Workplace Skills 101: Influencing Without Authority – Live, Virtual Class (1 day workshop)

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This course is part of our workplace skills 101 series, designed for companies and organisations. The series is taught by an Industrial and Organisational (IO) Psychologist. So what is IO Psychology? IO psychologists focus on the behaviour of employees in the workplace. They apply psychological principles and research methods to improve the overall work environment, including performance, communication, professional satisfaction and safety. They can do this through a number of ways, such as observation, or in this case, through workshops and online courses aimed at employees.

There are many variables that determine how well an organisation or company operates. Effective communication and conflict resolution, process evaluation, professional competence and effective management are examples of the components necessary for businesses to succeed. Often, shortcomings in any of these areas can be traced back to the ways employees are selected, trained, share information or interact. IO psychologists use their knowledge of human behaviour to address these challenges.
IO psychology techniques can be applied to all types of organisational and workplace settings, such as manufacturing, commercial enterprises, labor unions and health care facilities. Specific applications can include creative strategic thinking, delegating skills, effective decision-making strategies, team development, emotional intelligence for teams, performance feedback and coaching, leadership skills, and work-life balance.
How does this class work?
This is a virtual, live online class, taught by a tutor in real-time. It requires a minimum of five learners to run (i.e. you’ll need to enrol 5 learners). The customer (e.g. organisation/company) can select their own class date/s. The tutor will use diagrams, illustrations, and examples to teach the course. You will also be provided with digital course material (where necessary), that you will use during the course. The tutor will give students the opportunity to interact with him/her during or after the lessons.

Key features of class:

  • 1-day, 4hr live, online workshop
  • Taught by an IO Psychologist
  • Requires a minimum of five learners to run
  • The customer (i.e. organisation/company) can select their own class date/s
  • Course material provided, where necessary
  • Course can be taken remotely, from any where in the world
  • Ideal for both concentrated or dispersed employees
  • No exams required upon completion of course

What’s covered in this workshop?
This workshop will focus on the best practices for gaining personal power, enhancing your persuasiveness, and building cooperation, for achieving results in situations where there is lack of authority. Some topics we will explore, include projecting confidence and credibility,
developing effective persuasion techniques, using critical communication tools and adapting your style to the person or situation you are dealing with.
What exactly do we mean when we say “influencing without authority”?
Influencing without authority is the ability to influence others without having any power over them. You don’t have to be the CEO, investor, or even the most senior person in the room to have influence. Relational skills such as deep listening, effective assertion, and self-awareness are all tools you can use to influence people around you in an authentic way.
Why is learning to influence without authority a good skill to learn?
Influencing without authority is an important skill for any leader. Whether you are a team lead, the manager of a cross-functional team, founding a startup, or overseeing projects and resources, the ability to influence without authority can help you get buy-in from key stakeholders, improve collaboration within your organisation, and boost your career.
Leading without authority can improve collaboration. Managing without authority is not about enhancing personal power or self-promotion. It’s using a particular set of skills to get things done with others when you have no direct authority over them. Some of the world’s biggest achievements have only been possible through leading without authority, such as the creation of Google Maps.
What do I need to participate in this class?
All you need is an internet connection and a device, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC, and an internet connection. We recommend you access it using either a laptop or desktop computer through Google Chrome.

Any questions?
If you have any questions about this course, please feel free to reach out to our support team via email ( or phone (020 3095 0468). We’re available to answer your questions, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm UK time.

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