Powerful Conversations with Leaders

Elevate your communication team to become a trusted, strategic partner to the business.

With more complexity and change, expectations on you and your team are higher than ever. Kademy research shows that more and more communication teams lack the skills to effectively influence and advise stakeholders, instead being seen as simple ‘order takers’ by business partners, resulting in overwhelming workloads that impact team wellbeing and performance.

This was a very useful course that really made me think inwardly about how I ‘show-up’ with leaders in this business. It has given me tools to help prepare for conversations that I know I will use again.

RS Components

Powerful Conversations with Leaders is a hybrid training programme that addresses this gap across three interactive modules:

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Leading strategic conversations

 

  • Understand what your leaders want from communication.
  • Align stakeholder requests with strategic priorities.
  • Use powerful questions to keep stakeholder conversations on track sight to deliver strategic value through comms.
  • Shift your team’s mindset to thinking “business first.”
  • Reinforce strategic connections, business need, audience insight with know/feel/do objectives.

Mastering difficult conversations

 

  • Understand how to adapt your comms style to that of your stakeholders.
  • Learn techniques for managing conversations when they go off track and be able to nuance saying “no” to requests.
  • Develop listening and questioning skills that underpin your team’s ability to manage difficult conversations.
  • Balance sharing insights and asking questions.

Developing executive presence

 

  • Demonstrate increased confidence in leadership encounters.
  • Understand how to make subject matter expertise visible.
  • Communicate with impact, using a two-minute story structure for sharing campaign successes and proposals.
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Leading strategic conversations

 

  • Understand what your leaders want from communication.
  • Align stakeholder requests with strategic priorities.
  • Use powerful questions to keep stakeholder conversations on track sight to deliver strategic value through comms.
  • Shift your team’s mindset to thinking “business first.”
  • Reinforce strategic connections, business need, audience insight with know/feel/do objectives.
2

Mastering difficult conversations

 

  • Understand how to adapt your comms style to that of your stakeholders.
  • Learn techniques for managing conversations when they go off track and be able to nuance saying “no” to requests.
  • Develop listening and questioning skills that underpin your team’s ability to manage difficult conversations.
  • Balance sharing insights and asking questions.
3

Developing executive presence

 

  • Demonstrate increased confidence in leadership encounters.
  • Understand how to make subject matter expertise visible.
  • Communicate with impact, using a two-minute story structure for sharing campaign successes and proposals.

Benefits that will elevate your communication team:

Being seen as valued strategic partners, rather than just order takers.

Communicators empowered to negotiate with and advise senior stakeholders across the business.

Engaged team with better workloads and more confidence in their work.

How the programme works:

  • Hybrid course that can be delivered across a global team.
  • Lead by expert facilitators.
  • Prework designed to maximise value of live sessions.
  • Three x 2.5hr live workshops geared to knowledge exchange and problem solving through social learning and sharing.
  • Tools and templates to apply and embed learning and many other supporting resources on the Kademy learning platform.

What comms leaders say about Kademy training:

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It’s given my team the confidence that they’re adding value to the business.

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It’s boosted collaboration on our team.

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We’ve found that we’ve quickly amplified the value our team brings to the entire business by creating a consistent approach to stakeholder conversations.

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It’s helped to develop our future communication leaders to be able to influence, negotiate and define value.

Help your team become a trusted partner to the business. Get in touch.
Help your team become a trusted partner to the business. Get in touch.