The Power of Influence: A Leader’s Journey

The Power of Influence: A Leader’s Journey

Time: 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Location: Room 330, third floor


Stream: Professional Development

Leadership is influence — a skill we all have. Taking that next step into leadership requires that you first learn how to cultivate your influence, create a plan and then make it happen. In this workshop, you’ll explore your understanding of leadership, reflect on your motivations to lead, start drafting your leadership action plan, and learn how to find opportunities to lead in your workplace and communities. You’ll leave this session with:

  • an understanding of the distinction between formal and informal leadership;
  • an increased awareness of where and how you may have influence; and
  • practical tips and strategies on how to expand and apply your leadership potential.

Session Tip:

Grant yourself permission to make mistakes, then learn from them. Remember — life becomes what you pay attention to, so pay attention to the possibilities and you can make them your realities. 


Meet the Speaker

Nora Molina

Nora Molina, BA’91, MBA’06

Alumna Nora Molina is the director of Career Services with the University of Calgary, as well as a partner with BroadView Communications Group, a boutique-style firm focusing on communications, change management and business development. In 2016, Nora was a founding director with Ignitech Solutions Inc., a startup non-profit with the mission to “end technology poverty in the non-profit sector.” As the former executive director of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Nora was led the merger of seven independent HR associations in Alberta. An active volunteer, she has served on a number of non-profit boards including: The Hangar Flight Museum, the University of Calgary Alumni Association and Highbanks Society. In 2017, Nora was recipient of the Authentic Leader Award from Canadian Business Chicks. Nora believes in dreaming big and making things happen. Growing up in a small town in a family of 11 and becoming a teen mom at the age of 16, she believes the key to happiness and success is when we choose to own our future and accept no limitations. When you believe that, all things are possible. Whether teaching college classes or leading teams and organizations, she strives to help others dream big, reimagine the possibilities, and achieve their own personal and professional goals.

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