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Online Masterclass - Office Politics or Office Savvy? NEW

21 May Adrian Furnham
Event information
Date 21 May 2024
Time 10:00-12:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 3 Places*
Venue Online
Event types:
Online masterclass

How do I book?

This event is exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership.

To book please contact your HR or Learning and Development team at your organisation.

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We will explore the territory of office politics – what is it? why does it happen? and why are some people savvy operators and some not? Why is it even important to be politically savvy? These are learnable skills which will increase your influence and ability to make things happen.
We will examine the dimensions of political savvy, how to measure them, and – most importantly – how to acquire them! The six secret skills of politically savvy individuals are fundamental to operating in the complex map of office politics with confidence, aplomb and success.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand why some organisations are more political than others.
  • Be aware of the concept and dimensions of political skills.
  • Understanding fundamental influence techniques.
  • Seeing political skill as an asset.

Who is this for

  • Leaders and managers who are trying to understand the dynamics of office politics, and how to manage them.
  • Those who want to be able to influence upwards
  • Those who want to better manage their career.

Adrian Furnham

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Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ, and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (DPhil) in 1981. He subsequently earned a DSc (1991) and DLitt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he was Professor of Psychology at University College London from 1992 until 2018. He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at, among others, the University of New South Wales, the University of the West Indies, the University of Hong Kong and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Management at Henley Management College. He was made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management in 2009. He has written over 1,400 scientific papers and 98 books.
He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, as well as the past elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. Adrian is also a founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy.
Like Noel Coward, he believes work is more fun than fun and considers himself to be a well-adjusted workaholic. He rides a bicycle to work (as he has always done) very early in the morning.

*Up to 3 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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