Handling Organisational Politics

Many managers and professionals have spent years acquiring a high level of technical or functional expertise but have received little or no training in how to handle organisational politics. They may have learned the hard way that being right isn't the same as being persuasive, and having a strong case doesn't necessarily win people over.

This course is for you if you suspect that in the past you may have been 'squeaky clean but out-maneuvered, or if you've never really thought about organisational politics and worry that this is starting to limit your career progression.


By the end of this course delegates will have:

Developed a systematic approach to understanding the political context that they are working in.

Assessed their natural strengths and weaknesses as a political operator.

Reviewed their values and assumptions regarding organisational politics.

Devised a strategy for gaining commitment to their agenda.


"This was a brilliant course. I very much would recommend." November 2015

"A very engaging and interesting course. Nice and pacey." November 2015

"Very interesting - thanks." September 2015

"Really enjoyed it." September 2015

"Pete was engaging and interesting throughout." September 2015

"Excellent session. Very helpful." September 2014

"Very good session. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot." September 2014

"Brilliant as always. So informative and useful." September 2014

"Really interesting. Fantastic presenter - really engaging." May 2014

"Really interesting session. Learned lots about myself and political astuteness." May 2014

"Very interesting. I've learned a lot about how I am involved in politics even though I didn't think I was." May 2014

"Really good session. Eye-opening." May 2014

"Excellent afternoon." May 2014

"Peter is an excellent teacher." September 2013

"Brilliant session!" September 2013

"Very enjoyable session. Peter was very interesting and personable." September 2013

"Peter is an excellent facilitator." September 2013

"Brilliant." December 2012

"Great presenter." December 2012

"Peter English fantastic presenter. Would go to anything he does." December 2012

"Thought provoking and a real revelation to think about organisational politics as a science not just an annoyance. Took away some important points about my own behaviour and things to watch for in others." October 2012

"Peter English and Rene Carayol were exceptional." October 2012