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September 26: 5pm-8:30pm and
September 27: 9am-4pm


$1072.50 early bird rate before August 15. $1200 after August 15.
Includes tuition, course materials, parking and most meals.

Western Federal Credit Union
14500 Aviation Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Program Consultant

Jill Rosenow


‹ Navigate
  September 26-27

The Strategic View
October 10-11

October 24-25

Success Under Stress
November 7-8

About the Program

To create a desirable workplace environment and opportunities for advancement, one must master organizational dynamics. This requires navigating office politics – a necessary reality. This course teaches the “invisible” and “intangible” world of workplace politics and how to build leverage within this realm. Done right, these politics can benefit individuals and organizations. Participants will learn how to identify key political “rules” and tools for building leverage and social capital within an organization, while avoiding the pitfalls of dirty politics. In fact, it encourages ethical behavior that can create beneficial outcomes for the entire professional community.


Christine Itano-Cosner
, Partner of Spectrum Knowledge, has 20 years of experience as an organizational development consultant, instructional system designer and trainer and facilitator for Fortune 500 organizations and non-profits agencies.

Ms. Itano-Cosner has a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Her expertise includes leadership/management development, organizational development, strategic planning, performance management, teambuilding, diversity training, coaching, instructional design and development and organizational research. She is an instructor at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management and has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of California at Irvine, Merage School of Business, Executive Education Program and a member of Pfizer’s Worldwide Diversity & Inclusion consultant team. Her partnerships include Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, International Institute For Education, US Air Force, IBM, Boeing, The Aerospace Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, McDonald’s, American Express and Environmental Protection Agency.

Craft Your Political Strategy

  • From Invisible to Indispensible to Influential
  • Your Political Playbook: A Roadmap for Organizational & Personal Development


"The course and Dr. Pham proved transformational information to help facilitate breakthrough!"

"Excellent & useful class! Both to help professionally & personally."

"I both reinforced and took away ideas from his experience. The best part was the internal collaboration in the session, a demonstration of instant network/connection success by a teacher who brought our ideas together with successful class participation."

- From 2013 participant evaluations


Individual Tuition & Registration

Enroll by selecting one of the following plans:

Early Bird Registration
(Before August 16, 2013)


Navigate (single course registration)



One Complete UCSD Certificate Series

$4,290 for all 4 courses
(a savings of $510)


Power Pack
(Enrollment in Certificate Series & Emerge)

(a savings of $1,560)



Certificate Requirements

To receive any Elevate Program Certificate, participants must complete the required 4 courses*:

Navigate - September 26-27, 2013
The Strategic View - October 10-11, 2013
ThriveOctober 24-25, 2013
Success Under Stress - November 7-8, 2013

*Course Replacement: Interested in taking the Series but have a schedule conflict? Contact us to find out more about course replacement options.
Eligible for Tuition Assistance:  This program is eligible for Tuition Reimbursement, so check with your organization,  as they may likely cover the program tuition.
Emerge: The Emerge course may count as one of the required courses of an additional UCSD Certificate in 2013 or 2014, which is a second UCSD Certificate.