UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
leadership prescence

The Power of Professional Presence

Dates:  April 30 - May 2, 2019 or October 23 - 25, 2019
Location:  Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Program Fees:  $4,900


Professional presence is an elusive, “you’ll know it when you see it” quality. It’s a blend of personal and interpersonal skills that send all the right signals: the impression you make, how you make others feel, and how effectively you communicate both verbally and non-verbally. It enables respected professionals to connect with others in a meaningful and authentic way by projecting confidence, integrity, and perseverance.

In The Power of Professional Presence, you’ll gain the self-awareness to make sure others see those qualities when they see you. Using proven psychological and physical confidence-building methods, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of how presence can reveal your leadership abilities and discover how effective leaders use presence to communicate, influence, and inspire.

You’ll emerge from the process with renewed energy and the ability to make a real difference by presenting yourself confidently to others.

Individual contributors and leaders who want to learn skills and techniques for presenting their best selves at work.


  • Identify and employ proven psychological and physical confidence-building methods
  • Tell more compelling stories to influence at work
  • Use principles of presence to communicate, influence, and inspire
  • Earn 2.2 CEUs


Heidi Schultz

Heidi Schultz, Professor of Management and Corporate Communication
Heidi Schultz specializes in oral and written business communication. Her teaching interests and research focus on the relationship between rhetorical patterns and writing quickly, storytelling in the corporate setting, storytelling with data, and the impact of music intervention in high-stakes presentations.

Greg Hohn

Greg Hohn, Senior Lecturer of Management and Corporate Communication
Greg Hohn developed the Applied Improv approach in 1997 and has facilitated programs in academic, corporate, and organizational settings across the U.S. and in Canada and Sweden. He has been teaching at Kenan-Flagler since 2000 and has received numerous awards for his work.

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