The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results

The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results
June 16th, 2024


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Communicating with people from different generations, different backgrounds and levels can be very challenging! As a leader, how often are you faced with difficult situations where the atmosphere at work gets very unpleasant because of personality conflicts and misunderstandings? How do you drive change and boost productivity under these conditions? How do you remain calm when dealing with resisting people?  Which tactics do you use to get people’s buy-in and goodwill when they don’t want to listen to you?

No matter how compelling the vision or how brilliant the strategy, without leadership communication, there is no execution. The ability to get buy-in, gain trust and inspire loyalty isn't a skill you are born with. It is something you can learn. With this MCE programme you can learn how to inspire others when giving speeches and presentations and strengthen your leadership communication skills modeled on the world's best communicators. You'll learn practical techniques to shape your leadership messages, develop an authentic leadership voice and engage in powerful conversations that achieve results.

This Leadership Training programme is ideal for managers and executives who want to deliver clear and convincing leadership messages.

The Right Programme for you

You are an experienced manager or executive and need to be an inspiring leader in your organization. You want to learn how to be heard, and to motivate the people in your company.

The programme is delivered in English. Participants must have a good level of spoken business English to be actively involved in all aspects of the programme. 

Learn, Practice and Use

Improve your leadership communication skills
Build greater buy-in, trust and loyalty from your teams
Demonstrate grace under fire and defuse tension
Overcome resistance to change
Motivate followers and inspire them to action across the organization
Rally support in difficult situations
Learn how to coach, counsel and mentor for improved performance
Manage conflict and hostile disputes professionally
Generate presence and charisma that command professional respect
Use a matrix to plan your leadership messages
Share your knowledge and challenges with your peers and MCE's highly experienced faculty

Programme Modules

What will you learn and practice?

The Voice of Leadership How Leaders Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results is a 3 day or 4 live online sessions hands-on training programme, highly interactive with exercises and role plays. The programme will be led by an experienced facilitator with former management experience in international companies.


1 – The Voices of Effective Leaders – Past and Present 
• Describe typical situations requiring leadership communication and assess how well you use the language of leadership in these situations 
• Identify five traits of effective leadership communication and assess how well you demonstrate those traits 

2 – Finding Your Leadership Voice
• Learn the two components of a leader’s voice 
• Describe several leadership communication styles and describe your dominant style 

3 – Crafting Compelling Messages That Inspire Action and Produce Results
• Pinpoint the desired results of your leadership message by using a results matrix 
• Shape your leadership message 

4 – Setting the Stage for Powerful Communication
• Pick the right forum for leadership communications and create a winning setting for your key messages 
• Overcome stage fright and communication anxiety 

5 – Taking the Lead
• Generate presence and charisma that command respect 
• Send clear messages that maximize audience understanding 

6 – Setting the Direction You Want Others to Travel
• Communicate a clear mission and inspire vision and values 
• Delegate authority in ways that prompt others to take responsibility 

7 – Influencing and Inspiring Others into Action
• Identify the factors that demotivate 
• Light a fire in the hearts of others 

8 – Coaching, Counselling and Mentoring for Improved Performance
• Stimulate and guide authentic coaching, counselling and mentoring sessions 

9 – Addressing Tough and Touchy Topics in Ways That Defuse Tension
• Handle conflict and hostile disputes 


John Robertson

Rita Oliveira Pelica

Rajeev Aggarwal

Martine Van Campenhout


“ It is a perfect possibility to connect with people from different industries, who are dealing with the same issues.”

Agata Kulik, Product Manager Special Salts, Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH, Germany


“ Facilitator, content, tools, methods, room were very good and fitted to the participants and their needs.”

Andreas Armenat, Head of Production, GO Generics & Standard Solutions, Fresenius Kabi AG, Germany


“Very interesting topics, international and multicultural environment. Very professional coach.”

Alessandro Foresio, Vice President, Logic S.p.A., Italy


“The subjects covered were extremely relevant and gave input to my personal development.”

Rosa Karen Schmidt, Senior VP-Assistant, Novo Nordisk, Denmark



What time does the programme start and finish?
MCE programmes start at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Lunch is a 1-hour break and there are two coffee breaks too. On the last day, the programme finishes at 16:30 as we know a lot of people have to catch planes and trains.

What should I wear (dress code) when participating in an MCE Programme?
Most participants wear Business Casual clothes. A formal business suit is not necessary.

Are there MCE approved/recommended hotels?
Yes, each programme has recommended hotels that have the best rates. We include details of these hotels in your registration pack.

Are meals included? I don’t eat certain food. Can I order special meals?
Lunch is provided every day and we always organize a buffet so you have a good choice of foods to cater for different needs.

Are there evening activities?
Your evenings are free, although there some exceptions (e.g. On the MCE Leadership Development Programme there is an activity on day 3)

Is there a free Wi-Fi?
For programmes at MCE in Brussels, there is free Wi-Fi throughout the building. For other locations, the services can vary, but in most locations we have organized free Wi-Fi.

What level of English do I need to take part in an MCE Programme?
MCE’s participants come from over 90 different countries but all of our open enrolment programmes are run in English. You need to have a good working knowledge of English to be able to fully participate in the programme and network with other participants. If you have difficulty understanding these questions, the programme might be difficult for you too.

Will I get a certificate at the end of the programme?
Yes, a certificate of attendance is provided to you upon successful completion of the programme.


Are MCE programmes certified by an official body/organization?
10 of MCE’s top selling programmes are approved by Project Management Institute and you can find more information on these programmes here.

What is the MCE approach to learning and development?
All of MCE’s Open Enrolment programmes are based on MCE’s FEEL-THINK-DO and 70-20-10 principles to enable effective learning transfer.

Who designs MCE programmes?
Our Portfolio team together with the core MCE Senior Associates design all of our programmes based on the ROPES model.

Are MCE’s Programmes practical?
MCE’s programmes are all designed to allow to practice what you have learnt. So you will have lots of time to practice, practice and practice.



Are VAT rates included in the price?
The price advertised in this page is VAT excluded and applicable to clients and companies legally based in the European Union.

All clients outside the European Union (EU), e.g. Middle East, Africa, Asia and America, are exempt from VAT rates. For them, the price advertised here is the final price to be paid.

  • One exception: Training Programmes in France. All clients (inside or outside the European Union) following training programmes in France are liable to 20% VAT rates in all cases.

When are VAT rates applicable to me?
In the case of clients and companies legally based in the European Union, VAT rates will be added to the price in the following cases:

  • If the client is a natural person (B2C) without a VAT number. 21% VAT applicable.
  • If the training programmes runs in France: 20% VAT applicable.
    • Also applicable to clients outside the European Union (EU)
    • Except when
      • The client is VAT-exempt
  • If the client is legally registered in Belgium (independent from where in Europe the training programme is followed): 21% VAT applicable.
    • Except when:
      • The client attend the training programme in France: 20% VAT applicable instead.
      • The client is VAT-exempt
    • If the client does not provide a corporate VAT number or does not have any VAT number: 21% VAT applicable (Only applicable to clients in the EU).

I don’t have approval from my finance team yet, can I make a tentative registration?
Yes, simply contact us and we will hold a place for you.

Is hotel accommodation included in the programme fee?
No, participants are expected to arrange their own accommodation and travel. The Programme fee covers the programme attendance, materials, lunches & refreshments.

Does MCE give discounts or grants for individual registrations?
MCE works mostly with companies and organizations and we can provide corporate deals for group bookings or preferred supplier deals. If you would like to discuss a corporate deal, we will be happy to talk to you.

Can I pay with my corporate credit card?
Yes, you can. We accept VISA, Mastercard and Amex.

Does MCE have corporate deals/frameworks available?
Yes, we have. Please contact us for more information.

Can I cancel or change my booking free-of-charge?
At MCE, we understand that business people have commitments and changes do happen. So you can cancel or change your registration up to 21 days before the programme starts without any fees or charges. After that date, you will need to pay full fees, but you are allowed to transfer once to a new programme date.


The MCE Team is ready to answer any questions you have. Please contact us by phone, email, contact form or even website chat. We would be happy to talk to you!


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Dates & Locations

24 Jun – 26 Jun 24 (Brussels)
Industrious Brussels

29 Jul – 31 Jul 24 (Amsterdam)
Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam

04 Nov – 06 Nov 24 (Berlin)


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