FULL! Navigating Workplace Politics (New)

Presented by: 
Daniel Skarlicki
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Point Grey Campus
Michael Smith Laboratories, rm 101
Focus Area: Leading in the Workplace

Program Summary

Universities tend to be comprised of highly complex and political environments where multiple stakeholders have different agendas, making it challenging for professional staff to get things done.  Navigating through this maze effective requires managers to approach their work in strategic and sensitive ways. In this highly interactive session, attendees will learn how to increase their ability to influence others in a highly political context.


This session is designed for AAPS members who work in complex and political environments. Come to this session with a personal challenge you would like to address. Not sure if this session is right for you? Please contact Sarah at sarah.muff@ubc.ca

What You Will Learn

  • The critical steps to effectively navigate highly complex environments
  • Horizontal Influence - How to influence others in your work environment
  • Vertical Influence - How to gain the support of supervisors and leaders for the work you do

How You Will Learn

  • Video Case Study
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Personal Reflection

What past participants have said about Daniel's sessions

“Great mix of instructional approaches (mini-lectures, discussions, small group activities, videos, etc) that kept me engaged throughout."

"Practical strategies that were relevant to my realities. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues."

About Your Facilitator

Daniel Skarlicki is a faulty member and the Edgar F. Kaiser Chair of Organizational Behavior at the Sauder School of Business. He is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has over twenty-five years of managerial, consulting, and training experience with organizations such as Government of Canada, Business Objects (Shanghai), The City of Calgary Police, The Government of Ontario, The Canadian Psychological Association, Cathay Pacific Airways, Petroleum Helicopters Inc., Phizer, YMCA, TELUS,  Roland Berger Consultants, VanCity,  Earls Restaurant, and Glaxo, Inc. He received his PhD from University of Toronto. He recently received the Sauder Outstanding Researcher Award and the CGA Master teaching Award at UBC. He is a Visiting Professor at HEC in Paris. He has taught in executive programs around the world, including Canada, United States, Mexico, Chile, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Taiwan, and China. Professor Skarlicki received the Western Academy of Management’s 2000 Ascendant Scholar Award. His research focuses on the effect of justice in the workplace and leadership mindfulness. His papers are widely published in top business and psychology journals.

Event Details

Navigating Workplace Politics (New)
Facilitated by Daniel Skarlicki
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 1:00pm–4:00pm
Locations: Point Grey Campus
Building: Michael Smith Laboratories
Address: 2185 East Mall (near the UBC Bookstore)
Room: 101

To Register

All of Daniel Skarlicki's sessions are currently FULL.  You may join the waitlist here.

All registered attendees will receive a confirmation notice. Please note this session is available exclusively to AAPS members, and there is no cost to attend.

Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session you registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. We encourage you to contact us with any questions about the AAPS PD Program.

Photography/Video: Please be advised that photos/videos may be taken at this event for use in AAPS communications materials.