Developing Influence and Impact

Focus on key things that will make a big difference to your influence and impact, enabling you to flourish. This programme is a redesign of our Personal Effectiveness and Power Programme.

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Having influence and creating impact in a world of noise, high activity, broader options and competing priorities are valuable skills, relevant for optimising opportunities both personally and professionally.

In this programme, participants will tackle genuine issues relating to maximising their influence and impact in a variety of contexts. In doing so, they will become attuned to the psychology of performance and the impact of mindset on thinking and behaviour. They experience the power of smart communication strategies and negotiation in being influential. They gain deeper insight in creating impact through their presence, values, power and managing unconscious bias. They also learn about the human interaction skills of dialogue, collaboration, and diversity.

This programme is a process. It is designed to work in 4 phases:

Icon representing engage phase of learning journey   ENGAGE – Establish context, practice, tools and techniques

Icon representing workplace practice   WORKPLACE PRACTICE – Work with stakeholders to practice learned skills and tools

Leading across cultures 7   CONNECT AND REFLECT – Review progress, practise through role-play, refine understanding

Leading across cultures 6   CHANGE AND GROW – Sustain your change through continuing practice

Developing Influence and Impact Programme is immersive, relevant, practical, helping you focus on key things that will make a big difference to your influence and impact, enabling you to flourish.

During the workplace practice phase, learners’ key stakeholders may be surveyed to assess their assessment of the impact of the learning, adding to the effectiveness of phase 3. 

This programme is a revamped design for our previous Personal Effectiveness and Power Programme.

Why this programme, now?

Our world of work is fast paced, busy, noisy and we compete for space and airtime. Changing work practices mean that communication and message needs to be thought about differently. In many ways the world has opened up. We have access to different voices, different messages, different approaches. and the pandemic has also given many the impetus to refresh their priorities. Amidst such noise and competition, how can we be heard? How can we have influence? How can we have impact?

Aspects of our personal lives have changed too. We have learnt about ourselves over the pandemic; what we are capable of, how strong we are, how determined we are, how resilient we are, what we value and what we want from life. Having influence and impact in our everyday lives enables us to plan, embrace and drive our personal change agendas.

Developing Influence and Impact programme focuses on understanding that our new world of work and life requires influential, impactful people who are brave and willing to have their voice and ideas heard. The Developing Influence and Impact programme develops the skills and knowledge of how to create space to step in and step up to have influence and manage challenges whether internal or external, allowing you to optimise your impact. Learning from each other and from expert facilitators, learners will leave the programme with the skills for creating space and being heard.

You’ll leave with

A broad understanding of key behaviours and conditions for creating influence and impact in a range of contexts.

Deeper knowledge of mindset, power, negotiation skills, unconscious bias awareness, and planning frameworks.

Interpersonal growth, through planning, practice and feedback, peer support, collaborative effort and relationship building.

Most important, a sense of personal growth, of renewed confidence and readiness for the challenges of the future!

Who is the programme for?

This programme is for anyone who wants to be more influential in their workplace or everyday context. Whether you are leading, managing or participating with others, if you want to have more impact in your interactions with others, you will benefit from this programme. Whether you are pitching or developing and idea or moving people though change or navigating change yourself, this programme can help you to grow in confidence and awareness of the key behaviours for influence and impact.

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Programme Outline

Developing Influence and Impact can be delivered as a face-to-face, blended or virtual programme.

The programme lasts for three days, then there is a 6 week application time, followed by a one day seminar to compare experiences, refine understanding and hone skills through further practice. The programme has three core tracks each spanning the entire process, with a clear context for attendance and how the programme relates to your contexts.

Organisational Context and Goals
Organisations are negotiating change in practices, stakeholder and staff expectations
Managers and leaders often lead and drive change initiatives across the organisation
Organisations need to build their network and enrich relationships with external stakeholders
Confidence levels of managers and leaders in their ability to influence key stakeholders can flux depending on the context, and need to develop skills to handle the complexities they face
Track 1: Personal SkillsTrack 2: Technical SkillsTrack 3: Relational Skills
Personal presence
Personal power
Mindset practice
Managing unconscious bias
Self-talk and banishing doubt
Reframing and perspective

Delivery and feedback
Strategy testing and refinement through scenario planning

Group dynamics
Relationship building, networking and stakeholder mapping
Dialogue, collaboration and problem solving
Negotiation Skills
Human value and competence in the digital world

Phase 1 – Engage

Developing Influence and Impact engages participants in:

  • Developing insight into aspects of thought and behaviour both from a personal and organisational contexts
  • Understanding how different contexts can impact influencing skills
  • Identify skills and practices to use when influencing a range of stakeholders  
  • Creating a skills-based plan for behaviour change

Having established the context and priorities of the participants, Phase 1 of Developing Influence and Impact focuses on

  • Understanding mindset, barriers, and opportunities for influencing and creating impact and how to influence through communication to create a desired impact
  • Essential personal skills, including:
    Mindset awareness, personal values, creating presence, using personal power, psychological aspects of thinking and performance
  • Essential interpersonal skills and approaches, including:
    Communication skills, influencing approaches, motivating others, peer support and challenge, group dynamics and negotiation skills.

Finally, an active engagement plan is generated that aligns participants contexts and development priorities, giving clear development and performance objectives for Phase 2 of the process.

Phase 2 – Workplace Practice and Development

Phase 2 sees learners return to the workplace, ready to execute on the engagement plan formulated in Phase 1.

This will offer the chance to:

  • Engage with key stakeholders to support participant development and actioning of plan
  • Implement and gain feedback on those learning and action goals
  • Refine and improve practice, based on feedback
  • Complete a PULSE Engagement learning journal to aid reflection and to use as part of Phase 3 review process.

To support learners throughout this phase, we provide online curated material on a range of topics related to the programme, which we call Building Blocks. These are available to learners on demand, through their link to the Roffey Park Institute online platform.

Phase 3 – Connect and Reflect

During this phase participants focus on sharing their experiences of their learning with programme peers. This brings opportunities for fresh perspectives, new insights, and new energy. A Roffey Park International faculty member will facilitate the Connect and Reflect phase which is designed to create time and space for participants to reflect on, practice and make sense of their experiences to date. Participants are invited to assess the positives and the challenges they have experienced in relation to their behaviour change and organisational impact.

Sessions in this phase are active, focused and fun – bringing a mix of energy and quiet space to enable participants to maximise their thinking and planning. You will be involved in discussion and inquiry with your programme peers as well as ideation and planning. This phase closes with the refinement of the Engagement Plan for the final phase of their journey.

Gaining the most from this phase requires energy, questioning, introspection, interest in others, openness to ideas, willingness to share highs and lows of your journey, creativity and imagination.

Phase 4 – Change and Grow

The final phase is focused on helping participants to create sustainable change and impact in their workplace context by embedding new behaviours, methods and thinking and add value to their organisation at different levels. This is delivered as Part 2 of the facilitated programme.

Learners can continue using their Engagement Plan to continue the learning and implementation process with their stakeholders whilst maintaining good practices including, communication, inquiry, seeking feedback and collecting evidence.

We support this process by collecting data from the learners’ stakeholders 1, 3 and 6 months after they have completed the programme. This is done electronically and is shared with participants to ensure that they have feedback to support your change and growth.

Gaining the most from this phase requires an attitude of continuous improvement, resilience, energy perspective, collaboration and an ability to share stories of success as well as challenge.

Dates and fees

Developing Influence and Impact can be delivered as a face-to-face, blended or virtual programme.

The face-to-face programme is 3 days plus 1 day, with a 1-2 month workplace impact element between the two parts.

The virtual programme structure is 6 half days plus 2 half days, with a 1-2 month workplace impact element between the two parts.   

Online sessions will begin at 09:00 (UK time). Check your local time here


Virtual ProgrammeFace-to-Face Programme

*The price is net of any chargeable VAT or GST

March 2022 (Virtual)

Session 1: 29 March 2022
Session 2: 30 March 2022
Session 3: 5 April 2022
Session 4: 6 April 2022
Session 5: 12 April 2022
Session 6: 13 April 2022
Session 7: 24 May 2022
Session 8: 25 May 2022

June 2022 (Virtual)

Session 1: 14 June 2022
Session 2: 15 June 2022
Session 3: 21 June 2022
Session 4: 22 June 2022
Session 5: 28 June 2022
Session 6: 29 June 2022
Session 7: 9 August 2022
Session 8: 10 August 2022

September 2022 (Virtual)

Session 1: 29 September 2022
Session 2: 30 September 2022
Session 3: 6 October 2022
Session 4: 7 October 2022
Session 5: 13 October 2022
Session 6: 14 October 2022
Session 7: 24 November 2022
Session 8: 25 November 2022

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COVID-19 Information

Due to the ongoing pandemic Roffey Park Institute is currently only taking bookings for virtual programmes. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and plan to offer face to face programmes in early 2022. We are also able to offer a range of facilitated, online learning modules on in-house or bespoke basis, please contact us to find out more.

Last updated 16/12/21

How we can deliver this programme


We deliver this programme face to face at one of our venues in the UK, Ireland and Singapore. You can check dates and availability on this page or contact us


We deliver this programme through interactive online sessions which are facilitated live. You can check dates and availability on this page or contact us


We deliver this in your organisation as an in-house programme for teams or as part of a wider tailored development programme. To find out more contact us

How to Contact Us


+44 (0) 1293 854042

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In Europe


+353 (0) 87188 3370

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In Asia Pacific


+65 6386 0590

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