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Power and Influence: Getting It - Keeping It

COURSE NO: K03-001
Power and Influence: Getting It - Keeping It
Note: New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania Professional Engineers: This course does not qualify for PDH credit by your State Licensing Board. For complete information, please visit the websites of the NJNYOH and PA State Licensing Boards.
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course explains how the difference between someone who can get an idea off the ground and accepted in an organization and someone who can't isn't a question of who has the better idea; it's a question of who has political competence. Political competence isn't something you're born with, but a skill you learn. It's an out-in-the-open process of methodically mapping the political terrain, building coalitions, and leading them to get your idea adopted.


As the Baby Boomer generation begins leaving the workforce and is replaced by their children, the current job market is seeing large numbers of fearless and ambitious, yet unseasoned twenty-years old flooding the managerial job market. These new managers are taking positions traditionally reserved for battle-tested professionals who understand from experience the ins and outs of gaining power and influence. An ever-increasing amount of employed 20- to 34-year olds hold management positions. These young, inexperienced managers report difficulties managing "up" - getting their bosses to respect them - as well as managing "down" - getting their older subordinates to respect their position. (Fortune magazine)


This 3 PDH online course is intended for students who are in low level management and want to learn how to maximize their influence for opportunities of professional growth through helping others become more successful. Additionally, this course is also useful for students who, although not currently in a management position, want to be as prepared as possible for when the opportunity occurs, or simply want to be as valued within their organizations as possible.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Know the common characteristic shared by individuals seen by others as being most influential
  • List at least four negative uses of power and influence
  • List at least six indicators of an individual's possession of power and influence
  • Define the differences between compliance and commitment from others
  • Ask and answer the essential question involved in influencing someone else to act in a desired manner
  • Present an idea with the best possible chance of action by others
  • Explain why you cannot motivate others to do things they may not want to do
  • Identify opportunities to develop positive influence within an organization
  • Identify the four sources of personal power within an organization
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled “Power and Influence”.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Power and Influence: Getting It - Keeping It (1.5 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits, and provided below. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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