Organizational politics are characterized by the informal ways people try to exercise influence in organizations through the management of shared meaning. Hence, politics should be viewed as neither an inherently bad nor good phenomenon but rather one to be observed, analyzed, and understood. This powerful COPEX training course examines why workplace politics exist, and looks at political skill, which encompasses a skill set individuals use to understand the environment, choose the appropriate political behaviors, and act them out in ways that appear earnest. As a result of attending this course, participants will not only endure but are able to succeed in political environments.
What are the Goals?
By the end of this COPEX training course, participants will be able to:
Pragmatically master power and politics in organizational settings
Develop an actionable career plan to manage interpersonal conflict and enhance the productivity of individuals and teams
Practice "good" politics to enable them to further their personal and team's interests fairly and appropriately.
Apply strategies to "win" at office politics without sinking to the lowest standards of behavior.
Manage differences of personality and opinion to neutralize “bad” politics at work.
Use political skills to manage chaos in the workplace, avoid valuable time wasting in organizations and focus on their job performance.
Who is this Training Course for?
Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for professionals with over 5 years of work experience. It is ideal for managers and professionals with existing political and conflict management skills across functional areas who regularly handle organizational conflict.
This COPEX training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
Delegates of any sector of industry and/or business
Day One: Individual’s Power and Politics
Organizations as political systems
Power and its different faces
Power fit in work and life
The five forms of power in the workplace
Assessment of individual political skills and shortfalls
The dynamics of power play at the individual level
Day Two: Power and Politics in Complex Organizations
Power plays and strategies to manage them
Managing power play between team members and teams
Strategies to overcome team dysfunctional factors
How to build your network
Understanding self: Your Natural Behavioral Preferences
Day Three: Excelling at Power Plays and Politics with Emotional Intelligence
What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?
Intrapersonal & interpersonal skills
Emotional excellence in the workplace
Understanding your personality style
Emotional intelligence for innovative teamwork
Removing blocks to innovative teamwork through EQ
Day Four: Personal Plan for Power Management
The politics of persuasion and the power of language
Raising personal visibility and credibility in the workplace
Six principles of successful persuasion
Influencing decision making at work
The politics of crisis and how to manage it
Action planning and setting a personal agenda
Day Five: Developing a Power-based Strategy to Grow Your Career
Power and politics in organizational life
Playing politics and playing it right
Building personal value proposition
Power skills and behaviors that matter
Developing your career strategy in the pursuit of power
Career Growth: Strategies for achieving success
COPEX Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course
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20-24 May 2024 Fee: $5,950
29 Jul-02 Aug 2024 Fee: $5,950
30 Sep-04 Oct 2024 Fee: $5,950
18-22 Nov 2024 Fee: $5,950
10-14 Feb 2025 Fee: $5,950
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