Course Description

Mastering the ability to influence others is a powerful tool to have in your toolbox. Explore how persuasive communication may help convince others to embrace organizational change and take action.

Examine influence not as positional power but as an essential social instrument through which employees perform work and demonstrate an ability to execute duties and ensure alignment across boundaries. Reflect on what you can do to become more influential or what changes you may need to implement to increase your ability to have an effect on the behaviour and attitude of others. By improving your ability to guide, coach, and show direction, you may also become a better follower.

Formerly BUS 633 Workplace Politics: Step up to Conflict

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify different barriers to leading with influence
  • Examine the foundations of influence
  • Evaluate different approaches to leading with influence and strategies to increase your influence
  • Identify what changes you need to make in order to increase your influence


  • Workplace Politics
  • Foundations of influence
  • Influence Tactics
  • Personal influence assessment


Program: Certificate for Emerging Leaders - Category (stream): Personal Effectiveness

Program: Certificate for Front Line Leaders - Category (stream): Leading Self   

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Online Synchronous
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Jun 13, 2023
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Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $389.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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