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 945
  • Preferential fee 850?
  • Locations
    • Montreal
    • Quebec City

Accreditation and partners association

  • 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.



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


  • 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.
  • Montreal

    September 23 to September 24 2019

  • Quebec City

    October 21 to October 22 2019

  • Montreal

    December 2 to December 3 2019

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