Paths to Organizational Influence


Effective leaders and managers influence people. When you're clear about your personal power of influence, you will be able to utilize your strengths to engage others, leading to increased team motivation and productivity in the workplace.

In this course you will gain a greater awareness of your ability to influence others in order to create a positive environment in your organization. Topics include:

  • The power of demeanor in communication and self-management
  • Situational powers and their effective use
  • Behavioral styles and their role in relationships and influence
  • Influence tools for motivation
  • Selling ideas through the organization
Who Should Enroll: 
  • Organizational and team leaders
  • Current or aspiring managers or supervisors
  • Sales, marketing and customer service leaders
  • Project managers or project team leads
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Shape personal demeanor for optimum communication
  • Increase power and influence by brushing up on your neglected “powers”
  • Understand and learn how to influence organizational culture
  • Improve interpersonal skills and influence
Continuing Education Hours: 
Project Management Institute: 6.5 PDUs-Leadership
Continuing Education Units: .65 CEUs
Society for Human Resource Management: 6.5 PDCs-Communication
Society for Human Resource Management: 6.5 PDCs-Leadership and Navigation
Society for Human Resource Management: 6.5 PDCs-Relationship Management
Applies Towards Certificates:
Additional Information: 
UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate:

If you did not register for the Leadership Academy Certificate Program bundle but you are still interested in receiving your UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate, please fill out this statement of intent to let us know. You have three years to complete the certificate, starting from the start date of your first class. If you would like to find out if previously-taken courses count towards the certificate requirements, please reach out to your Enrollment and Success Coordinator at We will present you with your certificate in your final class.