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Programs Evening Meeting with PMI Central Illinois Chapter | Influencing Without Authority: Obtaining Results Through Trust and Respect

Leadership = Power Skills

The ability to influence without authority is an essential skill needed by project managers, as well as employees at all levels in today’s workplace. This requires expertise, resources, fostering relationships, and the right attitude. However, there are challenges for those who are unable to manage even with a position of authority.

This interactive presentation will look at:

  • Various methods for developing the skills necessary to influence change in a working environment, while also influencing personal performance.
  • Development of employee engagement skills at the one-on-one level and on the use of interpersonal strategies and skills to improve engagement between leaders and their employees.



Christopher DiBella is a passionate Leadership & Development Coach and a driving force of process improvement looking to create organizational change from an influential and behavioral perspective.

He is a Certified Scrum Master and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt with expertise in business management, with key emphasis on project management, agile processes, scrum methodology, business analysis, change management, and vendor management.

Christopher has an MBA in Project Management and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership. He believes in teaching aspiring leaders the value of influential leadership practices while assessing their efficiencies using project management methodologies to help streamline processes and maximize their potential.

He is the founder and president of the Institute of Leadership Coaching and Development (www.iolcd.org) , which provides leadership coaching certifications and focuses on aspects related to behavioral, influential, and strengths-based leadership styles.

Speaker Information




  • 5:30 to 6:00 PM - Networking, PMI-LA & PMI-CIC Chapter Announcements
  • 6:00 to 7:00 PM - Presentation and Q&A


1 PDU will be awarded to the attendees. No further action is required 


A zoom link will be sent through email, along with your registration confirmation once you complete the registration process. After you register you will immediately receive an email that contains the Subject, “Invoice for Your Purchase on PMI-LA”. Do Not Delete it! This email has the link & login info for the virtual meeting, so save it. 

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Postponement / Cancellation

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This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


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Type of category: Public Events (Programs, Career Dev and Membership Public Events)

Type of activity: Leadership = Power Skills

Date: July 26th, 2022

Hour: 5:30PM to 7:00PM

PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00

Students: Free