Loyola University Chicago

Executive and Professional Education Center

Housed in the Loyola Business Leadership Hub

Navigating Politics Infused in Business

An interactive workshop focused on successfully navigating obstacles resulting from the actions of other individual constituents above, below, inside, and outside of a leader’s sphere of influence. Using a combination of experiential activities, brief case studies and group interactions, participants will practice using their strategic skills to identify opportunities to steer clear of, drive through, or embrace challenging political situations.

Business leaders, managers, or anyone who interacts with others in business.

  • Distinguish between organization politics and annoying, harmless smoke
  • Determine risk/reward ratio associated with engaging a situation
  • Establish a culture that sweeps politics out of the organization
  • Leverage persuasion and influence skills to halt or mitigate the effects of politics
  • Utilize situational leadership techniques to effectively manage others dealing with politics
  • Enhance communication skills to effectively express ideas and work through politics
  • Defining Office Politics
  • Gaining Respect vs. Creating Intimidation
  • Power of Influence
  • Persuasion Tactics
  • Overcoming Resistance
  • Being Assertive
  • Listening Skills
  • Experiential Activities
  • Case Studies
Darrell Katz
Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago
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Online Session
Date: July 9, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $100