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Executive Communication Training

Executive Communication Training

Are you an association executive? A business leader? A community advocate? A nonprofit director? Our mission is to empower individuals from nonprofits, political organizations, and NGOs to use strategic communication on behalf of the interests of their consumers and their communities. 
Our workshops are designed to support professionals already working in advocacy-related jobs, as well as those interested in pursuing a career in public leadership, by showing them how to cut through the noise of the 24-hour news cycle, online blogosphere, and crowded issue fields, by crafting a message that is sharpdisciplined, and resonates with the audience you need most.
Our training will help you:
Create more engaging and effective presentations
Gain confidence in speaking in public and on camera
Develop clear messages that resonate with the audiences you need most

In order to maintain a hands-on, interactive environment throughout the training, seats are limited to no more than 30 participants. Participants are invited to share their presentation and receive direct feedback from our trainers. We also host a workshop that puts participants on camera for a mock TV interview. Videos are then shown and our trainers offer their feedback and suggestions for improvement.

The registration fee is $675 and includes all training materials, powerpoints, consultation opportunities, a parking pass, Internet connection, and breakfast, lunch, coffee, and snacks throughout the training. 
Feedback from our past participants:
"It was a standout professional and personal experience." 
"I loved the interactive piece and the time and space to practice. The diversity of other people in the group was great."
"I think the training does a great job in breaking down a complex topic and giving you tools to be a better communicator."
"For those who are not involved in executive communications, you should attend regardless. This program will help give you a weekend booster shot on communication."


2011 Executive Communication Training from Annette Strauss Institute on Vimeo.


2013 Executive Communication Training (ECT) alumna Maegan Ellis was recently featured in an interview on FOX 7 Austin to talk about Literacy Awareness Month. On how ECT empowered her, Maegan says:"I would absolutely NOT have been able to do this without my training from the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life. I put so many of the tools I learned during the training to use here.


Registration for our 2017 training has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please email Emily.Einsohn@austin.utexas.edu. Our next training will be held January 2018.


Executive Communication Training
January 19 - 20, 2017
Thursday  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday  8:30 am - 2:15 pm
The training will be held on the 5th floor of the Belo Center for New Media, Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. 

If you are no longer able to attend this training, please let us know as soon as possible so we can notify an individual on our waitlist. No refunds will be issued for cancelations received after Friday, January 13. No refunds will be issued for no-shows.  Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancelation.

For more information, please contact:
Emily R. Einsohn, Director of Public Engagement at Emily.Einsohn@austin.utexas.edu or call (512) 471-7214.

The following organizations participated in our 2015 Executive Communication Training:

American Heart Association
Austin Travis County Integral Care
CASA of Central Texas
Child and Family Research Institute
City Council District 9 - City of San Antonio
Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Decoding Dyslexia Texas
Disability Rights Texas
Downtown Austin Alliance
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Interfaith Action of Central Texas
National Association of Social Workers-Texas
NYOS Charter School
Office of Advocacy, Small Business Administration
Office of the State Demographer
Texas Baptists Christian Life Commission
Texas Civil Justice League
Texas Cultural Trust
Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
Texas Veterans Commission
The Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
University Federal Credit Union
Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center

To see a full list of all of our participating organizations, speakers, and past workshop agendas here.