Women of Influence Inc. – the organization dedicated to the enhancement of professional women, partners with Knightsbridge – the experts in building leadership capacity, for a unique, year long program combining formal professional development and facilitated peer-mentoring groups.    Maria Saley will be facilitating and coaching with the Emerging Leaders section in Calgary.

Elevate Your Influence is a program designed for women who fit one of two leader community groups:

–  High-potential emerging business leaders

–  Trailblazers approaching the summit of their careers 

Does this sound familiar? 

You need to ‘manage up’ to attract attention and resources in your organization.

Your role has more accountability than authority and you need to get things done without direct control.

You are negotiating increasingly complex deals with more sophisticated partners.

You want to be seen as an attractive candidate for succession.

The ability to strategically influence across and outside your organization is increasingly identified as a key skill required for achieving business success.  Elevate Your Influence provides you with Knightsbridge’s thought leadership around successful influence in a two module learning experience, which is designed to help you leverage strategies and tools in influencing situations you are facing right now. Knightsbridge’s facilitated peer mentoring sessions will provide a forum for you to engage with like-minded professionals. They are designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas, set goals and accountabilities, and provide you with a personal advisory group.  You will also benefit from several one-on-one coaching sessions to gain candid feedback on your own influence style.

Why You Should Attend

Elevate Your Influence provides the rare opportunity for you to:

  •  Obtain critical influencing strategies and tools you can apply immediately
  •  Practice skills that will help you to thrive and make an impact in increasingly complex, matrixed business environments
  •  Gain confidence that you can have influence in arenas that you may not have previously considered possible
  •  Connect and network within a peer community through shared learning and experiences

Elevate Your Influence Program Outline

September – October 2010: Kick-Off & Formal Learning Module

  •  Elevate Your Influence Program Kick-off
  •  Learning Module 1 (joint session with all participants)

Key Take-Aways:

  • Increased insight into the levers of influence
    • A process for influencing outcomes and relationships
    • A better understanding of the impact of gender on the practice of influence
  • Insight from a peer community on how to successfully influence within and outside your organization
  • Greater self-awareness of how you influence others – Becoming a Woman of Influence 

October and November 2010: Leader Communities

  • Facilitated Peer Mentoring Groups (approximately 2 hours, once a month)
  • Two communities of leaders will be created including High-potential emerging business leaders; and Trailblazers
  • Knightsbridge trained coaches will facilitate the leader community group discussions to encourage skill integration of influence strategies and techniques related to the particular challenges and opportunities within each leader group 

January 2011: Formal Learning Module

  •  Learning Module 2 (joint session with all participants)

Key Take-Aways:

  • New insights about the nuances of influence in complex environments
  • A greater appreciation of the personal and organizational mindset required for successful collaboration
  • Applied tools to build and leverage your strategic network to maximize collaboration
  • A better understanding of the role gender plays in both recognizing collaboration opportunities and working together collaboratively
  • A broader perspective gained through a discussion with your peer community of strategies for making collaboration work inside and outside your organization

 

January, February, March, April 2011: Leader Communities

  • Facilitated Peer Mentoring Groups (Approximately 2 hours, once per month)

 

May 2011: Program End Celebration

  •  Program Celebration with all participants

 

Throughout the Elevate Your Influence Program

  • 3 one-on-one coaching sessions with a Knightsbridge Coach 

Program Cost: $6000.00 per participant

 

Registration Process:  Space is limited to 20 participants (10 from each leader community group) on a first come first serve basis.  Please note we reserve the right to cancel the program if there is insufficient enrollment.

Online Registration:  www.womenofinfluenceinc.ca/elevate.html  

Registration Deadline: September 15th, 2010 

 

For More Information on the Elevate Your Influence Program contact Cindy Lake directly at clake@knightsbridge.ca or 604.678.9344. 


Elevate Your Influence Program Schedule 

September 29th, 2010  Program Launch & Introduction

  • A breakfast event to launch the Elevate Your Influence Program and introduce participants to each other and the Knightsbridge facilitators and coaches
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and networking
  • 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Program Launch
  • Location: Knightsbridge – 700 2nd Street SW, Scotia Centre
Mathé GrenierTara Cree 

Leader Community Coaches

October 14th, 2010 Learning Module One

  • A half day learning module focused on Influence
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
Mathé GrenierTara Cree 
Week ofOctober 27th, 2010 Leader Community Session

  • 2 hour group mentoring sessions led by a Knightsbridge coach
  • 2 separate groups will be created: High-potential emerging leaders and Trailblazers led by a coach suited to the particular opportunities faced by each leader community
  • Discussion agendas are set by leader community participants with support from the coach
  • Exact times and locations determined in consultation with program participants and coaches
Leader Community Coaches
Week of November 22nd, 2010 Leader Community Session

  • Exact times and locations determined in consultation with program participants and coaches
Leader Community Coaches
January 7th, 2011 Learning Module Two

  • A half day learning module focused on 2-way Influence
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
Mathé GrenierTara Cree 
Week ofJanuary 24th, 2011 Leader Community Session

  • Exact times and locations determined in consultation with program participants and coaches
Leader Community Coaches
Week ofFebruary 21st, 2011 Leader Community Session

  • Exact times and locations determined in consultation with program participants and coaches
Leader Community Coaches
Week of March 28th, 2011 Leader Community Session

  • Exact times and locations determined in consultation with program participants and coaches
Leader Community Coaches
Week ofApril 25th, 2011 Leader Community Session

  • Exact times and locations determined in consultation with program participants and coaches
Leader Community Coaches
Week ofMay 16th, 2011 Elevate Your Influence Program End & Celebration Mathé GrenierTara Cree 

Leader Community Coaches

Ongoing One-on-one Coaching

  • Each participant will benefit from 3 hours of one-on-one coaching by a Knightsbridge coach
  • Times and locations will be determined by the coach and individual participants
Leader Community Coaches

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