Complimentary – Round Table Discussion Managing Up PUBLIC Sector – 14 FEBRUARY 2017
Our popular Round Table Discussion series continues into 2017! In the first discussion of this year, we’ll explore thinking and ideas around Managing Up, i.e. how to manage up to your boss, senior key stakeholders, Deputy Secretaries/Secretaries, Ministers, Boards, etc., as well as managing across to peers.
Managing up is a crucial skill but one of the hardest things to do. It becomes more important as you move higher up the management tree, and can undoubtedly make or break a career. We get asked to incorporate some form of managing up skill development in almost every Executive Coaching program we deliver.
In NSW Government, we see it starts to become a critical skill in a standard Band 1 role, and increases in significance from there. In Local Councils, it starts to seriously kick in around the Manager, and even Coordinator level, and exponentially increases in importance from there. The flatter the management structure, the more critical it is.
However, there is rarely any support or training given around managing up. Where does it even figure in the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework, for example? There is often lots of focus and training on leading and managing downwards, but little or none on managing upwards.
To explore this challenging topic we’re bringing together a group of leaders, influencers and experts from the Public Sector to directly hear their opinions and current challenges, brainstorm ideas, explore thinking, and share knowledge, expertise and successes.
We invite you to this event of which you find the details below:
When: Tuesday 14th February
Where: Sui Room, Christie Offices, 3 Spring Street, Sydney CBD
Hosted by: Simon Smith, CEO Southern Cross Coaching & Development
Please register your interest soon. To keep it interactive, places are limited!
We’ll facilitate a structured discussion and capture the content to produce a useful summary afterwards. We’ll also share some of our expertise and the intelligence and ideas that we have picked up from working widely across public and private sector organisations.
We’ll also share our expertise and some of the latest knowledge that practical neuroscience brings to the table on the subject of Managing Up: particularly why managing up can be such a challenge, and some key practical strategies we’ve found that can make a huge difference.
To register for this complimentary event please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (places are limited)
We look forward seeing you on the 14th February!
The Team at Southern Cross Coaching & Development
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