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IMS Kansas City 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 Kansas City can help your employees learn, grow and thrive.

The Hidden Language of Business: Workplace Politics, Power and Influence

December 03, 2019 with Margaret Morford
Accomplishing the goals of any organization requires savvy employees who know how to forge alliances and avoid animosities. In this session, participants will identify which of the rules of "positive politics" they are most likely to violate; obtain guidelines for their own conduct and for managing relationships with co-workers and their own manager; learn to avoid pitfalls in business communication, both oral and written; become adept at tapping into the power structure within an organization; explore a real-world case study that involves numerous political issues; learn how to network in order to expand their influence and recruit supporters for their initiatives and career; and enhance their working relationship with their manager.
Book by Margaret Morford
Book by Margaret Morford

Lead For Results: Improving Focus, Relationships and Performance

January 30, 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

High Impact Inspirational Leadership

February 25, 2020 with Dr. Sean Hannah
Effective leaders possess a broad set of leadership skills and competencies - the science of leadership - and they know when, where, and under what conditions to use each - the art of leadership. Dr. Hannah will combine cutting-edge research with lessons-learned from his three decades of personal leadership experience, spanning from a front line to a strategic leader, to advance attendees' capabilities and development as inspirational leaders. This seminar will cover various forms of leader style, power and influence, and focus on the more effective forms of transformational, inspirational, and authentic leadership behaviors.

Speak to be Heard: Influencing Others to Take Action

March 27, 2020 with Stacey Hanke
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.  She will explain the positive actions you can take to increase your impact and value to your peers, clients and teams. This highly interactive session will show you how to immediately implement the influence skills and techniques you learn to your day-to-day conversations. (NOTE: Participants should bring a smartphone or iPad with them to the session.)
Book by Stacey Hanke
Book by Stacey Hanke

Optimize your Decision Making: Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected

April 29, 2020 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
Every organization, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, whether publicly traded or privately held, whether large or small, must balance the need for positive short-term results and positive long-term results. Fundamentally, the management behaviors and practices for meeting short-term objectives are vastly different than those necessary to meet long-term objectives. Often mid-level managers must excel in both areas. This session explores best practices in achieving these results. Embedded in the session are decision-making behaviors, cultural enablers, predicting versus managing the uncertainty of the future, and building adaptability into longer-term strategic initiatives. The session is highly interactive and builds on current case studies....
Book by Dr. Kathy Pearson

The Courage to Confront: Problem Solving in the Face of Conflict

May 19, 2020 with Dr. Scott Allen
It takes courage to confront. This thought-provoking and interactive session will begin with a deep dive into emotional intelligence and why emotions are critical to your success. We also explore seven basic conflict management styles that each have a time and a place depending on your goals and objectives.
Book by Dr. Scott Allen
Book by Dr. Scott Allen

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

June 10, 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

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

July 22, 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

Authentic Leadership: Inspire Others by Communicating with Impact

August 19, 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

Executive Presence: Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader

September 23, 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

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

October 14, 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.

Optimize your Time and Focus to Make your Best Even Better

November 12, 2020 with Jason Womack
This session is designed to engage, inform and equip participants with the tools, mindset and practices to improve their productivity by 20% or more every day. Managing email, attending meetings, planning projects...these are all the types of work our clients say they need to do more effectively and more efficiently. This program is designed to help get more of the right things done, faster and easier, using the tools and systems we all have access to. Learn what top performers know about productivity and effective leadership. Learn specific time management and productivity insights that you can implement immediately at your office and with your team!
Book by Jason Womack
Book by Jason Womack

How to Succeed in High-Stakes, Difficult and Consequential Conversations

December 01, 2020 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
No one likes confrontation and conflict but they are inevitable in our professional and personal lives. The key to success in handling high stakes, difficult, and consequential conversations is understanding typical human behavior and your own behavioral tendencies. This session will give you tools to plan and have constructive conversations on difficult and high stakes topics.
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