Skills for Inclusive Leadership: Managing Up
As an emerging inclusive leader in philanthropy, it's incumbent that you're able to navigate fast-paced and complex work with your manager, team, and organizational leadership to advocate for equity and move your work forward. The ability to "manage up" looks different in every organization, for every role, and at every phase of your career. In this interactive workshop, join EPIP staff and special guests to learn about different approaches to 'managing up', how to navigate power dynamics in virtual and/or hybrid workplaces, and to share your own stories of working with philanthropic leadership. As always, EPIP spaces are designed for high-engagement, rooted in peer learning, and reflect our Inclusive Leadership Framework.
This workshop is part of EPIP's Skills for Inclusive Leadership quarterly workshop series. Stay tuned for the forthcoming workshops on advocacy and philanthropic financial literacy through an equity lens.
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