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How To Have Influence When You Don't Have Power or Authority Recorded Webinar for Sites
How To Have Influence When You Don't Have Power or Authority Recorded Webinar for Sites

Supervisors often are assigned to oversee individuals or teams but without the authority to impose meaningful consequences. Or a “self-directed work team” has no boss; they are just supposed to get along and make decisions on their own, regardless of the impact on the organization at large. What if it is your job to “herd kittens”? Ensure people get the job done within shared parameters.


  • Introduction: Is Responsibility Without Authority Possible?
  • The Key Idea: Coax The Majority On The Same Page
  • Ask For Legitimate Authority; It Might Be Yours
  • Who Is Accountable? Who Is Responsible?
  • Building Individual Rapport And Group Cohesiveness
  • Working With Smart, Creative People: Special Challenges
  • What You Can’t Do


  • Evaluate the extent of your authority and responsibility.
  • Connect employees’ actions to the strategic plan’s goals.
  • Improve contributions of the team to the workplace’s success.

Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
  • Technical information: You will receive a link to the recorded program and the participant's manual after registration.
  • Cost:
    • Sites (for unlimited viewers at one location): $225 (nonmembers, $325)
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.


Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for special libraries since 1978. She is a frequent speaker at state and national library conferences and has been a CE trainer for the Medical Library Association since 2001. Pat specializes in the skills you need for workplace and career success, including supervision, project management, leadership, strategic planning, and marketing.