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

Working Smart: Managing Priorities and Mastering Workflow

December 01, 2022 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

How Women Rise: Breaking The Habits That Are Holding You Back

December 06, 2022 with Sally Helgesen
In this interactive workshop program, aimed specifically at senior and high potential women, Sally draws on her collaborative work with #1 ranked executive coach Marshall Goldsmith to help participants address habits and behaviors that can hold them back from moving to higher levels. Most of these behaviors are rooted in strengths that may have served women well early in their careers but can undermine them as they assume more responsibility and ...
Book by Sally Helgesen
Book by Sally Helgesen

Leading From Anywhere: The Essential Guide To Managing Hybrid & Remote Teams

December 08, 2022 with Dr. David Burkus
Research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere-which means leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere. Learn how to handle the key challenges that remote leaders face: building a strong team culture, developing norms for communication, limiting distractions, ensuring accountability for work, providing feedback, and avoiding burnout. This session provides everything you'll need to ...
Book by Dr. David Burkus
Book by Dr. David Burkus

Optimize Your Decision Making by Anticipating the Unexpected

December 13, 2022 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
In this program, you will learn how to increase the quality of your decision-making and those of your team, even in volatile, uncertain, complex and uncertain environments, as you work through engaging case studies and current corporate examples, to understand how to apply this knowledge in the 'real world'.
Book by Dr. Kathy Pearson

Breakthrough Ideas: Becoming a More Strategic Thinker

December 15, 2022 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...
Book by Dr. Julia Sloan
Book by Dr. Julia Sloan

Inspirational Leadership: Cultivating Commitment, Collaboration and Accountability

January 17, 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

5 Strategies To Help Remote And Hybrid Teams Perform At Their Best

January 24, 2023 with Dr. Graeme Codrington
Whatever the post-Covid future looks like, the workplace will be changing in many ways over the next few years, including adapting to more flexibility, automation, technology and globalisation, and the demands of younger generations of "digital native" employees. At the heart of ensuring high levels of productivity, engagement and contribution will be the ability of organisations and their leaders to build healthy hybrid teams. This is not merely...
Book by Dr. Graeme Codrington
Book by Dr. Graeme Codrington

Leadership Presence: The Hidden Factor To Your Success

January 26, 2023 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

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

January 31, 2023 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

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

February 14, 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

Leading Change: 8 strategies to overcome obstacles and achieve better results

February 16, 2023 with Jake Jacobs
Leading change is difficult and full of risks for both the organization and a leader's career. The aim of this program is to equip leaders with the skills and insights they need to lead successful change initiatives. Discover eight strategies for transforming the typical change process into something far smoother and more efficient. Learn levers you can pull to accelerate every step in the change process, figure out where the real energy for cha...
Book by Jake Jacobs

Be the Leader that People Will Follow: Building Three Kinds of Trust

February 21, 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

Mastering Tough Conversations: Communicate Best When It Matters Most

February 23, 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

February 28, 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

Mastering Conflict: Tactics for Turning Differences into Collaboration

March 14, 2023 with Dr. Tim Ursiny
A team without conflict is a team without passion. Talented people will have divergent opinions, differing ideas and alternative perspectives. So, conflict is a necessary part of our lives, especially for top-performing teams. That said, when done poorly, negative conflict can lead to low morale, passive-aggressive behaviors, dysfunctional relationships, poor performance, a miserable culture and even legal issues. This program will give participa...
Book by Dr. Tim Ursiny
Book by Dr. Tim Ursiny

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

March 16, 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

Boosting Productivity: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter

March 21, 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

Breakthrough Ideas: Becoming a More Strategic Thinker

March 23, 2023 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...
Book by Dr. Julia Sloan
Book by Dr. Julia Sloan

Influence to Impact: Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders

March 28, 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

Leadership Communication Essentials: Navigating Trust, Conflict, and Feedback

April 13, 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 isnít 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

Leadership Presence: Sending All the Right Signals

April 18, 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

Dealing with Difficult People: Bringing Out the Best in Others

April 27, 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

Leading vs Managing: The Difference is Key to Your Success

May 09, 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

Communicating with IMPACT: Six Steps to Design and Deliver Messages that Inspire Action

May 16, 2023 with Patrick Donadio
In today's high-tech world, good old-fashioned, verbal communication is not as good as it used to be. With communication in the workplace expanded to several platforms, how do you ensure the message you send will be received, understood and acted upon?
Book by Patrick Donadio

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

May 23, 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

Critical Thinking Skills To Improve Your Decision-Making

June 08, 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

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
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