Taking the Stage®: Achieving a Leadership Presence
Taking the Stage® is a ground-breaking 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.

Why This Program?

You will work with an experienced communication coach from the Humphrey Group, who will guide you to script yourself with clarity and intention, unlock the power of your voice and achieve a confident and authentic presence. This two-day course includes workshops and personalized coaching sessions in a small, supportive group that will enable you to practice speaking as a compelling leader in a variety of situations. You will have the opportunity to prepare and deliver a brief talk, receive personalized voice and presence coaching and role-play conversations.

Through this program, you will learn to:

  • View every communication as an opportunity to influence
  • Craft and communicate a strong leadership identity
  • Identify minimizing habits that undermine how you are perceived
  • Adopt the mindset to lead with confidence
  • Deliver clear messages using a logical structure
  • Use strong language that is assertive, not aggressive
  • Adopt a powerful vocal presence
  • Achieve an authentic physical presence that conveys confidence
  • Capitalize on conversations as leadership opportunities
  • Effectively navigate conflict in conversations

Find out more about Taking the Stage®, The Humphrey Group's powerful program for women who wish to become strong, confident leaders.

Who Should Attend?

This program is ideal for women of all levels who wish to strengthen their ability to convey their ideas and project a strong leadership presence.

Details & Registration

DATES  October 9-10, 2019
TIME  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
PROGRAM COST  $1,650 plus GST
Program fee includes continental breakfast,
and afternoon coffee/tea and lunch
LOCATION  James W. Burns, Executive Education Centre


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Maggie Huculak, Consultant, The Humphrey Group
moderator maggie hukulakMaggie is a Consultant based in Toronto. She is a highly talented and committed coach and instructor. Since joining The Humphrey Group in 2003, Maggie has worked with a broad range of clients to strengthen their communication skills. Maggie has coached and led seminars and workshops across Canada and internationally. She has provided training for senior leaders in many large organizations, in formats ranging from long-term, individual coaching engagements to small-group courses. She is a sought-after coach to leaders who wish to strengthen their scripts, develop a stronger executive presence, or prepare for an upcoming speech or talk. Maggie’s warmth and personal connection to clients are an important part of her success in working with leaders. She brings her professional training in theatre performance to her work with executives in helping them develop an authentic, engaging delivery style. When not coaching or teaching for The Humphrey Group or performing in plays, Maggie teaches for the Toronto District School Board. She received a B.A. in English and Drama from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971 and earned a Professional Certificate–Secondary School Teacher– from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972. Maggie is also an accomplished actor and a distinguished playwright, having co-authored a number of award-winning plays.


"Thank you for the wonderful experience of Taking the Stage®… I came away with a renewed sense of confidence and many suggestions that I have incorporated into my everyday life."
– Cathy Gunn, Regional Manager, Bell Canada

"Outstanding instructor, candid feedback, and practical information that can be used right away…an extremely valuable session!"
– Christine Swystun, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Nortel Networks

"You have given me a profound understanding of how important leadership is in every single communication situation."
– Georgia Sievwright, Vice President, Hewlett-Packard

"The videotaping was tough but worthwhile. This is not a run-of-the-mill course!"
– Karen Secord, Human Resources Development Manager, Microsoft

"Keep giving the course… you're fabulous!"
– Mary Jane DeKort, Vice President, Marketing, Mattamy Homes

"Any woman can learn from this course."
– Wendy MacLeod, Project Manager, Network Planning and Provisioning Ontario, Bell Canada

Custom Program

Do you have 10 or more team members who would benefit from taking this program? Many of our Open Enrolment Courses can be customized for your team and delivered exclusively to your organization. Find out more about our Custom Programs or contact us today!


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Register online now, or if you prefer contact us at ExecEdinfo@umanitoba.ca or 204-946-0232 to register today.

All course materials are included in the course fee. Course materials are provided in class. A reading may be emailed to the participant prior to the class.