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High-Impact Leadership

High-Impact Leadership

Master your Unique Leadership Style for Maximum Impact
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Inspire, motivate, and influence all types of people in any setting or situation.
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Transform your weak spots into communication strengths.
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Led by Executive Coach, Faculty Director and former professional actor Mark Rittenberg.

About the Program

This three-day leadership development program is an exploration of your authentic leadership style to establish your voice, presence, and abilities as a communicator. Through powerful theater techniques, role playing and personal coaching, you will learn to become a more charismatic, collaborative, and influential team leader.

Improve Your Communication Delivery
Practice powerful theater techniques to actively communicate using voice, body, imagination and energy and improve articulation and expression.
Use Storytelling to Connect with Your Audience
Engage in storytelling that moves people, creates influence over an audience, and impacts the energy and performance of your team, department or organization.
Transform Your Communication Weaknesses into Strengths
Identify your weaknesses and leave your comfort zone to build communication strengths such as ‘thinking on your feet’ using valuable leadership skills like ‘spontaneity’.
Build Meaningful Relationships and Partnerships
Employ the art of giving and receiving constructive feedback, create a community of excellence through active communicating, and engage in productive interpersonal exchanges.
Master Your Leadership Presence
Find the right communication approach for your own, authentic leadership.

Program Dates

*PLEASE NOTE: UC Berkeley graduation ceremonies will impact hotel accommodations for the May 2020 dates for this program. Please click here for additional resources.

Program Topics

The High-Impact Leadership program curriculum covers the following topics:

  • The four universal communication principles
  • The power of presence in effective leadership
  • The ten active communication skills
  • Active communicating using voice, body, imagination, and energy
  • Theater as heightened communication
  • Thinking on your feet: the skill of spontaneity
  • The power of dialogue
  • Building meaningful relationships in the workplace
  • Dialogue and courageous conversations
  • The art of giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Creating a community of excellence through communication
  • Leadership stories and exercises
  • The primary skills of the coach  
  • Mastering the tools of the coach
  • The three types of listening
  • The art of curious questioning
  • Listening skills and asking the right questions
  • Playback and empathy and coaching tools

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Who It's For

  • Mid-to-senior level business leaders looking to strengthen their impact
  • High-potential individuals looking to further develop leadership skills
  • Any role from various industries can benefit from taking this leadership training program 
  • A group of colleagues or team who would like to advance their skills together

Cost & Features

Program Fee

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  • Three-day communication intensive at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business campus 
  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty 
  • Former professional actor Mark Rittenberg
  • Practical application
  • A highly interactive learning environment 
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • High-Impact Leadership Certificate of Completion 
This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence
Curriculum Days 
Three Days
Leadership & Communication

A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence gives individuals the opportunity to create a personal plan of study structured by our four academic pillars. Participants will earn a mark of distinction with certification from a world-class university, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years.


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Experience the Program

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