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Taking the Stage®


February 11-12, 2020

Humphrey Group Office, Toronto, Ontario



February 18-19, 2020

Conference Board of Canada Office, Ottawa, Ontario



April 15-16, 2020

Humphrey Group Office, Toronto, Ontario


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

Program Details



Ideal for leaders of:

  • Self
  • Teams
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Organizations

Learning Outcomes

Women who attend this program will learn to:

  • View every communication as an opportunity to influence
  • Speak with vision: both aspirational and achievable
  • 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 fee: $2,795

The program includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Does not include accommodation.

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Please note: Dates and locations are subject to change.

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