On-Demand
Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

Influence is an essential component of leadership, especially in a nonprofit environment. Since relationships are vital for a nonprofit’s success, a leader needs to be able to influence employees, volunteers, and stakeholders in order to meet the challenges ahead.  Gaining commitment takes more skill than getting compliance.  It can be especially difficult when you have to influence those who are neutral or even opposed to your ideas. This webinar for nonprofits will help you cultivate and use your influence to achieve the results your nonprofit needs.

In this session you will learn:

  • Tactics for sharing power by promoting the use of influencing skills
  • The Three Most Critical Sources of Power
  • Strategies for creating and increasing collaborative relationships

Target Audience: Nonprofit Leaders

About The Presenters

Karen Dyer
Group Director, Education/Nonprofit Sector
Center for Creative Leadership

For over twenty years Karen has devoted the majority of her career to providing professional learning and leadership development support to educational (K-12 and higher education) and nonprofit leaders. A former school principal, reading/language arts specialist, and teacher of regular and gifted education, Karen has also served as an instructor at California State University, Hayward and Nova University. Karen is the Group Director of the Education and Nonprofit Sector for the Center for Creative Leadership. In this role she leads the work involving senior and emerging leaders in K-12 education, higher education, and nonprofit organizations in accessing CCL’s portfolio of programs, products, and services.

Karen holds a Doctorate in Education Administration from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, a Masters of Education degree from Holy Names College in Oakland, California, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Shera Clark
Manager, Nonprofit Sector
Center for Creative Leadership

For over twenty years, Shera has worked in the area of leadership education. Her experience includes business development, account management, and the design and delivery of customized leadership development interventions for corporate, education, and nonprofit sectors. She has managed several multi-year and multi-session Leadership Development Initiatives involving hundreds of participants. She has also served as the Co-Deputy Director for a National Leadership Program. She brings that experience to bear in support of the Center’s client relationship management process. As part of the Center's strategy for strengthening client relationships, Shera is an integral part of representing the full scope of the Center’s capabilities.

Shera holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Her bachelor’s degree is in business administration with a concentration in management, her master’s is in adult education with a concentration in counseling, and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies.

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