SCALE Your Influence: How to Elevate Your Influence, Respect, and Impact in HR | Sessions

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SCALE Your Influence: How to Elevate Your Influence, Respect, and Impact in HR
In-Person and Virtual Sunday 06/12/2022 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to elevate your influence with stakeholders, becoming more trusted and respected HR business partners, and positioned to lead the organizational change required in workplace practices and culture in a persistent COVID environment. 

Change is happening all around us. To attract and retain the best talent and remain competitive, organizations have to change with the times. HR professionals must have an influential seat at the table, playing an important role in affecting meaningful change across your organization, both at an individual and organizational culture level.

Success as an HR business partner requires influencing stakeholders' perspectives, buy-in, and behaviors to make the changes required to operate in a persistent COVID environment. Yet, especially when not in the position of power, many HR professionals don't view themselves as influential. You often feel a lack of trust and respect in your HR role, and, therefore, lack the confidence that you can be the conduit to change. However, the influence that can be generated without positional power has the greatest potential for impact.

Influence is one of the most important, yet most under-developed, soft skills in the workplace. It is a Relationship Management subcompetency within SHRM's Professional Competency Model and increasingly critical to both career and company success.

Whether early career or a seasoned professional, the practices introduced in this session will give HR professionals the tools necessary to gain more trust and respect, and to elevate your influence and impact at 360º scale - 'from' and 'to' any level in your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the ethics of influence.
  • Recognize the three mistakes sabotaging your influence, what to watch out for, and how to avoid stepping into these traps.
  • Discover five practices you can apply today for becoming more respected, more influential, and for having greater impact on the change taking place in your organization.
  • Gain a framework of five Influence with SCALE principles you can take back for retooling how influence works in your organization.

Session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vivian Hairston Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP Photo
Vivian Hairston Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP, Leadership & Resilience Expert,
Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC