Ivey Communications and Leadership Presence Program

Learn how to cultivate your leadership presence by identifying and bringing your best self forward. Hone your communication skills, receive coaching from Ivey faculty, and practice with a peer network of other leaders.

Who should attend?

Emerging and experienced executive leaders who desire to master the art and science of authentic communication skills and reach new levels of leadership presence to enhance impact and influence in any situation.

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Program Content

Successful leaders know how to have an impact. Great leaders know how to inspire. The Ivey Communication and Leadership Presence Program takes your leadership presence from good to great through the power of authentic communication.

This transformative program is designed for leaders who are ready to move beyond traditional approaches to communication. Through a deeply personal process that links leading-edge research, neuroscience, and sociology with guided self-reflection, you’ll learn how to cultivate your leadership presence by identifying and bringing your best self forward.

Throughout the program you will practice your communication skills, receive coaching from top-rated Ivey faculty, and build a global peer network who will be in your corner when you need them most. You’ll return to work with the confidence to navigate tough situations, master difficult conversations, and communicate your vision as a leader who inspires from a place of self-awareness and an understanding of others.

What You Learn

Your Best Self

  • Develop a deeper understanding of your authentic self through self-assessments and guided reflections
  • Define and articulate your leadership presence
  • Learn how to lead with your best self

Leadership Communication Competencies

  • Understand the key communication skills that contribute to superior leadership outcomes
  • Learn how integrating dimensions of character and commitment leads to more powerful communication and inspired leadership

Communicate in Context

  • Master the skills needed to put your best self forward in any context: in person, on the phone, and virtually, over video
  • Receive personal feedback on your leadership presence from peers and faculty

Equitable Communication

  • Learn best practices related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
  • Understand approaches and learn techniques that strengthen your ability to build authentic connections with people who think and work differently
  • Learn how to break silences and engage in ways that are meaningful and respectful

Authentic Conversation

  • Bring your best self forward in any conversation
  • Learn how to navigate difficult, crucial, and confrontational conversations from a place of self-awareness and an awareness of others

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.

Self-Assessments

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

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your best self
  • Master the art and science of authentic communication in any context
  • Strengthen your ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Hone your capacity to navigate difficult conversations with confidence
  • Grow leadership presence and return to work as a leader who inspires
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After completing the Ivey Communications and Leadership 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 an Ivey Communications and Leadership Presence Program Certificate of Completion, a powerful credential from the top business school in Canada.

Program Faculty

Session Dates

Module 1

Wednesday, September 15, 2021; 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Orientation & welcome e-reception

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Module 2

Thursday, September 16, 2021; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Live Virtual Session

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Module 3

Wednesday, September 22, 2021; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Live Virtual Session

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Module 4

Thursday, September 23, 2021; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Live Virtual Session

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Module 5

Wednesday, September 29, 2021; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Live Virtual Session

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Module 6

Thursday, September 30, 2021; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Live Virtual Session

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Locations

Orientation & welcome e-reception

Live Virtual Session

Program Fees

$3,500 CAD

Program fee includes all materials.

Program fees are tax exempt.