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Harvard DCE

Leadership Communication

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May 15—16
2 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 2850
USD 1425 per day
Jun 19—20
2 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 2850
USD 1425 per day
Jul 10—11
2 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 2850
USD 1425 per day
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As your responsibilities grow, your communication skills can help you succeed—or hold you back. In any business role or function, you must be able to convey your ideas in ways that drive effective decision-making, teamwork, and action. In this two-day program, you’ll delve into the communication tools and techniques used by the world’s most successful managers. Exploring several communication types, this program will help you become more persuasive in written and oral communications in a range of settings. From one-on-ones to large groups, and from informal to formal formats, you will return to your role/organization a more confident communicator with a solid understanding of why and how to shift between communication types. Through experiential exercises and small group activities, you will put these techniques into practice, test out new approaches, and learn to communicate with poise, clarity, and conviction. You’ll leave the program with the skills needed to engage, inform, and inspire others—and improve your ability to communicate like a leader.


  • Learn the principles of communication that drive all business interactions
  • Structure messages that inspire your audience to take action
  • Grow confidence in your presentation abilities
  • Convey your insights and recommendations more effectively
  • Cultivate your personal leadership and communication style


  • Understanding and connecting with your audience and preparing for their responses.
  • Learning nonverbal communication techniques involving presence, body language, and delivery
  • Structuring communications to adapt to different business situations and audiences
  • Generating ideas for organizing, preparing, and delivering effective presentations
  • Practicing delivery of high-impact messages that are memorable and motivating

Who should attend

This program is appropriate for business professionals at all levels of experience who would like to be more effective in both written and oral communications. Participants must be fluent in English to participate fully in fast-moving discussions, exercises, and group projects. This program is a variation of our previously offered Delivering Effective Presentations, Introduction to Public Speaking: Effective Presentation Skills, and Advanced Executive Communication Skills programs. If you have taken any of these, please consider one of these offerings.


Michelle Ehrenreich is the founding partner of Acuity Partners, a boutique consultancy based in Chestnut Hill, MA. There she helps clients develop effective business, marketing, and communications strategies. Prior to founding Acuity Partners, she worked for McKinsey and Company and Mercer Manage...
Marjorie Lee North is a lecturer in Extension at Harvard University. In 2004, she received the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award from Harvard Extension School. Until 2007, she was the clinical director in the department of speech and language pathology and audiology at Northeastern U...
Jill Abruzese Slye is a respected organizer of events, networker, and consummate relationship builder. She brings over 27 years of business management experience in sales, communications, public speaking, career event planning, and employer relations. Jill’s vision, passion, and drive put her at...
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