Who should attend
This program is designed for leaders interested in furthering visibility and presence within the corporate, public sector, entrepreneurial, academic or nonprofit environments.
About the course
Executive presence – it’s what you need to successfully navigate the world of upper management. It’s everything from preparation to articulated vision and delivery. Possessing a compelling and commanding executive presence, increasingly significant as you move up the ladder, can propel your career forward; lacking it can hold you back. Importantly, executive presence isn't an innate gift, it’s a skill set waiting to be developed. Let the experts from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business help you to develop your best professional self and become the leader you were meant to be.
Through this one-day interactive workshop, you'll hone the key tools and strategies to enhance your leadership abilities and command respect, leaving with skills you can immediately utilize. You'll gain self-awareness and confidence in your strengthened abilities to, for example, present effectively to executive stakeholders, lead valuable high-level meetings, or contribute meaningfully on corporate panels. Through this practical day-long course, you'll learn these techniques in a risk-free environment where you can comfortably practice, gain valuable feedback – and perfect.
Deconstructing Executive Presence
Develop your understanding of the intuitive yet elusive essence of executive presence. Debunk popular myths about who stands out and why. Create a clear, nuanced, and personalized account of what it means to project confidence, add value and display gravitas.
Harnessing the Power of Feedback
Heighten your awareness of how others perceive you. Discover what defines your identity and distinctiveness as a leader, and learn how to effectively align it with short- and long-term goals. Recognize how to uncover and leverage opportunities to solicit feedback.
Strengthening Your Leadership Brand
Implement a five-step process to enhance your personal leadership brand. Generate maximum value by communicating all that is compelling and effective about your leadership to your colleagues. Construct your leadership brand statement, and test its ability to help you get the results you want.
Powering Up with Performance Techniques
Employ performance-based methods and time-tested techniques of professional performers to engage diverse audiences, build credibility and motivate teams. Learn how to align objective (what you want) with action (how to get what you want) to communicate powerfully and effectively.
Communicating with Impact
Combine your intuitions about executive presence, your knowledge of how others perceive you and your performance acumen to build on your success as a leader. Maximize your effectiveness in the workplace through calculated self-awareness, embodied brand identity and clear, purposeful and authoritative message delivery.
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.