Communications Excellence (Online)

Haas School of Business

How long?

  • 3 days
  • online

What are the topics?

Haas School of Business


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Who should attend

  • Senior Leadership and High-Potential Executives
  • Business Development and Marketing Teams
  • Leadership in Nonprofit and Service Organizations
  • Developers and Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to develop profound leadership communications skills

About the course

Communications Excellence is a three-day, synchronous online program. The schedule is carefully designed to enable learning, retention, and overall growth. Day One consists of three sessions of full curriculum, Day Two will be spent focusing on further development and practice with the tools learned in Day One, and preparing for your pitch presentation for Day Three. In support of this effort, each faculty member will hold a separate live Office Hour, each at a different time of the day, focused on their unique areas of expertise (e.g., storytelling, presence, organizational strategy). You may choose to attend any, or all, of the available Office Hours to ask questions, discuss applications, and go deeper on areas of relevance for your communication goals. Day Three will consist of one curriculum session, a coaching and practice frameworks session, and final pitches/presentations in the last session. Final pitch presentations will include the opportunity for peer and faculty feedback.

You will gain the fundamental skills to successfully express your objectives in each of your presentations and pitches. Through research-driven frameworks and a convenient, online platform, you will return to your work with influential communication skills, agility, and authenticity.

Master Your Personal Communication Style

Define and refine success strategies uniquely suited to you and your business while you build the communication skills to follow through. Adapt your communication style to the virtual world to maximize your presence in the Zoomiverse.

Use Communication as a Mechanism to Realize Your Goals and Objectives

Identify your objectives and learn how to tailor your communications to get exactly the results you want and need.

Develop Confidence and Presence

Acquire and practice effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Use your breath, body, and voice to maximize impact and presence during your presentations.

Craft and Deliver a Truly Memorable Pitch

Learn how to create a memorable pitch, be in the moment, and ignite your audience with a message that is authentic, clear, and powerful.

Learn Advanced Presentation Skills

Recognize when something is not working and know instantly how to fix it by making internal and external adjustments based on high-level skills you rehearse and practice.


Adam Leipzig

Education B.A. Literature, Yale University, 1979 Coro Foundation, Fellow, Arts and Public Policy Positions Held At Haas since 2013 2015 – present, Special Creative Advisor (formerly COO), CreativeFuture 2013 – present, Lecturer, Haas School of Business 2013 – present, Faculty, Chapman...

Penny Kreitzer

Penny Kreitzer has been Voice and Dialogue Coach on Academy Award nominated documentaries “Promises” and “Regret to Inform”. As a professional, award-winning actress Penny has performed at many theatres in the US including the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The American Conservatory Theatre in th...

Richard Freishtat

Richard Freishtat serves as Senior Consultant in the Center for Teaching and Learning at UC Berkeley, where he designs and delivers a full range of enrichment initiatives and consultation services to the 2000+ faculty across campus. In addition to teaching in the Executive Education program at Be...

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