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Influencing skills

Get others on board with your plans

  • Sell your manager, colleagues, or clients on your ideas 
  • Get people on board by using the right influencing strategy 
  • Practice using different influencing skills

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2 days (6 weeks)
Starting moment
Will start in May

You will learn this in Influencing skills

Are your brilliant ideas being met with resistance? Are you unsure whether it’s the way you present them or whether the entire world has inexplicably decided to turn against you? Luckily there is a way out of this madness! It’s time to sign up for this course. 

The skills handed to you on this course are most effective once you learn to establish trust and common ground with the people you are trying to sell your ideas to. Your preferred style of influence will be uncovered and this will allow for you to improve and make progress at work.  

You will be able to work the influencing tools to your advantage, to cater to the specific needs of your particular audience and situation. Learn to work your magic!

The following subjects are covered:

  • Power - manipulation - influence
  • Basics of influencing: ten influencing behaviours
  • The power of … believing
  • The power of … feeling
  • Influencing strategy: context, targets and goals determine effective influencing style
  • Inspiring presentations - authenticity as key factor
  • Debating game - experience what works and what doesn't
  • The power of … thinking
  • The power of … will
  • Non-verbal aspects of influencing with impact
  • Stakeholder analysis


  • You recognise your preferred influencing style and how it is seen by others  
  • You express your personal objectives and ambitions in a compelling way 
  • You can adapt your verbal and non-verbal style while staying true to yourself
  • You make deliberate choices about the influencing style(s) you can employ 
  • You consider the needs of your audience when picking your approach 
  • You establish trust and common ground with others 
  • You use your influencing skills at all levels in your organisation

Increase influence and involve others in your plans

Target audience

Sure, you are excellent at your job as a professional at executive or managerial level, but no matter what you’re trying to get across at work, nobody seems to listen, or care for that matter. This may be doing your head in. Luckily this course greatly enhances the influence you have on those around you. Get them on board!

Choose in-person or online

When you register, you can choose for an in-person course at one of our venues. Or, register for an online course in the 'virtual classroom'. Which do you prefer? With the 'virtual class' we guarantee the same quality and results. You can read it on www.suas.nl/opleidingen-en-trainingen/virtual-classroom-en.


The total price contains the following components:

Training course 

The price of this course is € 1.295,00 (excl. 21% VAT). 

Do you pay the invoice yourself? Then you automatically get a beneficial advantage. Instead of a 21% VAT charge, you only receive a 10% fee. Your course price will then be € 1.424,50.

Course material

The price for the course materials is € 75,54 (excl. VAT). You will receive:

  • Ten influencing skills (book)
  • Succeskit SUAS ENG
  • Personal licence for learning environment MijnSN

Facility costs

The price for the use of the accommodation, coffee/tea and an extensive lunch buffet is € 160,00 (excl. VAT). You obviously do not pay any facility costs if you choose the online course in the 'virtual class'.


Start and end measurement

This course improves your skills. We can guarantee that. How? Before you start your course, you take a scan. This determines your starting level and helps set the right goals. You receive a personal report. That way, you know exactly where you stand, what you want to accomplish, and how to get there. Your trainer helps you to focus and develop, in order to reach your full potential. After your training is done, you take another scan. This end measurement shows how much you’ve grown, and where you can still develop your skills further.

Course days

The total duration of the training course is 6 weeks. The training course consists of an online kick-off and 2 blocks of 1 day. Your time investment is approximately two hours of self study a week: theoretical and practical through the MijnSN learning community.

Block 1 and 2

  • 1 day from 9.30 AM till 5.00 PM

You train virtual? Then we modify the course days: a training that original takes one day, will be virtual in two days of 3,5 hours. In this way we ensure that you do not spend full days behind your screen and you stay fresh enough to absorb the information. View the schedule for your course days and times.


The maximum group size for the training course is 12 participants.


Real learning starts with the practical application of what you have learned. You will commence several practical assignments within your own organization, selecting a mentor to supervise and stimulate your learning process - before the first meeting. The mentor could be your manager or a (senior) colleague. For more information on the mentor's role please visit www.suas.nl/mentor. After three weeks you will take your experiences in this regard to the next meeting.


On completion of the training course and subject to attendance and active participation, SUAS will award a certificate. Our certificates are highly regarded in the business community.


Are several colleagues facing the same challenge? Then in-company is the ideal option. This course or training can be organized within your organization. Our specialized sister company Relevance will develop this customized training program in cooperation with you. Relevance will then adapt the assignments and examples to the practical situation in your organization.

Benefits of Incompany

  • Efficient - You bring the knowledge and competences of entire teams to a higher level in one go.
  • High efficiency - The specific learning objectives and wishes of your colleagues are central.
  • Assurance - We use current practical situations for optimal assurance of learning goals.
  • Always - You decide when we organize the course or training.
  • Everywhere - We organize the course or training wherever you want. Inside or outside your organization.

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Influencing skills

Get others on board with your plans

  • Sell your manager, colleagues, or clients on your ideas 
  • Get people on board by using the right influencing strategy 
  • Practice using different influencing skills

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