Playing Politics, Level Up! Managing Up, Down, and Sideways in the Human Workplace

MPD4 Management and Professional Development

Location: 102C, Wisconsin Center

MONDAY, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Last year, one-third of HighEdWeb attendees packed into a session about playing politics. This year, I'll take that talk to the next level. I'll start with a brief review of the principles I discussed last year to get everyone on the same page, and then apply the framework directly to real world situations. What do you do when your boss just doesn't get it? How do you handle that admissions director who thinks they are a web expert, or that guy who thinks he's your boss? What do you do when the right answer is clear as day to you, but you need to rally internal support for it? And the faculty. Oh yes, the faculty. I'll cover all this and more, and teach attendees how to manage their bosses, their peers, and their subordinates more effectively. As with last year, if you attend the presentation you can get a complimentary custom DiSC Profile to help you navigate the human aspects of your job ($50 value!).

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Karlyn Borysenko
Principal, Zen Workplace

Karlyn has worked in higher education for over a decade, including stints at Norwich University, Dartmouth College, and Southern New Hampshire University. Through Zen Workplace, she helps individuals and organizations improve their working environment by humanizing the business process. A former red stapler winner, she has given talks at HighEdWeb, UBTech, the AMA Symposium on Higher Education, Higher Ed Experts webinars, and multiple CASE events. Karlyn holds a B.S. in communication from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Norwich University, and is currently ABD her Ph.D. in psychology from Capella University.