Session Details

Playing Politics: How To Get Exactly What You Want at Any Given Time

MPD3 Management and Professional Development

Location: Skyline II

MONDAY, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

The biggest mistake I made in my career was thinking that I was above the idea of playing politics in my organization, and it cost me dearly. I've learned a lot since then, and kick myself for not learning it sooner. Now that I've mastered the tricks of the trade, I can not only advance my professional priorities, but also maintain a better work/life balance and a significantly more positive working environment. It doesn't matter what your job is, or what level you are at - if you want to be successful professionally, you need to learn how to master the political landscape of your organization. This is particularly true in higher education. This session will teach you how to use the dynamics of your organization to gain influence, advance your priorities, and use politics for good rather than for evil. To make sure that everyone leaves the session on the right foot, attendees will have the chance to take a free Everything DiSC Workplace Profile assessment that will give them a customized 20 page report about their workplace style and how they need to interact with others to get results.

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Karlyn Borysenko
Principal, Zen Workplace

Karlyn has worked in higher education for over a decade, including stints at Norwich University, Dartmouth College and Southern New Hampshire University. Through Zen Workplace, she helps individuals and organizations improve their working environment by humanizing the business process. An award-winning presenter, she has given talks at HighEdWeb, UBTech, the AMA Symposium on Higher Education, Higher Ed Experts webinars, and multiple CASE events. Karlyn holds a B.S. in communication from Boston University and an MBA from Norwich University, and is currently ABD her Ph.D. in psychology from Capella University.