October 30-31, 2017

09:00 - 17:30


Power is a game changer. Rising higher in rank changes us: greater pressure to perform, coupled with dependency on others to get work done, and reduced oversight can be a recipe for disaster. But power doesn’t just change us: it changes how people relate to us. The “lens of power” is a magnifying glass that distorts communication and relationship in both directions; nowhere is the intent-impact gap more acute—and dangerous—than in asymmetrical power relations.


This two-day workshop presents the core competencies for Power Intelligence®—breaking through the common myths and misunderstandings about power, gaining a clear understanding of how power operates upon us and others, and learning the key competencies for leading with power, and helping those in positions of leadership use power well.


This workshop is for leaders, facilitators, consultants, coaches, educators: all those who work with and are interested in developing power—their own and others—to influence, impact, and foster growth and change in the world around them.


Participants will:

  • Recognize common myths and misunderstandings about power that prevent us from learning how to use it well
  • Discover the seven basic dimensions of power behavior, and the competencies underlying them
  • Identify the “traps of power” and factors that lead to derailment, conflict, and power struggles
  • Learn about their own relationship to rank and power and how it influences their work with others
  • Enhance their toolkit with methods for facilitating, coaching, and training leaders, teams, and groups on using power effectively and creatively
  • Spot the “lens of power,” when rank differences and power distort communication and relationship, and how to navigate it 

Julie Diamond. Ph.D., President of Diamond Leadership and author of Power: A User’s Guide, is an international executive coach and leadership consultant based in Portland, Oregon.  For over 25 years she has designed transformational learning opportunities and leader development programs for business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Julie was a founding member of the Process-oriented Psychology programs in Zurich and Portland, and co-founder of Power2 Leaderlab, a women’s leadership program.