Executive Presence & Communication 

In this program, you’ll discover approaches for deepening your own self-awareness, improving your ability to communicate, and enhancing your capability to project authenticity and stronger “leadership presence” to lead even more effectively in your organization. 

October 22-23, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $1,695* and includes all class materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

* A 20 percent discount will be given to companies that enroll two or more employees.
* A 10 percent discount will be given to TCU staff/faculty/alumni, U.S. veterans

Who Should Attend?

Business leaders at all levels who want to become more self-aware, improve their ability to establish genuine connections, and deepen their ability to communicate, influence and lead positive change.

What You Will Learn

Real life leadership approaches and practical tools you can put into practice immediately. 

How You Will Benefit

  • Deepen your understanding and awareness of your style, values, & “leadership purpose” to draw upon your own “authentic” leadership to build workplace connections and relationships.
  • Refine your approach to communication, refine your communication style, and deepen your ability to connect, influence & lead.
  • Receive individual feedback from a TCU Faculty Advisor during the program to help develop and apply practical tools and approaches for improving your executive presence and communication.  

Topics

  • Communication Style
  • Clarity & Focus for Message Development
  • Authenticity & Leadership Style
  • Leadership Purpose & Personal Branding
  • Influence & Persuasion
  • Presentation Approaches & Structure
  • Storytelling & Handling Difficult Questions
  • Leading & Communicating During Challenging Situations

Faculty Leaders

Olga Taylor

Olga Taylor has worked as an organization development consultant for more than 20 years with a proven track-record in change management, executive coaching, leadership development, team effectiveness and global diversity/intercultural competence across industries that include telecommunications, information technology, energy and manufacturing.  Among the many programs she delivers is a signature focus on effective presentations that enhances self-awareness, authenticity, communication, and leadership presence.  She is certified to facilitate 30+ courses for Leaders and Individual Contributors.  During her Frito-Lay career, she had responsibility for productivity and change management initiatives at 14 manufacturing plants including implementation of leadership development programs.

Beyond leader-ship development, Olga holds two Equal Employment Opportunity Commission certifications: EEO Investigator and EEO Barrier Analysis. Moreover, she is also certified as a Creative Problem Solving Facilitator and in Intercultural Sensitivity Assessment. Well qualified to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research, Taylor holds graduate degrees in Intercultural Relations and Applied Sociology. She earned her PhD at the University of Texas at Dallas in Public Policy and Political Economy. An Adjunct Instructor at Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, Olga Taylor earned a Teaching Excellence Award and receives ongoing high marks as instructor.

Jim Roach
Executive Director, TCU Neeley Executive Education

Mr. Roach has 25 years of experience in corporate human resources leading learning and development programs to build leadership capabilities, enhance organizational effectiveness and deliver improved business results. He spent more than 20 years at Verizon leading the organization effectiveness initiative and developing custom leadership and functional development programs. He also spent 15 years leading executive education leadership certificate programs at SMU and five years leading programs for L-3 Link Simulation & Training. He has been honored with several teaching excellence awards and has designed and delivered courses on subjects such as executive presence and communication, authenticity, presentation style, leading in today’s business environment, learning agility, creativity and leadership, retaining top talent, and building and managing the employment relationship. He holds a BA and MS in economics from the University of Illinois.

Please contact:

Kalyn McKittrick

Director of Marketing and Engagement 
k.mckittrick@tcu.edu
817-257-4689