Maximizing Your Office Influence- 2 Leadership PDU Credits

60 Minutes

This session will be worth two PDUs for IIBA,, and PMI certifications (leadership category for PMI), until 5/30/2021. One is for completing the worksheet and exercise, while the other one is for attending the webinar. The information for claiming the PDU is at the end of the presentation.

Maximizing Your Office Influence
The ability to influence others is the workplace is key to the success of IT professionals from the CIO to the newest college intern. CIOs must work at equal footing with other C-suite executives, Project Managers must motivate and direct their dotted line resources, and individual contributors must often influence others to get the resources and information needed to complete their tasks.

This webinar is ideal for IT executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Software Testers, Technical Leads and all others required to give direction and/or influence others without the specific organizational authority to do so.

Special Bonus
The speaker, Eric Bloom, has identified 67 personal attributes that effect your ability to influence others within the workplace. Please take this survey to help determine how they affect your ability to influence others. As a thank you, you'll receive a ten-page instruction guide on how to enhance your office influence! The summarized survey results will be presented as part of the webinar.

Survey Link

The combination of completing the survey and the downloaded worksheet takes approximately one hour. Not only will it help your career, it can also be submitted for one leadership-related PDU to the association of your choice.


Speaker Eric Bloom

Eric is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, TEDx speaker, #1 Amazon bestselling author, former nationally syndicated columnist, contributing writer to, technologist, and a research advisor for International Data Corporation (IDC). Prior to his current role, Eric was a senior IT executive at various firms such as Fidelity Investments, and Independence Investments. He is a recognized thought leader, speaker and trainer on interpersonal communication in the workplace and the author of instructional materials on influence, negotiation, organizational change, conflict resolution, leadership, managing virtual teams and other related workplace employee interactions. Eric is also the Past President of National Speakers Association New England, Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), and the author of various books, including:

  • Office Influence: Get What You Want from The Mailroom to the Boardroom
  • Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency (#1 Amazon bestseller)
  • The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity
  • Your IT Career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand
  • Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers

Contact Eric at, follow Eric on Twitter at @EricPBloom, or visit

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