In this course, you will be guided through numerous methods and strategies for effectively influencing a team to accept your ideas. You'll be introduced to the importance of political awareness and the essential skills involved in using positive politics and avoiding negative politics when persuading others. You'll also have an opportunity to practice methods for influencing effectively and ethically.

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This online course forms part of the SkillsNet short course suite.

Please note this course is only available to CPA Australia members.

Learning objectives

  • Recognise and classify examples of techniques for influencing people
  • Recognise actions that use politics to influence others in a positive way
  • Use influence techniques to persuade others while avoiding the negative use of politics, in a given scenario


Supervisors, managers, directors, and individuals wanting to develop their leadership skills

60 Minutes

365 Days