's emotionally and socially contagious. This reactivity can lead to disconnection, which is intensified with social distancing. Now more than ever, it's vital we stay purposefully connected with our strong center and lead consciously. Daniel Friedland, MD, is an expert in the science and practice of high-performance leadership and will discuss how we can take care of ourselves, our loved ones, colleagues, clients and communities to cultivate healing, resilie...
Book by Dr. Daniel Friedland
Book by Dr. Daniel Friedland

Next Level Leadership: Optimizing Your High Performance Mindset

April 16, 2020 with Dr. Daniel Friedland
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
High-Performance Leaders are achievement oriented. They are visionary, purposeful, decisive and they get results. At the same time, they relate well to people. They are compassionate, authentic and courageous. But what sets them apart is they have great self awareness and systems awareness. Through a mix of groundbreaking science, story, and experiential learning, you will learn a powerful neuroscience and mindfulness-based 4-step system to learn new ways to master stress, transform your mindset, take your leadership to the next level.
Book by Dr. Daniel Friedland
Book by Dr. Daniel Friedland

Strategic Thinking Skills for Navigating Uncertainty

April 21, 2020 with Bob Treadway
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)
Now more than ever, organizations need leaders at all levels who can think strategically. This practical and engaging session teaches techniques to help see through confusion, anticipate next developments, avoid negative unintended consequences, and make wise decisions that hold up in uncertainty and volatility.

Communicate with Impact to Inspire Others

April 24, 2020 with Dr. Todd Dewett
VIRTUAL SESSION (1-HOUR)
Building on years of business experience, good science, and common sense, Dr. Todd Dewett helps you embrace leadership principles that will guide you through the rough waters. Including practical tips and colorful anecdotes, this is an essential session for anyone trying to keep the team on track when difficult times arrive. There is a path towards surviving and thriving – and it begins here.
Book by Dr. Todd Dewett
Book by Dr. Todd Dewett

Optimize Your Decision Making by Anticipating the Unexpected

April 29, 2020 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.
Book by Dr. Kathy Pearson

Lead For Results: Improving Focus, Relationships and Performance

May 20, 2020 with Dr. Clinton Longenecker
This dynamic, interactive and hands-on 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 importance of creating a working environment that fosters better results; encouraging managers to maximize people power and will make a strong case for developing both people and processes in your quest for better results.
Book by Dr. Clinton Longenecker
Book by Dr. Clinton Longenecker

Managing and Leading: Critical Skills to Excel at Both

June 11, 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

Transformational Teams: Creating an Environment that Fosters Productivity, Cohesion and Resilience

July 15, 2020 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Organizations today must understand and leverage 7 critical attributes of cohesive, productive and resilient teams. This 1 day interactive course guides participants through a learning experience to develop the seven attributes and behaviors that are critical to high productivity and effectiveness. The seven critical team attributes include: Trust, Appreciation, Communication, Creativity & Ideation, Meeting Management, Behavior Management and Problem Solving & Decision Making. 
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

A Leader's Guide for Winning at Execution

August 25, 2020 with Dr. Jackson Nickerson
Without successful execution no organization can succeed or remain competitive. Yet with such importance subscribed to it, successful execution remains a challenge for most organizations. In this seminar participants will first learn about a four common approaches to execution and the impediments and failures common to all of them.
Book by Dr. Jackson Nickerson
Book by Dr. Jackson Nickerson

The Leadership Imperative: Improving Performance through Trust, Communication and Teamwork

September 16, 2020 with Neil Staker
Interpersonal communication is simple in concept, yet difficult in context. How we handle the human side of work has a HUGE impact on our success; yet most people lack a solid, actionable approach to dealing with the challenges that inevitably arise. Learn skills that help you collaborate, communicate, and resolve differences more successfully.

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

October 15, 2020 with Dr. Barbara Trautlein
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

Leadership Presence: Sending All the Right Signals

November 12, 2020 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
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

Getting More Done: Work Smarter, Reduce Stress and Lead by Example

December 08, 2020 with Steve McClatchy
Followers are not interested in leaders who cannot, or will not, "walk the talk".  Asking people to change, improve and achieve more is a waste of time when their leader cannot model the desired behaviors in his or her own life. Participants in this session will learn that personal leadership is at the foundation of the leadership process and that, in order to build trust and lead the business forward, they must first take on the responsibility of leading themselves.  Participants will also learn to focus on the true drivers of performance, regain critical pl...
Book by Steve McClatchy
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