Neeley School of Business

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. 
 

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
November 16-17, 2021

Cost: $1,695* and includes all class materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
Certificates will be awarded based on successful completion of the 2-day training.

Click here to see the list of safety measures we are adding to our in-person programs.

* A 20 percent discount will be given to companies that enroll two or more employees.
* A 30 percent discount will be given to TCU Alumni and TCU Faculty/Staff.
* A 10 percent discount will be given to U.S. veterans and employees of non-profit organizations.

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 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.
  • Learn how to extend positive impressions through crafted virtual presence within the digital sphere and how to stage yourself and engage with your audiences.

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
  • Virtual Presence within the Digital Sphere

Faculty Leaders

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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 leadership 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.

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Jim Roach

Executive Director
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.
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Adam Brooks

Assistant Professor

Dr. Adam J. Brooks is a national award-winning public speaker and communication expert focused on helping people make their ideas more effective. With a Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences, an MA in Communication Studies, and a professional background in Public Relations, Dr. Brooks has coached numerous individuals to national acclaim by helping organizations like Southern Light, Regions Bank, & All State Insurance cut the noise and lead with meaning. He is also the author of the recently published book “Engineered to Speak” from Wiley Press on how technical professionals can use communication and presentation skills to make their ideas more effective.
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Alexa Chilcutt

Associate Professor

Dr. Alexa Chilcutt has an M.A. in advertising and public relations and a Ph.D. in communication and information sciences. Alexa develops and delivers a variety of courses for executive education programs and custom programs for international corporations on the topics of communication, impression management/executive presence, presentation skills, and team leadership. She is the co-author of, "Engineered to Speak: Helping You Create and Deliver Engaging Technical Presentations" by Wiley IEEE Press and has published in MedEdPORTAL, Journal of American Dental Association (JADA), Association of General Dentist's "Impact" magazine, and Public Relations Journal.  Dr. Chilcutt was an Associate Professor and Director of The Public Speaking Program at The University of Alabama, from 2010 - Spring 2021 and the Communication Instructor for UA's aeronautical and mechanical engineering NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program from 2011-2019.

Questions

Please contact

Kalyn McKittrick

Director of Marketing and Engagement 
k.mckittrick@tcu.edu
817-257-6033

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