Communication: Influencing Senior Leadership

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
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Professional Course
2 days
From 1,665 USD
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1,665 USD
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Course description

Communication: Influencing Senior Leadership

This course aims to equip you with the skills you need to demonstrate credibility in your interactions with staff at all levels of your organization, especially senior leadership. Through this highly interactive experience, you will learn how to drive business results and build lasting partnerships in your organization by using proven relationship-building, communication and presentation skills. You will engage in extensive practice sessions and receive individualized feedback in the classroom to help you polish your skills before applying them on the job. On the final day of the course, you will demonstrate what you have learned by delivering a 15-minute presentation on camera and in front of your peers. Following this program, you will re-watch and reflect on your presentation, along with your cohorts’ feedback, to continue your development.

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Who should attend?

Experienced HR professionals looking to enhance business relationships through improved presentation skills.

Training content

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Credibility and Communication
  • Module 3: Your Image
  • Module 4: Organize Your Thoughts
  • Module 5: Prepare to Present to the Executive Team/Board of Directors
  • Module 6: Presentation to the Executive Team/Board of Directors
  • Module 7: Presentation Delivery
  • Module 8: Develop Effective Relationships with Leaders
  • Module 9: Communicate Difficult Messages
  • Module 10: Conclusion


  • Member price: $1,395
  • Non-member price: $1,665

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Program Objectives

  • This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
  • Describe the importance of credibility in effective communication and influence by HR leaders.
  • Assess the image you present to other leaders and identify ways to enhance your image.
  • Develop strategies and approaches for building effective relationships with business leaders.
  • Prepare and present a proposal to senior leaders, stakeholders, and the board that will position ideas for acceptance.
  • Make your ideas appealing to others and use influence and advocacy skills to affect decisions

Why choose SHRM?

Impacting the lives of 115 million workers and families globally

100K+ SHRM certified professionals are transforming the workplace

Memberships spanning 165 countries

About SHRM

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR...

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