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Influencing Skills


This three-part course helps participants develop skills in communication, focusing particularly on influencing people. Persuasion and negotiation are named by the World Economic Forum as some of the most important cross-functional skills for the future.


In a safe learning environment the trainer applies a mixture of practical assignments and theoretical aspects. Workshop contents are directly applicable to the daily environment of the workshop participants.

Participants will have access to the workshop’s Canvas page up until several weeks after the end of the workshop. Background information stored on this page supports participants to actively put their influencing skills into practice. 


This workshop consists of three sessions of three hours each. One week prior to the start of the workshop, participants fill in two questionnaires and send the results to the trainer. Filling in these questionnaires takes approximately half an hour (total 9.5 hours).

Workshop overview

  • Programme is for

    All students with interest in exploring what effects their way of communicating has on others, and how attitude and behavior of others can be interpreted and influenced.

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below  

  • Time

    Check the available times on the page below.

  • Location

    On campus: room number will be communicated in advance

  • Course fee

    UT students: €25 (non-refundable administration fee), payable at registration.

  • Maximum participants

    Max. 8 participants

  • Trainers

    Giordano Lipari, g.lipari@utwente.nl

Further Information
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053-489 2040
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