Communicating for Impact Certificate

Shape and share your ideas in ways that engage, inspire, and motivate.

Strong communication skills and the ability to influence others are critical in order to have impact at work and beyond. We’ve designed this program for anyone who wants to shape and express their ideas more clearly, craft convincing messages, and share information effectively. You’ll learn to apply mindsets and techniques from human-centered design—like empathy, prototyping, and creativity—in order to communicate in ways that engage, persuade, and shift the way people think, feel, and behave.

You’ll get the most out of this program if you have some experience sharing ideas with others and giving presentations as this program will help you build upon your foundational experience to develop more powerful communication skills.

Certificate Program Outcomes
  • Learn a process for moving from an idea to a story that motivates and inspires.
  • Create a narrative that conveys your idea in a compelling way.
  • Take your audience on a meaningful journey and establish a trusted connection.
  • Gain techniques for presenting information in memorable ways.
  • Practice a variety of presentation methods to better engage your audience.
Program Themes
Storytelling Presenting Engagement
Format 2 Online Cohort Courses
Duration 2-3 Months
Time 4 Hours/Week

Certificate Program Overview

  1. 1 Take Storytelling for Influence

    Starting Soon
    Craft a narrative to motivate and inspire
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
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    $599
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    per 
  2. 2 Take Impactful Presentations

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    Craft human-centered presentations that connect, resonate, and inspire
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 

  1. 3 Receive and Share Your Certificate

    After completing the two courses, you’ll receive your Communicating for Impact Certificate of completion via email as a downloadable PDF within 1-2 weeks of completing the final required course. Certificates are configured for uploading and sharing on LinkedIn.

    Your IDEO U Certificate in Communicating for Impact

Commonly Asked Questions

  • Course Order
    Storytelling for Influence should be taken first in order to establish a foundation in honing your big idea and building a narrative prior to taking Impactful Presentations. We do not recommend taking both courses at once.
  • Completion Time
    The program typically takes between 2-3 months to complete if courses are taken consecutively. However, there is no deadline for certificate completion.
  • Certificate Requirements
    If you’ve completed Storytelling for Influence as a part of another certificate program or on its own, it will count toward your certificate of completion.
Learn more about program details in our FAQs

Certificate Program Requirements

The IDEO U Learning Experience

See

Our courses engage you through stories, expertise, and humor. Each lesson has a series of 3-5 minute videos that explain the why, what, and how of a specific topic. Plus we bring everything to life through case studies from around the globe.

Reflect

Our learning experiences have a variety of reflective activities to help you make the connections to your specific work challenges. Reflection is one of the most effective ways to deepen your professional impact.

Try

In order to develop new skills, you need to try them out through repeated practice and exposure to new contexts. Our courses provide opportunities to try out new behaviors online and through real-world projects.

Share

Knowledge is constructed through interaction with others—which is the foundation of our cohort experience. It’s through sharing and discussing with qualified teaching leads and a global peer network that you build greater understanding.

See

Our courses engage you through stories, expertise, and humor. Each lesson has a series of 3-5 minute videos that explain the why, what, and how of a specific topic. Plus we bring everything to life through case studies from around the globe.

Try

In order to develop new skills, you need to try them out through repeated practice and exposure to new contexts. Our courses provide opportunities to try out new behaviors online and through real-world projects.

Reflect

Our learning experiences have a variety of reflective activities to help you make the connections to your specific work challenges. Reflection is one of the most effective ways to deepen your professional impact.

Share

Knowledge is constructed through interaction with others—which is the foundation of our cohort experience. It’s through sharing and discussing with qualified teaching leads and a global peer network that you build greater understanding.