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

IMS VIRTUAL LEARNING JOURNEY

 
IMS Virtual Learning Journeys are designed to help you develop the skills required to be an effective leader.
  • Interactive virtual-live programs are engaging and fit into your busy schedule.
  • Taught by bestselling authors and professors from top business schools.
  • Application focused case studies and breakout rooms let you practice new skills.
  • 30 day learning journey with IMSQuickCoach videos to reinforce content.
  • Follow-up coaching session with the educator to help apply what you learned.
  • Certificate of Completion to document your development experience with IMS.
  • View Live Or Watch Recording - available for 30 days after the program
  • Registration fee is only $395 per program.
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UPCOMING VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

How To Use Emotional Intelligence for Success

February 22, 2024 with Jen Shirkani
Are you looking to elevate your leadership skills and avoid predictable leadership traps that can hurt your credibility and hard-won success? Look no further! Studies show a direct correlation between high emotional intelligence (EI) and successful leadership. This program will teach you about the dimensions of emotional intelligence (EI) and why it is essential for engaging and motivating others.
Book by Jen Shirkani
Book by Jen Shirkani

Master Your Thinking: Enhance Your Performance Through Critical Thinking

February 27, 2024 with Dan Pontefract
Leaders are busy. Super busy. It's not as though that's going to change. In reality, people have become experts at doing - constantly being on to perform - causing us to minimize the importance of creative and critical thinking, of ideating and sound decision making. We need to sort out a much better investment in our time to make it happen.
Book by Dan Pontefract
Book by Dan Pontefract

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

February 29, 2024 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

Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability

March 12, 2024 with Kristin Lindeen
When an individual chooses to grow in Personal Accountability, using the powerful tool called the Question Behind the Question (QBQ!), the all-too-human and costly traps of complaining, victim thinking, entitlement, procrastination, finger-pointing, and blame are reduced and even eliminated. Only then do organizations enhance productivity, sales, teamwork, communication, morale, creativity, safety, staff engagement, and problem-solving.
Book by Kristin Lindeen
Book by Kristin Lindeen

Leading the Best Team Ever: Strategies for Managing On-site, Hybrid & Remote Teams

March 14, 2024 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

Powerful Women Leaders: How to Connect, Engage and Succeed

March 19, 2024 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

Communicating with Influence and Impact

March 26, 2024 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

Mastering Tough Conversations: Communicate Best When It Matters Most

April 09, 2024 with Neil Staker
This program is incredibly practical and engaging. You'll learn why most approaches fail in these tough situations and gain insights into what actually works. There will be lots of opportunities to practice to ensure what you learned translates to improved results back at work. Fun, active, and incredibly engaging, this program takes solid social science and makes it actionable.

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter

April 11, 2024 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

Increase Your Impact: Influencing And Inspiring Others

April 18, 2024 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

From Player to Coach: Making the Successful Transition to Management

April 23, 2024 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.
Book by Dr. Michael Woodward
Book by Dr. Michael Woodward

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

May 07, 2024 with Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Developing your emotional intelligence can help you succeed at any stage of your life or career. It can also help you become a better leader, mentor, and coach. In this course, Brenda Bailey-Hughes defines exactly what emotional intelligence is and how it can help you manage your emotions and build stronger relationships. Learn how to understand others' perspectives, balance empathy and accountability, demonstrate listening, and respond appropria...

Leadership Presence: Sending All the Right Signals

May 09, 2024 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

Cultivating Resilience During Times of Uncertainty

May 14, 2024 with Dr. Kristen Lee
In this Age of Burnout and within The Great Resignation, leaders and employees need tangible ways to optimize work environments that foster resilience, camaraderie, psychological safety, and trust. Learn evidence-based habits, mindsets, and practices to help create organizational cultures that strive to protect against the risk of burnout, exhaustion, and overstimulation, while optimizing talent, strengths, and resources for individual and collec...
Book by Dr. Kristen Lee
Book by Dr. Kristen Lee

Dealing with Difficult People: Bringing Out the Best in Others

May 21, 2024 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

Working Smart: Managing Priorities and Mastering Workflow

June 06, 2024 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

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

June 11, 2024 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

Powerful Communication: The Blueprint for a Successful Career

June 13, 2024 with Will Baggett
Communication is the lifeblood of success in today's interconnected world. This virtual workshop on effective communication is your gateway to unlocking its full potential. In a world of constant distractions, honing your communication skills is the key to making a lasting impact.
Book by Will Baggett
Book by Will Baggett

Empowering Women Leaders: React Less, Regain Control, Raise Others

June 18, 2024 with Dr. Sharon Melnick
This program is designed to empower women leaders with essential skills to navigate the complexities of leadership with grace and effectiveness. A core objective of the program is to teach participants the art of intentional response to challenging situations, enabling thoughtful approaches rather than emotional reactions. This ensures your actions align with your leadership goals and bring others along toward win-win solutions.
Book by Dr. Sharon Melnick
Book by Dr. Sharon Melnick

Leading With Impact: How To Inspire Your Team To Greatness

June 20, 2024 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

Leadership Presence: The Hidden Factor To Your Success

July 16, 2024 with Lida Citroen
What makes one person's voice stronger and more respected than others? Why do some people command the room while others are overlooked? Leadership presence and the ability to communicate through story is what separates leaders from operators. It's why some people enlist followers and others struggle to have their opinions, recommendations and ideas validated.
Book by Lida Citroen
Book by Lida Citroen

Communication Mastery: A Model for Maximum Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 18, 2024 with Dr. Daren Martin
Based on a model developed and used in companies all over the world including many Fortune 100, this communication model has increased performance and effectiveness for 100s of thousands of leaders. It is simple to understand and remember but will have a profound impact on every interaction, work or personal, you have on a daily basis.
Book by Dr. Daren Martin
Book by Dr. Daren Martin

Be the Leader that People Will Follow

July 23, 2024 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

Your New Toolkit for Managing Conflict

July 25, 2024 with Dr. Jason D. Patent
Conflict is a daily reality in life and work - whether or not we call it "conflict." Different people have different wants and needs, providing the seeds for conflict. When in conflict, we often want to fast-forward to resolution.
Book by Dr. Jason D. Patent

Iron-Sharpened Leadership: Leading with Character, Competence, and Resilience

August 08, 2024 with John Gronski
"As Iron sharpens Iron, so one person sharpens another", can mean many different things to different people. For many it speaks to mentorship and the responsibility a leader has to develop future leaders. Picture a leader reaching their hand up to someone wiser and more experienced to continue to learn and grow, while at the same time reaching their other hand downward to help their followers along the way.
Book by John Gronski

Difficult Conversations: A Manager's Guide To The Toughest Workplace And Employee Challenges

August 15, 2024 with Margaret Morford
This program teaches essential skills which every manager needs to succeed. Learn proven strategies for having courageous conversations to tackle the toughest workplace and employee issues. Discover how to address performance problems and provide feedback with candor and grace. This will be a fun and interactive seminar with the goal of helping successful managers become even better.
Book by Margaret Morford
Book by Margaret Morford

Master Your World: Enhancing Productivity for Exceptional Results

August 20, 2024 with Dr. Mary Kelly
In this program you will learn how leaders can enhance their productivity and efficiency in today's fast-paced environment, how they cultivate management and leadership skills across all organizational levels, as well as how they address the challenges of diminishing productivity and waning employee engagement.
Book by Dr. Mary Kelly
Book by Dr. Mary Kelly

Strategic Thinking: Equipping Your Organization Or Team For Success

August 22, 2024 with Dr. Cory Scheer
It's been said that if you fail to plan, you should plan to fail. Now more than ever, leaders need to have a clear process, measurable outcomes, and an accountable approach for developing and carrying out a sound strategic plan. But, in the midst of ever-increasing financial, time, and resource constraints, what is the best approach to developing and deploying an actionable strategic plan?
Book by Dr. Cory Scheer

Wired To Resist: Leveraging Brain Science for Successful Change

September 10, 2024 with Dr. Britt Andreatta
The pace of today's change is pushing the limits of even the most nimble organizations. Change occurs in a myriad of ways from shifting technology to reorganizing functions to seeking new customers and operating globally. And no matter the size, every change requires new learning. Recent discoveries in neuroscience illuminate how we learn, respond to change, and ways we can maximize both flexibility and resilience.
Book by Dr. Britt Andreatta
Book by Dr. Britt Andreatta

How to Build Your Executive Presence and Impact

September 12, 2024 with May Busch
Having executive presence and impact is essential for leadership and career success. This program provides clarity on the actionable strategies participants can put to work right away to inspire confidence, command attention and gain the respect of senior decision makers from the moment they enter the room (including zoom) through to the end of the meeting.
Book by May Busch

Most Powerful You: How Women Leaders Close Power Gaps & Reach Their Highest Potential

September 17, 2024 with Kathy Caprino
The business world has been forever changed by the important progress and contributions that women have made. Yet, with only 36% of managerial roles and 28% of C-suite positions being held by women, women continue to struggle to achieve the recognition, reward, respect, contribution level and authority they have earned and are prepared for.
Book by Kathy Caprino
Book by Kathy Caprino

Become an Influential Communicator

October 17, 2024 with Tatiana Kolovou
Effective communication is a crucial skill in the business world, and this course will help you hone yours. The course covers the theory of persuasion and likability, as well as strategies for audience analysis and influential presentations.

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter

October 22, 2024 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

Think Smarter, Not Harder: Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills

October 24, 2024 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

Influence to Impact: Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders

November 05, 2024 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

Communicating with Influence and Impact

November 12, 2024 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 To Think Strategically And Make An Impact

November 14, 2024 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

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

December 03, 2024 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
Effective communication can impress people but powerful communication can move people to action. This program identifies the elements of powerful communication and teaches you how to harness and utilize your individual skills to become a communicator that persuades, inspires, and transforms. Expect a highly interactive program with group exercises, skills assessment, demonstrations, and plenty of opportunities to apply what you are learning.
Book by Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
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