Taking the Stage®

Sauder School of Business

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  • 5 days
  • online

Sauder School of Business


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About the course

Enabling Women to Project a Powerful Leadership Presence

Delivered in partnership with The Humphrey Group Inc., this high-impact program is designed to help women speak with courage and confidence so they can be seen and heard as leaders. Adopt a “taking the stage” mindset. Script yourself as a leader and unlock the power of your voice.

We are pleased to offer this program as a fully online experience. As with our in-person classes, group sizes are limited to ensure ample individual feedback and social learning opportunities. You will leave with skills you have had a chance to apply, test and review with the program leader.

Online program format

Delivered over five sessions in a four-week period, the program includes:

  • Pre-session online learning videos
  • Four online sessions (1.5 hours each) facilitated live by an instructor from The Humphrey Group
  • 30 minutes of 1-1 virtual coaching time with an instructor from The Humphrey Group
  • One-year access to an online self-learning module

Benefits for you

  • Adopt the mindset to lead with confidence, and craft a strong leadership identity
  • Overcome minimizing communication habits that might be undermining you
  • Deliver clear, logical messages that motivate others
  • Establish a powerful vocal presence, and use vibrant language that is assertive rather than aggressive
  • Achieve an authentic physical presence that conveys strength and confidence
  • Effectively navigate conflict in conversations
  • Develop your skills in a supportive peer-to-peer environment

Program content

Session 1: Embracing your Leadership Identity

Pre-work video: Leadership Identity

Live online session: What does it mean to take the stage in your role?

  • Crafting and communicating your leadership identity; habits that may be working against you; adopting the mindset to take the stage

Session 2: The Leader’s Script

Pre-work videos: The Leader’s Script and Leadership Language

Live online session: Sharing your ideas with impact – developing a script for an upcoming opportunity to demonstrate leadership

  • Organizing and crafting your communication around a strong message with confident language; building a focused and persuasive structure; avoiding language traps

Session 3: Adopting a Leader’s Presence

Pre-work video: the Voice of a Leader Post-session video: Leadership Presence

Live online session: Unlocking the power of your voice – developing stronger vocal habits

  • Freeing your breath and projecting the power of your voice; using body language, eye contact, pace and expression) to convey confidence and take control of perceptions

Session 4: One-on-one virtual coaching with the program instructor -- Your Leadership Presence

Session 5: Leading in Every Conversation

Pre-work reading: Listen, Listen, Listen

Live online session: Leading in conversations and conflict

  • Listening to lead; tactics for leading in conflict

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Taking the Stage® at Sauder School of Business

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