Speaking as a Leader 

Program Overview

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 and A sessions. Speaking as a Leader® meets this goal by enabling participants to speak as polished, inspirational leaders in every interaction.

In this 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.


  • 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
  • Who Should Attend

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

  • What Is Included
    • All learning materials provided digitally
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Credential to add to your CV and LinkedIn Profile 
    • CPHR Saskatchewan Continued Professional Development (CPD) Hours
    • PMI Professional Development Units (PDU’s)

Coming Soon

Fees: $1,995

Registration Deadline: To Be Announced


Program Schedule



Course Planner

For more information, contact

Rebecca Schweighardt
Learning and Development Specialist
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"Once I started using words that express my conviction, I began seeing an immediate change in responses to my emails."

Lisa Taylor

TD Bank

Partnership Program


Together with our partners, we continue to add value and enhance our educational experiences to our community through professional development and training in a supportive and welcoming environment.

This Edwards Executive Education program is proudly presented in partnership with The Humphrey Group®.


Offer This Program In-House

Interested in bringing this program to your organization or team within your organization? Fill out our Online Needs Assessment form and show your interest in bringing this program in-house or customized based on your needs.


University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the program commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the program commencement date will be subject to a $500 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the program commencement date will be subject to full program tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full program tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One program transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received more than ten (10) business days prior to the program start date. Program transfers within ten (10) business days of the program start date will be subject to a $300 administration fee.

Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on program availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase.

Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee.

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