Continuing Education

CITC826 - Enhancing Your Influence Skills & Effective Change Leadership

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Course Overview

Enhancing Your Influence Skills

Exceptional leaders use their knowledge, skills, experience, and reputation to influence people and workplace initiatives. Influence is the capacity to engage, connect, and inspire others to change their behaviour in the desired way. Influential leaders, however, inspire, convince, and encourage in addition to command. Leaders draw out the expertise and abilities of a group, guide people toward a common objective and consensus, and inspire a commitment to get things done. You will be able to apply strategies to enhance employee engagement, operational effectiveness, safety performance, and resource allocation. When applying influencing abilities and preparing a strategy, leaders must be aware of why they are acting in a certain way and be clear about their beliefs, goals, and perspective. In this approach, influencing others has the most significance and comes from a place of authenticity.

Effective Change Leadership

Managing change is a constant, critical element of effective leadership. Change leadership has not been more predominant than it has been over the past few years with mergers, reduced investments and budgets, and a global pandemic. Organizational leaders must be skilled at assuming new roles, creating new identities, and discovering new meaning for both themselves and those they lead if they are to sustain and grow their organization. Through personal advocacy, vision, passion, and the ability to acquire resources to create a solid foundation for change, change leadership is the capacity to motivate and inspire others. Discover your leading role in managing change and explore practical strategies for guiding people and organizations through change. With the skills gained in this course, you will be able to engage in organizational change initiatives by applying practical strategies.

Upon successful completion of the competency assessments, you will earn 2 NAIT Micro-credentials and receive 2 Digital Badges you can share on social media and with your network.

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  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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