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Partnering with Your Boss: Managing Upward

1-or 2-Days Virtual or In-person
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How is your relationship with your boss? Do you work constructively and collaboratively together? Does your manager support and inspire you? Your direct manager likely has multiple projects pulling them in multiple directions, so this workshop helps participants take the initiative and make the effort to create, maintain, and expand an effective working relationship with their manager/s. In addition, building great relationships with other powerful, more senior people in your organization can help, especially when you need their support for your projects. This workshop is not about “sucking up” to managerial team members. It’s about learning techniques and strategies that can help you to work successfully with them: how to manage upwards.

What you will learn:
After this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Develop and expand a good working relationship with their direct managers
  • Use strategies to help them to effectively “manage upwards”
  • Analyze their managers’ preferred styles of working and adapt their practices to help them create smooth working relationships
  • Identify what they and their managers have in common
  • Identify any areas of friction and how to minimize the friction
  • Keep their managers “in the loop”
  • Consistently anticipate their managers’ needs
  • Gain or expand the respect of their managers and be taken seriously
  • Be seen by their managers and others as a valuable professional resource
  • Identify and understand other powerful people or personal stakeholders with whom they work, people who can influence participants’ work
  • Employ strategies to make the most of these relationships with others, so they can advance their careers in the best possible way and have strong networks of allies
  • Constructively deal with “unreasonable” requests
  • Build working relationships based on a firm foundation of trust

Up to 30 students

  • Virtual Classes will be a live, Instructor lead class in Zoom for Government, a virtual technical assistant VTA will be available to assist students with any technical issues, take roll, administer evaluations, and distribute certificates of completion. Course materials will be provided electronically.
  • Onsite classes will be held at your location. The instructor will travel to you. Materials will be printed and shipped to your site. A sign-up sheet will be provided for student to enter their name (as they want it on their certificate) and the email address to send the certificate to. GSA travel costs will be added to the course fee. Contact us for a travel estimate.
  • A minimum of 2 weeks lead time is needed for virtual classes, 3 weeks for onsite classes.

Questions? Contact our training coordinator via email or phone at (202) 843.5447.

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