Leadership Communication in English for Non-Native English Speakers

  • 9-10 hours
  • 2 days


This intensive, interactive two-day workshop will help non-native speakers of English develop professional leadership communication skills.

You'll also learn how to:

  • deliver more effective messages
  • better influence English speaking individuals, teams and stakeholders

Working through different managerial disciplines, you'll expand your skills and learn to communicate more positively within an English speaking corporate environment.

This course is run by UCL's Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PaLS).

Course content

Topics covered by the course include the following:

  • Personal impact - building rapport, intonation, body language, assertiveness
  • Influencing skills - presenting ideas, effective listening, questioning
  • Effective messaging
  • Giving feedback
  • Constructive conversations

You'll get several opportunities to practice the skills you're learning, and discuss your own work-related situations.

You'll receive tips, techniques, individual coaching and constructive feedback throughout the day.

Learning outcomes

This workshop will help you to:

  • improve and strengthen your leadership communication skills
  • understand the subtleties of the words you use
  • refine your language
  • deliver more effective messages in an influential and more appropriate manner


You'll receive a certificate of attendance when you complete the course.

Pre-course preparation

You'll should come with examples of real-life, work-related challenges in:

  • giving feedback
  • constructive conversations (a scenario you wish to work on)

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Course team

Josette Lesser

Josette has been a media, presentation, and leadership communication skills coach and lecturer for over 16 years. In 2007 she formed her own training company, The Communication Experts. She works both nationally and internationally, with clients from both the public and private sectors. She's also a successful print and broadcast journalist, and an accredited PR practitioner.

Course information last modified: 12 Dec 2018, 10:19