Leader speaking in front of a group.

Why this program?

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, impromptu discussions and Q&A sessions.

You will explore a communications approach that will enable you to present your ideas so that others are inspired to act on them. Working with an experienced communication coach from The Humphrey Group, you will be guided to speak with a clear message, persuasive structure, and compelling language.


Through this program, you will strengthen your ability to:

  • 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
  • Display the presence, both physical and verbal, of a leader
  • Plan effectively for critical conversations
  • Structure your thinking on-the-fly in impromptu discussions


  • Instructor Alexi Marchel.
  • Alexi Marchel, Consultant, The Humphrey Group

    Alexi is a consultant based in Toronto with The Humphrey Group. With a Ph.D documenting the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the legacies of the residential school system, Alexi is dedicated to advancing social justice and human rights through advocacy, community outreach, and delivering transformative education experiences.

    Informed by her academic background in theatre and performance studies and extensive experience as an educator, Alexi views leadership as an embodied communication practice. She is driven by a passion for cultivating work environments that inspire avenues for connection, collaboration, and growth.

Upcoming sessions

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Fall 2022 session

  • Date: November 15-16, 2022
  • Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (CST)
  • $1,850 +GST

Register now

Winter 2023 session

  • Date: February 8-9, 2023
  • Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (CST)
  • $1,850 +GST

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Custom program

  • Do you have 10 or more team members who would benefit from taking this program? Many of our open enrolment programs can be customized for your team and delivered exclusively to your organization. Find out more about our custom programs by contacting us today at 204-946-0232 or via email at ExecEdInfo@umanitoba.ca.

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James W. Burns Executive Education Centre
2nd floor
177 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 0W5