Leadership Communication Survival Guide: A Starter Manual


San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, 78215


Wednesday, December 06, 2017


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


This interactive workshop is designed to provide you with a basic playbook with different strategies and modes of leadership interaction.


Leadership is what turns plans into realities by effectively knowing who, what, when and how to communicate to get everyone onto the team and into action.  Successful leaders find effective tools to help develop their interpersonal leadership skills.  Effective leaders understand the pros and cons of using these techniques in different situations, and the key methods for implementing each strategy.  You will leave this seminar with a workbook that captures information about some of your key audiences, and routines and methods that will work for you.  You will also have an opportunity for peer-to-peer exchange about how to handle some of the trickier situations that come up in the course of a leader’s day.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate the different scopes & modes of communication interactions effective leaders must master: One to One, One to Several, One to Many, Direct, Indirect, Active, Passive and their uses
  • Understand the pros and cons of different mediums for communication in leadership applications (as opposed to administrative ones): explosive emails and convincing conversations 
  • Size up your audiences and their self-interest, to select the right approach and the importance of gauging their reactions in real time - what cues do I look for?
  • Peer-to-peer problem solve on nightmare scenarios for leaders - and how to ride the wave out of them like a pro

Who should take this class?

This course is ideal for first-time managers and coordinators, individuals moving from individual performer/subject matter expert roles to group leader roles, and experienced leaders looking for a fresh perspective to tune up their personal toolset.

This workshop is included in our Nonprofit Management Certification series and fulfills three hours in the Leadership competency area.

Cost:  $60

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Meet our Presenter:

Francisco A. Gónima is an experienced executive coach, community facilitator, and social sector strategist with a passion for supporting innovation and social enterprise. The first decade of his career was spent in leadership roles with the American Red Cross in Denver, Colorado and then at their National Headquarters in Washington, DC. In addition to his disaster management duties, he was utilized as an “Intra-preneur” for the organization. For the last eight years Francisco has grown a successful executive coaching, leadership development & strategy practice. He provides strategic counsel and expert facilitation services to entrepreneurs, non-profits, and government leaders. As a community engagement expert, he has conducted community-based research and outreach for universities, foundations and government agencies with a focus on building lasting relationships along the way.

Francisco holds a BA in Latin American Studies/Government from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a National Disaster Management & Leadership Instructor for the American Red Cross. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation and received his formation as an Ontological Coach from the Newfield Network. He is adjunct staff for the San Antonio Area Foundation where he is a member of the Leadership Development & Capacity Building Faculty and serves as Collective Impact Coach & Facilitator for the Excel Beyond the Bell San Antonio Network, a coalition of over two dozen youth serving agencies working to extend quality youth development to 100% of San Antonio youth.

REFUND/CREDIT POLICY: The San Antonio Area Foundation has a strict no refund policy.

If the registrant is not able to attend the workshop and/or class, a substitute may be sent. If a workshop and/or class has been unexpectedly cancelled and/or postponed by the Area Foundation, a refund or credit towards another workshop and/or class will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a workshop.  

303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

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