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 925
  • Preferential fee 795?
  • Locations
    • Montreal
    • Gatineau
    • 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

Very contextual with the work environment. Reaches all hierarchy level.

Linda G. / Comptable, Groupe Optimum


  • The evolution of organizations: how the political climate has evolved
  • Definitions
  • The power of influence vs. political skills
  • What is meant by a political skill?
  • The difference between political skill and political scheming
  • Who can benefit? Should everyone develop and use political skills?
  • Why master political skills?
  • Distinguishing political skill from manipulation
  • Differences: integrity, ethics and intention
  • What is the purpose? The importance of knowing the political stakes
  • Inventory of the sources of formal and informal power
  • The five types of players in political games
  • The power of intention
  • The components of political skill
  • How to develop political skills: personal and organizational power
  • 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

    April 4 to April 5 2017

  • Gatineau

    April 24 to April 25 2017

  • Quebec City

    May 3 to May 4 2017

  • Montreal

    June 12 to June 13 2017

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