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Enhance your ability to be an effective and influential leader who can drive results.

Today’s leaders must influence and engage clients, colleagues, teams, and stakeholders with empathy and authenticity. To do this, leaders need to cater their messages in a compelling way. Learn how you as a leader can utilize strategic communication to give you a competitive edge.

Impactful Leadership: Enhancing your Strategic Influence will provide you with the tools and skills to become a more influential and impactful leader. Applying a mix of case studies and interactive exercises, the program will introduce strategies to connect stakeholders, understand client needs, and express ideas and solutions that will resonate with your clients, stakeholders, colleagues, and teams.

Throughout Impactful Leadership: Enhancing your Strategic Influence, you will learn how to:

  • Differentiate yourself as a leader by leveraging your personal brand with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders.
  • Increase your influence by deepening your understanding of your clients, teams, and other stakeholders.
  • Enhance engagement of individuals and teams internally.
  • Develop tailored, strategic approaches for different settings and audiences by strengthening your pitching, presenting, and storytelling skills.
  • Deliver effective messaging in any situation to drive your desired outcomes.
  • Leverage generative AI tools to enhance your written messaging and communication techniques.

This program will leave you better equipped to engage, connect, and influence audiences of all kinds to achieve better business outcomes authentically and empathetically.

About the Impactful Leadership: Enhancing your Strategic Influence Program


    Impactful Leadership: Enhancing your Strategic Influence will give participants the tools and skills to authentically message with influence in a way that resonates with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders. You will leave the program prepared to:

    • Expand your influence within your organization and with clients, colleagues and internal stakeholders.
    • Improve and increase impact through client- and stakeholder-centricity.
    • Leverage your personal brand to strengthen relationships.
    • More deeply understand the needs of your clients and stakeholders to exceed expectations.
    • Perfect your presentation strategies and style to cater to audiences in different settings to achieve better business outcomes.
    • Deliver your message more clearly, empathetically, and authentically to achieve your goals.

    Case studies, lectures, hands-on exercises, and small group will give participants the opportunity to understand and practice the techniques discussed in the program. Impactful Leadership: Enhancing your Strategic Influence’s distinguished faculty will focus on providing applicable frameworks and tools necessary to engage and connect with clients and stakeholders, understand their needs, and deliver the right message to drive outcomes.

    Programs sessions will include:

    • Influencing and Engaging through Client- and Stakeholder-centricity
    • Developing and leveraging your personal brand
    • Catering Communication for a Competitive Edge
    • Presenting, Pitching, and Powerful Storytelling
    • Need Finding and Active Listening
    • Utilizing the latest research and tools to convey your message, including AI.

    Impactful Leadership: Enhancing your Strategic Influence is designed for lawyers and legal professionals in the private sector, non-profit organizations, government, or public sector.

    Participant’s roles may include but are not limited to:

    • Law firm partners
    • In-house counsel
    • Chief officers
    • Law firm business professionals
    • HR and training professionals

    Participants will typically have at least 8+ years of professional experience.

    Not sure if this program is right for you? Ask us.


    Visit the Admissions page for information on the process.


    Our core faculty are distinguished academicians, educators, researchers, authors, and practitioners in their respective fields. Representing various disciplines, they are close to practice through relationships with law firm leaders and through personal involvement as consultants for top firms around the world.

    Teaching Team

    Michele DeStefano, University of Miami School of Law – Program Chair

    Todd Rogers, Harvard Kennedy School

    Rachel Viscomi, Harvard Law School