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Exerting Influence Without Authority - What's in Your Toolbox?

Presenter: Candice Benson

Congratulations - you've been asked to lead a change initiative or large project! But there's a hitch - its success depends on the cooperation of several co-workers across your organization over whom you have little or no formal authority.

If you're like most individuals, you face this sort of challenge frequently and need to get things done through peers inside and outside your organization. In this age of virtual teams and multiple functions within and even between companies, how can you influence others?

During this webinar, you will learn ways to develop skills and techniques such as:

- Constructive persuasion and negotiation
- Personal styles for effective communications
- Political support or access to important resources

Candice will share insight and provide tools for you to further succeed in business or your personal life by exerting influence without authority!

Candice Benson is an internationally recognized Management Consultant and the CEO of Benson Consulting Inc. For over 15 years, she has been instrumental in successfully leading companies at all levels to operational excellence, leading to great profits and time-savings. She has led highly complex workflow, process, and back-end optimization projects for Fortune 50 companies, including several major M&A transactions, and her true passion is bringing this expertise to companies of all sizes, as she knows the benefit that a focus on operational excellence can bring.

Her clients have taken her across the United States and to London, Malaysia, and Hong Kong to oversee proper implementation of their improvement efforts. Candice has also been seen in national publications such as Smart Money Magazine and The New York Times.

Candice, a true Change Agent, is an experienced PMO Director, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, and Project Manager. She has been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) from the Project Management Institute and is a Six Sigma/Lean certified leader, mentor, and Project Management coach.

Candice is a member of the Greater Manchester (New Hampshire) Chamber of Commerce, the New Hampshire High Tech Council, and the New Hampshire Financial Management Association. She sits on the Board of the NH High Tech Council and is the Chairperson of the TechWomen|Tech Girls initiative. Candice is the VP of East networks for WITI (Women in Technology International) and the Regional Director for the Boston Network. She earned her Bachelor's Degree, with a double major, from Rutgers University. A married mother of three daughters, Candice has lived on both coasts and in London, England. She now makes her home in Bedford, New Hampshire.