Strengthen the Influence of Your Leadership: People Skills, Personal Substance and Influence Smarts

A Series of Four Webinars presented by Lauren Burnett, President of the Center for Inner Quality

The instructor for the series is Lauren Burnett, President of the Center for Inner Quality. She provides professional development opportunities that increase the effectiveness, empowerment and emotional intelligence of people in the workplace.

For maximum benefit, we encourage participation in all four live Webinar sessions, as content in each Webinar builds upon the previous session(s). In addition, the presenter may assign homework (and provide feedback) between sessions. However, if you know in advance that you cannot make it to a particular session, please go ahead and register for it. Your registration will entitle you to view the recording of the session you missed -- you will receive a link to the recording via email. Please view the recording prior to attending the next session.

Session descriptions, dates & registration:

Webinar # 1: AIM - Prepare for Success

Align with the future you want to create by setting your intention for outcomes, crafting a vision and setting goals. Using traditional and non traditional methods, ‘think forward’ into the new year; ‘pull back’ the vision and make vision a reality.


  • Make way for ‘new’ by clearing the old
  • Acknowledge the positive past
  • Clarify purpose and vision
  • Learn how to create your vision using a fun visualization process
  • Move from dream to reality through setting goals and objectives

Jan. 09, 2013

2-3:30pm Central time

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Webinar # 2: ADAPT - Leverage Your Knowledge of Communication Styles to Positively Influence Work and Personal Relationships


  • Inventory your strengths and opportunities for growth
  • Adapt your communication styles so your message can be heard by others
  • Understand intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
  • Learn strategies to empower and encourage

Jan. 16, 2013

2-3:30pm Central time

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Webinar # 3: ALIGN - Build Rapport and Motivate with The Language of Influence

Word choices and accompanying non verbal communication sends a message. What messages are you sending? How often do you question why people take your message differently than you intended? Explore words and gestures that are accountable and engage collaboration.


  • Use empathetic and accountable language to empower and engage others
  • Explore body language that sends a message of accessibility

Jan. 23, 2013

2-3:30pm Central time

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Webinar # 4: ARTICULATE - So, What Do You Do? Talk Up Your Value in 30 to 60 Seconds

We are often asked to share what we do and often we loose out on an opportunity to insert impact and influence by shooting from the hip and using too many words, too few or not the right words for the right audience. The key to a memorable and interesting response comes in preparation and the selection of the “right” details based on your “audience”


  • Learn the who, what, why and how method you can apply to your personal value statement and that of your library
  • Add pizzazz with story and talking points
  • Explore delivery tips

Jan. 30, 2013

2-3:30pm Central time

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CE Credit:

Attendance at each live Webinar qualifies for 1.5 hours of Texas State Library Continuing Education credit or 1.5 hours of SBEC Continuing Education credit for school librarians (SBEC provider identification #500799). However, printed Certificates of Completion will not be issued. Instead, a follow-up email will be sent 2-3 business days after each event to individuals who logged in and attended the live Webinar. Attendees are advised to save and/or print the follow-up email as it will serve as proof of attendance for CE purposes.

CE credit is also available for group viewings of live Webinar events -- please follow the Group Webinar Viewing procedure listed in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Technical Requirements and other Frequently Asked Questions?

We are using the GoToWebinar web conferencing software for our Webinars. For more information on technical requirements and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit our Webinar FAQ page.

Questions? Please contact:

Naomi DiTullio
Distance Learning Consultant
Phone: 512-936-2586

Page last modified: August 21, 2013