The Science of Executive Presence

Date and Time

Starts:11/01/2018 9:00 AM

Ends:11/01/2018 3:00 PM

Event Type

Executive Programs


Yorkville Conference Center

150 Bloor St W

Toronto, ON


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Registration Deadline:

October 25, 2018

Event Sponsor

Executives have a more difficult job today than ever before, and the rate of failure and executive turnover is high. What makes an executive successful – and what contributes to her ability to engage and inspire her team to deliver results?

In this one-day seminar, learn about Bates' three-dimensional model of Character, Substance, and Style, and gain an in-depth look at the 15 distinct facets proven by research to allow leaders to make a powerful impact.

Drawing from experience with talent development leaders in Fortune 500 organizations, Suzanne Bates will outline tips and strategies for incorporating this framework into your existing practices, to complement competency models and development programs. You'll engage in interactive exercises using practical case studies to understand how presence drives leadership performance. You'll walk away from this session with a new, innovative approach to assessing and developing executives and future leaders.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore the 15 distinct facets proven to contribute to a leader's ability to engage, align, and move people to act
  • Learn how to reframe the discussion about executive presence in your organization, by applying a research-based approach that goes beyond surface qualities
  • Discover how actionable feedback on executive presence provides leaders with a clear road map for growth and development

Who should attend?

Human resources professionals.


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Speaker bio(s)

Speaker Suzanne Bates

Suzanne Bates, CEO, Bates

Suzanne Bates is the CEO of Bates, a firm founded in 2000 with a mission today to help leaders influence the world. The firm is distinguished in the field of leadership development for its ground breaking research and practical approach to helping leaders make an impact.

Using the research, top global companies turn to Bates for advice, consulting, executive coaching and expertise in the field of executive presence and communicative leadership. In 2013, the firm researched, piloted and launched the first-ever research-based model of executive presence, and operationalized it in the scientifically validated assessment tool, the Bates ExPI™. The Bates Model of Executive Presence provides organizations with a rich, multi-dimensional framework for measuring the way individual leaders influence and make an impact to drive business results.

In 2005 she published her first book, Speak Like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results (McGraw Hill), which went to #6 on the bestseller charts on, and is now published in 7 languages including Chinese, Russian and Indonesian. Suzanne has since published three other books, Motivate Like a CEO: Communicate Your Strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act!, Discover Your CEO Brand: Secrets for Embracing and Maximizing Your Unique Value as a Leader with McGraw Hill. Her latest book All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence (McGraw Hill 2016) acknowledges the deeper-level facets that enable leaders to align, inspire, and move people to act. Suzanne has also written Thoughts for Tuesday, a compilation of personal leadership lessons from her popular blog with the same name..

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