High-impact experience to develop skills for tomorrow's challenges

IMS SENIOR LEADERSHIP SERIES

 
The Institute for Management Studies (IMS) has developed this series to improve your capabilities as a senior leader. It is designed to provide seasoned leaders at the Director and Vice President level, who have already been through foundational leadership development programs, with advanced strategies to navigate the profound challenges of their role in which the stakes are high, time is scarce, and there are no easy answers. Ensure your continued success by registering for this unique development opportunity.
  • IMS has carefully selected top educators from the world's best executive education programs to teach these interactive programs.
  • Every 90-minute virtual program provides opportunities to connect, learn and grow with other senior leaders.
  • Post program learning resources include a recording, related videos and Q&A opportunities with the educator.
  • Registration fee is only $575 per program.
  • Discounted rate when you register for more than one program in the series ($475 per program, a 20% savings).
  • Each program is limited to a maximum of 50 senior leaders. Register today to reserve your space!
STRATEGIC THINKING FOR SENIOR LEADERS
with Dr. Julia Sloan
March 21, 2024 | 12p - 1:30p Eastern Time | 11a - 12:30p Central Time | 9a - 10:30a Pacific Time
VIRTUAL SESSION (90-MINUTES)    |    REGISTER NOW

Being strategically competitive in today's chaotic and complex global environment requires a different way of looking at how we approach strategic thinking.

This highly experiential program uses a leading-edge methodology and unconventional, research-based content to practice the core elements of strategic thinking. Attention is focused on providing a comprehensive grounding in what strategic thinking is, a compelling grasp of why it is relevant, and original ways to improve.

Dr. Julia Sloan, author of the definitive book, Learning to Think Strategically, 4th ed., 2020 (Best Business Book of the Year, Financial Times), is widely recognized for her pioneering work on the application of complex cognitive theory to everyday global strategic thinking practice.

Her work draws upon more than two decades of her own corporate experience in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and North America. Julia teaches at Columbia University and has lectured at some of the premier academic institutions including: MIT, Harvard University, Princeton University (US); Bejing University (China); Tokyo University, Keio University (Japan); and India Institute of Management (India).

Book by Dr. Julia Sloan
Book by Dr. Julia Sloan
CRITICAL DECISION MAKING FOR SENIOR LEADERS
with Dr. Michael Roberto
May 16, 2024 | 12p - 1:30p Eastern Time | 11a - 12:30p Central Time | 9a - 10:30a Pacific Time
VIRTUAL SESSION (90-MINUTES)    |    REGISTER NOW

This program is designed for senior leaders to refine their decision-making prowess. The program starts by imparting the essentials of making sound decisions, addressing cognitive biases, and providing methods to circumvent the common pitfalls of decision-making. Practical exercises are incorporated to facilitate real-world application of these concepts.

As the program progresses, "Collective Decision Making" is dissected to examine the efficacy of group decisions and strategies to prevent groupthink. Collaborative activity further encourages the practical application of these insights.

Dr. Michael Roberto is the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. He joined the tenured faculty at Bryant after serving for six years on the faculty at Harvard Business School. He has also been a Visiting Associate Professor of Management at New York University's Stern School of Business.

His research focuses on decision-making, teamwork, and leadership. He has published three books, the latest of which is titled Unlocking Creativity (Wiley, 2019), Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes For An Answer (2nd edition published in 2013), and Know What You Don't Know (published in 2009). He also has developed three Great Courses lecture series, the best-selling Everest Leadership and Team Simulation, and the award-winning Columbia's Final Mission multi-media case study about the 2003 space shuttle accident.

Book by Dr. Michael Roberto
Book by Dr. Michael Roberto
STRATEGIC THINKING: HOW TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS BY AVOIDING STRATEGIC PITFALLS AND DERAILERS
with Dr. Sydney Finkelstein
September 19, 2024 | 12p - 1:30p Eastern Time | 11a - 12:30p Central Time | 9a - 10:30a Pacific Time
VIRTUAL SESSION (90-MINUTES)    |    REGISTER NOW

Leading impactful change is now the single most important organizational prerogative and executive capability. While executives and managers often say that "business as usual" is over, their actions are not always as fully supportive as they might be. Why? Because this is very hard work, often scary and always challenging.

Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He holds degrees from Concordia University (Montreal), the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Professor Finkelstein has published more than 25 books and 100 articles, including the bestsellers Why Smart Executives Fail and Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, which LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman calls the "leadership guide for the Networked Age." He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Management, a consultant and speaker to leading companies around the world, and on the global Thinkers 50 list of top management gurus. His latest projects include the leading podcast, The Sydcast, that uncovers and shares the stories of fascinating people in business, sports, entertainment, politics, academia, and everyday life, as well as a new series of online courses based on his life's work available at Coursera.

Book by Dr. Sydney Finkelstein
Book by Dr. Sydney Finkelstein
FROM REACTIVITY TO STRATEGIC AGILITY: TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACHES FOR SENIOR LEADERS
with Dr. Kathy Pearson
November 7, 2024 | 12p - 1:30p Eastern Time | 11a - 12:30p Central Time | 9a - 10:30a Pacific Time
VIRTUAL SESSION (90-MINUTES)    |    REGISTER NOW

This dynamic program is crafted for leaders to master the art of navigating through an unpredictable business environment. By integrating the latest research with practical insights from Dr. Pearson's seasoned experience, this program provides a comprehensive look at anticipating and quickly adapting to market shifts, realigning resources efficiently, and capitalizing on new opportunities with agility and foresight. Participants will be equipped with the necessary skills to cultivate a culture that prioritizes adaptability, enabling their teams to respond to changes with confidence and strategic prowess.

Dr. Kathy Pearson is a strategist, systems thinking expert, and authority in decision making. She is also an award-winning educator who works extensively with mid-to senior-level executives, including high potentials and executive teams. Kathy works closely with Executive Education groups including the Wharton School, Duke CE, Smith College, and the Institute for Management Studies, as well as directly with global organizations. Kathy teaches on a variety of topics including Critical Thinking, Strategic Agility, Change Management and Strategic Execution.

Dr. Pearson works with executives spans a wide variety of industries and geographies, including health care and life sciences, financial and professional services, technology, consumer products, energy, aerospace and defense, and manufacturing. Her client list includes organizations as diverse as Bank of America, Cardinal Health, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Federal Reserve Bank, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Heineken, Juniper, Lincoln Financial Group, Lundbeck, Microsoft, Merck, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Schneider Electric, Temasek Management Academy, University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), and the World Bank.

She is the co-author of The Perceptive Leader: A Handbook for Leading in an Environment of Uncertainty. She received her B.S. degree in theoretical mathematics from Auburn University, her M.S. degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University, and her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Northwestern University.

Book by Dr. Kathy Pearson
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