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Professional Learning Program

Learning to Communicate for Impact and Influence

Find your authentic (and persuasive) communication style


Early bird $1,705 (inc GST; only until 2 July) | Full price $2,065 (inc GST)




4 x 3.5-hour sessions over 2 weeks


23 July-6 August 2024


The ability to deliver messages that cut-through and convince people to act, whether in person or online, is a highly prized attribute. Yet developing an authentic and persuasive communication style is not a given. In fact, in our drive to be professional, we often mask our individuality and obscure our authenticity.

This highly interactive online workshop with Dr Zina O’Leary, will help you find your authentic style and share best practice communication strategies to make you more impactful and influential. She will get to the core of what blocks you from communicating at your best by tackling your fears and challenging you to tap into your strengths.

The workshop will cover communications in a variety of forums, including the online environment. The workshop incorporates a variety of inputs, group discussion and small group work, and culminates in a mini presentation and individual feedback session for all participants.

Watch Zina O'Leary explain what you can expect from this program

What will you learn?

On completion, you will be able to:

  • identify the key elements of effective communication
  • think and communicate with purpose, clarity and focus
  • use body, voice and language for maximum impact
  • communicate with impact online
  • understand how to manage difficult conversations

This program is highly applied. The goal is to have participants doing things ‘differently’ directly after the first day of the workshop.

Who should register?

Executives, managers and professional staff. The workshop is aimed at the public sector, local government and not-for-profit executives, managers and anyone who wants to boost their confidence, develop an authentic and effective communication style, and better impact and influence people.

Event details


  • Sessions 1-3: 23, 24, 30 July
  • Session 4: 31 July cohort A, 1 Aug cohort B, 6 Aug cohort C

Note: The participant group will split into three cohorts for the final (fourth) session. 

Duration: 4 x 3.5hour sessions over 2 weeks, 9.30am-1pm AEST  

Location: Online


  • Early bird: $1,705 (inc GST; only until 2 July)
  • Full price: $2,065 (inc GST)  

ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount.

Every person who completes the Executive Master of Public AdministrationExecutive Fellows Program, Deputies Leadership Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni. Only one discount is redeemable for each registration.

Got a question?

If you have a question please contact ANZSOG’s Program Delivery team with the program name as the subject line to e.education@anzsog.edu.au or call us on +61 3 8344 1984.

Customised version

ANZSOG workshops can be customised to suit the needs of your agency. Our workshops have been designed specifically for staff in all jurisdictions, across Australia and New Zealand. To enquire about running a custom workshop, please email e.education@anzsog.edu.au with the program name as the subject line.

Read our cancellation, transfer and refund policy.