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Managing Up! How to Maintain an Effective and Productive Relationship with your Boss (and Peers)

 Registration is closed for this event
As legal aid managers, whether managing attorneys, unit chiefs, litigation directors, or executive directors, we focus most of our attention on directing and guiding the work of staff who report to us. This webinar will present strategies and skills to influence the work and decisions of colleagues, peers and your own supervisors to achieve a shared vision, better collaboration, and greater effectiveness of your office’s work.

This session will address:

  • Managing up – when, how and why
  • Developing and confirming shared mission and vision
  • Understanding supervisory styles (your own and others’)
  • Communication strategies and skills for presenting information to produce results
  • Decision making styles and steps
  • Delegation strategies and techniques
  • Working with the person rather than the position
  • Helping others meet their needs and goals
  • Challenges and strategies in managing up


This 90 minute interactive webinar will introduce strategies and improve your skills in working more effectively and collaboratively with colleagues and partners, both with your supervisor and your direct reports.

Our presenter for this webinar is Katherine W. Shank, Director of Volunteer Services at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation), the largest civil legal aid program in Cook County, Illinois. Kate oversees all of LAF’s pro bono efforts including project development, volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, law firm and corporate relations, law student recruitment and management, and volunteer recognition. Kate also manages the statewide legal aid VISTA program. Kate began her career at LAF in 2001 representing clients in family law matters and spent several years as a general litigator also handling bankruptcies and subsidized housing eviction defense. As a Supervising Attorney, Kate concentrated her practice in the areas family law, domestic violence, and custody matters. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Miami University (1998) law degree from Northwestern University School of Law (2001) and a Certificate of Civic Leadership from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago (2015).   

Registration for this webinar is:

$75 for MIE subscribers

$100 for non-subscribers

With your registration for this webinar, you may gather multiple staff to view the presentation around one computer.  Multiple computers and/or multiple offices require separate individual registrations. 

Registration Step #1:  Use this link to register for the webinar via Go to Webinar:

Registration Step #2:  Click on the Paying for the Webinar button on this page to pay.

May 3rd, 2016 from  2:00 PM to  3:30 PM
United States
Event Fee(s)
MIE subscriber registration $75.00
Non-subscriber registration $100.00