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Taking the Stage®

A Humphrey Group program offered by The Niagara Institute

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Taking the Stage® is a program that enables women to view leadership through the lens of communication – supporting them to develop the skills needed to be seen as strong, confident leaders. Taking the Stage achieves this by addressing fundamental communication habits that often reduce women's ability to come across as influential leaders in their organizations. In this program women learn how to communicate effectively, so they can be seen and heard as leaders. They discover how to adopt a Taking the Stage mindset, script themselves with clarity and intention, unlock the power of their voice and achieve a confident and authentic presence.

Ideal for Leaders of
Self Team Department Division Organization 

Taking the Stage is designed for women at all levels who wish to strengthen their ability to convey their ideas and project a powerful leadership presence.

Learning Experience

Taking the Stage combines practical learning and discussion with extensive personal feedback. Participants prepare and deliver a brief talk, receive personalized voice and presence coaching, including videotaped feedback and role-play conversations. 

Learning Outcomes

Women who attend this program will learn to:

  • View every communication as an opportunity to influence
  • Craft and communicate a strong leadership identity
  • Identify minimizing habits that undermine how they are perceived 
  • Adopt the mindset to lead with confidence
  • Deliver clear messages using a logical structure
  • Use strong assertive language
  • Adopt a powerful vocal presence
  • Achieve an authentic physical presence that conveys confidence
  • Capitalize on conversations as leadership opportunities
  • Effectively navigate conflict in conversations

Personalized Applied Learning

  • A program specifically designed for women leaders
  • Small class-size to ensure ample personal feedback and coaching throughout the session
  • Guidance in overcoming common female vocal and language traps
  • Individual feedback on strengths and weaknesses when creating scripts and delivering messages
  • Personal feedback during the program, including video-taped feedback on presence.
  • Participants prepare and deliver a brief talk, receive personalized voice and presence coaching, and role-play off-the-cuff conversations.
  • Practical experience involving several methods of communication through small group exercises

Program Dates

Fee: $2,795*

Date   Location  
November 21–22, 2018 White Oaks Conference Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 
February 26–27, 2019 The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario  
April 16–17, 2019 The Humphrey Group, Toronto, Ontario  

*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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Program Bonus

Taking the Stage
Each participant will receive a copy of Judith Humphrey's best selling book, Taking the Stage, providing you with valuable guidance after your attendance.


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Program Partner

Taking the Stage® is developed and delivered by The Humphrey Group Inc., offered in partnership with The Niagara Institute. Taking the Stage® is a registered trademark of The Humphrey Group Inc.