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Communication and influencing skills

Our Communication and Influencing workshop is one of our most popular. Participants recognise the value the content provides to every aspect of their professional and personal lives.

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Communication and influencing skills
£1,095.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,350.00 Plus vat


Our Communication and Influencing workshop is one of our most popular. Participants recognise the value the content provides to every aspect of their professional and personal lives.

The workshop uses as number of well-established models and theories to highlight the knowledge, skills, and behaviours we all need to communicate and influence effectively. It then uses these as a foundation for an interactive, engaging, and inspiring experience for all participants.

Prior to attendance, participants will be asked to complete a few short assignments relevant to the overall learning outcomes. These will be used to support activities during the workshop, to help define progress and to identify where further development might be beneficial.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be invited to complete an action plan that will help with the transfer of learning back to their place of work. They will be also provided with several post workshop exercises that will support them with this critical part of their learner journey.

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"It’s about mentally giving yourself that push, thinking, ‘yes, I'm going to go and have that conversation now."
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Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for anyone looking to improve their communication and influencing skills.


How will I benefit?

Participants attending the Communication and Influencing workshop will be able to:

  • Define what is meant by communication and influencing in relation to workplace responsibilities.
  • Show the importance of developing oneself in readiness to be an effective communicator.
  • Recognise the barriers to effective communication and how to mitigate them.
  • Value difference and learn how to adapt communication preferences to connect with others.
  • Understand the science of persuasion and how to use it responsibly.
  • Demonstrate how to use influence powers to increase personal effectiveness.
Contributes 14 CPD hours

This course has broadened my perspective to see the many aspects involved in effective communication, and how influencing skills are relevant to my role.

Stewart Steele Howden

Key topics

  • During the Workshop the following topics will be examined:


    • What is Communication?
    • Barriers to Communicating Effectively.
    • Being Present.
    • Understanding Mental Filters.
    • Building Rapport.
    • Communication Skills.
    • DISC.
    • Adapting and Connecting.
    • Communicating in a Virtual Environment.
    • What is Influencing?
    • The Science of Persuasion.
    • Understanding Who and When to Influence.
    • Influence Styles and Powers.
    • The Critical Conversations.
    • Bringing It All Together.
    • Action Planning and Learning Transfer.
  • Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: D and E

    1. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
    2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

    Meet our trainers

    These trainers regularly teach Communication and influencing skills.

    • Paul Taylor

      Paul Taylor

      Paul Taylor has spent the last 20 years developing and delivering leadership programmes for global corporations. Getting up close and working with individuals urgently seeking answers to real-world challenges led him to delve deeper into how to achieve results and career success.

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    At a glance

    • Duration:
      2 days
    • Location:
      London, Coventry
    • CPD Hours:
    • UK-Spec:
      D, E

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