3 Days
8.5 Hours/Day
Next program
Sep 25 - 27, 2024
Certificate of Completion
COBE eligible
3 Days


In today’s competitive workforce, there is an increasing demand for authentic leadership and leaders with a trusted leadership presence. This landscape calls for visionary leaders with memorable leadership styles and effective interpersonal skills to make a lasting impact within their organizations and teams.

The Advanced Executive Presence program transforms you into a powerful and confident speaker by elevating your presence, communication, conviction, intention, and storytelling. Through expert instruction, executive presence coaching, and practical exercises and speeches, you will master communication on all levels to motivate and inspire as a leader. Once you develop executive presence, take to the global stage to employ your skills to be a visionary, authentic leader and launch yourself further in your professional journey. 

Key Takeaways

Master the All Hands Meeting

Deliver an effective all-hands team meeting by developing a strategy to inform and inspire your audience. Learn what it takes to speak to your stakeholders in a way that affects your audience’s minds and hearts.

Cultivate Your Executive Presence

Elevate your leadership abilities by understanding and developing your unique leadership presence. Master different communication styles to become a charismatic and mindful leader who makes an impact.

Share Your Passion Through Inspirational Storytelling

Employ storytelling to allow your words to take on new life. Recognize yourself as a visionary leader who speaks with confidence and uses personal expression to effectively share your objectives.

With this program, you will receive:

  • Executive presence training from world-renowned UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Berkeley Executive Education faculty
  • Exclusive networking reception with faculty and peers
  • Access to the program’s alumni community
  • An Advanced Executive Presence Certificate of Completion
More about this program

It may surprise you to find out that the executive presence great leaders exude doesn’t always come naturally. In fact, the ability to command a room can be taught. Through leadership presence training, you can cultivate a commanding executive presence to be persuasive, authentic, and build meaningful connections.

In Advanced Executive Presence, you will learn how to command the leadership stage through the application of storytelling techniques to showcase your passion and vision. Develop your ability to be persuasive, authentic, and vulnerable to build meaningful connections. Become a more influential communicator in meetings, in the boardroom, or in a global arena.

Engage in Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Grasp how to give constructive feedback in a compelling way that will be well-received. Face your professional challenges by taking and applying others’ feedback with an understanding of self-awareness without attitude.

Build Valuable Professional Relationships In and Out of Your Organization

Leverage powerful communication skills to establish genuine connections with your team, colleagues, and stakeholders. Use your new leadership presence to connect with others and authentically build relationships.

Speak on the Global Stage

Your ability to interact insightfully and respectfully is essential for making positive connections worldwide. During this leadership presence training, you will learn how to use cultural sensitivity and elements of communication to make a positive impression everywhere you go.

Enjoy an Engaging Program Experience
During this highly interactive executive presence course, you will learn new concepts from our Berkeley Haas esteemed faculty and then practice what you know. The immersive classroom experience allows you to refine your skills in a welcoming, collaborative learning environment. Through a unique blend of expert instruction, practical exercises and speeches, and interpersonal and group coaching, you will learn to command your leadership stage. 

Who it's for

  • Senior Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, C-Suite Executives, and Senior Managers interested in developing executive presence
  • Individuals moving into an upper management role who are looking to elevate their leadership presence
  • Entrepreneurs pitching to investors in need of expert guidance on sharing their vision and connecting with others
  • A group of colleagues or team who would like to advance their skills together

Want to approach your employer about professional development classes and request employer support? Read the Employer Payment Assistance Guide.

Format & Structure


In-person program
3 Days
  • Three-day executive presence training at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business campus
  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education faculty 
  • Former professional actor Mark Rittenberg as Faculty Director 
  • Practical exercises and speeches that lead to immediate retention
  • Highly interactive environment 
  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • Advanced Executive Presence Certificate of Completion 

Dates & Costs


Sep 25 - 27, 2024

Other Ways to Participate

Attend this program with a group of your colleagues.

Attend this program with colleagues to gain greater organizational impact. Groups of five or more receive special rates.

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Customize this program for your organization.

Use this program's curriculum as the foundation of a program based on your company's unique objectives.

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How do I enroll in this program?

Enrolling in any one of our programs is simple:

  • Click on the "enroll" button on the program page
  • Create an account or log in to our customer portal
  • Complete the online reservation form (should take less than 2 minutes)
  • Pay by credit card to complete your enrollment, or select your preferred payment type to reserve your seat and connect with the finance team
How much time can I expect to spend on coursework each day?

We know that time away from the office is precious, so we work hard to make our program experiences as productive and valuable as possible. Our programs span full business days starting between 8:30-9:00 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. with lunch served in the classroom and short breaks throughout the day.

Approximately 1-2 hours of evening activities and preparation for the next day are required for some programs. Please download the program guide for more detail.

Do your programs provide credits towards a degree, grades, transcripts, or Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

Our programs are non-degree programs and do not hold any credit unit equivalency, letter grades, pass/fail designation, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or transcripts. Rather, we provide a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program.

To qualify for a certificate of completion, a participant must meet the minimum requirements as noted for each program and maintaining at least 80% attendance/engagement.

Can I enroll in a program if I live outside of the U.S.?

Yes. Enrollment is available to global leaders, but visa requirements may apply. Proficiency in written and spoken English at a level that allows full engagement and participation in a program is recommended.

For most international participants, a B1/B2 visa—for participation in scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions, conferences, or seminars—is required for entry into the United States to attend a program with us.

Requesting and receiving a visa takes time and we recommend beginning the process three or four months in advance of the start date of a program.

You can ask your Program Manager to prepare an invitation letter to help with your visa application. It is important to emphasize that the visit is for business purposes.

The Visa Waiver Program is available to citizens or nationals from select countries. Check the Department of State website to determine your eligibility and learn about the waiver process.

The list of countries sanctioned by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control currently includes: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Ukraine-Crimea Region, plus the addition of Russia for Berkeley Executive Education at this time.



Certificate of Completion

Signal your professional achievement to your network and get recognized for your completion! Upon successful completion of the program, UC Berkeley Executive Education grants a verified digital certificate of completion to participants that you are encouraged to add to your profiles.

Note: This program results in a digital certificate of completion and is not eligible for degree credit/CEUs. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you directly. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of UC Berkeley Executive Education.

Certificate of Completion
This program is eligible to count toward the

Certificate of Business Excellence

Curriculum days
3 Days
Leadership & Communication

Participants in the Certificate of Business Excellence (COBE) program will earn a mark of distinction from a world-class university, gain access to a powerful global network, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years. A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence allows individuals to create a personal learning journey structured by our four academic pillars to gain management essentials in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Finance to drive both personal and organizational development.

Certificate of Business Excellence