The City and County of San Francisco is a sponsoring member of the Institute for Management Studies (IMS). This partnership offers CCSF employees access to choose from five to six leadership development programs each month, free one-hour sessions, and private leadership development programs customized IMS upon request. The IMS faculty/educators are carefully chosen to create a dynamic & engaging virtual experience, covering the most demanding topics across the field of leadership.

IMS offers all employees of CCSF a powerful one-hour FREE virtual session, once a month. Register here:
Additionally, IMS offers 5-6 paid programs a month for member organizations to choose from. The “IMS Learning Journey” is a program based on the most challenging topics in leadership today:

  1. Three hour interactive & engaging virtual program driven by carefully selected thought-leader
  2. After initial program, attendees receive 30 day-access to the IMS thought-leader with materials to apply & test out new leadership techniques
    • Link is emailed to all attendees to access “post-session resource page” that opens access to educator and all those who attended
    • Link to recording of initial 3 hour program to refer back to
    • Discussion Board to ask question/further guidance
  3. After the 30 days of practice, IMS thought-leader holds a final one-hour coaching/mentor meeting to hear back from the group & provide further insight

To view the complete schedule, go to: and select San Francisco from the Locations in the menu bar. The registration page can be accessed from the description of each program. Alternately, you may contact or call (775) 322-8222. Payment for seminars may be made with a credit card or invoice. You may wish to seek pre-approval for education reimbursement through your union funds. Click on Tuition Reimbursement for more information on reimbursement programs.