11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
WITI San Diego presents an interactive workshop:
"Corporate Politics: The Elephant in the Conference Room.......Naming It, Reframing It, and Taming It"
Corporate politics is something everyone loves to hate, but is seldom discussed openly. That’s why I
call it the “Elephant in the Conference Room” – it’s big, it’s often clumsy and destructive, and everyone
tries to pretend it’s not there.
We’ll start out by naming the Elephant for what it is: interpersonal politics. And we’ll talk about why it
seems so unpleasant and overwhelming.
Contrary to popular belief – even the belief of many authors, speakers, and coaches who work with
corporate politics – you don’t have to choose between your integrity and working within the political
system to succeed and achieve. Using case studies drawn from my clients’ experiences and my own
25+ years in the corporate world, we’ll explore an alternate view of corporate politics that helps you, as
an executive, to lead with integrity and compassion and become a true leader in your organization and a role model to your peers and employees.
Finally, we’ll take a look at four tools you can use to work more effectively within the political arena in
your workplace – tools that allow you to “play the game” while retaining your integrity and staying true
to your values. You’ll find these tools helpful in shifting the political paradigm for yourself and others
– and the surprising thing is, you’ll find that your relationships outside the office benefit as well.
Learn about the futility of arguing with reality, so you can free your energy and attention and
Discover the power of surprise, so you can start creating change almost immediately.
Understand the Three Truths, so you can shift from “win-lose” to an honest (not just lip service)
“win-win” position that engages others and creates results.
Learn what to look for when people are resistant, combative, or stubborn, so you can create
solutions instead of stalemates.
About Our Speaker(s)
Bio of Grace Judson:
Grace Judson is an executive coach and business consultant with more than two decades’ experience in strategic planning, coaching, business planning, and tactical execution. Her career includes over a dozen years in senior management. A coach, consultant, and teacher, she guides organizations and individuals in making choices and decisions that create powerful, integrity-based results for employees, executives, and shareholders. She specializes in corporate politics and workplace culture issues.
In 2004, Judson founded Svaha Concepts, drawing on her extensive management background, her proven expertise in strategic planning, process management, workflow, and knowledge management, her skills and training as a mentor and coach – and on her belief in the power of individual action to create change.
Currently an instructor at the University of California , San Diego (UCSD) Extension School , Judson also delivers workshops and presentations to corporations and professional organizations on various business-related topics.
Event Date and Venue
This event will be held from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at:
Fish & Richardson PC Campus
12390 El Camino Real
San Diego, California 92130
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Registration/Lunch/Networking
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Program/Q&A