Ethical and Positive Influence in Organizations

Influence plays a large role in how people in an organization interact. This workshop will teach you how to positively and ethically impact those around you through language use, earning trust and maintaining credibility.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development | Business
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Series Workforce Development

Who Should Attend

Business Professionals, managers, supervisors, and team leaders.

Group of coworkers talking around a table.

Program Description

Contributing to a positive work environment

Whether you realize it or not, you’re influencing those who work around you. In order to create a productive and healthy workplace, it’s important to actively practice the fundamentals of ethically and positively influencing others. Not only will this help you maintain credibility and stay visible, but it will also help you skillfully navigate the landscape of organizational politics which can be essential to your success.

This leadership workshop will focus on:

  • How to implement the three essential elements and seven strategies of ethical influence.
  • How to structure your language in a way that invites people to listen to you every time you speak.
  • How to establish and maintain your credibility with others, earning their trust and gaining respect.
  • Learning the importance of communicating assertively and how this critical skill adds to your influence base.


Chris Hinrichs served as adjunct faculty at UW-Madison, School of Business-Executive Education for 30 years and has a Master’s degree in Adult Education, emphasis in Organizational Behavior and Counseling Psychology. He designs and delivers professional development programs in the field of human relations. Chris was an Adult Corporate Enrichment Program designer and director for Outward Bound Schools in the Midwest and Eastern United States.