Leading Without Power: Techniques for Influencing Others to Create Positive Change

Position and authority do not always equal power. Are you a community leader, activist, employee, or member of an organization who sometimes finds it difficult to be heard, by the people you need to get on board with your ideas?

Increase your effectiveness at leading when you don't have a formal title, role, or authority. During this highly interactive workshop, explore how to build your influencing power with Fiona Prince, Communications and Behavioural Consultant.

Topics include:

  • identifying ways of communicating that bring out the best in you, and connect to the people you need to influence;
  • finding your sources of influence - what's your 15%?;
  • having effective conversations with people in authority;
  • framing problems in a way that lets others contribute to solutions.

These techniques will help you build relationships that can contribute to positive change over time. We're not talking about quick fixes or attention-grabbing gimmicks - we're taking the long view to growing your influence so you can work collaboratively towards change that benefits the community.

Parking for this event:

This location is on the same campus as Aberdeen Hospital, just up the street from Hillside Mall. There is paid visitor parking behind the Aberdeen Hospital ($2.25 first two hours, $1.25/hr thereafter) or free (limited) parking on streets around the Centre. It is on bus route number 4 and there are bike racks in front of the Centre.

About the Facilitator

fiona_prince.jpgFiona Prince has been delivering communications-related training to groups and individuals for over 20 years. Her main focus is teaching individuals and teams how to manage confusing and often difficult interpersonal communications.

Fiona works from the premise that miscommunications are inevitable and that managing them well is essential to building strong working relationships and making positive contributions to your community and workplace. She knows that when you have the opportunity to learn how and why miscommunications occur, you can participate in developing strategies and action plans to overcome them and move forward with less stress and more fun.


June 07, 2016 at 1pm - 5pm
Yakimovich Centre, Hillside Seniors' Health Centre
1454 Hillside Ave
Victoria, BC V8T 2B7
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Edie Dittman ·

Will you come?

$30.00 Regular Participant - Leading without Power
$10.00 Senior (65 +) and Unwaged - Leading without Power