Communications for Leaders - Institute on Governance

Communications for Leaders

Develop empowering and dynamic communication skills to increase team members’ motivation and commitment.


Course Description

  • Designed for today’s leaders, this half-day webinar will help you develop the critical leadership and communications skills that you need to build trust with your team and lead them to success.
  • This course will prepare you for the communications challenges leaders face, giving you the tools to respond to multiple staff and organisational situations.
  • Communications for Leaders is a webinar that you should attend if you are an aspiring supervisor looking to acquire the fundamental communication skills and perspective for leaders, a seasoned supervisor or manager looking for a quick refresher, a new supervisor or manager looking for an orientation on communication, or an individual interested in learning foundational communication skills that make leaders effective.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will leave with an understanding of how to make verbal and nonverbal communication congruent to reinforcing the intent of messages. 
  • You will learn to craft clear and concise messages. 
  • You will learn to deliver messages that address the interests of the listener. 
  • You will build and practice effective active listening skills with others.

Bundle This Webinar:

This webinar is eligible to be bundled with two other webinars of your choice for a ‘buy 2, get 1 free’ price of $780. Take advantage of our recommended streams (Leadership; Policy: Government Essentials: Innovation) to choose your bundle or mix and match the webinars that best suit your needs. Upon registration, be sure to select the bundle option and then select your webinars. Contact us for support at 613-562-0090 or

Customize This Webinar:

This webinar is eligible to be customized as a private offering for your team and organization. Contact us at to discuss your needs. 

Group Discounts:

If you have more than two people attending, you may be eligible for a group discount. Contact us for details at 613-562-0090 or


Toby Fyfe

President and CEO

Expertise: public governance; leadership   Degree(s): BA, Glendon College, York University; MA, University of Ottawa  Certification(s) & designation(s): Graduate, Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program.  Toby Fyfe is an advocate for improved public governance and strong government institutions that build citizen trust in the democratic process. He joined the IOG in 2011 after a varied career as a  federal public servant executive […]

Catherine Waters

Senior Practice Lead  

Expertise: Learning Centre and Leadership– curriculum design and delivery, facilitation and custom instruction  Degrees:   BA (Hon) English & French (University of Victoria); MA Public Policy and Administration (Carleton University); MSc Labour Economics (London School of Economics).  Catherine Waters is Senior Practice Lead in the IOG Leadership and Learning Centre. She has extensive experience as a consultant, researcher […]

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