Develop your leaders’ abilities to build relationships and refine their communication skills to achieve positive outcomes.
Step into the idyllic town of Grassagreena, where you’ll assume the prestigious role of City Council Member.
Your mission? Represent the interests of your key constituencies, guide the town’s growth and development, and inspire trust among your peers.
This fictional backdrop serves as the ultimate practice ground for real-world leaders to hone their influence skills in Abilitie’s Influence Challenge.
“I loved the story-like flow of the experience. It kept me engaged and flew by in no-time. The lessons and points between the meetings were clear and helpful to the game that immediately reinforced my learning.”Influence Challenge participant
“Influence Challenge showed me I need to improve on coming across as competitive, listen more, and ask more questions.”Dell Technologies employee
“The simulation was extremely helpful. A strong leader must know how to apply both expressive and receptive tactics flexibly for certain scenarios, and Influence taught me that.”AMD employee
“This was so fun and had some wonderful eye-openers for those trying to influence, especially without authority!”Influence Challenge participant
How Does it Work?
Participants are placed in a dynamic, competitive business simulation to:
Balance the competing interests of their own key stakeholders while engaging with others to shape the broader economic, social, and political ecosystem.
Test their ability to empathize as they engage with peer leaders to build trust without relying on authority or formal structures.
Explore the concepts of reciprocity and influence relationships, leveraging persuasive communication techniques to navigate multi-party negotiations in an environment of “coopetition.”
Facilitator-led debriefs, discussions, and exercises allow participants to reflect, gain insight from feedback, and share their own experiences.
The simulation is delivered by certified faculty with extensive leadership and training experience and seamlessly integrates with broader leadership development initiatives. Facilitator certification for client-internal trainers is available.