Speaking as a Leader

Virtual Delivery

September 14 - October 5, 2020 

Introduction and Background

“Great Course! I strongly recommend this course to anyone in a leadership role or who uses professional communication.” - Yuri Warwaruk, The Graham Group

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 and A sessions. Speaking as a Leader® meets this goal by enabling participants to speak as polished, inspirational leaders in every interaction.

In this program, you will learn how to lead every time you communicate. The underlying objective of the program is to help participants become more influential through their communication. You will learn the most effective method of conveying your ideas so that others are inspired to act on them.

You will work closely with an experienced communication coach from The Humphrey Group®, who will guide you to speak with an inspirational message, persuasive structure, compelling language and the physical and vocal presence of a confident leader.

This highly practical program will give you tools and techniques you can implement immediately. During the program, you will engage in a variety of hands-on workshops and role-plays. You will create scripts, fine-tune your delivery and practice leading through challenging conversations. Your skill development will be enhanced by videotaped feedback and guidance by your communications coach.


Course Structure

All participant materials will be sent digitally prior to the course start date. Course learning includes watching recorded videos prior to the virtual online classroom dates below. Participants will experience small group learning for one-on-one interaction and the ability to implement these learnings immediately. Participants will also be able to reflect on their implementation strategies between the sessions.  To view a comparison of the in-person to the virtual offering, click here. 

 Session Schedule:

September 14: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Pre-work: The Leader's Mindset
  • Applying mindset to your world

September 21:1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Pre-work: The Leader's Script
  • How to craft an inspiring message

September 28:1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Pre-work: The Language of Leadership
  • Polishing your Leader's Script
  • Post-session: Leadership Presence

September 30: One-on-one 30-minute session

October 5: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Pre-work: Listen, Listen, Listen
  • Leading in Conversations
  • Post-session: Writing Effective Emails


  • Key Learning Objectives
    “In today’s fast paced environment it is extremely important to have perfect communication skills. Failure to do so will create unnecessary stress on your work environment.” - Tom Boehm, Team Power Solutions

    In attending Speaking as a Leader®, you will strengthen your ability to consistently:

    • Approach communication with the intent to inspire action
    • Speak with clarity and conviction in any interaction
    • Communicate a powerful message that reflects your leadership thinking
    • Support your 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
    • Communicate persuasively in impromptu interactions
    • Navigate difficult conversations with confidence
  • Who Should Attend?
    “Exceptional program, very practical with a great balance of theory and practice.” - Petrina McGrath, Saskatoon Health Region

    Ideal for Leaders of self, team, department, division and/or organization.

Funding Available

Check out the funding opportunities available through the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy Program. 

September 14, 2020 to October 5, 2020
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Virtual Delivery

Program Fees

$1450 plus GST

Includes course tuition and all teaching materials.

Registration Deadline

September 4, 2020

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Britney Graf

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

t: 306-966-4798

e: graf@edwards.usask.ca


The Humphrey Group has a talented team of professionals. Each member brings a unique set of skills from various backgrounds, but all share the firm's passion for developing leadership through communication. To learn more about their experienced communication coaches, visit humphreygroup.com.


Partnership Programming

Edwards School of Business is proud to partner with a leading organization in communication, The Humphrey Group® to provide this 2-Day Course. For 30 years, The Humphrey Group® has helped business leaders use their communication to inspire their audience. Clients are introduces to a guiding communications methodology that enables them to view all communication as an opportunity for leadership – and then shows them how to capitalize on all such opportunities.



University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $200 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the transfer request is received within fifteen (15) business days prior to the course start date. Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase. Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee. 

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