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Communicating for Influence and Impact

University of Cambridge

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Strong communication skills can help you to achieve impact and accelerate change for the benefit of society. As systems become increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, finely tuned communication skills can help foster collaboration, improve problem-solving, and impact decision-making. Whether in social groups or business organisations, leaders across all segments of society and industry need to leverage communication to better meet objectives, influence stakeholders, and drive positive change.

The Communicating for Influence and Impact online short course from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides comprehensive insights and a range of tools to develop impactful communication. Throughout the programme, you’ll learn how to communicate in a purpose-driven way to overcome barriers to success and get the opportunity to assess your leadership style. You’ll also learn communication techniques to help shape the future you want, while earning a certificate of completion validating your newfound skills.

Is this course for you?

This online short course is designed to help existing and aspiring leaders to become more effective communicators, and to influence change within and beyond their networks. It’s beneficial to all professionals who are driven to align business success with the delivery of positive social and environmental outcomes. The course curriculum is suited to those looking to build on past training and experience with an online programme designed to provide communication tools and skills to maximise influence and impact, while championing authenticity and integrity.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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