Influence is a critical leadership skill required to achieve organizational objectives and successfully execute projects. Influencing without positional power can be challenging. This interactive session will provide tools and techniques to improve your influencing skills to increase the success of your projects and initiatives.
In this session you will:
●Locate the “soft spots” in your organization to determine where to influence for greatest impact
●Understand the multidimensional aspects of the positions in your organization
●Align initiatives/projects to organizational strategy
●Finding your stakeholder sponsor through intrinsic motivation
Date: September 8, 2020
6:40 PM -Annual Business Meeting
8:00 PM -Closing
Dr. Lorinda Lewis is a scholar-practitioner, established in a wide variety of disciplines and areas of business. She has a passion for leading and developing others. She has accumulated her perspective through an unusual career trajectory that includes her experiences as a retired Air Force logistician, a continuous improvement and P&L executive of a Fortune 500 company, an adjunct professor at universities, and as a pro bono continuous improvement coach for Collective Impact Initiatives with not-for-profit agencies. She is a prominent public speaker and published academician who can translate complex ideas into relatable stories to inspire audiences of all levels. As a public speaker, she is in high demand internationally at academic and industry conferences as well as corporate leadership events. As an ICF & CCA certified executive coach, she facilitates classes, events and offers one-on-one professional development training and mentoring in public and private workshops. She is certificated to administer the Kirton Adaption-Innovation (KAI) Inventory, illuminating cognitive problem-solving styles. She is a licensed facilitator of Celemi Business Simulation Workshops, improving team member engagement and business acumen. As an adjunct faculty member at universities, she teaches business and leadership courses including organization development, lean, change management, coaching and mentoring for business, marketing, and global business strategy.
Lorinda has earned a Ph.D. in Business from Northcentral University and a DBA in Quality Systems from American Meridian University.