Teams and leaders encounter many challenges in the pursuit of successful completion of objectives. Among the challenges is the strong possibility of working with stakeholders who you may have no formal authority over, but the project success hinges on their cooperation with you. Understanding how to navigate the matrix environment and build relationships with key stakeholders comprises a constellation of capabilities from networking and coalition building to persuading and negotiating. This course provides you with the skills and tools to influence without authority.

The Project Landscape

  • Understanding the Project Landscape
  • Navigating the Matrix Environment
  • Project Manager as Influencer

The Roadmap to Influence

  • Identify & Prioritise Stakeholder Relationships
  • Clarify your goals and objectives
  • Explore the World of Key Influencers
  • Identify what matters to them
  • Mirror & Match Work Styles

The Six Principles

  • Principle of Reciprocity
  • Principle of Scarcity
  • Principle of Authority
  • Principle of Liking
  • Commitment & Consistency
  • Principle of Social Proof

Communicating Positively

  • The Power of Talk
  • How we communicate
  • The Words we use
  • Communicating the Message

Negotiating Effectively

  • Establishing Psychological Safety
  • Building Trust
  • Negotiation Styles & Strategies

This course is targeted at leaders and members of teams who want to influence more effectively.

List of available dates for the Influence without Authority course:

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All our Project Management courses are fully aligned with PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition and are led by Pat Lucey, CEO of Aspira & President of Project Management Institute (PMI) Ireland Chapter.

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