Leadership Workshops & Corporate Keynote Speaker

Leadership Workshops

Communication That Builds Engagement

Words are powerful, they are the leaders most fundamental tools. We talk to people we care about; we listen to people we care about – this is the message leaders who communicate well send. Strong communication skills build trust and engagement, they help people understand what they are a part of. Poor communication practices distance leaders and can even give rise to cynicism.

In survey after survey, people name more communication as the key to improving morale and performance, yet few leaders know how to make the most of this opportunity. During this powerful half-day workshop participants discover the keys to effective group and individual communication as they prepare and deliver a staff meeting in small group role plays.

Workshop Overview:

  • The objectives of effective communication
  • The eight benefits of communicating well
  • The Power Problem and how best to counter it
  • Strengths and weaknesses of group and individual communication
  • A simple powerful formula for effective engaging staff and individual meetings
  • The eight qualities of effective communication
  • A Currie case study: communication as a key to victory at Vimy Ridge
  • Managing expectations
  • Making the most of questions
  • Keys to effective listening


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The off-site leadership development you have been waiting for and the ideal addition to your leadership curriculum. These affordable and highly acclaimed 1/2 day workshops will equip the members of your leadership team with the practical skills they need to build team performance. Check out the course offerings for Winter 2016 here.   Learn More »


"In 2007 following the acquisition of the Osprey Newspaper organization, Sun Media's newly formed Senior Leadership team saw a significant need for Leadership Development. As we began to look for a business partner it quickly became apparent that Dan Gaynor was the logical choice. Dan's ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner creates an environment of open and frank dialogue which is critical to the learning experience. Dan draws on his own personal experience from a wide variety of Senior Management roles to present content in a practical and non-theoretical manner. Over 400 leaders attended Dan's sessions. The feedback and comments from the participants has been nothing short of extraordinary. To a person they have commented that they enjoyed the sessions and were able to take what they learned and apply it quickly and effectively."
– Chris Krygiel, VP People and Leadership, Sun Media Corporation.