Managing Up, Down & Across
Leading others – both directly and indirectly – is especially challenging without thoughtful, effective communication. This workshop empowers managers to overcome an array of obstacles that get in the way of positively leading others. Participants will learn tools to competently communicate with and influence supervisors, followers, direct reports and peers.
During this highly engaging and interactive session, participants will gain insight into formal and informal organizational networks and leave with the tools and confidence needed to be successful and productive in the 21st century workplace.
Who it’s for
First-time supervisors through mid-level managers; anyone that wants to learn how to best use and increase networks to influence (with or without positional authority)
• Learn how to identify and most effectively use sources of power and influence
• Explore ways to harness the power of both formal and informal organizational networks
• Understand the communication process specific to managing others, reasons for communication breakdown, and what constitutes organizational culture
• Gain proven approaches to develop effective internal messages around organizational and team goals
• Solve challenges related to internal communication effectiveness
• Practice crafting effective messages including, but not limited to, electronic messages, good, bad and neutral messages, and business presentations
• Unlock components of personal leadership and effective teamwork
About the Facilitator
Michael Strawser, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Communication and the Instructional Designer for Online Projects at Bellarmine University. Michael’s specialties include professional and corporate communication, presentation and message development, as well as strategic planning and leadership training. Additionally, he conducts communication audits and offers individual coaching. Recent leadership and coaching clients include: KY Forward, Public Finance Resources, Bingham McCutchen, KAEC, OASBO, Health Professions Network, YPAL, and Kentucky Department of Education.
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
At the conclusion of Green Room courses, the Leadership Louisville Center will provide the following documentation for CEU credit purposes:
Date, record of individual attendance, course title and description, workshop/event agenda, facilitator bios, course hours, and educator signature.
Approval is at the discretion of specific licensing boards or agencies.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Leadership Green Room workshops can provide professional development for individuals licensed to practice as a certified public accountants. Our course completion certificate and materials provide the documentation required by the Kentucky Board of Accountancy for CPE credits. The state board of accountancy has the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.