Professional courage and influence

Develop the courage and conviction you need to constructively challenge and influence others.

Introductory Programme

Free for core learning subscribers

Access to the CIPD Learning Hub

£450.00 exc. VAT

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Online
Self-directed
Flexible
Evidence-based
Free for members

Perfect for:

HR managers
L&D managers
People Professionals
People Managers

You’ll learn how to:

  • develop a sense of professional and personal courage
  • learn how to speak up, even in the face of resistance or objection
  • challenge others constructively.

About this course

Course length: Four to six hours

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: All people practitioners at all career stages.

​ ​This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

Topics covered

  • learning to challenge constructively
  • communicating with impact
  • developing and sustaining relationships
  • engaging your audience
  • taking responsibility for mistakes.

What to expect from this ‘professional courage and influence’ course

The course is aligned with The Profession Map's eight core behaviours. Learn more about these behaviours here.

You’ll develop professional and personal courage to speak up when it’s the right thing to do, even if you anticipate or experience resistance or opposition. You’ll learn skills in communicating and influencing others, something that’s important in a range of situations, such as when you need to make a case for change, take responsibility for mistakes or challenge others’ behaviour.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This course has six lessons, which you can access online at a time that suits you. You can work through the lessons at your own pace and in the order you choose. Each lesson is 30-45 minutes long and includes reflective and community activities to help you embed your learning.

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘professional courage and influence’ course, you'll be able to:

  • challenge constructively and confidently in the face of opposition
  • communicate with impact, and make complex things clear
  • proactively develop and sustain relationships with key stakeholders
  • tailor your influencing style and select appropriate communication channels
  • take responsibility for your mistakes, encourage learning, and be willing to make things right.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.