University of Cambridge - Communicating for Influence and Impact

8 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Online / Distance
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About this program

University of Cambridge - Communicating for Influence and Impact

Develop your leadership abilities with communication skills that foster collaboration and influence positive change in any context.

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement fromUniversity of Cambridge

Strong communication skills can help you to achieve impact and accelerate change for the benefit of society. As systems become increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, finely tuned communication skills can help foster collaboration, improve problem-solving, and impact decision-making. Whether in social groups or business organisations, leaders across all segments of society and industry need to leverage communication to better meet objectives, influence stakeholders, and drive positive change.

The Communicating for Influence and Impact online short course from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides comprehensive insights and a range of tools to develop impactful communication. Throughout the Program, you'll learn how to communicate in a purpose-driven way to overcome barriers to success and get the opportunity to assess your leadership style. Youll also learn communication techniques to help shape the future you want, while earning a certificate of completion validating your newfound skills.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 80 hours of learning.

Admission requirements

Is this course for you?

This online short course is designed to help existing and aspiring leaders to become more effective communicators, and to influence change within and beyond their networks. Its beneficial to all professionals who are driven to align business success with the delivery of positive social and environmental outcomes. The course curriculum is suited to those looking to build on past training and experience with an online Program designed to provide communication tools and skills to maximise influence and impact, while championing authenticity and integrity.

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Program content

Course curriculum

Improve your leadership and communication skills to influence change as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

The need for impactful communication

Module 2

The role of communication in shaping society

Module 3

Attributes of an effective communicator

Module 4

Communicate effectively using listening and storytelling

Module 5

Purpose-driven communication and influence

Module 6

Influence change within and beyond your network

Module 7

Collaborating to achieve impact

Module 8

Maximising your influence and impact

Program delivery


  • 8 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 8-10 hours per week
  • Self-paced learning online


Total Tuition Fee :£2200


About the certificate

  • Gain the skills to become an influential communicator and earn an official certificate of completion from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
  • Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, youll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.
  • Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, youll walk away with:

  • The tools to effectively and persuasively communicate with various stakeholders in your network.
  • A Personal Impact Plan to achieve meaningful change within and beyond your organisation.
  • Skills to inspire and motivate others to drive innovation and sustainability at a systems level.
  • Access to professionals from around the world as a member of the CISL global alumni network.

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1 Trumpington St
CB2 1QA Cambridge
United Kingdom

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