Workshop Series
Managing Up
Improve your ability to communicate with your supervisor and strengthen your working relationship with him/her during this day long workshop.

February 22, 2018

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Rocky Top Student Center on the Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus
RTSC 316
305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518


Group discounts are available – please contact us directly.

Event overview

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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 interactive training workshop will help you strengthen your ability to manage up and improve your working relationship with your boss.


Learning objectives

This interactive training program will help you strengthen your relationship with your supervisor through an improved ability to:

  • Build and maintain trust with your superiors.
  • Overcome common obstacles to consistent, effective communication.
  • Read nonverbal cues to better identify needs and stressors.
  • Ask questions that ensure your priorities are aligned with those of your boss.
  • Handle frustrating situations and maintain your positivity.

All who attend will also receive access to course materials for a full calendar year.

Who should attend?

This workshop will be the most beneficial to those who work closely with their supervisor and would like to improve their working relationship with him/her. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Directors
  • Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Influential Team Members

All topics discussed are applicable to a variety of fields and industries.

Topics Covered

Learn how to develop and grow a successful relationship with your boss. Explore the following 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

  • How to anticipate supervisor needs and read their non-verbal cues

  • 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

  • Methods for maintaining positivity, handling frustrating situations, and growing your career

What You'll Receive

WhAt the course offers

In addition to the intangible skills and strategies that you will build throughout the workshop, this program provides all attendees with:

  • An interactive learning setting that provides the opportunity to apply the program's concepts in a risk-free environment.
  • Copies of all materials used throughout the course, including:
    • Instructor guide
    • Participant guide
    • Presentation slideshow
    • Learning summary
  • A continental breakfast, lunch, and light afternoon snack.



Location & Directions


Our Managing Up workshop will be held at:

Rocky Top Student Center on the Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus
305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

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Business casual dress is required at the Managing Up workshop.

Event lead

Explore our discovery process

Joe Carmen
Director of Client Relations for Leadership Development 

Joe Carmen brings close to three decades’ worth of practical, real-world leadership experience to Quinnipiac Corporate Training.  Joseph draws from his experiences at West Point and in the US Army as well as various engineering, operations, sales and leadership roles within Fortune 50 corporations and national award-winning schools. Through these various roles, he has developed unique processes for helping organizations succeed by turning management and leadership ideas into action.

Rocky Top Student Center
Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus

305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

February 22, 2018

9:00AM - 3:00PM


Group discounts are available – please contact us directly.