Getting Results Without Authority

AMA - American Management Association
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Professional Course
Virtual Classroom, Classroom
2 days
From 2,695 USD
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2,695 USD

2,695 USD

2,695 USD

2,695 USD
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

Getting Results Without Authority

Whether you're dealing with bosses, colleagues, staff members or senior management, the ability to win respect, influence people and cultivate cooperation is absolutely essential to career success. In this persuasive skills training, you'll focus on the key elements of influencing others when there is lack of authority—personal power, persuasion and negotiation.

Learn how to influence people by building your power base using the Personal Power Model understand exchange and reciprocity (the first steps in the influence process) adapt communication style to build credibility persuade with a framework of discovery, preparation and dialogue master the key components of negotiation.

You'll practice persuasive communication and other influencing techniques right from day one through the final activity—and enhance your learning with videos, exercises, assessment tools and group discussions.

How You Will Benefit

  • Establish or regain credibility so you can begin to influence people
  • Effectively use your power base to persuade others
  • Understand the person you're trying to influence—and persuade through give-and-take
  • Develop and grow relationships within your organization and beyond
  • Create a collaborative work environment for faster, better results
  • Let communication differences work for, not against, you
  • Successfully sell your ideas and implement change
  • Achieve trust and give-and-take relationships up, down and across the organization
  • Influence people while projecting self-confidence without being pushy
  • Adapt your style to the person or situation you're dealing with
  • Identify various negotiating techniques that promote win-win outcomes

Who should attend?

This persuasion and influencing course is ideal for those who need to have work done through others—or who need to convince another person to buy into an idea or follow up on a request.

Training content

Learning Objectives

  • Determine Your Personal Power Base
  • Analyze Your Approach When Influencing Others, and Know How to Adjust It
  • Identify the Fundamentals of Exchange and Reciprocity
  • Develop and Apply Persuasion Skills Using Four Skill Steps to Influence Others
  • Improve Your Basic Interpersonal Skills of Listening, Questioning, and Providing Constructive Feedback
  • Appreciate the Value of Constructive Conflict and Learn How to Work Through Conflict Situations When Influencing
  • Identify the Basic Steps of Negotiation, and Promote Win/Win Results

Personal Power

  • Describe the Personal Power Model and How to Use It with Your Personal Power Base
  • Identify the Behaviors Indicating Effective Influencing
  • Define Ways to Develop the Platform for Your Personal Power Base

Building Your Personal Power Base

  • Describe How Exchange, Relationship, and Partnership Are the Foundation of One’s Personal Power Base and the Keys to Influence
  • Identify Your Exchange Portfolio
  • Define the Principe of Reciprocity
  • Identify Ways to Build Relationships Upward, Downward, and Laterally Within Your Organization
  • Explain the Value of Creating Partnerships

Communication Style

  • Describe the Importance of Flexing with Communication Style Preferences When Influencing Others
  • Explain the Communication Style Preferences That You Deal With at Work
  • Identify Your Preferred Communication Style and Those of Others
  • Define the Impact of the Negative Attribution Cycle


  • Define and Apply Credibility, Logic, and Emotion in the Persuasion Process
  • Evaluate Where Your Audience Is on the Communication Issues and Develop an Approach
  • Discuss How Persuasion Is a Learning and Negotiation Process
  • Explain How to Follow the Key Learning Steps of Discovery, Preparation, and Dialogue in the Persuasion Process

When Conflict Comes Between You and Your Desired Results

  • Describe the Impact of Conflict on Getting Results
  • Discuss the Conflict-Management Responses Available
  • Define How to Provide Constructive Feedback and Not Add to the Conflict
  • Explain How to Select the Appropriate Option for a Situation

Getting Better Results Through Negotiation

  • Explain the Key Preparation and Process Steps of Negotiation
  • Define and Apply the Principles of “Soft” Negotiation
  • Apply Influence, Persuasion, and Negotiation in Negotiation Activity

Action Plan

  • Identify Learning Points from the Program
  • Apply Learning Points to Specific Changes in Persuasion Efforts


Course price for:

  • Non Members: $2695
  • AMA Members: $2395

Certification / Credits

CEU: 1.2, PDU: 12, CPE: 14

About AMA

American Management Association Company Info

The American Management Association, International (AMA) is the global leader in talent development. Founded in 1923, AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of educational products and services, including instructor-led classroom and virtual seminars, webinars,...

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 40 reviews.

Steve R.

Good content that be applied not only in the workplace but in life situations as well. Instructor delivered information intelligently from a foundation of experience.

Cecelia W.

This class was exactly what I needed for my position as a project manager as I regularly work with business partners and higher level employees that need constant persuasion and influencing. There was a lot of good information her to learn and the materials will be useful moving forward. Also I was really grateful to have David as the instructo...

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Tristan A.

When signing up, I wasn't sure how much I would get out of this training. Training content was relevant, the facilitator was effective and the many exercises during the course allowed me to put the skills to use in real-time instead of feeling the pressure of thinking about how I could perhaps maybe apply it in the future and whether I did it c...

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