A Secret to Effective Leadership: Communication


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


Tuesday, August 22, 2017


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us as we explore the forces of communication, the components of communication and how you might implement a few strategies for effective communication in the workplace.


Having the confidence to be a positive communicator and carrying out the intentionality of effective communication is a critical step to effective leadership! When asked what people value most in a leader, 9 times out of 10 the top answer is an effective communicator. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the difference between communication and effective communication
  • Define and explain the four forces behind communication
  • Relate the 3 components of communication in everyday interactions
  • Integrate 1-2 strategies for effective communication into the workplace

Who should take this class?

Nonprofit professionals seeking to improve their leadership capacity through effective communication strategies regardless if it is with a colleague, direct report or supervisor.

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:

Carrie Gray, Co-Founder and Principal of Burnam | Gray brings 25 years of progressive experience in the areas of resource development, strategy, budgeting, organizational development, community partnerships, communications and creating highly effective teams.  Carrie has led teams ranging from two people to a 28-person division focused on resource development, donor services, marketing & communications, advocacy and volunteer services.

Carrie successfully completed a $25 million multi-faceted campaign for an organization with an annual operating budget of $35 million and has created communications plans that are inclusive of the varying roles needed to maintain consistent messaging. Carrie’s most recent position has been at the San Antonio Area Foundation as Vice President of Development and Donor Services where she was responsible for leading a team of 10 professionals focused on the engagement of donors, fund development and Communications.

She has led and managed organizational change in each of her professional positions ranging from the creation and implementation of a new fundraising program to the retirement of an iconic President/CEO; and from program acquisition to an entire restructuring of a 28-person division.

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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