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The Influential Communicator Certificate - Online

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
Training overview
Professional Course
12 weeks

Course description

Often rated as the number one most sought-after skill for business professionals, effective communication is one of the most important skills you can hone. The Influential Communicator online course offers opportunities for practice and feedback from experts that will help you take your communication strategies to the next level. In this executive business course, you’ll learn the theory of persuasion and likability, strategies for audience analysis, and how to craft influential presentations. You’ll understand the importance of writing for results, facilitating an efficient meeting, and speaking to the point. Professionals taking this course will have the opportunity to improve their skills through real-world scenarios and will challenge themselves to go beyond the basics to make a true impact through communication.

Who should attend?

The online business communication certificate is perfect for you if you are a business professional who regularly interacts with others through writing and in person.

Training content

The curriculum is divided into four three-week courses, including:

  • Course 1: Communicating to Enhance Your Credibility
  • Course 2: Communicating to Inspire
  • Course 3: Communicating to Influence
  • Course 4: Communicate with Authenticity and Flexibility

The Influential Communicator Certificate will teach you to:

  • Tailor each message to a unique audience
  • Speak with conviction and clarity
  • Design written and spoken messages that get attention and results
  • Build trust in important relationships
  • Exude credibility
  • Enhance your LinkedIn visibility
  • Receive coaching from peers and faculty experts on weekly communication projects
  • Design a communication action plan that flexes individual style

Course delivery details

This certificate requires three to four hours of work per week, half of which will consist of a live synchronous session. The program is designed to have maximum career impact and does not end with the last day of class. The class convenes online 90 days after the last session to review the results of your hard work and celebrate the outcomes of this transformative business immersion.


All four courses taken together cost $3,200 (USD). Taken separately, each three-week course costs $895 (USD). Those registering for the entire certificate save $380 (USD).

Certification / Credits

To earn your certificate you need to register for all four courses of the program at once and complete all courses.

About Kelley School

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business | For 100 years, innovation has shaped business education at Kelley.

For nearly 100 years, the Kelley School of Business has created momentum through foresight, innovation, and collaboration. That momentum has taken us from our first enrollment of 70 students in 1920 to more than 12,000 students today across 30 programs...

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Indiana University - Kelley School of Business

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47405 Bloomington Indiana

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