Successful leadership doesn’t just depend on having excellent management skills, it also requires being an effective communicator and having a commanding presence.

The skills of an excellent leader; including how to act, can all be learned, developed and realised through good practice and self-evaluation.

Book our bespoke ‘Projecting Powerful Leadership Presence’  for your teams to explore and apply different communication and leadership styles.

Through practical exercises and tutor-led discussions, all delegates will gain techniques on using body language to command a room and exert their influence. Enhance impact and boost their ability to lead teams with credibility. Leave the day knowing how to successfully influence others.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn practical tools to engage with your audience
  • Understand and apply the traits of an influential leader
  • Gain techniques to command and hold a meeting when it counts
  • Receive expert advice and feedback on your presence, gravitas and impact
  • Discover what it means to have  powerful body language and how this can help further your career
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:30

Traits of an Influential Leader

  • Explore and identify the different leadership styles and traits of a good leader
  • Learn how to actively listen and engage with your team and other senior leaders
  • Analyse the importance of first impressions and how to polish these
  • Identify the leadership style which suits you and your organisation’s culture
10:30 - 11:00

Personality and Emotional Intelligence

  • Understanding the effect of yours and others’ emotions across different, varied interactions
  • Knowing yourself and identifying your own personality traits
  • Perceiving others and how to deal with different personalities
  • Developing empathy and techniques to communicate effectively
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 13:00

Using Communication to Build Trust, Credibility, Confidence and Influence

  • Understand ways to develop trust through powerful communication
  • Develop speaking skills and assertiveness in your presence
  • Learn how to build credibility to improve personal presence
  • The importance of preparation, especially for high stakes meetings and interactions
  • Focus on clarity, confidence and authority to exert power and influence
  • How to engage with and influence a group of other senior leaders who may have competing interests
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Establishing and Executing Your Executive Presence

Work with the Trainer in a number of interactive role play activities to put the skills you’ve learned from the day into practice

  • Learn and practise how to command a room
  • Know how to conduct yourself with assurance and gravitas
  • Focus on how you act, how you speak and how you communicate through your body language
  • Reflect on your habits to develop a confident leadership style, and putting this into practice
  • The importance of continuous feedback, self-reflection and self-evaluation
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close