The Power of Influence: How to Lead Without the Title

1:45-2:45 PM ET – Breakout Session Round 2

There is only one President of the United States, only one Secretary of your agency, only one direct supervisor for you. But these people don’t hold a monopoly on good ideas; everyone is capable of constructive input. The challenge is getting the ideas out there. One strategy is to increase your influence within the organization, so your colleagues and bosses listen to you. In this breakout session, you will hear from a government leader about how to lead without the title.

Key Takeaway: In this session, you’ll learn strategies to own the room and cultivate your talents in a way that allows you to have more influence in your organization.

Relevant Competencies: Leading People


Kiersten Patton began her career after receiving her bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and Business Management, as the Program Development Manager at the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center. At ATARC, she’s worked for years with members of the Federal government, IT industry, and Academia to drive technology initiatives designed to shape the government IT modernization roadmap.

Her passion for leadership and self-development later led her to pursue a role as a Performance Consultant with Dale Carnegie out of Tampa Bay, helping companies improve their sales, communication and leadership skills.

Kiersten is the Founder of KPattonConsulting, LLC, an Advisor for the Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times Program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and she sits on the Board of the Northern Virginia Community College Information Technology Board.

Twitter: @KierstenEPatton