Stanford GSB on-demand online courses provide engaging learning experiences that allow you to gain access anytime, from anywhere, to Stanford GSB research-based content. Designed by Stanford’s tenured faculty, these courses will enhance your knowledge in a specific area, without the application, financial, and time commitments of a longer program.

Each course requires a total time commitment of 10-15 hours for all experiential content, coursework, and activities. Videos, case studies, simulations, and personal feedback on select assignments will enhance your understanding of course concepts. Once you register, you will unlock course material for 60 days and can save select materials for future reference.

On-Demand Courses At-a-Glance

Why Take This Course?

Communication is a critical component of effective leadership. To achieve shared goals, a leader must be able to craft a compelling message, articulate an exciting vision, and galvanize a group of people around a course of action.

This course is designed to help participants become more savvy communicators — able to use their communication skills to “get things done.” Throughout this course, participants will sharpen their skills through engaging lectures, experiential activities, and practical lessons that can be applied immediately.

Key Topics

  • Communication biases
  • Becoming more persuasive
  • Personalizing for the audience
  • Modeling your message
  • Delivering praise

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize communication biases and calibrate your messages to account for them
  • Craft and deliver compelling presentations and persuasive messages
  • Communicate what you want from your team through your actions
  • Learn and employ rules for delivering better praise

Awarded Upon Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to add to your LinkedIn profile and download for your records.

Example On-Demand Course Module

Each course includes four modules. Content types, activities, and assignments vary by module and by course.


Rania Helaihel
Associate Director, On-Demand Courses Executive Education