4 to 5 hour programs offer interactive exercises, breakout discussion rooms, and much more

IMS VIRTUAL LEARNING JOURNEY

 
These three-hour* live, virtual programs offer interactive exercises, breakout discussion rooms, and much more. After each virtual program participants will receive a certificate of learning, signed by the IMS thought-leader, along with 30 days of access to our award-winning online Leveraged-Learning platform from AthenaOnline.
In addition, after the program, learners will receive additional materials to support their learning experience for the next 30 days. The learning journey culminates with a 30 to 60-minute live online group coaching session and discussion with the IMS expert, to help program participants with implementation strategies for what they have learned. Each participant will also receive a certificate of learning and CPE credits.
Paid resigistrants who are not able to attend on the day of the program will be given access to a recording of the live session and will receive all of the other learning journey benefits, including the follow-up coaching.
* programs may run longer based on the interest of the participants
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PLEASE NOTE: All virtual programs are held using the Zoom web application. If you do not have Zoom, or if it is not approved for use in your organization, you can log in using your personal device (tablet or phone). If you would like to test Zoom to be sure it is working on your computer or portable device, you can do so by going to: https://zoom.us/test.
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Breakthrough Ideas: Becoming a More Strategic Thinker

August 18, 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...
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Book by Dr. Julia Sloan

Managerial Courage: Three Skills to Increase Your Effectiveness

August 20, 2020 with Margaret Morford
This seminar builds a talent management strategy around five Principles that go far beyond basic management rules. These Principles challenge normal management concepts and require participants to look at each employee they manage and formulate a development plan and/or communication strategy that best fits the individual.  Each of the Principles is discussed in depth and numerous real work situations are used to illustrate how to get a be...
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Book by Margaret Morford

The Power of Trust Building in Uncertain Times

August 27, 2020 with Dr. Dennis Reina
Optimal relationships - relationships that fuel exceptional teamwork and performance - are built on a foundation of trust. Do you have relationships at work that suffer from compromised trust, particularly during these challenging times? In this interactive session, you'll learn the only real way to repair those relationships - and even optimize them - through trust building. You'll learn the sixteen behaviors driving the Dimensions of Trust: The...
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Book by Dr. Dennis Reina

Delivering Effective Virtual Meetings & Presentations

September 03, 2020 with Tom Drews
The focus of this 3-Hour virtual training program is on how to facilitate and manage effective meetings and presentations using Zoom, WebEx, or any comparable platform. You will learn simple, yet effective methods to structure your virtual meetings and presentations from start to finish. You'll also learn how to leverage the platform tools so you can engage any audience, including management, partners, customers and more.

Influence to Impact: Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders

September 10, 2020 with Dr. Jeanne Porter King
Influence is a crucial competency that enables leaders to succeed in the global marketplace. This program is a highly interactive, leadership development workshop for women. In this course women come to understand the three levels of power involved in influencing, they discover their I2I (Influence to Impact) influence profile, they are taught the power of language and the role gender plays in organizational influence, they are taught to use dial...
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Book by Dr. Jeanne Porter King

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter

September 15, 2020 with Helene Segura
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

Powerful Communication: Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity

September 17, 2020 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
Effective communication can impress people but powerful communication can move people to action.  This course identifies the elements of powerful communication and teaches the participants how to harness and utilize their own individual skills to become a communicator that persuades, inspires, and transforms.  The course will be highly interactive with group exercises, skills assessment, demonstrations, critiquing and opportunity for on...

Critical Decision Making: The Importance of Constructive Conflict

September 22, 2020 with Dr. Michael Roberto
Leaders hear 'yes' far too often. They don't hear bad news until it's too late. It's an enormous problem for leaders, for teams, for the entire organization. But is it inevitable? Absolutely not. In this workshop, Professor Michael Roberto shows you how to stimulate dissent and debate to improve your decision making; he also shows how to keep that conflict constructive.
Book by Dr. Michael Roberto
Book by Dr. Michael Roberto

Leading in a Changing World: The Behavior, Thinking and Habits of a Future-Fit Leader

September 24, 2020 with Dr. Graeme Codrington
Based on detailed research into macro-economic, political and social trends, this program will improve your understanding of the forces that are reshaping your industry's landscape and your personal world. We shall focus on five key disruptive forces that are going to change the way we live and work in the next decade. As an attendee you will also gain confidence in your ability to identify key areas of change in your own world and career, and be...
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Book by Dr. Graeme Codrington

Virtual Leader: Discover, Disrupt and Deliver Results

September 29, 2020 with Dr. Scott Allen
With recent seismic shifts in the way we interact and connect in the workplace, effective leadership is needed now more than ever. This program helps leaders develop the skills needed for success in the new working environment. Discover the key attributes of effective virtual leaders. Explore how different leadership styles impact productivity and engagement in the digital space. Learn how small shifts in your leadership style can yield big resul...
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Book by Dr. Scott Allen

No Nonsense, No Excuses: How Personal Accountability Promotes Success

October 01, 2020 with Linda Galindo
This interactive program will take you through an effective and immediately useful education that instills personal accountability in the work environment. When the learning is applied and three innovative tools are used, personal accountability will result in your spending less time managing and more time coaching and mentoring. Your journey will begin with an online Accountability Assessment, the results of which you will receive at the ...
Book by Linda Galindo
Book by Linda Galindo

How To Present And Communicate With Influence And Impact

October 13, 2020 with Paul McGee
This is a highly practical session that will provide you with both the insight and the inspiration to influence and impact others in a wide range of professional and personal contexts. Whether it's communicating with customers, colleagues, your boss or a community group there are ways to sabotage your message or alternatively succeed with it. Attending this seminar will help you avoid sabotaging your success and equip you with the tools requi...
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Book by Paul McGee

Managing and Leading: Critical Skills to Excel at Both

October 15, 2020 with Ann Tardy
The workplace is changing rapidly and your ability to refresh, reskill, and reinvent will be essential in the coming months and years. This session will explore the essential strategies and techniques required to powerfully lead and manage simultaneously from the same role. 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 discove...
Book by Ann Tardy
Book by Ann Tardy

A Leader's Guide To Navigating Uncertainty and Complexity

October 20, 2020 with Dr. Matthew Kutz
Navigating complexity and uncertainty is a crucial leadership literacy for business and organizational success. Traditional and business-as-usual models of organizational management are not only inadequate, but hazardous. Dr. Kutz combines cutting-edge research and real-life anecdotes to outline the 12 behavioral practices of contextually intelligence leaders and delineates how those behaviors contribute to effective use of the 3D Thinking Frame...
Book by Dr. Matthew Kutz
Book by Dr. Matthew Kutz

Lead For Results: Improving Focus, Relationships and Performance

October 22, 2020 with Dr. Clinton Longenecker
Now more than ever, getting better results on an ongoing basis is the leadership mandate in every organization around the world. This seminar is designed to help business leaders develop a framework with which to systematically increase their personal effectiveness and ability to achieve higher levels of performance. This dynamic, interactive and hands-on virtual live learning experience will: equip managers to better focus their people and thems...
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Book by Dr. Clinton Longenecker

Powerful Women Leaders: How to Connect, Engage and Succeed

October 27, 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.

Executive Presence: Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader

October 29, 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 ...
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Book by Joel Garfinkle

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

November 03, 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 outrigh...
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The Resilient Leader: 7 Skills to Boost your Leadership Strengths

November 05, 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 mat...
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Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte

Working Smart: Managing Priorities and Mastering Workflow

November 10, 2020 with Jason Womack
Your work days are different now. There's as much (or more) to do as always, and to add to the pressure you feel, uncertain times lay ahead. Some priorities you are managing because they are in your job description. Other priories have been thrust upon you, while you handle the daily workflow of email in between attending phone and video meetings. How are you doing? Are you feeling more stressed than you want to be right now? During this session,...
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Book by Jason Womack

Authentic Leadership: Build Trust, Resolve Conflicts, And Inspire Others

November 12, 2020 with Mike Robbins
Authenticity is critical to success and effectiveness for 21st century leaders. Now more than ever, it's essential for leaders to build authentic relationships in order to build trust, resolve conflicts, and create a true sense of inspiration and unity for their teams and organizations. This interactive program is filled with insight and practical techniques; all grounded in positive psychology and strengths-based leadership principles.
Book by Mike Robbins
Book by Mike Robbins

Speak to be Heard: Influencing Others to Take Action

November 17, 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 convers...
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Book by Stacey Hanke

Optimize Your Decision Making by Anticipating the Unexpected

November 19, 2020 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
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-pac...
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Resilient Leadership: 6 Essentials for Boosting Performance & Engagement

December 01, 2020 with Ryan Estis
For an entire generation of business leaders the actions they take now and in the months ahead will define them and their companies. Navigating this defining moment in the short term and preparing to capture opportunity in the long term will require a healthy mindset, critical decision making and strong relationships. During this interactive, virtual experience Ryan Estis will leverage both his proprietary research and personal experience leadi...

The Manager's Toolkit: Essential Skills to Successfully Lead and Manage Others

December 03, 2020 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Employees who are deservingly promoted into managerial positions because they do well in their current jobs often need additional support and better preparation if they're to successfully manage and/or lead others.This session will focus on equipping managers with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively manage people and increase productivity in their areas of responsibility. Participants will explore basic managerial concepts, discuss c...
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Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

Influence and Action: The Core of Leadership

December 10, 2020 with Dr. Robert Bies
As a leader, you will be expected to influence others, including your team, your superiors, and managers in different departments, as you build support for change and implement new programs. This seminar will examine the qualities and skills of leaders who get "extraordinary" things done under tight time and resource constraints. We will discuss how to get people to embrace change, how to build trust and credibility, how to manage the politics of...
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The Manager as Coach: Critical Skills for Achieving High Performance

December 15, 2020 with Bill Hawkins
As a leader in your organization you know that it's your responsibility to support, coach, and engage your team during this time of turmoil. In this session we'll examine strategies and tactics to maximize your effectiveness coaching others in this new world. Discover how to keep your team engaged and motivated even when they’re distracted, anxious, and mentally and emotionally exhausted.
Book by Bill Hawkins
Book by Bill Hawkins
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