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Workshop Managing Politics - 23 April 2012

Apr 23, 2012 – 7:00 pm

Managing Politics

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all be in control of our professional destiny? Unfortunately, when amongst equally ambitious and talented people all in the pursuit of career success, it's inevitable that we’ll encounter politics at some stage at work. That’s why it’s really important for us to feel sure that we’re equipped to handle ourselves when it threatens to catch us unawares.

Never has it been more important for us to be alert to politics at work. In these challenging economic times there are overwhelming pressures for organisations. Consequently, these pressures start to weigh increasingly heavily amongst their people who feel the need to outperform others to safeguard their jobs or use underhand tactics to get a promotion. It’s when this happens that we have to feel confident in how we manage the situation. There are skills we can learn that will help us navigate our way through delicate situations so we come out the other side unscathed and in the best possible position. 

At this WACL workshop you will hear from 5 women who have experienced politics in all its guises. From managing unruly egos and negative individuals to bringing infighting teams under control, this group of speakers will share a variety of experiences that will help you gather perspective on your understanding of politics. You'll receive tips on how to be alert to office politics, how to identify it before it happens so you can avoid getting involved and how you can avoid it when it does occur. Come along to this workshop to make sure that you're not a victim of office politics and to the greatest extent possible be in control of your professional destiny. 

Speakers include:

  • Avril Gallagher – Global Business Leader, OMD (Workshop chair)
  • Daryl Fielding – Vice President of Marketing, Kraft Foods, Europe
  • Ida Rezvani – Managing Director, mcgarrybowen
  • Francesca Ecsery – Non Exec Director, Share Plc & The Share Centre
  • Diane Tickell -  UK Director of Marketing and Business Change, Barnardos