Leading with Influence, Not Authority


Professional development and personal effectiveness

2 days (12h)

Influencing Change in Your Organization and Communities

Influence is a key skill that is necessary for having impact on organizations and communities, especially when you do not have formal authority. Being a leader means sharing your ideas and taking action, regardless of your position or title. This session focuses on how participants can have a positive influence on their personal and professional communities without depending on authority or organizational hierarchy.  Instead of considering influence to be a process of “persuading others”, this session focuses on building 5 key leadership qualities that will positively impact those you work and socialize with. Participants will learn communication strategies to improve influence. This session also includes a social styles assessment to help participants learn how to leverage their strengths. Even when in a formal leadership role, influence can motivate, engage and empower others, rather than relying on giving orders or using formal ‘power’.

Instead of presenting traditional approaches to influence such as ‘networking’ or ‘ being persuasive’, this session focuses on authentic leadership, building relationships,  effective communication, connecting ideas to organizational values, and being a leadership role model. Myths around influence as applying pressure, manipulation, or requiring a social media presence will be dispelled. Participants will have the opportunity to develop communication skills, craft a vision statement, and create an action plan for making an influence in their community.

An open enrollment session allows you to learn and grow with people from different organizations.
Open to all members of the public.

$ 1050 plus tax

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Our clients

You’re in Good Company When You Choose PMC!
Here’s a partial list of our clients:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Assembly of First Nations
Canada Border Services Agency
Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs (ANSMC)
Canada Revenue Agency
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canopy Growth Corporation
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Department of Family Services, Nunavut
Department of National Defence
Ellis Don Corporation
Employment and Social Development Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Government of Nunavut
Government of Yukon
Groupe International Aéro Mag 2000 inc.
Kakivak Association
Know History
Les Toitures Raymond & Assoc. Inc.
MacEwen Petroleum
MD Financial Management Inc.
Medical Council of Canada
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
Moose Cree Education Authority
National Association of Federal Retirees
National Centre for First Nations Governance
National Judicial Institute
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Opiikapawaiin Services LP (OSLP)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
R.W. Tomlinson
Service Canada
Sollio Cooperative Group
Victor Canada
Wemindji Cree Nation

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