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June 27: Influence Without Authority

Seminar

Topic:   Evening presentation: Influence Without Authority   Vijay Verma
Presenter:   Professor Vijay. K. Verma
PMI fellow, PMP, MBA, P.Eng.
Researcher Emeritus, Retired Senior Engineer at TRIUMF for 40 years, UBC Authors
Date:   Wednesday June 27
Time:   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:   Accent Inns Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive, Burnaby V5C 6N5

Presentation Summary

"Gain the power you need to influence and lead others and get the job done!"

Most project managers have enormous responsibility but not enough formal authority. They cannot succeed without the proper understanding of power and how to use it effectively. Successful project managers recognize the need to evaluate power and political dynamics and the importance of managing stakeholders through influence. Identify eight forms of power, understand characteristics and outcomes of power, develop strategies to increase your total power, and learn practical guidelines to influence successfully without formal authority.

The techniques and reminders covered in this highly interactive and engaging session will give you many practical tips that you can immediately use to understand the dynamics of power and learn how to use your power effectively in your own organization.

This session is a brief summary of a very successful and highly interactive 2-3 days workshop. In this workshop, you will understand the dynamics of power and politics and the importance of managing stakeholders through leadership and influence. You'll evaluate, improve, and discover methods for increasing your total power while learning practical guidelines for successfully influencing without formal authority. You will be able to analyze the political context in your organizations and learn how to convert your adversaries and opponents into your allies; and uncover ways to manage politics at the project and upper management level. You'll evaluate, improve and refine your influencing and leadership skills.

"Ignoring the external and internal politics surrounding your project can be hazardous to your project’s health?"

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the dynamics of power and politics to influence stakeholders
  • Describe the two main components of power
  • Identify eight sources of power and describe characteristics and outcomes of power
  • Develop strategies to increase your total power.

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Registration

No Registration Required: 50 seats are available, first-come-first seated.  This event is provided free of charge, includes a coffee/snacks table and welcomes all interested members and guests. 

Excellent opportunity to network among multi-discipline engineers and others!

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Prof. Vijay Kumar Verma