Managing Up: Working successfully with any type of box

This event is being hosted by the Penn State Professional Women's Network of DC.

When: November 8, 2017

Where: 1200 19th Street NW, Washington DC

Tickets: $30 Register here: 

Working successfully with one’s supervisor is critical to workplace success and satisfaction. This presentation helps participants develop highly effective working relationships with their supervisors and peers. Organizational and career success requires strong and respectful hierarchical relationships.  On average, most people, whatever their title or position, spend more time and energy reporting to people above them than having people report to them. Careerstone’s Managing Up teaches participants how to increase cooperation and collaboration between those who have different power levels and perspectives. Managing Up helps participants consciously develop highly effective relationships with their supervisors, and learn to obtain the best possible results for themselves, their boss, their peers and their organization. This highly interactive session is designed to help participants:

  • Understand what managers REALLY want from their staff
  • Understand and manage personality differences that impact manager/staff relationships
  • Increase organizational trust among their supervisors and peers
  • Develop effective strategies for working with supervisors
  • Manage own professional success
  • Understand their own and their supervisors “hot buttons”
  • ·Appreciate the different-–and sometimes difficult– leadership behaviors and how to navigate successfully

Mary Abbajay

Mary Abbajay is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. As a sought-after speaker, consultant, and trainer, Mary helps clients develop the strategies, skills and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. Mary is a frequent expert contributor for television, radio and print publications in the greater Washington area where she provides practical leadership and career advice. Mary currently serves on the Market President’s Board of BB&T Bank and is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington. In 2010, Mary was named as one of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business.