High-Impact Leadership




Developing Your Communication Style

Learn how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges and create influence over any audience. Our three-day program breaks the mold of conventional leadership workshops and utilizes powerful theater techniques to train participants in the art of communication. You will acquire public speaking and communication skills that make powerful impressions on your audiences and forge more productive relationships with coworkers.

Faculty Director Mark Rittenberg, executive coach and former professional actor, creates an interactive environment that challenges and trains participants to identify and transform their communication weaknesses into strengths.

Dates and Registration

Sep 9, 2015 to Sep 11, 2015
Location: Berkeley, CA
Dec 14, 2015 to Dec 16, 2015
Location: Berkeley, California
Sep 12, 2016 to Sep 14, 2016
Location: Berkeley, California
Dec 5, 2016 to Dec 7, 2016
Location: Berkeley, California
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Please contact our program consultant:

Call +1.510.642.1316 Email or

Call +1.510.642.9167 Email

Fee: $4,800
Corporate Discount: Register 5 individuals from your company for the price of 4.


Dr. Mark Rittenberg
Faculty Director
Arina Isaacson, M.A.
" I had an excellent experience at this three-day class. Outstanding, professional, inspired instruction and hands-on exercises that helped me learn through doing. I would definitely recommend this class to colleagues. A challenging and energizing experience and lots of practical application to the way I work now. "
– Joanne Ward, Director of Documentation & User Assistance, Salesforce.com
" This program is not for the weak hearted .... if you are ready to first learn about yourself, then leverage it to understand about and communicate with others, then this course is perfect to enhance your career path. "
– Manas Kanungo, Director
" Uplifting, demanding and fulfilling would best describe this program. "
– Kerri Brandenburg, Chief Operating Officer, AppleWhite Dental Partners
" I found the theatrical approach very valuable and different from every other course I've taken. We covered a variety of topics from storytelling, listening and improvisation to voice, breathing and body language. Mark Rittenberg is phenomenal. The safe environment created in the room helped to push everyone out of their comfort zones and experiment with new things. It was truly a laboratory rather than a class. "
– Guillermo Gonzalez, Assoc. Director, Business Improvement
" Life cannot be measured by counting the number of breaths we take but instead by counting the number of 'breath taking moments' we've had. This two day course on high impact leadership was one such refreshing and breath taking moment! "
– Prashanth Naidu, Director, IT Governance & Executive Communications, Hitachi Data Systems
" Dr. Rittenberg and his team offer a tremendous opportunity to improve presentation and one-on-one communication skills vital for today's global business leader. The real-time feedback in the break-out sessions was amazing! The Berkely-Haas reputation attracted exactly the kind of talented peers I wanted around me. Watching my classmates transform their communication skills literally overnight was inspirational! "
– Jason Couchman, Director, Information Security & Governance, Viad Corp
" Ever had a communication block to connecting with your organization?  If so, this course is designed for you.  The skills developed in this course are essential to connecting with people and leading an organization.  I use them on a daily basis. "
– Dr. Cesar Maldonado, P.E., President, Texas State Technical College Harlingen