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Today's leaders must communicate with clarity, conviction, and compassion. Institutions and the individuals who lead them are being held to account in new ways. That's especially challenging with uncertain business conditions and in an increasingly diverse and contentious world. What's more, interactions have become mostly virtual, making everything from internal management to external collaboration to negotiations harder than ever. In this live online program, you will strengthen your ability to lead and communicate powerfully in different settings—public and private, in person and on virtual communication platforms like Zoom, and through routine or especially difficult interactions. As you discover and sharpen your authentic voice, you will gain new ability to get your message across.

Key Benefits

Whether you are making your case for a major proposal, negotiating a merger, communicating bad news, or providing performance feedback to an employee, you can't afford missteps. In this virtual program, you will learn how to connect and communicate more effectively and more confidently as you work to drive better business results.

Become a more versatile communicator who can work with a diverse range of people
  • Connect more quickly—with one person or a huge group
  • Find common ground and build enduring relationships
  • Determine the best strategy for communicating high volumes of information
Stay in control of your message
  • Navigate tension and conflict of all kinds without losing your cool
  • Deploy humor and emotion effectively
  • Earn trust by speaking spontaneously and authentically
Tailor your message to your audience
  • Develop empathy and understanding for different people and perspectives
  • Deliver a compelling argument that persuades and motivates others
  • Improve your presence, even virtually
Expand your personal and professional network
  • Extend your network by connecting and working with accomplished executives from various backgrounds, industries, and countries across the globe
  • Build relationships with a diverse group of peers who can provide wide-ranging insights into your business challenges and career decisions

Who Should Attend

  • Leaders with at least 8-10 years of experience in any type of business who want to develop their ability to communicate more effectively
  • Executives who have strategic, operational, or administrative responsibilities, including business unit leaders and executives from any functional area
  • Leaders from organizations of any size or sector of the economy, including manufacturing, technology, life sciences, services, nonprofits, and government agencies

Attendance by multiple company representatives will foster teamwork and amplify the program's impact on your organization.

Programme available for download here

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