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Mary Gormandy White
"Cultivating Influence: How to Build Your Credibility, Establish Strategic Relationships & Influence Organizational Decision Making"



Learning Objectives:

    1. How to Build Your Credibility.
    2. Establish Strategic Relationships.
    3. Influence Organizational Decision Making workshop.


Session Description:

Cultivating influence is essential to a being viewed as an effective leader - formal or informal - and is an important key to getting opportunities to have a strategic impact within your organization. Influence begins with establishing credibility and building effective relationships. People who are able to influence others - even without formal authority - are in a unique position to distinguish themselves as strategic-minded professionals, and they can have a real impact on organizational decision making.

Speaker Bio:

Mary holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication. She is a Communication professor at Chattanooga State Community College in Tennessee and is Managing Partner with MTI Business Solutions. She also writes for LoveToKnow Media and contributes to xPertHR. Her certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and Everything and DiSC Certified Trainer/Accredited Workplace Facilitator. Mary’s professional background includes extensive experience in management, HR, instructional design, communication, content creation, and higher education.

Mary is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and association meetings nationwide, and she works with clients throughout the U.S. She has presented at the national SHRM Talent Management Conference, a number of chapter and state council meetings and conferences, and events for a number of other associations. She has served in a number of volunteer leadership roles with SHRM chapters in Alabama and Tennessee. She teaches virtual exam prep courses for SHRM-CP/SCP, PHR/SPHR, and APHR credentials.