Exerting Influence Without Authority - What's in Your Toolbox ?

Congratulations - you've been asked to lead a change initiative or large project! But there's a hitch - its success depends on the cooperation of several co-workers across your organization over whom you have little or no formal authority.

If you're like most individuals, you face this sort of challenge frequently and need to get things done through peers inside and outside your organization. In this age of virtual teams and multiple functions within and even between companies, how can you influence others?

During this session you will learn ways to develop skills and techniques such as:

- Constructive persuasion and negotiation
- Personal styles for effective communications
- Political support or access to important resources

We look forward to sharing insight and providing tools for you to further succeed in business or your personal life by exerting influence without authority!

Featured Speakers

Candice Benson, PMP, is an internationally recognized Management Consultant and the founder and CEO of Benson Consulting Inc. Candice, a true Change Agent, is an experienced PMO Director, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager and Project Manager and skilled Facilitator. She has been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and is a Six Sigma/Lean certified leader, mentor and certified Master Project Management Coach (MPC). Her true passion is seeing the unexpected end benefits that operational process improvements deliver to her clients, including radically enhanced innovation and creativity, world-class customer service and accelerated time to profit.

Candice volunteers her time to support WITI's mission and is the co-network director working side-by-side Deb Stark.

Schedule of Events

5:30 pm - Networking and Check-in
6:15 pm - WITI Welcome and Introductions
6:30 pm - Program
7:45 pm - Raffle Prizes
8:00 pm - Meeting Concludes

Meeting Notes

WITI Boston thanks IBM for hosting this event in Cambridge. A light supper and beverages will be served.