Taking the Stage®: A Humphrey Group Program Used Under License

Kris McCleary,
Taking the Stage® Facilitator

Taking the Stage® is a powerful program developed by The Humphrey Group Inc. to help women achieve a confident leadership presence.

While the program is traditionally only available to women in large corporations, Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) is now pleased to be able to offer it to aspiring and existing women business owners and non-profit leaders thanks to generous support from The Humphrey Group.

If you feel uncomfortable in situations where the spotlight is focused on you or you just aren’t sure how to fully project your leadership qualities, then this program could be exactly what you need. Taking the Stage® will help you to become a strong, confident leader by teaching you to speak with strength on any ‘stage’– from boardrooms to meeting rooms, from town halls to phone calls.

Taking the Stage® consists of groups of 6 to 8 women who meet for four dynamic monthly sessions led by a volunteer facilitator in your community. These four video-based learning modules serve as the basis for rich group discussion and strong networking opportunities.

Session Topics

The sessions will teach you how to:

  1. Embrace Your Leadership Identity: Focuses on achieving a leadership presence. You will learn to adopt a new, braver mindset: one that enables women to stand out and be heard.
  2. Create a Leader's Script: Explains how to create a clear message – whether giving a presentation at a trade show or making a phone call. You will learn how to avoid apologetic and self-deprecating expressions and to communicate using strong words of a leader.
  3. Achieve a Leader's Presence: Shows you how to achieve a strong, leadership presence through eye contact, pace, body language and voice.
  4. Adopt the Voice of a Leader: Shows women how to develop the strong, confident voice of a leader. You will discover how to get your points across without sounding defensive or tentative.

Program cost: $150

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How to Apply

The Taking the Stage® program offered by WEC is open to aspiring and existing women business owners and non-profit leaders.

  1. Complete our online application - it will take about 5 minutes.
  2. Our Taking the Stage Coordinator will contact you for a brief conversation to determine your eligibility.
  3. Successful applicants will be accepted into the program after payment of $150 program fee.

Upcoming Groups

  • Kamloops, Fall 2017

Click here to apply for the Taking the Stage program

This program is made possible thanks to The Humphrey Group and a network of volunteer facilitators.
To preview this program and to see the global reach of Taking the Stage®, click here.


® Taking the Stage is a registered trademark of The Humphrey Group Inc. Used under license by Women's Enterprise Centre.

The Taking the Stage® program is supported by:

Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Responsible for Liquor Distribution