Managing Upwards

Course Duration is 1 Day

£425.00 Plus VAT

Delivery Method

Face To Face Delivery  Virtual Delivery One To One Coaching Closed Group Course Public Course

Business Benefit

This course will provide you with everything you need to effectively develop the skills of people working with managers within your organisation. You will be taken through the key requirements of managing upwards; developing a wide understanding of the tools and techniques required to effectively improve communication and affect change

Who Should Attend

Most of us face one great challenge at work; balancing our own priorities with those of our manager.  Understanding what is important to our manager, and knowing how they prefer to work and communicate allows us to work more effectively and provide a greater number of opportunities.
The course will benefit anyone that wants to build a positive working relationship with their manager with the aim of creating new workplace opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

Explain what managing upwards is; and what it is not
Identify the key challenges to managing upwards
Understand the needs and expectations of your manager
Use influencing and persuasion techniques

Course Content

What is ‘managing up’ and what is not. (Support manager, anticipate needs, working within manager’s preferred style, stating own needs, keeping manager informed, being proactive)
8 principles to effectively manage upwards as follows:
How to show interest and empathy and demonstrate emotional intelligence and maturity.
Providing feedback and coaching.
How to communicate effectively with your manager.
Demonstrating ‘executive function’ – being organised and on time for meetings.
Being proactive in helping your manager, suggesting delegation, improving workflow and being innovative.
Making sure you achieve your targets; helping manager achieve their targets.
Being visionary and supporting strategy.
Challenge process in a credible and professional manner.

How to Book

If you are interested in booking this course, then please select an available date and then click book now to complete the booking. Can’t see a suitable date contact us on [email protected] and we can discuss specific date requirements.


These follow up coaching sessions help support your colleagues to embed their learning during their skills transfer period.  Applying new skills and changing behaviour takes effort and practice.  After attending a training course many colleagues will find they need support through this transition.  EQV can provide that support with follow up coaching sessions to help embed the learning.

Embedding coaching sessions can be delivered in 90 minute and half day durations.  The facilitator will work with the group to capture feedback about challenges and how to overcome them ensuring success going forward.

Having a formal embedding coaching session will not only increase the success of the skills transfer period but helps create a platform of motivation, inclusivity and commitment within the group.