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

The Manager as Coach: Critical Skills for Achieving High Performance

January 29, 2020 with Bill Hawkins
Mr. Hawkins will provide tools, introduce techniques, and discuss strategies to help you take performance to the next level. In this workshop participants will examine the latest techniques in coaching designed to improve performance, change behavior, increase engagement, support development, and build teamwork.
Book by Bill Hawkins
Book by Bill Hawkins

The Emerging Leader: Moving from Individual Contributor to Leadership

February 20, 2020 with Meridith Elliott Powell
You've excelled in your position, hit your goals and exceeded the expectations - you're ready for the next step. Ready to move from an individual contributor to leader - someone who can not only perform, but one who can lead strategically and maximize the performance of others.
Book by Meridith Elliott Powell
Book by Meridith Elliott Powell

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

March 12, 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 expectations.
Book by Dr. Barbara Trautlein

Dealing with Difficult People: Bringing Out the Best in Others

April 22, 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

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

May 21, 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

Relationship Management: Ten Skills Leaders Need to Get the Best from Others

June 10, 2020 with Dr. John Daly
What does it take to get the best performance out of people today? Personal Relationships! No longer can you just tell people what to do. Instead, you must informally seek and build commitment among your team members to do their best. In this session you’ll discover new, research-based, techniques, which will help you do that. We’ll learn how successful leaders shape their work environments to achieve optimal performance, get others to feel proud of their work, show they value others’ contributions in surprising ways, offer feedback that really helps, cope with the natural frictions that arise when people work together, and create a meaningful workplace where people, and the organization, can prosper. 
Book by Dr. John Daly
Book by Dr. John Daly

The Collaboration Factor: Five Strategies to Build Deeper Connections

July 23, 2020 with Ann Tardy
Transformation is impossible without human-to-human connection. We can only change ourselves, our teams, our organizations, and the world, when we exchange experiences and circulate our wisdom. Through collaboration we can accelerate each other’s success, shift the conversations we create, and generate new ideas and solutions… together! In this session we’ll look at how to realistically muster the courage and energy to ignite collaboration when it’s not an organizational mandate or a societal requirement.
Book by Ann Tardy
Book by Ann Tardy

Breakthrough Ideas: Becoming a More Strategic Thinker

August 13, 2020 with Dr. Julia Sloan
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

Powerful Women Leaders: How to Connect, Engage and Succeed

September 10, 2020 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
In spite of this age of unprecedented access and opportunity for women in the workplace, women still lag far behind men in positions of power and leadership. This course will help women leaders and emerging leaders identify necessary tools for leadership, hone communication and negotiation skills, understand the role of emotional intelligence and cultural competence in achieving success, and harness the power of networking.

Generating Transformational Ideas that Deliver Breakthrough Innovation

October 20, 2020 with Dr. David Burkus
Why are some people consistently creative and others strikingly unoriginal? In this talk, you’ll understand the various myths we apply when trying to encourage creativity and replace them with well-researched facts instead. Using insights from the wealth of research on organizational creativity, you’ll receive practical implications and realistic strategies for encouraging innovation.
Book by Dr. David Burkus
Book by Dr. David Burkus

Authentic Leadership: Inspire Others by Communicating with Impact

November 04, 2020 with Dr. Todd Dewett
This workshop addresses professional success from a practical perspective. Building on scholarship and real world experience, Dr. Dewett uses funny and emotional stories to discuss how to take your team and your career to the next level. Leadership is explored through aspects of communication, decision-making, motivation, managing change, and creating a culture of accountability. Dr. Dewett addresses your core personal and people-related challenges at work using the lens of authenticity. Following thought provoking discussion and activities, you will leave with several useful takeaways you can put to use immediately. Join Dr. Dewett for a memorable day of laughing and learning.
Book by Dr. Todd Dewett
Book by Dr. Todd Dewett

The Resilient Leader: 7 Skills to Boost your Leadership Strengths

December 02, 2020 with Dr. Andrew Shatte
In this session you will learn about 7 ways to grow your leadership abilities and foster resilience on the part of yourself and those you lead. You will receive a personal profile of your strengths and weaknesses across the 5 strengths that make an excellent and resilient leader - Integrity, Mentoring, Aligned Values, Results, & Connection to the job. We will evaluate your top leadership priorities and learn if the time allocated to each is a match. We will assess your self rating of your leadership abilities and determine whether you tend to overestimate those abilities. And then we'll delve into 5 concrete skills to boost each of the 5 strengths of resilient leadership. Participants will learn how to convey integrity to direct reports, about the Optimism Gap that exists between lead...
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte
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