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High-Impact Leadership

  • Cape Sounion
  • 13 November 2018 - 15 November 2018

Effective leaders must be effective communicators. To lead, it’s critical to know how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges and interactions, motivate and inspire, and create influence over an audience.

Ultimately, your energy and vigor as a leader impacts the energy and performance of your team, department or organization. But the first step is finding the right communication approach for your own leadership style.

Transform Your Communication Style

High-Impact Leadership isn’t your everyday leadership training course. Breaking the conventional mold, this three-day progressive and non-traditional executive program uses powerful theater techniques, role playing and personal coaching to move participants from their comfort zone into a practical application of core communication techniques. Course topics include:

The Art of Leadership Presence
The Power of Dialogue: Leader as Communicator
Partnerships in the Workplace: Every Business is a Relationship Business
Feedback: Giving and Receiving “The Sandwich Effect”
Discovering your Authentic Leadership

Executive coach, faculty director and former professional actor Mark Rittenberg creates an interactive environment where he challenges, inspires and coaches participants to identify and transform their communication weaknesses into communication strengths. Participants will actively use role playing and speech activities to improve articulation and expression to more effectively connect with audiences.

Key Takeaways
– Actively communicate using voice, body, imagination and energy
– Think on your feet using the skill of spontaneity
– Engage in storytelling that moves people
– Build meaningful relationships and partnerships in the workplace
– Employ the art of giving and receiving constructive feedback
– Create a community of excellence through active communicating


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Upon completion of the above program, participants will be awarded a UC Berkeley certificate.

This program qualifies for the UC Berkeley Certificate of Busines Excellence. To receive your Certificate of Business Excellence, you must complete one program in each of the four pillars below for a total of 17 days program excellence over a course of 3 years.


As the #1 public university in the world, UC Berkeley has a long and proud history of being a change maker and driver of innovation in business, the sciences, technology and policy.

As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading producers of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business.

We have chosen Cape Sounion for this High Impact Leadership program as it is a symbol of strength, majesty, and splendor.  Cape Sounion is dominated by the Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Its remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea.

The earliest literary reference to Sounion is in Homer’s Odyssey (III. 278–285). The story recounts that as the various Greek commanders sailed back from Troy, the helmsman of the ship of King Menelaus of Sparta died at his post while rounding “Holy Sounion, Cape of Athens.”  Menelaus landed at Sounion to give his companion full funeral honours (i.e. cremation on a funeral pyre on the beach).  Archaeological finds on the site date from as early as 700 BC. Herodotus (VI.87) mentions that in sixth century BC, the Athenians celebrated a quinquennial festival at Sounion, which involved Athens’ leaders sailing to the cape in a sacred boat.

Cape Sounion is the promontory at the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of the town of Lavrio (ancient Thoricus), and 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Athens.