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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.

Leading Well In Times of Stress

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

High Performance Leadership in Times of Challenge

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.
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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 n...
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
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 session, 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 sev...
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 abiliti...
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte
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