EDS: Executive Leadership Presence

Building Skills for Impact and Resilience:

Executive Leadership Presence

October 19-20, 2022
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA



Executive Leadership Presence helps women at the Director and VP level master competencies vital to confidently and effectively engaging across all levels within their organizations.

The workshop is designed to develop Leadership Presence to inspire confidence, engage and influence others, and maintain productivity while increasing visibility and career mobility. This two-day program will introduce participants to a unique framework and toolkit of 12 specific attributes, skills and thought processes that work together to help them build knowledge and expertise.


  • Develop and reinforce personal confidence related to values and self
  • Practice and master the elements of communication: verbal, vocal and non-verbal
  • Learn strategic messaging tactics
  • Connection with other leaders to form a powerful network


  • Mid-career professional at Senior Manager, Director or VP level, or equivalency thereof
  • At least 8 years of professional experience
  • Current member of The WICT Network

EDS participants represent diverse backgrounds and are committed to strengthening their leadership skills.


Day 1 - Wednesday, October 19

Breakfast (8:00-9:00 am)

Welcome & Introduction to the Seminar 

   • Demystifying Power and Presence

   • Personal Power and Executive Presence: Three Elements

Power Mindset 

   • Belief in Self

   • Managing Verbal, Vocal and Non-verbal Elements

Lunch (12:00 - 1:00 pm)


   • First Impressions 

   • Command of Self In Person, Virtual or Hybrid 

Managing Second Impressions and Beyond

Day 2 - Thursday, October 20

Breakfast (8:00-8:30 am)

Presence: Command of Self

   • Brand Management Foundations   

Presence: Confident Casual

   • Impression Management

Lunch (12:00-1:00 pm)

Confident Casual Tools

Identifying Your Personal Focus Areas for Finishing Strong


  • “The Executive Leadership Presence seminar provides the missing links in career development and sheds light on the things that keep you from moving up in your career – all in a candid and safe environment.” – Senior Manager, Showtime
  • “EDS was one of the most powerful two days I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing. If you are eager to focus your potential as a leader, this is for you!” – Director, Content Strategy, AccuWeather
  • “EDS was the best investment I have made in myself in years. The women I met are a network of new friends and colleagues I look forward to supporting and growing with!” – Senior Director, Network Engineering, Charter Communications
  • “Absolutely valuable information presented with passion and practiced with other women hungry to learn. Must-have training for aspiring women leaders.” – Finance & Business Operations Director, Comcast