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Positive Political Skills in the Workplace: Be a Strategic Player

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2 days
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Online, 1 day and a half:
- Day 1: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Day 2: 9 a.m. to noon

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$2,195
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Language

French

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Émilie Mazet
Émilie Mazet
Program Manager
Wield Strategic Influence in Your Organization — Starting Now!

Political shrewdness is an absolute must in the modern workplace. Whether we realize it or not, we’re all navigating the political climate of our organizations each and every day. And it takes a special set of soft skills to carve out a strategic niche for yourself in this landscape.

Strengthen your informal authority and boost your credibility with tactics and strategies that let you leverage your clout. Find out how to get the right people’s ears and make the most of your newfound influence to ethically and constructively advance your own agenda. Want to be in it to win it? Join us and find out how!

  

GOALS

  • Become a heavy hitter in your organization.
  • Learn and be able to apply ethics-based strategies and tactics for exerting influence within your own circles and beyond.
  • Get your ideas heard and your recommendations green-lit.
  • Advocate effectively for the interests of your group.
  • Build your reputation for political astuteness and integrity.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

  • Professionals
  • Managers
  • Mid-level and C-suites executives
  • Leaders

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Wield strategic influence: Make yourself heard and make others listen. 
  • Have an immediate impact on your teammates and other colleagues.
  • Find out to immediately apply the ideas and concepts taught in this course to your own organizational context.

Gain a better understanding of power dynamics

  • Distinguish between power, influence and political savvy in an organizational context
  • Recognize political issues at the individual and organizational level
  • Activate levers that drive power
  • Decipher political rules based on the type of organization
  • Weigh the political risks

Decode the political games within the organization

  • Determine your approach to political manoeuvring
  • Identify the five types of players of political games
  • Thwart conniving adversaries
  • Map out collaborative and competitive political games
  • Identify allies, opponents and neutral parties

Play the political game to win 

  • Know how to apply strategies and tactics to influence political games in a collaborative environment
  • Know how to apply strategies and tactics to influence political games in a competitive environment
  • Determine the avenues for creating long-term alliances and coalitions
  • Understand the impact of the organizational context on political wrangling
  • Learn three factors to take into account to uphold business ethics

TRAINING APPROACH

  • Dynamic, interactive learning
  • Lectures
  • Small group and full class discussions
  • Critical incident analysis
  • Self-assessment questionnaires
Pierre Lainey
Pierre Lainey

DBA, MBA, MPsy, C.Adm., CMC, CHRP

Senior Faculty Lecturer, HEC Montréal

In-Person
Online

Positive Political Skills in the Workplace: Be a Strategic Player

Wield Strategic Influence in Your Organization — Starting Now!

Political shrewdness is an absolute must in the modern workplace. Whether we realize it or not, we’re all navigating the political climate of our organizations each and every day. And it takes a special set of soft skills to carve out a strategic niche for yourself in this landscape.

Strengthen your informal authority and boost your credibility with tactics and strategies that let you leverage your clout. Find out how to get the right people’s ears and make the most of your newfound influence to ethically and constructively advance your own agenda. Want to be in it to win it? Join us and find out how!

  

Presentation Program Instructors

GOALS

  • Become a heavy hitter in your organization.
  • Learn and be able to apply ethics-based strategies and tactics for exerting influence within your own circles and beyond.
  • Get your ideas heard and your recommendations green-lit.
  • Advocate effectively for the interests of your group.
  • Build your reputation for political astuteness and integrity.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

  • Professionals
  • Managers
  • Mid-level and C-suites executives
  • Leaders

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Wield strategic influence: Make yourself heard and make others listen. 
  • Have an immediate impact on your teammates and other colleagues.
  • Find out to immediately apply the ideas and concepts taught in this course to your own organizational context.

Gain a better understanding of power dynamics

  • Distinguish between power, influence and political savvy in an organizational context
  • Recognize political issues at the individual and organizational level
  • Activate levers that drive power
  • Decipher political rules based on the type of organization
  • Weigh the political risks

Decode the political games within the organization

  • Determine your approach to political manoeuvring
  • Identify the five types of players of political games
  • Thwart conniving adversaries
  • Map out collaborative and competitive political games
  • Identify allies, opponents and neutral parties

Play the political game to win 

  • Know how to apply strategies and tactics to influence political games in a collaborative environment
  • Know how to apply strategies and tactics to influence political games in a competitive environment
  • Determine the avenues for creating long-term alliances and coalitions
  • Understand the impact of the organizational context on political wrangling
  • Learn three factors to take into account to uphold business ethics

TRAINING APPROACH

  • Dynamic, interactive learning
  • Lectures
  • Small group and full class discussions
  • Critical incident analysis
  • Self-assessment questionnaires
Pierre Lainey
Pierre Lainey

DBA, MBA, MPsy, C.Adm., CMC, CHRP

Senior Faculty Lecturer, HEC Montréal

TESTIMONIAL(S)

“The Positive Political Skills in the Workplace course equips participants with a full toolbox for influencing change within an organization. I developed the skills I need to get people to listen to my recommendations. The instructor’s dynamic teaching style and extensive experience really kept my interest.”

- Jérôme Lavoie, Senior Air Systems Analyst , Air Transat

“The strategic attitude will seem more natural to you. »

- Christine Roy, Deputy Director - Method and planning, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

“Dynamic and easily applicable to my organization.”

- Charlotte Poirier, Chief Administrative Officer, Ministère de l'Immigration

“The training, very appropriate in a business context, can be applied immediately upon completion of the training. »

- Marc-André Grenier, Director of Major Accounts, Business Development Bank of Canada - BDC

“An accomplished, engaging and extremely personable instructor.”

- Pierre Barrière, Auditor/Project Manager, Hydro-Québec

“What a dynamic and interesting training! The material is relevant. The material is presented in an easy to understand format. »

- Nathalie Gagnon, Deputy Director, Industrielle Alliance Ass. Auto & habitation inc.

“The training was very adapted to the workplace. Having such a heterogeneous group proved to be more enriching for learning. I recommend this training to all my management colleges. »

- Laurraine Plante, Assistant Director, Philippe Pinel Institute of Montreal
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