Today I was giving some presentations at the CIPD Human Resource Development exhibition.
It was great to see so many people turn up to these random events. The second presentation I did was on “Influencing Without authority”. There was a massive crowd turned up for this topic which made me reflect about what a massive issue it is for the learning and development profession.
As learning and development facilitators we spend a lot of time influencing in both our groups and with our clients and stakeholders but when did you last focus on this as an area of development.
The session has made me realise that this is something I want to focus more on in my work. It will bring together all the research I have been doing with some really practical insights of influencing from the 20 years of working in learning and development. So watch this space for the development of the ideas around influence.