Communications and Executive Presence Program

Become an influential leader by improving your communication skills through team exercises and interactive presentations.

Who should attend?

Mid- to senior-level leaders who want to master powerful influencing, persuasion, and communication skills.

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Program Content

You’re a leader. Now it’s time to act the part.

As a leader, it’s your job to engage, align, inspire, and move people to act. It’s called executive presence. And if you don’t have it, your career could be stuck in neutral.

The Communications and Executive Presence Program is a transformative program. It closes the gap between merit and success. You’ll learn to communicate your ideas, proposals, and vision. To influence and persuade those around you. To be the confident leader you’re meant to be.

Through team exercises and interactive presentations, you will learn about yourself and you’ll improve your ability to influence and persuade diverse audiences – whether one-on-one or before a large group of people.

With this program, you’ll go beyond motivational. You’ll be inspirational.

What You Learn

Winning Strategies to Influence, Persuade, and Lead Others

  • Master effective ways to lead, influence, and motivate others

Delivering Powerful Presentations

  • Learn how to deliver persuasive, effective presentations
  • Become a pro of handling challenging questions and “hecklers”
  • Understand the importance of non-verbal communication in presentations
  • Design visuals that support you – not upstage you

Using the High-Performing Team to Make a Difference

  • Learn how to create a balanced team with all communication styles present

Principles Underlying Effective Communication

  • Understand the different leadership communication styles and how to communicate with each
  • Master skills required to deal with difficult situations

How You Learn

The Ivey Academy is a centre for innovation in executive development – blending contemporary academic research with practical, case-based, experiential learning and real-world expertise. Our approach inspires true behaviour transformation in executive leaders. Participants come away with actionable business insights and access to a network of alumni that supports continuing individual growth.

We design and deliver virtual programs to achieve the same outcomes. Our faculty draw on deep knowledge in learning design to drive highly interactive live sessions, small peer-learning groups, coaching, simulations, and self-paced learning.

Live Faculty-led Sessions

Join live sessions featuring expert Ivey faculty using any computer or mobile device. With the help of a live technical director, we also call on the group to participate in real-time.

Peer Learning Sessions

Virtual learning technology allows faculty to assign instant breakout groups during a larger session. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and collaborate to solve challenges together with your fellow participants.

Self-paced Learning Activities

Prepare for live sessions using pre-recorded videos, readings, and case-studies – delivered at a flexible pace through our Canvas learning management system. Discuss ideas with your peers via a private forum and complete guided self-reflections to help apply key takeaways in your own role.


Individual assessment tools enable deeper self-awareness, encouraging participants to reflect on their learning journey throughout the program. Apply valuable new personal discoveries to your constantly evolving identity as a leader.

Program ROI

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After completing the Communications and Executive Presence Program, you'll receive an authentic digital artifact – also known as a badge. This badge showcases your achievements and commitment to professional development. You can share your accomplishment with your network by displaying digital badges on social media, websites, ePortfolios, professional networks, and email signatures. Included in your badge is a digital certificate. Your network will be able to view your personalized and authentic certificate through your online digital badge.

In addition to a digital badge, you will receive a Communications and Executive Presence Program Certificate of Completion, a powerful credential from the top business school in Canada.

Program Faculty

Session Dates

Module 1

Thursday, April 15, 2021; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Module 2

Wednesday, April 21, 2021; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Module 3

Friday, April 23, 2021; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Module 4

Monday, April 26, 2021; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Module 5

Wednesday, April 28, 2021; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Program Fees

$3,500 CAD

Program fee includes all materials.

Program fees are tax exempt.