In today's globally-distributed business environment, communication is perhaps the most essential skill managers can hone. Whether you’re pitching a new idea, selling to clients, motivating teams, driving change, or getting buy-in from stakeholders, conveying your message effectively requires superb communication abilities. Without the right communication techniques, even your most innovative ideas and important directives can fall flat.
In this executive communications program, you'll gain confidence in your ability to motivate and persuade. This program meets you where you are — and boosts your individual technique through frameworks, practice, feedback, and tailored guidance. You'll emerge a more effective and inspiring leader, capable of transforming ideas into impact for your organization.
This program is in partnership with Global Alumni.
Effective communication can’t be learned from a book, and everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. Gain confidence in your ability to motivate and persuade by acquiring impactful communication frameworks that can only be obtained through hands-on experiences and real-life practice. This program conveniently combines self-paced material with live-online sessions.
By attending, you will:
Throughout the program, you'll have opportunities to grow your skills in real-time:
Hal Weitzman is executive director for intellectual capital at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is editor-in-chief of Chicago Booth Review and host of The Big Question, Booth's monthly video panel discussion series. He was a reporter and editor at the Financial Times from 2000 to 2012, the last seven years as a foreign correspondent in South America and Chicago. As well as the FT, his reporting has appeared in The Economist, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, New Statesman, The Irish Times, Slate and Politico.
Hal's experience in South America formed the basis for his 2012 book, Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering. His time as a reporter in Chicago led him to write 'Chicago's Decade of Innovation, 1972-1982', a chapter covering the development of financial derivatives, which was published in the 2010 book Regulated Exchanges: Dynamic Agents of Economic Growth.
Hal grew up in Wales. He was an undergraduate at Leeds, gained a master's at Oriel College, Oxford, and was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
His interests include rugby, tea, and gardening.
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This program ticked all the right boxes. I’m prepared to leverage the skills I learned in day-to-day operations.
—Opeyemi Familade, Senior Manager, Visa Directý
Professor Weitzman's teaching style is extremely engaging, which allowed easy uptake of the material. The communication strategies and supporting structures that he delivers in this program have given me a useful framework for presenting.
—Ken Nupert, Vice President Health, Safety, Security and Environment, Apache Corporation
May 16 - June 26, 2023
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