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Weatherhead School of Management

Developing Power and Influence for Women in Leadership

Apr 6, 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
USD 695
USD 695 per day

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Organizational politics plays a big part in how well things get done on the job. A high-performance career involves being comfortable with positional and personal power as well as knowing how to read organizational cues. To develop maximum leadership potential, women must be particularly savvy in dealing with this unspoken reality. Participants in this program will examine the various challenges around organizational politics, and learn strategies to proactively improve their power and influence through case studies, self-assessments and interactive discussions.


  • Sources of power
  • Influence strategies
  • Gender and the use of power and influence
  • The formal and informal political structure in organizations
  • Networks and building alliances throughout the organization

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

  • Increase their skill level with organizational and personal power and apply these skills to their own organziation
  • Respond effectively to political situations in their organizations
  • Learn to use successful strategies to manage and build collaborative relationships and trust
  • Develop effective methods to proactively increase their overall influence and leadership impact

Who should attend

Mid- and senior-level women who see themselves as leaders and have undergone some formal leadership development/training.


Dr. Margaret M. (Miggy) Hopkins is an Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business and Innovation at the University of Toledo, teaching leadership and management at the Executive MBA, MBA, and upper-undergraduate levels. Her research interests are in the field of leadership, inclu...

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