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Politics, Wednesday 27th January 2010

Jan 27, 2010 – 7:00 pm

Politics

Appropriately enough in this election year, politics is the theme of the first WACL workshop of 2010. When the word “politics” is used in relation to business it tends to carry associations of deviousness, selfishness and manipulation. Many women therefore reject the idea of working to improve their political skills in the mistaken belief that doing so would somehow damage their integrity.

This workshop will help you to appreciate that politics is actually about how groups of people make decisions; that all organisations have formal and informal procedures for making things happen; that you need to work out how to influence these in order to achieve the result that you want and that, of course, this can be for the benefit of others as well as yourself. You will see that it is not simply about some stark choice between Machiavellian behaviour and total naivety.

Delegates will get the wisdom and advice on this fascinating subject from our expert panel and are then free to ask any question they like and participate in the subsequent discussion. The panel will share their top tips and a few personal cautionary tales. Previous delegates have found the workshops to be enormous fun, incredibly honest, great value and of immense practical help.

Final speaker line-up for this event are:

  • Miranda Kennett, Founder First Class Coach (workshop chair)
  • Francesca Ecsery, Global Sales Director, Cheapflights
  • Ros King, Managing Director American Express, Ogilvy Group
  • Wendy Proctor, Client Director, COI
  • Karina Wilsher, Managing Director, Fallon