Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Get Your Message Across: A Course on Effective Communication & Presentation Skills

Fall 2020

1 day course

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Delivery Format: In-Class

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  • Course Description

    This one-day interactive workshop is designed to build confidence and effectiveness in professional communication and presentation skills. Develop your knowledge and skill in the design, delivery and evaluation of presentations that exhibit a credible and clear professional message. Getting your message across requires careful consideration of the audience, the purpose, and the context of your presentation. It is also dependent on your ability to engage others and to facilitate discussion with expertise. Confident application of these skills will assist you in lobbying for and introducing change, presenting a business case, or proposing an idea by presenting in an authentic, concise, persuasive and effective manner. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Design and deliver an effective presentation.
    2. Apply strategies to effectively engage an audience, be persuasive and communicate a message with impact.
    3. Target a message to a specific audience (staff meeting, directors meeting, conference).
    4. Describe how to alter a presentation for different contexts (unpopular message, mandatory change, positive change).
    5. Identify how to effectively use supplemental tools.

    Audience

    Nurses and other professionals already in, or aspiring to, formal leadership and/or advanced practice roles, will benefit from this course.

  • Schedule and Location

    This course is offered twice each year.

    Get Your Message Across - Schedule

    Course Schedule

    The 2020 schedule has not been finalized but the 2019 schedule is available for reference as a Printable PDF. updated June 24, 2019

    Location

    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Health Sciences Building
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1P8 ( map )

     

  • Faculty

    Barb Langlois, RN, BSN, MSN
    Leadership & Communication Expert

    Barb Langlois is a healthcare leadership and communication expert. In her 30 years of nursing experience she has earned her bachelors and master’s degrees and worked across all healthcare sectors. As a nursing manager, she led a community team of 500 employees serving 1700 clients and was nominated for a prestigious “Above and Beyond” award for her leadership with teams. Barb worked with organizational gurus, leadership experts and a world champion of public speaking to hone her leadership communication skills. She now routinely shares communication strategies and tools with emerging and middle level health care leaders so they can improve their team engagement.

    Barb has published numerous articles in nursing journals and magazines. She wrote a series of 5 articles in 2015 called, ‘Speak Up! with Barb Langlois’ for the Canadian Nurse Magazine. Barb has also written a book called “Seriously?? Me, too! 10 Power Strategies for Personal Success.” She is afraid of cats, curious about people, and loves a chai tea latte.

  • Registration Information

    Fees

    Early Bird price (ends October 4, 2019) $325 + HST
    Regular price (starting October 5, 2019) $360 + HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15%* $305 + HST
    U of T Nursing Adjunct and Status Faculty save 15%*** $305 + HST
    Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing – save 50%**** $180 + HST

    Site Groups

    A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact pd.nursing@utoronto.ca.

    Please Note

    • Refund Policy – To withdraw from the course and receive a refund, your written request must be emailed to pd.nursing@utoronto.ca by October 4, 2019. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $100 + tax. As an alternative, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 7 days before the course.
    • Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline: October 28, 2019.
    • U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD graduates of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to individuals with a faculty position, adjunct or status appointment, or are a Clinical Instructor (current academic year only) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing discount is available to individuals currently registered in the BScN, MN, PMNP or PhD programs at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.
    • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
    • Course Cancellation Policy – The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to unavailability of instructors, facilities or insufficient enrolment. Decisions on course cancellations are made at least 15 calendar days prior to the course starting date, so early registration is recommended. If you enroll in a course that is subsequently cancelled, you may transfer to another section of that course if an alternative is available; or you may receive a full refund. We are not responsible for travel fees or any expenses incurred by you.

    Payment method options

    Individuals

    You have two payment options if you are an individual registering for this course:

    1. Register online with a credit card.
    2. Register by mail with a certified cheque or money order.

    Site Groups

    If you are registering on behalf of a site group of three or more people and want to take advantage of the special discounted price please contact pd.nursing@utoronto.ca.


    Credit Card:

    You can register and pay online with a credit card.


    Certified cheque or money order:

    You can register and pay by mail.

    Step 1: Type your information onto the online form and then print the page (i.e. don’t click “Confirmation and Payment”. Don’t pay by online credit card).
    Step 2: Obtain a certified cheque or money order payable to “University of Toronto” for the registration fee plus 13% HST. No personal cheques. No debit cards.

    Fees (including HST)

    Early Bird price (ends October 4, 2019) $367.25 incl HST
    Regular price (starting October 5, 2019) $406.80 incl HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15%** $344.65 incl HST
    U of T Nursing Adjunct and Status Faculty save 15%*** $344.65 incl HST
    Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing save 50%**** $203.40 incl HST
    Step 3: Mail the paper registration form with payment (no personal cheques, no cash, no credit cards, no debit cards) to:

    Centre for Professional Development
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    Suite 130
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON M5T 1P8

    Step 4: When we receive your registration form we will email a confirmation notice.
  • What past participants have said about this course:

    “This has been one of the best presentations that I have ever been to!”

    “This was an excellent course – I loved it!!!”

    “Barb kept me engaged throughout the entire day with her dynamic and humorous presentation style while teaching me very relevant, useful and practical presentation tips. I left feeling motivated and energized knowing that I will see my project through to successful completion.”

    “Great workshop! Very informative.”

  • Contact Us

    Email: pd.nursing@utoronto.ca
    Website: bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/pd
    Phone: (416) 978-1784
    Address: Centre for Professional Development (PD)
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    Suite 130
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M5T 1P8

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