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Leadership Communication Skills

Live Online Program

Date
Dec 1-3, 2020
Location

Online 

Cost
$1200
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Strong communication skills are critical for driving strategic initiatives. In this course, leaders at all levels will learn strategies for communicating successfully with important stakeholders. Explore fundamental elements of communication, practice frameworks for developing powerful messaging in every type of presentation, and learn how to make an impact through your personal brand.
 

Time to complete: 8 hours
Live sessions: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET on Dec 1, 2, and 3
Access to content: Nov 17, 2020 to Jan 7, 2021
Content includes: Activities, community discussion and learning resources
This program is for leaders at all levels
 

Sessions:


Effective Leadership Communication 

Effective communication is fundamental to effective leadership. Our most impactful leaders communicate in ways that others can hear it and hear what others say in order to cultivate mutual understanding. With attention and practice, that impact is accessible to all of us.  Together we will explore key elements of effective communication and integrate frameworks to build these capacities. In this interactive session, you will come away with the concepts and practices to help you:

  • Identify and close communication gaps
  • Use “clean” talk to express and understand important messages
  • Promote productive conversations by using methods to better explain our own thinking and get others to explain their perspectives

Powerful Presentations

Our work lives are filled with presentations.  From meetings with senior leaders to quarterly financial recaps, pitch decks, team updates, project proposals and debriefs, training webinars, and customer presentations, we often find ourselves contributing to and/or delivering presentations. Being able to convey your key messages in a way that resonates with your audience is a critical business competency, but choosing what to share and how is often challenging (and time-intensive)! In this interactive session, we will provide actionable advice and opportunities to practice key skills for more powerful presentations, including:

  • Organizing your message – storylining and storytelling
  • Using charts and visuals to make your message “pop” and other best practices
  • Adapting your presentation approach to fit the audience, meeting format, and meeting objectives

Personal Impact

How do you establish instant credibility and connect easily with others? This interactive workshop focuses on the principles of personal style, helping you further define your professional style while capitalizing on your uniqueness. You will practice elements of presence in role plays with a special focus on authenticity in vocal presence, visual leadership, and attitude. Learn how to:

  • Leverage your unique style to establish a differentiated personal brand
  • Develop a set of personal goals and tools for establishing a strong presence

 

Cost:

$1,200

Bundle rates available for multiple programs. 

Group discounts are available. Contact Meredith Courtney to learn more. 

 

Testimonials:

  • “The speakers/presenters were some of the best I have ever had, especially given that it was a fully virtual course. Very engaging.”

  •  “I enjoyed collaborating with the women in the breakout rooms. It didn't feel hard to work together, whether it was because the goal was well defined, or because everyone was just invested in doing the work, or maybe both.”

  • “Although I consider myself an effective communicator, there are still a ton of ways I can improve, even if it is something as small as having a formula for how I introduce myself or kick-off a meeting. I also learned that perspective matters - to whom I am presenting, the message I am trying to convey, etc.  I am a big fan of consistency and continuity, but many situations require adapting the way we communicate.”

  • “The group sessions gave me great ideas and energy. I enjoyed how we took the collective wisdom from the previous courses and brought it together.

  • “I'm filled with gratitude for the opportunity to take these courses as it was a step away from the day to day work that I do, and extremely vital and useful information.”

  • “This course was highly worthwhile, noting that the material helped me to look inward at my own behavioral tendencies.  When I observe and adjust my behavior, I create a new unfolding of events. Thank you for this opportunity!”

  • “I really appreciated that it was more interactive than just being lectured. I loved getting to know the other participants in the breakout sessions.”

Experience level
All levels
Program Contact

Meredith Courtney, mcourtney@smith.edu

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