Personal development

Communication and influencing skills

This workshop will enable you to understand your behaviour and others’ better, and flex your style accordingly.

2 days

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Non-members: £1,215 + VAT
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Communication and influencing skills
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£995.00 £895.50 Plus vat
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£1,215.00 £1,093.50 Plus vat


This workshop will enable you to understand your behaviour and others’ better, and flex your style accordingly.

Developing a powerful and flexible communication style is a great addition to the engineer’s toolkit. Through clear, concise and targeted communication, engineers will be able to improve the influence they have over colleagues and improve their career development prospects.

Attending this workshop will enable you to better understand your own and others’ behaviour and flex your style accordingly. After attending the course, you will be able to communicate more clearly and effectively in order to influence for more favourable results.

Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for engineers and non-engineers at all levels.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Better understand your own behaviour and how it is perceived by others.
  • Improve the way you interact with colleagues. 
  • Increase your ability to influence those you work with. 
  • Tailor your message for improved outcomes. 
  • Use the DiSC personality profile methodology to improve the impact of your communications.
  • Use a number of influencing strategies/approaches & styles depending on your situation.
Contributes 14 CPD hours

This course has broadened my perspective to see the many aspects involved in effective communication, and how influencing skills are relevant to my role.

Stewart Steele Howden

Key topics

  • Introduction to communication.
  • Personal behavioural styles. 
  • Listening.
  • Non-verbal communication.
  • Power and influence.
  • Influencing.
  • Influencing styles.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: D and E

  1. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Communication and influencing skills.

  • Eddie Winton

    Eddie Winton

    Eddie is an accomplished leader, having occupied a range of managerial positions over 20 years in a number of large national and international organisations.
  • Andy Webber

    Andy Webber

    Andy is a professional facilitator with over 15 years of experience in coaching, mentoring, consulting and delivering training.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
    Sheffield, Glasgow
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    D, E

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Available dates for Communication and influencing skills

2 day course

28-29 Oct 2020 10% discount available until 28 August
1-2 Dec 2020 10% discount available until 1 October

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Companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

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  • Over 25 years experience of delivering training
  • Designed by engineers for engineers
  • Seven locations across the UK
  • Tailored courses for your team, anywhere in the world
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  • Online tools to improve the experience

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