EMMI Mini Lecture: Effective Communication Secrets for Leaders


  1. Networking
  2. Welcome and Introduction
  3. Introduction to Executive Master in Meaningful Innovation
  4. Prof. Diana Slade’s Address
  5. Mr. Nury Vittachi’s Address
  6. Open Discussion and Q&A

PolyU will be launching the Executive Master in Meaningful Innovation in September 2015. To mark the launch, the Institute of Advanced Executive Education and School of Design are hosting a Mini-Lecture & Networking Forum, where top professors will interact with practitioners to exchange insights on communicating ideas creatively and effectively and their significance for senior executives from all walks of business.

Well-communicated ideas are important for aligning with stakeholders, engineering them into reality for successful implementation of business innovation. The process of creating and conveying innovative ideas is, however, challenging across multi-cultural professionals and business organisations. The new Executive Master will integrate techniques to empower senior executives to effectively communicate in the world of business.

Cultural and technological forces are reshaping the world. Prof. Diana Slade will share her insights on how to effectively communicate with people from different cultures to increase individuals as well as organisations’ competitive edge in the global society, thus broadening their chances for business success as senior executives.

Telling a story that illustrates a creative concept or an essential message is far more effective than using charts and facts alone. Mr. Nury Vittachi will unveil the mystery of storytelling and how successful leaders can make use of stories to forge connections between people and inspire them to take action to achieve outcomes.

Speaker Info

Prof. Diana Slade is the Director of International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare, PolyU and UTS (Sydney). She has over 30 years of experience in researching, teaching and publishing in applied linguistics, and organisational communication. Her research areas are communication in workplace, organizational communication and description & analysis of spoken English.

Her latest focus is on the critical role of communication in the provision of safe and effective healthcare.

Nury “Mr Jam” Vittachi is one of Asia’s most widely published authors, with book deals globally,  including Scholastic and other major publishers. He is Chairman of Asia-Pacific’s biggest association of writers, with syndicated newspaper columns and website MrJam.org reaching more than a million regular readers a month.

He is a very popular speaker at business conferences in Asia and has strong background in academia, business and finance. His specialty is helping organisations and individuals locate their own “personal”  stories and deliver them as irresistible narratives.

Free Session
Register online: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/iaee/en-US/applies/index
Registration deadline: 20 March 2015

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