Speaking as a Leader

Speaking as a Leader (Saskatoon, SK)
Nov 28, 2017 to Nov 29, 2017
Location : K W Nasser Centre (256 - 3rd Avenue South)

No taking registration for Fall 2017. Please see brochure and online application below.

Please note: registration is limited to 10 participants.



Communicate with clarity and conviction.

A Humphrey Group® program offered by Edwards Executive Education.

Introduction & Background:

The ability to speak with clarity, conviction and influence is critical to leadership. To be truly effective, leaders must be able to inspire action every time they speak – from formal and informal presentations to conference calls, one-on-one conversations, impromptu discussions and Q&A sessions. Speaking as a Leader® meets this goal by enabling participants to speak as polished, inspirational leaders in every interaction.

Why this Program?

In this two-day program, you will learn how to lead every time you communicate. The underlying objective of the program is to help participants become more influential through their communication. You will learn the most effective method of conveying your ideas so that others are inspired to act on them.

You will work closely with an experienced communication coach from The Humphrey Group®, who will guide you to speak with an inspirational message, persuasive structure, compelling language and the physical and vocal presence of a confident leader.

This highly practical program will give you tools and techniques you can implement immediately. During the program, you will engage in a variety of hands-on workshops and role-plays. You will create scripts, fine-tune your delivery and practice leading through challenging conversations. Your skill development will be enhanced by videotaped feedback and guidance by your communications coach.

Who Should Attend?

Ideal for Leaders of self, team, department, division and/or organization.

Key Learning Objectives:

In attending Speaking as a Leader®, you will strengthen your ability to consistently:

  • Approach communication with the intent to inspire action
  • Speak with clarity and conviction in any interaction
  • Communicate a powerful message that reflects your leadership thinking
  • Support your message using a clear, logical structure
  • Close with a clear call to action
  • Display the presence, both physical and verbal, of a leader
  • Plan effectively for critical conversations
  • Communicate persuasively in impromptu interactions
  • Navigate difficult conversations with confidence

Instructor Profile:

Demetrios Nicolaides, PhD


Demetrios is an Associate with The Humphrey Group® out of the Calgary office. He facilitates group programs and provides executive coaching to senior business leaders. Demetrios draws on his background in conflict resolution and political science to help his clients lead in any interaction. Demetrios also develops business across Canada and internationally. He has helped leaders in the energy, medical, forestry and transportation sectors use their communication to influence and inspire their audience. His past experience includes teaching as a university lecturer and was Director of Customer Services for a multinational financial services company.

Demetrios holds a BA in International Relations, an MA in Conflict Studies, a PhD in Political Science/Conflict Resolution and is an ADR Group accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.

Partnership Programming:

Edwards School of Business is proud to partner with a leading organization in communication, The Humphrey Group® to provide this 2-Day Course.

For over 25 years, The Humphrey Group® has helped business leaders use their communication to inspire their audience. At the heart of our success is our intellectual capital, which has been developed and broadened since the firm was founded.  Clients are introduces to a guiding communications methodology that enables them to view all communication as an opportunity for leadership – and then shows them how to capitalize on all such opportunities.


Program Fees

$1,450 plus GST

  • Program fee includes course tuition, all course materials, lunches and refreshment, but not hotel accommodations.
  • University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.
  • Cancellation received in writing at least 14 days in advance of the course start date will receive a full refund. Written cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the course will be subject to a $200 administration fee. Non-attendance (notification 24 hours or less) will incur full course tuition fee.
  • One free transfer is permitted, provided written notice is received at least 14 days in advance of the course start date.