Taking the Stage

The ability to speak with clarity and conviction is critical for all leaders, regardless of their gender. Yet, women continue to face obstacles in the workplace that can undermine their desire and ability to speak and be heard as leaders. Taking the Stage supports your organization’s diversity and inclusion strategies by creating a purpose-built space for women to come together and discuss the specific challenges they face, while building leadership skills. Participants will explore how gender norms have shaped and continue to shape ideas about leadership and communication styles. They’ll think critically about the leadership identity they want to create. And they'll practice using a simple, structured methodology designed to unleash their authentic conviction and presence.

The learning is led by The Humphrey Group’s own roster of inspiring women and the sharing of experiences and challenges is central to the learning experience. Taking the Stage is an inclusive program open to all women-identifying people.

Key Learning Outcomes

The Humphrey Group's learning experience, Taking the Stage, enables women to view leadership through the lens of communication. By the end, they will have the knowledge and tools to:

  • Embrace and communicate a leadership identity
  • Identify minimizing habits that can undermine leadership
  • Craft message-driven communication using a logical structure
  • Use strong, assertive language
  • Adopt a powerful vocal presence
  • Achieve an authentic physical presence, both in-person and virtually
  • Capitalize on conversations as leadership opportunities
  • Effectively navigate conflict in conversations
  • Tap into and develop your organization’s network of women leaders

Learning Experience Details

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Timing

4 x 1-hour sessions
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Ideal Audience

New and aspiring executive women
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Delivery Options

In-person, virtual, train-the-trainer, or employee-led, open enrolment

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The Learning Experience

Taking the Stage combines practical learning and discussion with extensive personal feedback. We maintain a 10:1 learner to facilitator ratio throughout the learning experience to ensure every one of your leaders has the opportunity to prepare and deliver a brief talk, receive personalized voice and presence coaching, including videotaped feedback and role-play conversations with their peers. Outside of the lessons learned live in-class, your leaders will also take part in 30 minutes of one-on-one coaching with their facilitator and receive access to an online, self-guided module after the learning experience concludes. 

 

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“We chose The Humphrey Group to be our global partner for leadership communication training. They have worked hard to understand how we want RBC leaders to communicate, and then they tailored programs to meet our specific needs for those skills.”

Kelly Pereira - Director, Learning & Development

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As part of our extensive content library, The Humphrey Group has a number of additional learning experiences that complement Taking the Stage. Here are a few of our top recommendations: 

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Visible Leadership

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Proud to Lead

Proud to Lead supports your organization’s diversity and inclusion strategies by creating a purpose-built space for LGBTQ2+ employees to discuss the specific challenges they face and build their leadership skills.

It All Starts with a Conversation

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