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.
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.
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.
What You Learn
For detailed program content, download the brochure.
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
This is Not about Textbooks and Lectures
This isn’t your typical classroom. Our programs are designed with busy leaders in mind. We’re talking an engaging, interactive, and unique experience. Our real-world Case-Method of Learning is not about textbooks and lectures – it’s about learning by doing. You’ll walk away with new knowledge and ideas that you can immediately implement in your business.
Create Immediate Impact
Throughout the program, you’ll track your learning outcomes and pinpoint specific initiatives to implement. You’ll leave knowing exactly how you will apply your new knowledge and skills, and a self-developed implementation plan to start your impact once back in your workplace.
Denis S.J. Shackel
Denis taught elementary grades in New Zealand (1963-1969) while earning his B.A., Diploma of Teaching, Diploma of Education and M.A. (First Class Hons.). He completed his Ph.D. in School Psychology at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) where he taught Educational Psychology from 1971 to 2000. He was honoured as the Professor of the Year (2000) when he retired from O.I.S.E. and moved to London. He was similarly honoured when he received the highest U.W.O. Teaching Award following his first year teaching at Ivey and the same award again in 2010.
His outstanding teaching record has led to his being selected as "Leader In Faculty Teaching" [LIFT] by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in July 2007.
He has been President of his management consulting company (Unlocking of Talents) since 1978 and has presented numerous workshops to managers in business, industry and government agencies around the world. The Canadian Management Centre and the American Management Association describes Denis as: " A creative, courageous and energetic visionary who radiates a positive professional presence with confidence and humility…a truly world class educator".
Where You Learn
Donald K. Johnson Centre
130 King St. West
The Exchange Tower
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ivey's Donald K. Johnson Centre is located in the heart of Toronto's financial district in the Exchange Tower at 130 King Street West.
With two two-tiered amphitheatre classrooms, nine breakout rooms, a large reception area, on-site catering, ergonomic seating, wireless technology, and on-site support, the Donald K. Johnson Centre is a state-of-the-art meeting and conference facility.
The Donald K. Johnson Centre is easily accessible using the TTC (King Subway), Go Transit (located five minutes from Union Station), Via Rail, or the underground PATH pedestrian walkway.Learn more about the centre
Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
551 Windermere Road
London, Ontario, Canada
The Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre provides business professionals with an extraordinary and intimate setting like no other. Housed in a Georgian manor with 30 beautifully landscaped acres of parkland and gardens, The Ivey Academy is minutes from Western University and the Ivey Business School.
Spencer has 125 guest suites, 14,000 sq. ft. of event space (including three amphitheatres), cycling and hiking trails, a fitness centre, a high-ropes team-building course, five dining rooms, and free parking.Learn more about the centre
Ready to enrol?
For nearly 70 years, leaders from around the world have come to The Ivey Academy to deepen their business knowledge and drive immediate results. It may be just what you and your organization need.Enrol Now