Navigating Power Imbalances with Co-Workers (new)

Presented by: 
Alan Simpson
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 1:00pm
Okanagan Campus
Arts Building, Room 202
Focus Area: Communicating in the Workplace

Program Summary

In most workplace interactions one party has more power than another. When the power differential is substantial, this can have a significant effect on the working relationship.  Wherever power imbalances exist, those holding the power may abuse it. At work, where power imbalances are built into the system, it’s important to pay attention to the power dynamics around you. By understanding power at your workplace, you can protect yourself while improving your own ability to use your power appropriately.

In this ½ day course we will explore the sources of power available to you and your co-workers so that you can determine how and when to use power to improve relationships, get things done and look after you.

Topics and Takeaway’s

  • Understand where power comes from in your workplace and in you
  • Review how to increase your personal power and still get along with others
  • Evaluate and apply specific skills that will help you navigate power differences between co-workers.
  • Consider several power-balancing techniques to strengthen your personal assertiveness. 
  • Come away with more confidence in your ability to use your power appropriately and navigate power imbalances with co-workers.

Adult Learning Environment

  • Interactive small group conversations
  • Large group engagement with content
  • Self-awareness and self-reflection exercises
  • Collaborative and participatory engagement

About Your Facilitator

Alan Simpson, MA (Conflict Management), Cert. ConRes, is a facilitator, instructor, conflict coach and mediator for individuals and groups. He provides engagement processes and training seminars for leaders and their organizations nationally and internationally.  He has 30 years of experience in coaching and training adults, families and organizations in communication skills, change management and conflict engagement.  He has worked with businesses, schools, government staff, non-profit boards and faith based organizations. Alan is a sessional instructor for the Justice Institute of BC and lives in Armstrong.

Event Details

Navigating Power Imbalances with Co-Workers
Alan Simpson
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Location: Okanagan Campus
Building: Arts Building
Room: 202


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