Leadership Communication in a Virtual World (Online)

As the world makes a paradigm shift to a virtual environment, a leader’s ability to communicate ideas and strategy, drive productivity, and build consensus has become more challenging.

This program provides the tools and techniques designed to enhance personal communication style, while challenging participants to step outside of their comfort zone to adapt to the needs of any audience.

Through interactive exercises and real-time feedback, you will learn how to organize a persuasive and motivating message. As a direct result of applying these concepts and using this new lens, you can turn your focus to building consensus, motivating others, and putting emphasis on your own personal persuasiveness.

Program Modules

  • Technical Check-In and Introductions: August 27 (12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT)
  • Week 1: August 28 (11 am—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 2: September 4 (11 am—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 3: September 11 (11 am—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 4: September 18 (11 am—1 pm EDT)

Program Benefits

  • Become a better influencer
  • Understand your audience and improve your connectivity
  • Engage your team and adapt to the changing norm of communication
  • Inspire change within your organization
  • Deploy new skills and identify areas of improvement
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Assessing presentation style through a tried and proven organization, content, and delivery presentation method
  • Developing presentation skills for today’s virtual means of communication
  • Gaining essential skills for persuading and motivating your team to enhance productivity
  • Analyzing the tools of effective communication: listening, empathy, storytelling, building rapport, and leading others across the finish line

Who Should Enroll

This program is for managers who wish to sharpen their skills of effectively communicating to lead, persuade, influence, and inspire.

Program Information

Program Dates

August 27–September 18, 2020
Instructor Jill Abruzese Slye

Class Times

11:00 am—1:00 pm EDT

Program Fee

2020 Program Fee: $1,250


Online (Zoom)


Jill Abruzese Slye has over 29 years of business experience in sales, management, communications, public speaking, career event planning, and employer relations. As a Harvard University Extension School graduate, Jill was elected and inducted into the Phi Beta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda.

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