Power and Influence for Positive Impact

Power and Influence for Positive Impact is a 6-week online course is taught by SICI’s Founder and Faculty Chair, Julie Battilana. Delivered through the Harvard Business School Online (HBSO) platform, this course features SICI content and community stories.

For more than 10 years, the content in this course has served as a field guide to help individuals at all career levels understand how power really works and develop their own power to gain influence and make an impact within their professional relationships, organizations, and society at large. Participants will explore the fundamentals of power and the importance of relationships and networks as a source of power for all.

SICI’s scholarship will reduce the cost of this course to $50 for up to 50 individuals per enrollment period. Through our scholarship, we aim to increase access to content that will accelerate, expand, and diversify the capacity for social changmaking on a broader scale. We hope to increase the number of available scholarship seats in the future.

Course Structure

The time commitment for Power and Influence for Positive Impact consists of approximately 35-40 hours of material delivered over specific 6-week course periods. Participants complete the coursework on their own time, while meeting regular deadlines. 

Please visit the course page for extended details about the course content and structure.

Course Dates

May 2022

Length: 6 weeks

Dates: May 18-June 29, 2022

Scholarship applications: Closed

Detailed Calendar (PDF)

August 2022

Length: 6 weeks

Dates: August 10-September 21, 2022

Scholarship application deadline: TBA

Detailed Calendar (PDF)

This course will be offered multiple times throughout the year, with separate enrollment periods for each offering. SICI anticipates continuing to offer scholarships for each period. New course dates will be released approximately every 3 months.

Before applying for a scholarship seat please review all relevant course materials and dates in the eligibility section. If you are unable to complete the course in its entirety due to calendar conflicts or time constraints, please do not apply at this time. 


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