Improving Personal Impact & Influence

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Course Outline

Influence is a key skill for anyone working in modern, matrix organisations. Often a perceived lack of influence leads to deep dissatisfaction in the workplace and beyond. This workshop uses the proven Insights Discovery profile to help classify yourself and co-workers, and to accurately define practical techniques for influencing others.

The workshop includes periods of reflection, discussion and practice sessions of increasing intensity and challenge, incorporating peer coaching and feedback, and wherever possible working with real situations. You will leave with a simple model, enabling you to adapt your communication style to better connect with a wider group of colleagues. The day concludes with practical stakeholder mapping and action planning activities. 

"The structure of the training was very effective, divided into knowledge based and practical exercises. I also found it helpful to work in groups, which reminded me how I deal with different situations. Overall a brilliant and insightful training course which I highly recommend."


  • To understand how your personality type provides a range of communication strengths and potential weaknesses
  • To provide approaches to enable you to better connect and influence a greater range of stakeholders and colleagues

Course Content


  • Introductions, overview, hopes and expectations
  • An interactive exercise introducing the Insights model
  • How different personality types approach organisation problems

Insights Types

  • An exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of the Insights type
  • Input on influencing techniques

Adapting Influencing Style

  • Putting the theory into practice
  • Role-play exploring how styles can be adapted to improve impact and influence
  • Individual reflection to identify what you would like to work on
  • Pair/trio work to generate ideas for overcoming the barriers
  • Action planning

Follow up coaching

The workshop will be followed by a one-hour 121 coaching session, at a date booked directly with you, focusing on specific challenges you have identified and creating a personal plan to apply your learning.

Duration 1 day plus follow up 1:1 coaching session
Member* cost pp £495+VAT 
Non-member cost pp £742.50+VAT
Details Free parking, lunch provided

*Membership from £100+VAT per annum - join now and save on training

This course is also available in house. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

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