Executive Education

Communication for the Senior Leader ®

Deliver inspiring messages with maximum leadership impact

Program Level: Advanced

In these incredibly challenging times, communication skills have never been more important for senior leaders. 

Delivered in partnership with The Humphrey Group Inc., this program focuses on the strong links between leadership and communication at the highest organizational levels. Learn to articulate a compelling vision that drives people to action. Navigate conversations where political savvy is crucial, and build relationships at senior levels. Use communication to inspire others in daily interactions.

The interactive format facilitates social learning. You will have opportunities to network with your peers and to apply, test and receive feedback on the skills you are learning.

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Executives and senior managers (Director-level and above) who wish to develop the inspirational communication and leadership skills required of successful top-level leaders.

  • Distill complex thinking into clear messages that communicate an inspiring vision 
  • Cultivate the presence of a senior leader 
  • Answer tough questions with clarity and confidence 
  • Articulate an authentic leadership brand  
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders 
  • Navigate complex power dynamics strategically

Leading at Senior Levels

  • Sharing your deeply held convictions and articulating a clear vision
  • Moving from an informational to an inspirational approach 

Using the Leader’s Script to Present Ideas

  • Structuring your thinking
  • Distilling complex information down to essential details
  • Using precise and persuasive language

Power, Influence and Relationships

  • Political intelligence and power dynamics, being strategic when building relationships
  • Developing executive gravitas and using your presence to inspire
  • Advancing relationships at senior levels
  • Practicing your elevator pitch 

Mastering Q&As

  • Best practices for Q&A
  • Creating an effective response: active listening, opening with a grabber, answering the question, bridging to your message, selling your point of view
  • Selling your point of view while furthering your leadership agenda 

Special features

This program will challenge you to apply the components of leadership to a variety of communications. You will prepare a talk, role-play challenging Q&A situations, and practice building your brand and relationships with intention. 

Note: while every course from The Humphrey Group is unique, there may be some overlap in the communications methodology that underpins the learning. Please speak to an advisor at 604.822.8400 if you plan to attend this after taking a previous Humphrey Group program.

This program is delivered by the team at the Humphrey Group.

Upcoming sessions

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Success stories

"This was a fantastic course. I would highly recommend it to others seeking to understand and develop their personal brand and communication strategies." 
"This program definitely exceeded my expectations. I will be leveraging the tools we learned and recommending that colleagues attend." 

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