Why Teach Influence Skills?

People with responsibility in organizations spend most of their time trying to manage conflict and influence others – their staff, colleagues, managers, clients, suppliers – inside and outside the organization. Typical influence challenges include improving performance, resolving conflict and differences of opinion, motivating, giving direction, selling ideas, competing for resources and negotiating. People with limited influence skills are restricted in their ability to deal with these issues effectively. It is common to hear past participants note that The POSITIVE POWER AND INFLUENCE® completely changed the way they worked with people. Read more about the importance of Influence Skills here.


What are the Options for Program Delivery?

The POSITIVE POWER AND INFLUENCE® Program can be delivered as Instructor-Led, Classroom Training by professional,
experienced trainers, blended learning or as self-paced study.


Who Delivers the Training?

Training is delivered by APRENDA certified trainers, all of whom have passed a rigorous training certification process and have 10+ years experience training Positive Power & Influence. In addition to being knowledgeable and experienced in influence and the delivery of The Positive Power & Influence Program,  APRENDA’s program facilitators are Master Trainers skilled at:

  • Making participants feel comfortable yet challenged
  • Facilitating individual learning in a group atmosphere
  • Making training interactive
  • Keeping participants engaged
  • Managing large, diverse groups
  • Coaching individuals on how best to apply skills back on the job
  • Customizing the training from the platform for maximum impact and relevancy



Can we deliver The POSITIVE POWER AND INFLUENCE® Program ourselves?

Yes. The POSITIVE POWER AND INFLUENCE® Program can be trained by your internal staff of trainers (after certification requirements are met).


How much does the training cost?

Our programs are competitively priced. Pricing includes all costs including trainer travel and accommodation (U.S. only).  Pricing is determined by length of program (1-3 days),  the number of participants and the number of programs per year.


What if I only have a couple of people that need the training right now?

APRENDA offers several options, depending on the program, for individuals or small groups that need to be trained. Among these options are small group programs and self-paced study with one-on-one coaching.


What is the program delivery time frame?

The POSITIVE POWER AND INFLUENCE® Program produces excellent behavioral results when conducted over two or three consecutive days with a structured assignment to be completed prior to the program. 1/2 to 1-Day executive overviews and customized versions of the program are also available. Your APRENDA account manager will work with you to design a delivery that best suits your needs.


Do you have on-line versions of the program? Do you offer blended learning?

Yes. However, based on research showing that communications training is most effective if delivered in an interactive classroom
environment, we recommend on-line training only as part of a blended learning solution. Therefore, all of APRENDA’s
offerings, including our self-study options, include at least some face-to-face (or virtual face-to-face) time with an instructor or coach. Our pre-program assignment is completed via the web to save class time and cost.


Can I preview the program?

Yes. Contact us for opportunities to attend a public session of The POSITIVE POWER AND INFLUENCE® program as a participant.


Can The POSITIVE POWER AND INFLUENCE® Program be customized to meet our specific business needs?

Yes! The Program is easily tailored. Your account manager will work with you to design a delivery schedule, cases and/or
exercises that best suits your needs. Request an Industry sheet outlining how the program has been used by companies in your industry.


What is the Recommended Class Size?

Our trainer to participant ratio is 1 trainer to 12 participants for 2-3 day programs to ensure high-levels of personal feedback and
coaching. 1/2 and 1-Day overviews can accommodate much larger groups.


Why should my organization choose to partner with APRENDA?

Simply put, world-class trainers, program delivery and client service. Please see our Working With APRENDA page for more details on the client experience.