Political Skills and the Power of Influence

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


overall satisfaction for this course

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  • Duration 2 days
  • Regular fee 935
  • Preferential fee 795?
  • Locations
    • Gatineau
    • Montreal
    • Quebec City

Accreditation and partners association

  • Project Management Institute 12 PDU

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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.



Customer Testimonials

Provides interesting tools to increase the level of interventions in decision-making situations.

Hugues T. / Spécialiste des TI, TD Assurance


  • The evolution of organizations: how the political climate has evolved
  • Definitions and components of political climate
  • The power of influence vs. political skills
  • Distinguishing political skill from political scheming
  • Distinguishing political skill from manipulation
  • Differences: 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
  • Inventory of the sources of formal and informal power
  • The five types of players in political games
  • The power of intention
  • Strategies for improving one's political skills
  • Three factors of motivation
  • The official organizational chart vs. the organizational chart of power
  • Missteps and how to avoid presenting a false image
  • Myths


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

    July 9 to July 10 2018

  • Montreal

    September 24 to September 25 2018

  • Quebec City

    October 17 to October 18 2018

  • Montreal

    November 19 to November 20 2018

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