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Speaking as a Leader® 
A Humphrey Group program offered by The Niagara Institute

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, and impromptu discussions. Speaking as a Leader® meets this goal by enabling you to speak as polished, inspirational leader in every interaction.

Speaking as a Leader is the first in a series of three communication programs. Further programs include Communication for the Senior Leader® and Leadership Presence™


Powerful Learning Outcomes

In attending Speaking as a Leader, participants will strengthen their ability to consistently:

• Approach communication with the intent to inspire action

• Speak with clarity and conviction in every interaction

• Communicate a powerful message that reflects their leadership thinking

• Support their message using a clear, logical structure

• Close with a clear call to action

• Achieve a dynamic presence that will position them as strong leaders

• Plan effectively for critical conversations

Personalized Applied Learning

  • The participant to instructor is capped to ensure ample personal feedback and coaching throughout the session
  • Participants will identify an important upcoming communication opportunity and use this as the foundation for a script they will create
  • Participants are videotaped delivering their script and will receive feedback on both content and delivery
  • Participants roleplay in both planned and impromptu conversations, and will receive feedback on their performance in each of these settings

View the Speaking as a Leader Agenda

More information available here

Program Dates

Fee: $2,995* (Programs held before May 31); $3,195* (Programs held after May 31)

Date   Location  
May 9–10, 2017  The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, ON   
May 16–17, 2017  The Humphrey Group, Toronto, ON  Waitlist only. Please email.
June 26–27, 2017  The Humphrey Group, Toronto, ON   
September 21–22, 2017  The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, ON   
September 25–26, 2017  The Humphrey Group, Toronto, ON   
November 30–December 1, 2017  The Humphrey Group, Toronto, ON   

*Includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Does not include accommodation. Fees are subject to HST.



Accommodation is secured for programs held in Niagara-on-the-Lake only. For more information, please email

For all other locations, please email for a list of local hotels. 

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Please note: Dates and locations are subject to change.


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Your Company Could be Eligible to Have 2/3 of Your Program Fee Paid by the Canada Job Grant

  • Have you recently had a change in your position?
  • Are you up for a promotion or have recently been promoted?
  • Are you a new hire?

Call 1-800-663-7305 or e-mail us for the Canada Job Grant contact.

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Our Alumni Speak

"Just an excellent workshop! Facilitators are very attuned to the different needs of the learners; quick to synthesize."

Robina Canaran, Director, Executive Compensation Services and Policy Division Canada Revenue Agency


“This was a great workshop. Very effective for me and am taking away tools I can put into practice right away.”

Maria Fontana, Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Program Partner

Speaking as a Leader®, Communication for the Senior Leader®, and Leadership Presence­™ are developed and delivered by The Humphrey Group Inc., offered in partnership with The Niagara Institute. Speaking as a Leader® and Communication for the Senior Leader® are registered trademarks of The Humphrey Group Inc.

Everyone who attends this program will receive a copy of the best selling book, Speaking as a Leader. Written by Judith Humphrey, President of The Humphrey Group Inc., this book will provide you with valuable guidance after your attendance.