One of the primary ways you can exert influence in your organization is through relationships. We'll explore best practices to build strong relationships and how those strategies can increase your influence with stakeholders and staff at all levels. You may have heard the term “managing up” - we'll apply those concepts to all relationships with others who are in a position to influence your work and/or who you want to influence. This approach can improve team dynamics, work processes, and the results you achieve together.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to: assess their role in creating effective relationships with others, identify different skills and approaches to create or maintain a strong relationship with others, and understand how a commitment to managing up and across can contribute to their success and the success of the organization.
A festive lunch will be served to celebrate the holidays and the final Administrative Network meeting of the year.
Facilitator: Kristen Lucas
Director, Leadership Development Programs, ProInspire
With over 10 years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors, Kristen leads ProInspire’s leadership programs with nonprofit and philanthropic partners. She has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the ProInspire Leadership Institute, Managing for Success, Leading for Equity, and other partner programs. Prior to joining ProInspire, Kristen held numerous positions with Teach For America, expanding organizational capacity by managing team operations and strategy and building competency by expanding the organization’s identity- and values-based leadership programming. Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Penn State University and lives in DC with her husband and daughter. Learn more about Kristen in their occasional blog series, The Backstory.