Increase your influence and revive your career with our exclusive seminar

In our continuing effort to serve our members, as a recognized professional development provider by TBS, and as a follow-up to our popular Networking Night on staffing tips and tricks, ACFO-ACAF has joined up with political influence expert Pierre Lainey to offer an exclusive, one-day seminar on influence in the workplace.

Course title: Political Skills: Increase the Impact of Your Influence
Time and date: Wednesday, February 27, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (continental breakfast and lunch provided)
Location: TBD (in Ottawa)
Language: English (bilingual materials available)
Cost: $290 + HST for ACFO members (47% discount), $550 + HST for non-members

Course description

This course is suitable for professionals at all levels looking to increase their impact and position themselves well on their career path. Participants will be able to:

  • network with different FIs from other departments;
  • complete a quiz to learn their political influence style;
  • understand and recognize the styles of other ‘political players’ in their environment;
  • understand the political position that best advantages them;
  • effectively and ethically influence people with whom they interact;
  • have their recommendations accepted and interests of their group defended; and
  • apply their newfound skills toward achieving a promotion.

Course facilitator

Pierre Lainey, C.Adm., CMC, CHRP, MPsy, MBA, has more than 25 years of experience as an executive trainer, author on leadership and lecturer for HEC Montréal’s certificate programs, where he teaches organizational leadership and political skills. His recent seminar on power and influence at our Montreal Tune Up PD day in November received an exceptional overall rating of 4.5 out of 5.


Spaces are first come, first served and seats are limited. We understand that this course will be in high demand, so future sessions will be hosted, including in French and in the regions.

To register, please click here.

For any questions, please contact Lauren Doty at