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.
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UPCOMING VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Leading from the Middle: A Practical Approach to Achieving Extraordinary Results

June 01, 2023 with Dr. Jackson Nickerson
While much advice on leading change addresses challenges faced by the C-level suite, it is the leaders in the middle of the organization, the ones who commonly are tasked with building capabilities, who are on the hot seat. Unfortunately, few approaches to leading change are designed to help them succeed. This session introduces a new and specific set of processes to help mid-level leaders navigate their organizations so that they can succeed in ...
Book by Dr. Jackson Nickerson
Book by Dr. Jackson Nickerson

Strategic Thinking: How to Build and Sustain Competitive Advantage

June 08, 2023 with Dr. Michael Roberto
How does a firm develop and execute a distinctive strategy that enables it to create and sustain competitive advantage over its rivals? As you seek the answer to this question, you will develop an in-depth understanding of how and why some firms are able to generate superior economic returns... as well as why others stumble and fail.
Book by Dr. Michael Roberto
Book by Dr. Michael Roberto

Working Smart: Managing Priorities and Mastering Workflow

June 13, 2023 with Dr. 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,...
Book by Dr. Jason Womack
Book by Dr. Jason Womack

Powerful Women Leaders: How to Connect, Engage and Succeed

June 15, 2023 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.
Book by Dr. Debbye Turner Bell

From Player to Coach: Making the Successful Transition to Management

June 20, 2023 with Dr. Michael Woodward
The transition from star player to team coach is a tremendous leap. All too often new managers are thrown into challenging circumstances with limited support and resources. With the move to virtual environments, managing is more stressful than ever before. During this program, Dr. Woodward will share the latest research on what makes a successful manager. Learn proven techniques for developing self-insight, building trust and fostering psych...
Book by Dr. Michael Woodward

Getting Results: Critical Attributes Of High Performance

June 22, 2023 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...
Book by Dr. Clinton Longenecker
Book by Dr. Clinton Longenecker

Critical Thinking to Reach the Best Decisions

July 13, 2023 with Dr. John Austin
High quality decisions have always been essential for strong business performance. Yet with the increasing speed, complexity and data availability in today's competitive environment, superior decision skills are more important than ever. This workshop will help you improve your decision making skills by offering behavioral insights into how people actually think and make decisions. It then teaches the advanced critical thinking skills and creativ...
Book by Dr. John Austin
Book by Dr. John Austin

Becoming an Uncommon Leader: Communication, Motivation, and Support

July 18, 2023 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
This program is perfect for all managers looking for ways to increase their effectiveness as a leader. Using riveting examples and stories, Ellen Burts-Cooper will teach the proven techniques used by uncommon leaders. Discover how to increase the results of your team by clearly communicating goals, managing priorities, delegating tasks, and building a culture of accountability. Don't miss this opportunity to take your leadership skills to the nex...
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

From Excuses to Results: The Power of Accountability in the Workplace

July 20, 2023 with Pearl Sumathi
As a manager you are called to do different things with agility and precision ranging from setting strategy to driving execution. A key skill that is often neglected or not mastered among managers is the ability to hold your team accountable for their work outcomes. This skill has become a must to have, especially where more and more organizations are embracing remote working as part of a flexible work style.

Leading With Impact: How To Inspire Your Team To Greatness

July 25, 2023 with Dr. Sean Hannah
The goal of this program is to improve your capabilities as an experienced leader. Learn advanced strategies to navigate the profound challenges of your role in which the stakes are high, time is scarce, and there are no easy answers.
Book by Dr. Sean Hannah
Book by Dr. Sean Hannah

Mastering Tough Conversations: Communicate Best When It Matters Most

July 27, 2023 with Neil Staker
How we individually and collectively talk about tough issues has a disproportionate impact on results and relationships. Unfortunately, we tend to be at our worst when it matters most. We avoid, hint, try sarcasm, and vent, as relationships deteriorate and problems go unresolved. On the flip side, individuals and teams that talk effectively about anything are agile, effective, and happy. This workshop is incredibly practical and engaging. You'...

Communicating with Influence and Impact

August 08, 2023 with Stacey Hanke
In today's virtual, in-person and hybrid world communicating with influence is harder and more critical than it's ever been. How you communicate determines whether others see you as credible, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Without doing this effectively, you inhibit your maximum potential to influence, increase profits and cultivate long-term relationships.
Book by Stacey Hanke
Book by Stacey Hanke

How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes

August 10, 2023 with Dr. Iris Firstenberg
Successful organizations operate on the edge of chaos and embrace risk, error, and ambiguity, while practicing strategies that reduce the need for doing, undoing, and redoing. You will learn key strategies and practical tools to give you the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and uncertainty. Using examples from teams and organizations that have applied these tools, we will discuss how to tap the human potential for creative thi...
Book by Dr. Iris Firstenberg
Book by Dr. Iris Firstenberg

Think Smarter, Not Harder: Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills

August 15, 2023 with Dr. Graeme Codrington
The ability to make good decisions when faced with complex problems is a skill that will help you get noticed and get ahead. But a challenging truth is that the further you progress in your career, the bigger and more ambiguous the problems you face will become. Invest your time in this program to learn advanced critical thinking strategies which will enable your continued success.
Book by Dr. Graeme Codrington
Book by Dr. Graeme Codrington

Agile Leadership: How to Help Leaders and Teams Navigate Change

August 17, 2023 with Dr. Barbara Trautlein
In this dynamic program, you will get beyond the buzzwords and leverage a proven formula for change. The CQ® System for Developing Change Intelligence® is based on decades of leading transformational change across diverse industries, years of conducting global research on managing change, and study into the psychology and neuroscience of change.
Book by Dr. Barbara Trautlein

Leading Technical And Subject Matter Experts: Making An Impact Through The Work Of Others

August 22, 2023 with Crystal Kadakia
Years of study and hard work allowed you to become an expert in your field, and eventually a leader of experts. But leading a talented team of highly educated analytical people (engineers, IT teams, financial analysts, accountants, scientists, insurance underwriters, lawyers, health providers, etc.) brings unique challenges. The attention to detail which made you a great expert can, if left unchecked, cause others to perceive you a "micro manager...
Book by Crystal Kadakia

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

September 12, 2023 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 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

Leadership Presence: Sending All the Right Signals

September 19, 2023 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Leadership presence is that elusive quality that sets you up for the next promotion and gives your career an extra boost. It's a blending of personal and interpersonal communication skills that when combined, send all the right signals. It's the impact you make when you show up and contribute in meetings. It's knowing how to project confidence and keep your poise under pressure. It's the ability to present your ideas decisively, assertively, and ...
Book by Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Book by Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman

Next Level Leadership: Key Skills Required For Your Continued Success

September 21, 2023 with Bob Treadway
Next-level leaders are recognized as strategic human assets who are indispensable - and next in line for promotion. This practical and engaging program teaches techniques that allow leaders to see around corners, anticipate the next big things, lead teams to achieve challenging goals, and make wise decisions that hold up in situations of uncertainty and volatility.

Influence to Impact: Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders

September 26, 2023 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...
Book by Dr. Jeanne Porter King
Book by Dr. Jeanne Porter King

A Minute to Think: Conquer Busyness, Reclaim Creativity and Do Your Best Work

September 28, 2023 with Juliet Funt
Do you wish you could stop the mayhem of work and life for a brief moment and just take a minute? Do you sense you could contribute more if there were more room in the day? Many people feel this way, but taking a restorative pause has felt impossible-until now. You're not alone in yearning for freedom from constant reactivity. We're relentlessly behind the curve, attending to crises everywhere, and our 3 a.m. insomnia provides the day's only u...
Book by Juliet Funt

From Burnout to Breakthrough: 7 Steps to Greater Resilience and Well-being

October 10, 2023 with Dr. Andrew Shatte
The rapid pace of change and unrelenting demand for your time can leave you feeling drained. This class is an excellent opportunity to "recharge your batteries" as a leader. Learn seven leadership strategies for helping both you and your team become more resilient and productive in times of adversity and change. "The scientific research shows that more than education, more than experience, more than training, it's RESILIENCE that determines w...
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte
Book by Dr. Andrew Shatte

How To think Strategically: Essential Skills To Increase Your Impact

October 12, 2023 with Dr. Louise Kelly
Managers at all levels are expected to engage regularly in strategic thinking. Those managers who consistently provide unique business insights that lead to their organization's competitive advantage will excel and often be rewarded with advancement opportunities. Strategic thinking is an open-ended activity, which makes it very challenging for some. It is helpful to have techniques and tools to expand one's capacity for strategic thinking and d...
Book by Dr. Louise Kelly
Book by Dr. Louise Kelly

The Accountable Leader: How to Build a Culture Where Everyone Owns the Results

October 17, 2023 with Linda Galindo
In today's work place, the concept of accountability has taken center stage as a vital business concern. Yet it is all too often confused with punishment, fault-finding, blame, and guilt. If employees take ownership for the success or failure of tasks, projects or initiatives, then an environment of trust, alignment, communication and accountability can be created. Personal accountability results in less time spent managing, and more ...
Book by Linda Galindo
Book by Linda Galindo

Difficult Conversations: A manager's guide to the toughest workplace and employee challenges

October 19, 2023 with Margaret Morford
This program is based on Margaret's book, "Management Courage: Having the Heart of a Lion". With years of experience as a Chief Human Resources Officer, Margaret Morford has created this unique course which teaches three essential skills that every manager needs to succeed. Learn proven strategies to tackle the most challenging workplace and employee issues.
Book by Margaret Morford
Book by Margaret Morford

Becoming a Leader: Strategies & Tools for New & Emerging Leaders

October 24, 2023 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
This program focuses on equipping managers with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively manage people and increase productivity in their areas of responsibility. Participants explore basic managerial concepts, discuss common situations and challenges and learn how to apply specific strategies and tools to successfully manage people.
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Book by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper

Dealing with Difficult People: Bringing Out the Best in Others

November 02, 2023 with Dr. Rick Brinkman
This program is based on the best selling McGraw-Hill book Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, co-authored by Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner, which has been translated into 25 languages.
Book by Dr. Rick Brinkman
Book by Dr. Rick Brinkman

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter

November 07, 2023 with Helene Segura
This transformational program is designed for busy managers, project leaders, and senior individual contributors who are looking to operate more efficiently and strategically in order to maximize productivity. Whether you're working virtually, onsite or a hybrid, bolster your leadership ability and skills when you discover these critical strategies and tactics.
Book by Helene Segura
Book by Helene Segura

Inspirational Leadership: Cultivating Commitment, Collaboration and Accountability

November 09, 2023 with Ty Bennett
Consider the adage, "Old ways won't open new doors." The world of work has shifted and leading with power and trading on titles is no longer effective. In their place, partnership, communication, inclusion, and connection have become the game-changers. To stay current in a rapidly changing world, leaders need to learn how to "open new doors" by adopting new skills and challenging old mindsets. In this program Ty Bennett will teach you the strate...
Book by Ty Bennett
Book by Ty Bennett

Critical Thinking Skills To Improve Your Decision-Making

November 16, 2023 with Dr. Michael Roberto
This program shows you how to stimulate dissent and debate to improve your decision-making. Of course, conflict alone does not produce better decisions and improved results. Leaders need to cultivate debate and simultaneously build consensus.  Whether you're a leader or a project team member, this program will help you leverage your team's immense untapped wisdom to make better decisions-and get better results.
Book by Dr. Michael Roberto
Book by Dr. Michael Roberto

Leading vs Managing: The Difference is Key to Your Success

November 30, 2023 with Ann Tardy
This session will explore the essential strategies and techniques required to powerfully lead and manage simultaneously from the same role. Being a manager is one of the most arduous and yet most valuable roles in any organization. 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 discover how to impact any organization from the m...
Book by Ann Tardy
Book by Ann Tardy

Leading the Way: Overcoming Challenges and Mastering Strategies of Exceptional Women Leaders

December 05, 2023 with Larraine Segil
Women leaders have encountered significant challenges in the past. Some of those challenges continue to present daunting barriers. Yet some women have overcome these impediments and lead significant companies and organizations. What do they do differently? How can you learn from their strategies and lessons? Leading in a multi gender, multi-generational workplace is a challenge for both men and women - there is a lot to be learned by all.
Book by Larraine Segil
Book by Larraine Segil

Be the Leader that People Will Follow

December 07, 2023 with Dr. Robert Bies
In these most challenging times, people are looking for leadership. They are looking to you for leadership. There are three core leadership skills that are critical to be the leader that people will want to follow-building trust, storytelling, and delivering bad news. In these times of turbulent change, building trust is more important than ever. This program will focus on identifying the "enemies" of trust (e.g., incomplete communication, inc...
Book by Dr. Robert Bies

Leadership Communication Essentials: Navigating Trust, Conflict, and Feedback

December 12, 2023 with Deborah Grayson Riegel
Being a successful leader requires having conversations that are difficult, not to mention important, awkward, tricky, meaningful, and powerful. The goal isn't to avoid these conversations; it's to find ways to have these conversations effectively. This program will provide you with proven strategies to excel at the top three communication challenges leaders face every day.
Book by Deborah Grayson Riegel
Book by Deborah Grayson Riegel

Best Team Ever: The Surprising Science Of High-Performing Teams

December 14, 2023 with Dr. David Burkus
Why are some teams more motivated, more innovative, and more successful than others? Why do some groups of talented and seemingly compatible people fall short against lesser teams with less suitable members? And why are we still so surprised about which team members excel, and which ones fail?
Book by Dr. David Burkus
Book by Dr. David Burkus