Professional Certificate in Leadership and Communication

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Course Overview

What makes an effective leader? How can you not only employ better communication strategies, but motivate people to tackle tough problems and achieve goals together? Examine how to improve your leadership communication style, improve decision making, and develop as a leader.The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking explores proven communication techniques and strategies to learn how to articulate your ideas to influence, persuade and achieve your goals.This 5-day program will help learners improve their leadership communication style, improve their decision making and develop as an effective leader. It will develop their writing and public speaking skills so they can articulate their ideas to achieve their goals.
Yeta Bunjaku
Training Adviser

Key Takeaways

Learn how to develop and maintain effective working relationships by following principles of leadership development and effective communication techniques.
Understand the importance of communication and trust in developing effective leadership and teamwork to more easily align the team’s efforts with organizational strategic goals
Learn motivational factors that influence team development and performance and the role of the leader in this
Know how to employ a variety of communication styles in writing and speaking.
Understand the role of formal and informal authority and maintain effective interpersonal communication skills in both.

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Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.

Course Outline

Day 1
Leadership Vs Management and the need for both (exercises and activities throughout the session to embed learning)
Leadership models and their influence on performance, culture and relationships Leadership behaviors and sources of power Identification and development of leadership styles and behaviors. The role of trust and respect in effective team leadership
Mission, vision and strategy and the importance of ‘The Golden Thread’
Developing team objectives that are aligned with the overall organization strategy
Effective techniques to communicate vision and strategy
Identify appropriate methods of communicating it. Clear and accurate communication Receiving and Responding appropriately to feedback Theories and techniques for motivation as a leader
Providing Feedback on performance
The importance for continuous development of the team and the individual
Day 2
Exercises and activities throughout the session to embed learning What are the characteristic of an effective Team
From a Working Group to a High Performing Team What makes a high performing team? Setting Team objectives aligned with organizational strategy SMART Objectives
Team Working – Benefits to individual, team & organization
Issues and challenges of workplace relationships and how to deal with them Organizational Culture and its affect on workplace relationships The Team Contract and its effect on the employer/employee relations How to build and develop an effective team and what factors to consider Different types of conflict, stages of conflict development Managing conflict in the workplace Assertiveness, Active Listening and Questioning Techniques Active Listening for efficient working relationships Building high performing collaborative teams based on solid foundation of trust Building innovative and collaborative teams. Effective Teambuilding activities Creating a climate for open workplace communication
Developing and Growing a Team
Delegating for higher motivation and performance Creating motivational working culture and Motivating through feedback Understanding the ‘team development cycle’ Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing Team Development; Tuckman’s Model Team Role Models according to Belbin and the 9 team roles Team Values and its effect on how the team works How to build a balanced team to achieve objectives
Day 3
Exercises and activities throughout the session to embed learning Developing and improving your Interpersonal skills to achieve professional and personal success
Communication Self-Confidence in approaching various situations and dealing with them positively Factors of ‘first impressions’ ‘Personal Brand’ to leave a lasting positive impression on those you meet Receptiveness to Feedback and using it positively to further enhance performance Positive Attitude; how you perceive things and the effect on your wellbeing and relationships Emotional Intelligence to understand and manage your own and other’ emotions Negotiation, Persuasion and Influencing to achieve WIN/WIN outcomes Problem Solving and Decision Making to identify, define and solve problems
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Elements of Interpersonal Communication Uses of Interpersonal Communication to help you successfully fit within the business
Communication Theory and Models
Effective communication styles and developing strategies based on understanding them
How to use Verbal, Non-verbal communication and body language as a powerful tool of persuasion and building relationships
Day 4
Exercises and activities throughout the session to embed learning
Conducting and attending effective One-to-One Meetings Preparing for and holding difficult conversationsDealing with ‘difficult’ people
Communicating efficiently with Stakeholders to better understand and achieve your goals
Identifying, Classifying, Analyzing and Managing your stakeholders and using the right communication tools.
Effective writing to achieve simplicity of expression, accuracy of content and brevity of style
Knowing the importance of the information to be communicated to help you enable decisions and implementation Confidential Communication to avoid breaching workplace confidentiality norms Using correct Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation and Sentence Structure to achieve efficient transfer of message
Evaluating your management communication and how to gain feedback from the team 

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
The course will be aimed at anyone who needs to develop their leadership skills with a special focus toward a variety of communication concepts and styles that will help them articulate their ideas and achieve their goals.


What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +91 4 95 5711 or [email protected]
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.


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