Influencing Without Authority
LINGOs is a not-for-profit capacity building organization in its tenth year of providing world-class learning opportunities that are appropriate, accessible and affordable for people working to reduce poverty and alleviate suffering in the developing world. We believe higher skilled workers deliver programs that produce greater impact and better results for beneficiary communities and individuals. LINGOs - helping those doing good... do it better.
All development and relief professionals need to develop their skills for leading collaborative projects often while with people over which they have no direct authority. Influencing skills are a crucial social and work tool for ensuring objectives are met. Put to the right use, they can improve your relationships with others, and help encourage them to provide invaluable outcomes to the project.
What will I learn
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize opportunities and the benefits of exercising influence
- Identify the process of influencing
- Analyze your own preferred styles, identifying strengths and development areas.
- Apply communication techniques and build rapport while influencing.
How should I prepare
This course requires no previous preparation.
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