Lead Without Authority

A Program For Those Without Formal Authority or a Leadership Title


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Many companies today are moving away from strict hierarchical organizational structures as the nature of work and employee preferences change. Instead, they are adapting team or project-based structures that allow for greater agility, innovation, and collaboration. 

For individuals, this means more accountability, decision making, and cross-functional work than before. With this comes the need for a new set of skills and tools to confidently take ownership and show leadership, even without an official title or any formal authority.

Lead Without Authority can support you as it strengthens your leadership presence and voice, develops your self-awareness, and teaches you key leadership skills such as building genuine partnerships and influencing others.


Ideal For

This program is suitable for people managers and individuals in functional positions who lead without formal authority or an official leadership title. 

Key Takeaways

While we know you will complete this program feeling inspired, we'll do you one better. This program will leave you immediately equipped and confidently able to:

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Establish credibility with colleagues by building trust

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Leverage listening and inquiry skills to build understanding

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Adapt approach based on self and situational awareness

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Negotiate using mutually beneficial outcomes

What To Expect

In Lead Without Authority, facilitators will leverage their executive leadership background to challenge you and build your skills through virtually facilitated sessions and examination of real scenarios and psychometric assessment results. By the end of the program, you will have gained deeper self-awareness and new skills and tools that allow your action plan to be immediately applied on the job.

The Details


$2,095/Per Participant

Time Investment

4 half-day sessions


This program is 100% online

Reviews From Your Peers

"I came in struggling with a couple of specific relationships and types of interactions. What I learned [in Lead Without Authority] helped me reframe how to work with them differently, which was huge for me.”
"I learned about my strengths and weaknesses, and how that interacts with others. I am able to be objective and I can mitigate what is coming up instead of getting caught up in a storm."
"The biggest impact of the program was being more aware of how I come across to others. I am more prepared now when I go into meetings when I know that there are people who have different motivations and values than me."

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Program Partner

Verity is a Canadian HR consulting firm focused on leadership development, coaching, career transition, and organizational development. After 30 years of building a network of national and global partnerships, Verity serves customers across Canada and in 30 countries worldwide. 



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