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

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

Being aware of how important it is to develop the elements/behavior in order to increase our power of influence.

Mariette L. / Directrice régionale, Développement économique Canada


  • 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

    September 13 to September 14 2017

  • Quebec City

    October 4 to October 5 2017

  • Montreal

    November 15 to November 16 2017

  • Gatineau

    December 18 to December 19 2017

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