Loyola University Chicago

Executive and Professional Education Center

Housed in the Loyola Business Leadership Hub

Strategic Business Communication

Enhance your personal and professional communication

This course explores styles, scenarios, and best practices for effective communication in the workplace. The program is useful for individuals looking to present effective messages through multiple channels, influence across a variety of formal and informal networks, and for those interested in learning about their individual communication styles through detailed assessments and experiential learning. Participants will gain a better understanding of strategic business communication and its vital importance to an organization’s vision and culture, as well as their own personal and professional success.

Additional Info

Mid-career professionals and those in a leadership role looking to expand and refine their communication abilities and strategies.

  • Learn to present ideas at in-person and virtual meetings
  • Gain tools to confidently express yourself to colleagues, direct reports, and senior management
  • Discover tips to gain support for ideas and suggestions
  • Understand how to choose and use current technology to appropriately communicate around the globe
  • Leverage constructive disagreement to resolve conflict
  • Enhance your ability to persuade others through your writing
  • Practice how to deliver difficult messages and achieve desired results
  • Add the ability to communicate effectively across multiple channels
  • Create a roadmap of your personal communication strategy
  • Overcome the fear of public speaking
  • Learn to leverage the power of your communication skills to achieve your personal and professional goals and objectives

Day One

Fundamentals of Business Communication

  • Expanding Your Listening Skills
  • Broadcasting Your Message Clearly
  • Mastering Your Vocabulary

Interaction Styles

  • Engaging Your Audience
  • Designing Effective Messaging
  • Leveraging Data 

Influence and Persuasion

  • Creating an Environment of Trust
  • Building Communication Relationships
  • Achieving Goals Through Targeted Communications

Day Two

Speaking & Productivity

  • Making Stellar Presentations
  • Approaching Public Speaking Without Fear
  • Marketing Your Ideas, Goals & Objectives

Management & Leadership

  • Merging Your Communication Skills with Leadership Style
  • Sparking Actions with Your Words to Achieve Results
  • Developing a Communication Strategy for Every Situation 

Communication Assessment Tools

  • Using Myers-Briggs to Discover How We Think
  • Using DiSC to Discover How We Behave
  • Using StrengthsFinder to Discover How We Perform
Darrell Katz
Adjunct Faculty, Quinlan School of Business

"Communication is so fundamental, it can be difficult to find innovative and fresh angles to increase one’s perspective. This program really highlights nuances that I can take back to my team to improve our organization’s communication and collaboration."

Joe Neverka
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

"Loyola's Strategic Business Communication course covered topics that are relevant to communications professionals in most any industry. Content was varied and thought - provoking– highly recommended."

Kevin A. Brown
Argonne National Laboratory


Upcoming Sessions

Dates: Mar. 9-10, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CT)
$1,250 Register

For a course consultation, please contact us at 312.915.6781 or executive-ed@luc.edu.