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Managing Up Instructor-Led Course

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The reality of today’s workplace is that individual success depends not just on how well you do your job, but on how well your supervisor does theirs.

A supervisor’s role is not one of command and control, but of collaboration—just as much as your efforts influence theirs, theirs influence yours. When they’re unable to meet deadlines, accomplish goals, and fulfill expectations, those unmet obligations inevitably become yours, and the communication between you can suffer greatly. The principles of managing up are designed to make your supervisor’s life easier. However, you’ll find that becoming in tune with their needs and supporting their daily obligations in turn, benefits you. Your work life will run smoother, you’ll encounter less conflict, and you’ll make a positive impression on your supervisor, ultimately forging a successful relationship.

This instructor-led course will provide you with the tools you need to be able to work well with your supervisor. This three hour-program offers workplace tips, self-assessment exercises, real-life scenarios, practice activities, and more.

Key Topics:

  • Using common traits to develop a unique picture of your supervisor’s work style and tailoring your style to better support their needs
  • How to foster trust with your supervisor and restore it when broken
  • Developing an agenda that addresses current and future issues and how to handle barriers to consistent, effective communication
  • Identifying your supervisor’s goals and stressors
  • How to use observation to gain additional insight into your supervisor’s priorities
  • Questions to consider to ensure expectations regarding the successful accomplishment of priorities are aligned
  • Strategies for dealing with a non-committal, non-detail-oriented, and/or non-organized supervisor

Participants Will Learn:

  • Identify and support your supervisor’s strengths, weaknesses, and working style.
  • Proactively seek consistent communication and monitor data.
  • Determine your supervisor’s priorities, goals, and pressures.
  • Establish expectations and a clear system of organization.
  • Help to eliminate preventable problems and use effective problem solving skills to find resolutions.
  • Exhibit positive behaviors that make you an invaluable employee.

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Virtual and Onsite Instructor-Led Courses