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 in this two-course series.
The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking explores proven communication techniques and strategies to learn how to articulate your ideas to achieve your goals.
Learn from some of the most persuasive leaders from the last century about the ethical use of rhetoric, dialogue, listening, and self-criticism.
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.

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 through improved communicative practices.
Learn motivational factors that influence a team performance and the role of the leader in support and development of team and its members.
When and how to employ a variety of communication styles in writing and speaking.
How to 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
  • The importance of learning from your own leadership experiences
  • Definitions of leadership and the work to be done
  • Identify a personal leadership case
  • The indicators of various types of work
  • How types of work relate to the practice of leadership
  • Common reasons for misidentification
  • Analyze your leadership challenge
  • Functions and components of authority relationships
  • Forms of authority, related to the practice of leadership
  • Analyze your personal leadership challenge to better understand your own authority, and your authority relationships
  • The value of thinking politically
  • Key system roles, how those roles impact adaptive work
  • Think politically about your own leadership challenge with stakeholder mapping
Day 2
  • The key components of trust
  • Common forms of dependence in trust relationships
  • Specific strategies to renew or build trust
  • Evaluate the role of trust in your leadership challenge Identify strategies for renewing trust
  • The role conflict plays in mobilizing others
  • Strategies for orchestrating conflict
  • Patterns for different types of work
  • Strategies for regulating disequilibrium
  • Analyze the role of conflict in your leadership challenge
  • Strategies and resources for holding steady
  • Your aspirations and ambitions
  • How to identify and access your sanctuaries
  • How to use allies and confidants
  • Develop a plan for anchoring yourself
Day 3
  • History of Rhetoric
  • Rhetorical Structure and Style
Case Study: Civil Rights Oratory - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Modes of Appeal
  • Figurative Language
  • Brainstorming and Drafting
  • Syllabus Quiz
  • Learning Goals
  • Overview
Day 4
  • History of oratory
  • Writing for Speaking
  • Public Speaking Tips
Joseph McCarthy and Margaret Chase Smith Case Study
  • Logical Fallacies
  • Modes of Appeal and the Logical Reasoning
  • Extremist Rhetoric
  • Moral Responsibilities
Day 5
PRESIDENTIAL RHETORIC John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan Case Study
  • Revisiting Rhetorical Style
  • Rhetoric and Leadership
  • The Power of Language
  • The Art of Persuasion
  • Course completion moving forward
  • Completion Certificate presentations

Who Should Attend?

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

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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
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.