ESI International Expands Curriculum with New Course, Communicating Up: Winning Strategies for Successful Executive

  ESI International Expands Curriculum with New Course, Communicating Up:
  Winning Strategies for Successful Executive Conversations

New course offers scenario-based learning through comprehensive, hands-on role

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- November 01, 2012

ESI International, the world's leading project management training company,
today announced the introduction of its newest course, titled “Communicating
Up: Winning Strategies for Successful Executive Conversations.” The new course
offers hands-on practice and scenario-based role play exercises to allow
students to practice communication techniques in a risk-free environment.

“We are excited to offer this new course because ESI knows that project
outcomes depend on effective communication with executives and stakeholders,”
said Patrice Collins, Vice President, Global Learning, Technology and Delivery
at ESI. “Whether project managers are gathering requirements, reporting
results or securing additional resources, communicating effectively with
executives is essential to the successful execution and completion of
projects. How well project managers are able to communicate the value they
deliver to the organization may be the difference between expanding their
influence and fighting for survival.”

The course focuses on preparing students to interact with executives in
difference types of situations. Students will have an opportunity to practice
newly learned skills and techniques, so they’re prepared for various types of
executive interactions including hallway conversations, difficult
conversations, presenting to an executive committee, and other common

“There is currently a gap in training,” said Collins. “While we know that
communication is a critical, required skill, it is often not taught by
organizations. Our new course is an effective way of meeting this requirement
and giving project managers the skills they need to communicate effectively
and professionally.”

Communicating Up: Winning Strategies for Successful Executive Conversations is
currently available.

In conjunction with the release of the new course, ESI has also authored a new
View Point article titled, “Executive Conversations: Five Keys to
Communicating so the C-Suite Listens.” The paper outlines five strategies that
can be taken to ensure that each executive conversation is productive and

About ESI International

ESI, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LSE:INF), is a global project-focused
training company, helping people around the world improve the way they manage
projects, contracts, requirements and vendors through innovative training in
project management, business analysis and contract management. In addition to
ESI’s more than 100 courses delivered in more than a dozen languages at
hundreds of locations worldwide, ESI offers several certificate programs
through our educational partner, The George Washington University in
Washington, D.C. Founded in 1981, ESI’s worldwide headquarters are in
Arlington, Va., USA. To date, ESI’s programs have benefited more than 1.35
million professionals worldwide. For more information visit


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