Political Skills and the Power of Influence

Demonstrate your power of influence in an ethical fashion, without need for direct authority.


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  • Duration 2 days
  • Regular fee 945
  • Preferential fee 850?
  • Locations
    • Virtual Classroom
    • Quebec City
    • Montreal

Accreditation and partner associations

  • Project Management Institute 12 PDU


To provide the knowledge and skills required to recognize and make effective use of one's power of influence in various work contexts: in teams, with management, with employees and with internal and external clients. Learn how to develop political skills to accomplish your goals without playing power games.

Targeted audience

Any audience.



Training Details


  • The evolution of organizations: how the political climate has evolved
  • Definitions and components of political climate
  • The power of influence vs. political skills
  • Gaining power
  • Influence vs. manipulation
  • Differences between integrity, ethics and intention
  • Who should develop and use political skills?
  • Why master political skills?
  • The importance of knowing the political stakes
  • How to develop political skills: personal and organizational power
  • Evaluating one’s social environment
  • Four types of players in political games
  • Strategies for improving one's political skills
  • Three factors of motivation
  • Missteps and how to avoid presenting a false image
  • Myths

Customer Testimonials

Really useful. This course helped me understand corporate dynamics and see them in a whole new light.

Eric B. / Chef de service, Production, RTI Claro/ Arconic

Select the training date*

*Unless stated otherwise, all sessions are in French.
  • Virtual Classroom

    September 28 to September 29 2020 - CONFIRMED

  • Quebec City

    October 29 to October 30 2020 - CONFIRMED

  • Montreal

    November 4 to November 5 2020

  • Virtual Classroom

    November 9 to November 10 2020

  • Virtual Classroom

    December 14 to December 15 2020

  • Virtual Classroom

    February 4 to February 5 2021

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