In this course we discuss the critical components necessary to communicating effectively with top executives.  Communication is the lifeblood of any organization and the Human Resources (HR) professionals who master the ability to communicate effectively with top executives quickly build their reputations, enhance their strategic opportunities, and build a collaboration that elevates organizational job performance, productivity, and profitability. 

We start by exploring the complexity of the executive’s role and the uniqueness of that executive.  This is part of the 3D model of communication discussed in the introductory course.  We then move to recognizing the value of being concise and direct in dealing with tactical issues.  Lastly, we discover opportunities for Human Resources to provide value on that sought after strategic level, creating radical change.   

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

3 CoursesBest Practices for Communicating in Human Resources

  1. Best Practices for Communicating in Human Resources
  2. Best Practices for Listening Effectively in Human Resources
  3. Best Practices of HR Communication with the “C” Suite
Learning Objectives
  • Explore the focus, task, and strategy of executives.
  • Recognize the value of being concise and direct to effectively communicate tactical matters. 
  • Discover how Human Resources professionals can provide value to executives in strategizing radical change.   
Last updated/reviewed: March 9, 2024
8 Reviews (16 ratings)


Anonymous Author
This course provided a good overview of communicating with executives as well as many useful tactics to refine your approach. The facilitator presented content in an engaging and informative manner, and including relevant supporting materials to reiterate key concpets.

Member's Profile
He had helpful points to apply to my potential projects and presentation of them. The questions were easy to answer using the slides.

Member's Profile
This course was well thought out and contained excellent insights into how to effectively interact with the "c" suite

Anonymous Author
The slides were a bit juvenile, but the message was good for those who have not communicated to executives.

Member's Profile
Very interesting class with techniques to help navigate difficult conversations.

Anonymous Author
Great course. The material was very insightful. The presenter was very engaging.

Member's Profile
The instructor was very engaging and had great examples for his points

Member's Profile
Loved the applicability.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Best Practices for Communicating with the "C" Suite8:59
  Exploring the World of Executives11:33
  Your 3D Plan for a Tactical Approach11:55
  Your 3D Plan for a Tactical Approach Continued12:07
  Strategizing Radical Change with the "C" Suite11:59
  Strategizing Radical Change Continued and Conclusion12:02
  Best Practices of Communicating with the “C” Suite1:08:35
  Slides: Best Practices of Communicating with the “C” SuitePDF
  Best Practices of Communicating with the “C” Suite Glossary/IndexPDF