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    IMS Kansas City leadership development programs are committed to helping you expand the capacity of your teams and improving the capabilities of your entire organization. IMS Leveraged Learning takes it even further with 30-days of blended-learning access. Call to learn more about our programs and how IMS Kansas City can help your employees learn, grow and thrive.

    Speak to be Heard: Influencing Others to Take Action

    March 27, 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 conversations. (NOTE: Participants should bring a smartphone or iPad with them to the session.)
    Book by Stacey Hanke
    Book by Stacey Hanke

    Optimize your Decision Making: Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected

    April 29, 2020 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
    Every organization, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, whether publicly traded or privately held, whether large or small, must balance the need for positive short-term results and positive long-term results. Fundamentally, the management behaviors and practices for meeting short-term objectives are vastly different than those necessary to meet long-term objectives. Often mid-level managers must excel in both areas. This session explores best practices in achieving these results. Embedded in the session are decision-making behaviors, cultural enablers, predicting versus managing the uncertainty of the future, and building adaptability into longer-term strategic initiatives. The session is highly interactive and builds on current case studies....
    Book by Dr. Kathy Pearson

    The Courage to Confront: Problem Solving in the Face of Conflict

    May 19, 2020 with Dr. Scott Allen
    It takes courage to confront. This thought-provoking and interactive session will begin with a deep dive into emotional intelligence and why emotions are critical to your success. We also explore seven basic conflict management styles that each have a time and a place depending on your goals and objectives.
    Book by Dr. Scott Allen
    Book by Dr. Scott Allen

    Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

    June 10, 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 outright or produce gains that don't last? The reality is that as many as 70% of organizational change efforts fall short of expectations.
    Book by Dr. Barbara Trautlein

    Be the Leader Others Want to Follow: Build Engagement, Teamwork and Results

    July 22, 2020 with Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
    Leaders are challenged to not only recruit and select top talent but also to retain their best in an environment of uncertainty and change. As 'A players' search for the best companies - and continually hone their resumes - a key strategy to retain them is to fully engage them. This session will share the state of engagement in today`s workplaces including how each generation views work and their place in it. Strategies and techniques will include enhancing your leadership acumen, building effective and trusting teams, engaging all generations of employees by understanding their needs and maintaining your personal resilience to be the very best leader that you can be.
    Book by Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
    Book by Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed

    Authentic Leadership: Inspire Others by Communicating with Impact

    August 19, 2020 with Dr. Todd Dewett
    This workshop addresses professional success from a practical perspective. Building on scholarship and real world experience, Dr. Dewett uses funny and emotional stories to discuss how to take your team and your career to the next level. Leadership is explored through aspects of communication, decision-making, motivation, managing change, and creating a culture of accountability. Dr. Dewett addresses your core personal and people-related challenges at work using the lens of authenticity. Following thought provoking discussion and activities, you will leave with several useful takeaways you can put to use immediately. Join Dr. Dewett for a memorable day of laughing and learning.
    Book by Dr. Todd Dewett
    Book by Dr. Todd Dewett

    Executive Presence: Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader

    September 23, 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 the betterment of the company. They will create a consistent view of themselves as a compelling force inside an organization. They will learn how to utilize executive presence to shape and positively affect the outcome of situations.
    Book by Joel Garfinkle
    Book by Joel Garfinkle

    The Leadership Imperative: Improving Performance through Trust, Communication and Teamwork

    October 14, 2020 with Neil Staker
    Interpersonal communication is simple in concept, yet difficult in context. How we handle the human side of work has a HUGE impact on our success; yet most people lack a solid, actionable approach to dealing with the challenges that inevitably arise. Learn skills that help you collaborate, communicate, and resolve differences more successfully.

    Optimize your Time and Focus to Make your Best Even Better

    November 12, 2020 with Jason Womack
    This session is designed to engage, inform and equip participants with the tools, mindset and practices to improve their productivity by 20% or more every day. Managing email, attending meetings, planning projects...these are all the types of work our clients say they need to do more effectively and more efficiently. This program is designed to help get more of the right things done, faster and easier, using the tools and systems we all have access to. Learn what top performers know about productivity and effective leadership. Learn specific time management and productivity insights that you can implement immediately at your office and with your team!
    Book by Jason Womack
    Book by Jason Womack

    How to Succeed in High-Stakes, Difficult and Consequential Conversations

    December 01, 2020 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
    No one likes confrontation and conflict but they are inevitable in our professional and personal lives. The key to success in handling high stakes, difficult, and consequential conversations is understanding typical human behavior and your own behavioral tendencies. This session will give you tools to plan and have constructive conversations on difficult and high stakes topics.
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