Christopher Leadership Course

The Christopher Leadership Course (CLC) in Effective Speaking was first held in Windsor, Ontario in 1953. Courses have been offered continuously since that date, and have spread across the country. Each year many Canadians join the ranks of CLC’s successful graduates.

The Durham-Toronto East chapter was established in 1986, and has become the most vibrant area, graduating the most number of students among all regions in Canada.

And what creates this positive outlook?  Repeatedly, the same skills prevail: develop public speaking skills; build self-confidence; improve communication skills; improve leadership skills; memory techniques; effective delivery; positive attitude; listening skills and embracing change.

CLC offers two courses: Level 1 that runs for 11 weeks and Level 2 Advanced course that runs for 8 weeks. In CLC courses, you learn by doing!

Level 1 topics include how to organize a talk, speech reading, speaking with an object, introducing and thanking speakers, presenting and accepting gifts, impromptu speeches, memory techniques, eliminating “hems and haws”, and the importance of body language.

Advanced course topics include business presentations, PowerPoint techniques, effective use of the microphone, job interviews, networking, as well as developing human relations and interpersonal skills.

How will you benefit from taking this course? As a graduate of CLC you will have greater influence in groups, enhance your interpersonal skills, and become more aware of non-verbal aspects of presenting and listening. This course is a powerful asset and confidence-builder.

To learn more about how CLC can benefit you please visit, or call 1-800-418-8925 or 416-410-7776

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Isabelle Foley

As Director of Member Success I strive to help members connect and get the most out of their chamber membership. I am an advocate for local businesses and passionate about spotlighting our community's success. Join the growth!


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