January 20th and 21st, 2015, Alterna Boardroom, Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave, Toronto

In organizational life, power is often the big trouble maker, the culprit behind conflict, bullying and toxic atmospheres. Power struggles undermine our collaboration; power struggles make us hold back ideas and input out of fear of criticism. Additionally, our inability to use power well makes us indecisive, unable to give or receive direct feedback, or hold productive dialogue.

Julie Diamond – Power, a User’s Guide
Julie Diamond – Power, a User’s Guide

But power itself isn’t the problem. Power is energy, a human drive to shape the world, influence others, and make an impact. Power may be difficult to master, but it’s vital to have. It’s generative and creative. When people have more power, they are more engaged, creative and inspired. Power helps us collaborate with opponents, to work across chasms of difference to create solutions for our most complex problems. What we need is more training on how to use power effectively to be effective leaders, and to make our workplaces healthy places of positive power.

Our relationship to power is troubled, harshly criticized and resisted in some sectors while over-valued and sought after in others. But neither fearing nor craving power is the answer, for it is far more complex than that.

What we need is more training on how to use power effectively and to make our workplaces healthy places of positive power.

Training:

The two days provide a direct look at the dynamics of power.

On Day One you will learn:

  • What the most dangerous traps of power are.
  • The key cognitive error that people make about power.
  • The different kinds of power and how they relate to each other.
  • The top three skills for using power effectively and avoiding the ever-present traps of power.
Julie Diamond – Power, a User’s Guide
Julie Diamond – Power, a User’s Guide

Day Two builds on Day One material so we highly recommend you take it as a prerequisite. This course looks at using power in your organizational contexts. You will learn:

  • How to make your power legitimate – the five behaviors you need to master to be seen as a legitimate leader.
  • How to use your positional power sparingly: when it comes to using positional power, if we “use it, we lose it.”
  • Creating positive power climates – steps you can take to limit opportunities for misuse of power to occur
  • Using personal power upwards – effectively making change when you are not in a designated role of authority.

Julie Diamond, Ph.D. Dipl. P.W. is a trainer, facilitator and consultant, who has been working in the field of human and organizational change for over 25 years. She consults and trains internationally on leadership development, group dynamics, team development and conflict facilitation for organizations, businesses, government agencies, NGOs, schools and universities. She is a senior faculty member, and past Vice President of Academic Affairs for the Process Work Institute of Portland. With Lee Spark Jones, she co-authored, A Path Made By Walking: Process Work in Practice, which is widely used a text book on the Process-oriented method of facilitation. She writes about the challenges of leadership, power and learning on her blog: A User’ s Guide to Power.

Registration

REGISTER FOR BOTH DAYS
25% discount Early Bird rate of $295 plus HST until December 19th. Regular price is $395 plus HST.

Day One – Power: A User’s Guide

Date: January 20th – 9:00-5:00pm
Location: Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Downtown Toronto
Fee: $295 plus HST including snacks and materials.
Contact: Info@AnimaLeadership.com or (416) 644-1024
Register now for Day One – A User’s Guide to Power

Day Two – Power: A User’s Guide

*Day One is a prerequisite

Date: January 21st – 9:00-5:00pm
Location: Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Downtown Toronto
Fee: $295 plus HST including snacks and materials.
Contact: Info@AnimaLeadership.com or (416) 644-1024
Register now for Day Two – A User’s Guide to Power

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

In case of Anima Leadership cancelling the course, all payments will be returned to participants. No refunds will be possible after the program begins, except under exceptional circumstances as agreed upon by Anima.

In case of withdrawal prior to the program, fees will be refunded as follows:

  • 14 days or more prior to course: we offer a refund, minus a $50 administration fee.
  • Less than 14 days prior to course: we offer 50% credit towards next scheduled training, minus a $50 administration fee.
  • Day of, or day prior to, course: no refund or credit available.

If you are unexpectedly unable to make the course, please contact us about potentially sending a colleague in your place.