Communicating Effectively

Relate to diverse social styles and personalities at work


The most successful leaders are experts at communication. In this highly popular seminar, you will learn key competencies needed to be an effective communicator in your organization. From managing difficult conversations, building trust and gaining buy-in to communicating in a supportive and effective way, you will take away new perspectives and tools to develop a more productive workplace. The action-based format gives you numerous opportunities to practice and to refine communication skills.

This program has been cited as a requirement for managers in several leading companies and not-for-profit groups.

Key Benefits & Takeaways

  • Effectively communicate with supervisors, peers and/or employees to get things done
  • Build high quality working relationships
  • Successfully manage difficult conversations
  • Develop personal influence and impact
  • Manage your image, credibility and the impression you leave on others
  • Control your non verbal communication
  • Set a common approach for a civilized workplace
  • Listen attentively and give constructive feedback
  • Explore office team diversity and why people react the way they do

This program is designed for professionals and managers at any level, including executives, project managers, supervisors, and team leaders. It is particularly useful for anyone moving into a new position and indispensable for human resource professionals.

Note that this course was previously entitled Advanced Interpersonal Business Communications and those who have already attended that course should not repeat this one.

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly-rated faculty members, a comprehensive workbook, results-oriented exercises, seminar supplies, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks) and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

Topics covered during the program

    Knowing Your Own Style (Self-Assessment Tools)
  • Discovering your personal goals
  • Identifying your self-monitoring tendencies

  • Your Public Image
  • Communicating a public image so that other people see you as you would like to be seen
  • Managing impressions and bridging perceptions
  • Developing impression management skills
  • Creating your own personal brand
  • Five proven tactics to make you look good
  • Proven tactics to avoid looking bad
    Understanding Effective Business Communications
  • Defining effective interpersonal relationships
  • Word choice: communicating in a way that colleagues listen
  • Non-verbal expression: channels for sending messages without words
  • Overcoming barriers to effective communication

  • Working Through Difficult Conversations
  • Three simultaneous conversations that are embedded in a difficult conversation
  • Strategies for managing difficult conversations
  • Dealing effectively with various employee reactions
  • Listening Techniques for Collaboration
  • How well do you really listen? (Self-assessment tool)
  • The three components of listening
  • Strategies for effective listening

CPD Hours

This program has been approved for 13 CPD hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).

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The facilitators were very knowledgeable in the subject matter and put everyone at ease. The course merged theory and real-life well. I did not see the time go by!
Carmela Ciccia
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