Executive Presence Mastery Program

Program Overview

The Executive Presence Mastery Program provides you with a clear appraisal of your executive presence and an understanding of how it is felt by others. Through a robust assessment, you discover your strengths and gaps within 15 areas of leadership proven to be critical to influencing others and driving results. Through the program, you learn to amplify your strengths in three dimensions - Character, Substance, and Style. You walk away from the program with practical skills and tools for leading with influence, winning buy-in, mobilizing above-and-beyond effort, sustaining purposeful action, and driving business results.

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Executive Presence Mastery Program
Upcoming Dates

March 1-3, 2017

The Westin Cape Coral, Florida


May 3-5, 2017

The W Hotel, Boston


September 13-15, 2017

The W Hotel, Boston


November 6-8

The W Hotel, Boston 


Regular Registration $5,495.00
Register 90+ days prior and save! $4,995.00

Group rates are available for 3+ people. Call 800-908-8239 for details.

Bates ExPI™ Assessment

Prior to the program, you’ll have the opportunity to complete the Bates ExPI™, a multi-rater 360 assessment that gives you valuable feedback on 15 facets of your presence and influence. You’ll have a personal orientation and confidential feedback and interpretation session with a Bates coach, who provides guidance in interpreting your Bates ExPI Feedback Report. Along with the coach, you’ll identify concrete steps to apply what you’ve learned to two important, business relevant themes that are drivers in your current role. 

You’ll leave the Executive Presence Mastery Program with:

  • An appreciation of how people view your strengths, and insight on how to leverage those to enhance your career opportunities and leadership effectiveness
  • Clarity about how to enhance your Executive Presence so you have an even more powerful impact on the world around you
  • Readiness to go out and apply what you’ve discovered to influence, inspire, and build your leadership brand
  • A plan to practice these new approaches in real time on new challenging assignments or as you move into new roles  
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The Bates Executive Presence Mastery Program was very valuable.  One of our 7 key competencies in our organization is Executive Presence and it is often misunderstood or misinterpreted.  This class helped bring a lot of clarification around the topic and provided good direction. It’s different than other seminars and programs because of the amount of personal attention from the instructors in the class and the small class size.  It allowed for a lot of valuable interaction and provided key takeaways and learnings. The class created more self-awareness for me and identified some blind spots that I have been working on.  Additionally, the information provided by the wardrobe consultant was very valuable and gave me a lot of insight into changes that I needed to make.
— Jill Comer, VP East Region, National Account Sales
NACCO Materials Handling Group

Who will attend?

The course is designed for leaders with responsibility for teams, projects, businesses and enterprises.  The Bates ExPI Assessment measures qualities and facets of leadership that are developed as leaders gain maturity and experience.  New managers typically do not have the leadership experience or scope of responsibilities that are measured in the assessment. 

Who teaches the course?

Courses are led by seasoned executive coaches and facilitators who are certified in the Bates ExPI Assessment and Model, and are experienced facilitating our unique modules such as Leadership Pathways. Our coaches have a track record of coaching senior and high potential leaders in large and mid-size companies, as well as their own extensive experience in business and leadership.

Program Agenda

Evening Prior to the Program
5:00 PM Opening Session: What is Executive Presence and Why Does it Matter?
6:30 PM Dinner and Networking
Day One
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Opening Comments: Reflecting on Experience
8:15 AM The Science of Influence: Executive Presence Model and Facets
10:15 AM Leveraging Our Strengths in Executive Presence
1:00 PM Leadership Pathways: Addressing Your Development Themes
2:30 PM Leadership Pathways Breakout Session
4:45 PM Final Takeaways
5:00 PM Cocktail Reception
Day Two
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:15 AM Following Up with Your Feedback Providers
9:45 AM Leadership Development Resources: Coaching and Mentoring
10:30 AM Time and Energy Management: Self-Assessment and Discussion
11:15 AM Executive Image: Standing Out by Fitting in Perfectly
1:45 PM ExPI Action Plan
2:45 PM Final Takeaways/Q&A
3:00 PM Adjourn

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