Improving Your Influencing Capability

We provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications (local government specific) and council-specific non-accredited short courses as well as other professional development training options.

Who should Attend?

This is one-day workshop is suited to elected members and senior officers. It will help improve their capacity to influence key stakeholders in the community, colleagues, fellow Councillors and senior officers. Influence is the lifeblood of leadership. Virtually everything we are engaged in is about persuading others. Influence is the capacity to get others to behave and think in a certain way willingly and ethically.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this workshop, Elected Representatives will be able to:

  • Appreciate their own influencing style and approach and its strengths and limitations;
  • Apply a wide range of strategies to become more influential; and
  • Improve their capacity to persuade others they deal with in their communities.

Short Course details

Short Course Topics
What is influence and why is it important to Elected Members?
Your preferred influencing style and approach
Understanding the Influencing Capabilities Framework
Case studies in influential political leaders and their influencing style and approach
The investigation strategy
The calculation strategy
The motivation strategy
The collaboration strategy
65 strategies for influence
Our instructor-led training course provides participants with an interactive session including group discussions, case study reviews and Question and Answer sessions. Our trainers can customise or tailor the course to your specifications or needs and deliver in-house providing you with a cost-effective and efficient training session. This program is delivered by Dr. Tim Baker.
Duration & location
Our standard structure for this workshop is 1 full day and can be delivered in any metropolitan or regional area of Queensland. Customisation is available based on individual council requirements.
Fees & Inclusions
Please contact Peak Services for course fees or a proposal for onsite/inhouse training.

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