Power and influence: Leadership in action

8-10 October 2018 | Executive seminar

In a world in which most organisations, communities, and societies face enormous challenges, leadership is critical. This course gets to the core of leadership and getting things done. Power and Influence is a course for those who want to make things happen, despite the obstacles that might stand in their way. It is about understanding power dynamics and learning to use them as effective tools for analysing one’s surroundings and achieving one’s goals.

The course relies on a mix of traditional case studies, biographical case studies of historical figures, exercises/simulations, films, and guest visits. Upon completion, participants should be able to develop a conceptual framework for understanding power and influence, have practiced diagnostic skills to map out the political landscape, understand others' perspectives and power bases, and learn to predict and influence their actions. They also will have assessed their own power bases and develop their own strategy for building and exercising power and influence ethically and responsibly.

This seminar is offered in the open enrolment programme and as part of the Executive MPA programme.

It can also be completed as part of the

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