Develop Successful Partnerships with Those Who Lead You

Improve your ability to interact effectively at multiple levels in the organization and improve the quality of your relationships at work.

This four-hour session focuses on improving your ability to partner with your manager, those above them, your peers and those who report directly to you. The class draws on expert resources such as “Managing Up: How to Forge an Effective Relationship with Those Above You” by Roseanne Badowski, and the “Harvard Business Review Guide to Managing Up and Across”, as well as experiences of UB colleagues. This class is offered at least once a quarter.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop better insight into yourself and assess your own work style and performance
  • Develop better insight into your manager and assess his/her work style and performance
  • Understand the behaviors and actions involved in developing successful partnerships
  • Assess and explore ways to balance and blend your strengths, weaknesses and goals with those of your manager
  • Develop a strategy of actionable steps to create a management relationship that works for you

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff





Class Schedule and Registration

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E. Suzy Shallowhorn

Instructor & Course Developer

Organizational Development & Training

Phone: 716-645-4489


Contact for Questions

Kerry Lynch

Kerry Gangi

Program Coordinator & Communications Specialist

Organizational Development and Training

Phone: 716-645-4459


The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development & Training (OD&T) at (716) 645-4459 or prior to attending the class. Please allow ample time for OD&T to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.