Fast-paced overview of key topics that are critical to organizations in a time of disruptive change


These 60-minute live, virtual programs are free to all IMS members. Each provides a quick dive into key topics that are critical to organizations during a time of disruptive change. Packed with actionable learning strategies, participants will experience an interactive virtual program with an IMS thought leader and receive post-session support through microlearning lessons and a discussion board. A recording of each session is available to all registrants who are unable to attend on the day of the program.


Motivation Myths: Strategies To Improve Employee Engagement and Performance

June 01, 2022 with Jeff Haden
Sometimes leaders implement changes to improve employee engagement and motivation. Other times they make changes to improve the bottom-line. But what if you could take steps that will achieve both? This program will discuss real-world and research-based strategies any leader can use to improve employee satisfaction and improve productivity, efficiency, and financial results.
Book by Jeff Haden

Finding Purpose and Living a Fulfilled Life

July 06, 2022 with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the world's leading executive coach and author/editor of 42 books including the New York Times best seller What Got You Here Won't Get You There. He is one of only four recipients of the IMS Lifetime Achievement Award. In this very special IMS program Dr. Goldsmith will be discussing his most recent book The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment. He will offer practical advice and exercises aimed at shedding t...
Book by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Book by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Best Practices for the Public Sector

July 26, 2022 with Alan Robinson
Based on research covering five countries and 77 government organizations Alan Robinson will share how some agencies create efficiencies that allow them to far outperform others by focusing on front-line improvements. By empowering supervisors and low-level managers to create change these agencies have made sustainable improvements to their operations, bit by bit, day by day. This exciting new approach will help managers of any level transform th...
Book by Alan Robinson

The Long Game: How to Be a Long Term Thinker in a Short Term World

August 02, 2022 with Dorie Clark
It's no secret that today's leaders feel pulled in too many directions. We often feel rushed, overwhelmed, and perennially behind. So we keep our heads down, focused on the next thing, and the next, without a moment to breathe. We need to reorient ourselves to see the big picture so we can tap into the power of small changes that, made today, will have an enormous and disproportionate impact on our future success. We need to start playing The Lon...
Book by Dorie Clark
Book by Dorie Clark

Mastering Conflict: Tactics for Turning Differences into Collaboration

September 08, 2022 with Dr. Tim Ursiny
A team without conflict is a team without passion. In order to thrive, talented people must have the ability and the opportunity to share differences of opinion. That said, conflicting priorities, positions and personalities can often put individuals and teams at odds with one another. When done incorrectly, negative conflict can lead to low morale, passive-aggressive behaviors, dysfunctional relationships, poor performance and a miserable cul...
Book by Dr. Tim Ursiny
Book by Dr. Tim Ursiny

Overturning Overwhelm at Work

October 06, 2022 with Rebecca Zucker
Even prior to the pandemic, overwhelm at work had become a pervasive issue. The pandemic only exacerbated the problem. The tidal wave of work and other demands coming at us is not likely to stop. To be sure, there are cultural and organizational issues that drive overload and need to be addressed. Nonetheless, there are things that we can do - and change - about how we behave and think that can give us a greater sense of agency and control, makin...

How Digital Leadership Is(n't) Different

November 22, 2022 with Dr. Gerald Kane
Digital disruption won't end anytime soon; the average worker will experience numerous waves of disruption during the course of a career. The COVID pandemic accelerated many of these changes, and will make the coming years more disruptive than in our lifetimes. Many leaders mistakenly believe that they need an entirely different skillset to lead a digitally mature organization or a digitally native generation. Prof. Kane discusses what should an...
Book by Dr. Gerald Kane
Book by Dr. Gerald Kane
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