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Influencing skills

Improve your influencing skills with a one-day workshop on managing stakeholders, with practical tools and tips to help you succeed

Improve your influencing skills

Being able to motivate, persuade and engage with colleagues is essential to achieving your goals, but there is no one-size-fits-all style. Whether you need to gain support from stakeholders, inspire others or persuade people of the best course of action, how to influence people varies according to your goal and intended audience.

Asserting influence takes a range of forms and methods – and knowing how to tailor your approach to your audience is half the battle.

Course features

Influencing skills is a one-day, ready-to-run influencing skills training course.

Participants on this influencing skills short course will broaden their repertoire of influencing techniques, be clearer and more confident about the outcomes they want to achieve and be more able to understand and work with the needs of others.

We measure the impact of the course through post-course evaluation, giving you confidence about the return on your investment. The relationships and learning community built between participants during the course fosters peer support, engagement and on-going personal development.

What to expect

We cover:

  • What is influencing?
  • Personal influencing challenges planning to influence
  • Group action learning
  • Use of a ‘Strength deployment inventory’ as a practical tool to inform influencing strategies

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify who and what to influence 
  • Understand the personality preferences and needs of stakeholders 
  • Appreciate that their natural style of influencing won't fit all stakeholders 
  • Understand the need to adapt and flex styles in influencing 
  • Gain practice in soft skills to understand the stakeholder 
  • Apply this knowledge to their own scenarios
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Course details

Course delivery:

Influencing skills is a one-day workshop for up to 16 participants that is led by one of our consultants in a location of your choice. The day will generally run from 9am to 5pm, with individual topics taking between 30 minutes to one hour.

Who should attend?

Those looking to build up their influencing techniques to motivate, persuade and engage with colleagues.


The price for this course is £2,000. Please do speak to us about pricing in other currencies.

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Start the conversation

Speak to us today about the developing the skills needed to successfully manage stakeholders, influence outcomes and motivate colleagues.