Developing Executive Presence for Exceptional Leadership

  • Executive presence is no longer a nice-to-have for leaders who wish to be known as exceptional.

    Executive presence is more than the ability to attract attention when entering a room. It’s about the ability to demonstrate to your employees, managers, clients and peers that you’re a leader who is capable and reliable, and someone whose ideas are worthwhile paying attention to. Those that possess it are able to align and motivate people, as well as inspire the confidence in others required to move their careers forward.

    Everyone can enhance and build their executive presence with the right kind of instruction and practice. This engaging and interactive executive leadership development training program is your opportunity to learn the ideas, techniques and tools – and interactively practise the soft skills – to enhance communications, make compelling presentations, and turbocharge meetings and social interactions. Participants will return to the office better able to influence others, stand out in the crowd, and fine-tune their personal brand – more than well equipped with the foundational skills needed to become an exceptional leader.

    New format

    • 9am–4pm – Daily virtual instructor-led training via Zoom
    • Access to course materials (including manual and workbook) and online resources including original videos designed and shot specifically for this course.

    NEW Feature to online course

    • Attendees are offered opportunity to prepare video follow-ups (to be negotiated) then recorded and receive personalized feedback from their instructor.

    Your learning will include:

    First & Lasting Impressions & Communication Skills

    • Learn about the authority and confidence signals that are sent through body language

    Virtual Executive – Online & In-person Meetings

    • Speak persuasively about anything; authority, “intention” and control; rivet your audience’s attention

    Business Storytelling

    • Rise to the level of elite by harnessing your stories and approaches to persuade and influence your listeners.

    Interpersonal Communication & Leading Teams

    • Become a skilled speaker; make an impact and persuade others.

    Workplace Communications & Conflict

    • How your presence impacts your career: navigate the ins and outs of office politics better, learn to identify and diffuse conflict and discover more about your own style.
    • “This course will empower the participant to project their best self in any professional situation.”

      Sheryl Clarke-DawkinsSupervisor Direct Program, City of Toronto
    • “Participating in this course helped me identify my leadership style and examine its effect on my executive presence, for better or for worse. Upon reflection I have walked away with strategies to adjust my actions to create opportunities to move my career forward.”

      Denise RainfordSupervisor Direct Program, City of Toronto
    • “I had a wonderful experience taking my first course at Schulich. Thanks to the facilitator for her insightful and meaningful course material and impactful discussion that she fostered.”

      Ashley MoracaGlobal Lead, E-Commerce, G Adventures
    • “Excellent content, excellent/professional instructors and a great value add to your professional development.”

      Nick HadjiyianniPrograms Manager, Employment and Social Enterprises, Community Living Toronto
    • “Schulich has set itself apart from other executive education courses. The direct application of course material will act as a true value-add to my current and future career endeavours.”

      Elizabeth MoschopedisAsset Marketing Manager, Oxford Properties Group
    • “Excellent opportunity to learn and share with other individuals interested in becoming better leaders.”

      Leona TariniResource Management Supervisor, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Course content details

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  • Program details

    Next sessions
    • February 9, 2022 - February 11, 2022
      The Miles S. Nadal Management Centre
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    This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at