How to Build Your Powerbase and Influence across the Organization

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How to Build Your Powerbase and Influence across the Organization

How to Build Your Powerbase and Influence across the Organization

This On-Demand event was originally presented on February 21, 2024 (60 min)


Often, leaders get stuck in silos and politics, making it harder to get stuff done across their organizations. They struggle to gain the necessary support and resources to implement new ideas. They also face barriers in building trust and motivating teams, further reducing the effectiveness of their teams. In this webinar, leaders will learn the needed skills to identify the key relationships and alliances they’ll need to build, as well as concrete tools to enhance each relationship.

Attendees will learn

  • Understand the importance of networking, alliances, and reputation management. 
  • Identify key relationships across the organization that will make it easier to get things done. 
  • Utilize the building blocks of trust to strengthen relationships up, down, and across their organizations.
  • Tailor communication styles to different audiences and situations. 
  • Network and negotiate authentically and assertively.
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How to Build Your Powerbase and Influence across the Organization

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Chris Wong is a certified executive coach, licensed therapist, and seasoned leadership development professional with a proven track record in the nonprofit sector. He specializes in guiding leaders through strategic prioritization, confident navigation of difficult conversations, and fostering high-performing cultures. As a facilitator and public speaker, Chris has trained hundreds of leaders and spearheaded successful organizational projects. His extensive experience spans nonprofits, health insurance, and government systems.  

Currently, he partners with human service nonprofit executives to execute strategic plans, addressing challenges such as conflict resolution, culture enhancement, productivity improvement, and fostering inclusive work environments. Chris’s expertise encompasses leadership development, strategic planning, change management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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I work with human service nonprofit leaders to execute their strategic plans so they can have the impact they want. I also work with HR and L&D departments to build leadership development programs that get results.

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“Chris had fantastic info and he presented it superbly!!”

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2 Responses

  1. Insightful and informative. Well worth the time spent. The pace of the presentation was just right. Chris Wong took time to pause and ask/answer everyone’s questions. Definitely will recommend to my colleagues.

    1. We’re thrilled to hear that you found the podcast insightful and informative! Chris truly values engaging with the audience and ensuring everyone’s questions are addressed. If you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure to click on the podcast with Chris linked above—it’s well worth your time!


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