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Leadership Live Workshops Finding Your Voice

Leadership Live Workshop: Finding Your Voice: Leading Through Speaking


Finding Your Voice: Leading Through Speaking Workshop
Friday, July 14, 2017
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
BEST Building, KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park

Instructors: Andy Garrison, Owner/Director, Actor Training Studio, and Allise Garrison, Second Vice President, Customer Insight and Intelligence, Assurant Employee Benefits

Storytelling is an essential part of leadership. In this session, you will learn to use storytelling as a powerful strategic communications tool to inform, engage, motivate and inspire those key audiences that are critical to your success. Effective leaders communicate to inspire talent to excel; to partner with investors and communities; to engage with customers and clients and to grow their impact in the world as part of a global community. Cultivating an authentic, passionate, and compelling narrative is vital to a leader's success.

You'll learn to:

  • Deliver speeches using your own authentic communication style.
  • Utilize the power of storytelling to deliver inspiring presentations.
  • Augment your leadership communication capacity as you grow your organization.
  • Learn acting techniques to present yourself in an effective manner and avoid body language, visual aids, nerves, etc., that commonly undercut the message unintentionally.

Program Costs

  By July 3, 2017 After July 3, 2017
Workshop Registration $99 $119


**KU Federal Executive Board Partnership—Federal Employee Discount: This course is available to federal employees at a 10% discounted rate. Learn more here.

How to Register

Register Online
Register by Mail or Fax
Download and mail the registration form to:
The University of Kansas
Professional & Continuing Education
Registration Center
1515 Saint Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047-1619 or
Fax the form to:
Download a PDF Form
Register by Phone
Call (785) 864-5823 or toll free (877) 404-5823
Register by TDD


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Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund of registration fees, less a $60 administrative fee, will be available if requested in writing at kupce@ku.edu by July 3, 2017. No refunds will be made after that date. A $30 fee also will be charged for returned checks. (Please note that if you fail to cancel by the deadline and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.) KUPCE reserves the right to cancel the event and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration. The liability of the University of Kansas is limited to the registration fee. The University of Kansas will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

Program Accessibility

We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please call 785-864-5823 or mark the space on the registration form, and a KUPCE representative will contact you to discuss your needs. To ensure accommodation, please register at least two weeks before the start of the course. See the nondiscrimination policy above.

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