Leadership Communication

April 23–24, 2018 $2,750
May 16–17, 2018 $2,750
June 27–28, 2018 $2,750
July 9–10, 2018 $2,750
August 6–7, 2018 $2,750
As your responsibilities grow, your communication skills can help you succeed—or hold you back. In any business role or function, you must be able to convey your ideas in ways that drive effective decision-making, teamwork, and action.
In this two-day program, you’ll delve into the communication tools and techniques used by the world’s most successful managers. Exploring several communication types, this program will help you become more persuasive in written and oral communications in a range of settings. From one-on-ones to large groups, and from informal to formal formats, you will return to your role/organization a more confident communicator with a solid understanding of why and how to shift between communication types.
Through experiential exercises and small group activities, you will put these techniques into practice, test out new approaches, and learn to communicate with poise, clarity, and conviction. You’ll leave the program with the skills needed to engage, inform, and inspire others—and improve your ability to communicate like a leader.

Program Benefits

  • Learn the principles of communication that drive all business interactions
  • Structure messages that inspire your audience to take action
  • Grow confidence in your presentation abilities
  • Convey your insights and recommendations more effectively
  • Cultivate your personal leadership and communication style

Topics Covered

  • Understanding and connecting with your audience and preparing for their responses.
  • Learning nonverbal communication techniques involving presence, body language, and delivery
  • Structuring communications to adapt to different business situations and audiences
  • Generating ideas for organizing, preparing, and delivering effective presentations
  • Practicing delivery of high-impact messages that are memorable and motivating

Who Should Enroll

This program is appropriate for business professionals at all levels of experience who would like to be more effective in both written and oral communications. Participants must be fluent in English to participate fully in fast-moving discussions, exercises, and group projects. This program is a variation of our previously offered Delivering Effective Presentations, Introduction to Public Speaking: Effective Presentation Skills, and Advanced Executive Communication Skills programs. If you have taken any of these, please consider one of these offerings.

Program Information

Program Dates

April 23–24, 2018
Instructor: Jill Abruzese Slye, Marjorie Lee North
May 16–17, 2018
Instructor: Michelle Ehrenreich
June 27–28, 2018
Instructor: Jill Abruzese Slye, Marjorie Lee North
July 9–10, 2018
Instructor: Michelle Ehrenreich
August 6–7, 2018
Instructor: Jill Abruzese Slye, Marjorie Lee North

Class Times

Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm.

Program Fee

2018 Program Fee: $2,750

Location

Division of Continuing Education classrooms, One Brattle Square

Instructor

Marjorie Lee North received the 2004 Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award from Harvard Extension School. Until 2007, she was the clinical director in the department of speech and language pathology and audiology at Northeastern University. North is a consultant for political candidates, professors, physicians, lawyers, and business executives, and runs a private practice that specializes in accent modification, public speaking, and executive communication skills. She has run workshops for Physicians Without Borders, Merrill Lynch, Massachusetts General Hospital, and other companies. North holds a master’s degree from Adelphi University.

Michelle Ehrenreich is the founding partner of Acuity Partners, a management consultancy firm that helps clients develop effective business, marketing, and communications strategies. She has helped hundreds of executives become more effective leaders and communicators. Previously, Ehrenreich developed workshops and management communication training programs at McKinsey and Company, and marketing and growth strategies for Mercer Management Consulting. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MS in applied mathematics from Stanford University.

Jill Abruzese Slye is a respected organizer of events, networker, and consummate relationship builder. She brings over 27 years of business management experience in sales, communications, public speaking, career event planning, and employer relations.

Jill’s vision, passion, and drive put her at the forefront of such diverse causes as: Women in Business for Yonkers Chamber of Commerce, Harvard Extension Business Society, Women’s Motocross-District 34 NY, and the Quali-Tea of Life Series for the Women of the Harvard Club. Her message of self awareness, authenticity, and action has inspired people of all ages to remain persistent in their quest for personal fulfillment and success.