The Art of Influence for Technical Leaders

Engineering context

The ability to influence others is particularly critical in project and program manager roles where collaboration among a wide variety of stakeholders is required to deliver the right outcome despite competing agendas and misaligned interests.

This workshop is based on research-based frameworks and tools that help engineering leaders achieve outcomes in new ways and in situations where they have no formal authority. The workshop empowers Engineering and Project Managers to experiment with contemporary communication strategies for greater influence such as the 4-MAT Model, and 5 Principles of Persuasion.

Upon completion, this course will give you tools to effectively influence in a variety of situations with many relevant stakeholders including clients, partners, regulators, staff and internal colleagues.

Online delivery now available
This course can be delivered online as part of our Virtual Workshop program. Adapted for the online learning environment, our Virtual Workshops are interactive and outcomes-based.

Content, duration and format can also be customised for corporate clients through our Tailored Training services.

Build your Chartered competencies
This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

5. Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
8. Communication

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

The Art of Influence for Technical Leaders


“Interactive, relevant and engaging.”

“Challenged common misconceptions and behaviours. Practical tools and resources that can be easily implemented immediately back at work.”

“This course gets you outs of your zones and thinking differently about other perspectives.”

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$ 880.00 - Non-member
$ 748.00 - EA member

For postal registrations, please download the pdf version of our registration form here.
If you are unable to attend the above dates, please contact to discuss upcoming dates.

For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

We can deliver this course online in a number of different formats and even customise the content so that it’s applicable specifically to your work group and industry context. 

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Engineering leaders responsible for delivering programs and projects
  • Managers who want to deliver in situations where they do not have formal authority
  • Prospective engineering leaders / project managers seeking a reliable, tools-based approach to influencing others

Your facilitator for this course

Delivered by leadership strategy and training specialist firm, Lighthouse.

Brian Renwick FCA, MBA is an experienced senior business manager with highly developed commercial acumen and a unique combination of commercial skills combined with a strong finance background. His passion for lifelong learning is central to his own personal development from a highly competent finance professional into a strong and broadly experienced commercial operative.

A strong record of career accomplishments reflects a comprehensive depth and breadth of operational and commercial expertise developed in leading organisations such as CSL Limited, Symbion Healthcare, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sara Lee Corporation and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Brian also has senior management public company experience with Ascent Pharmaceuticals Limited and Advance Healthcare Group Limited.

Brian’s management style is based on strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach.

Highly developed presentation and communication skills, combined with a sharp commercial focus, assure high quality outputs in delivering training programs. 

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