UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership

Leadership on the Horizon: Rocking the Boat Without Falling Out

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The Center for Collaborative Leadership is pleased to announce the launch of a four part leadership speaker series: Leadership on the Horizon. This series will offer insights and tools needed as managers and leaders consider how to harness the unique skills and talents of their workforce as competitive advantage in the ever-changing business environment.

The second offering of the series is Rocking the Boat Without Falling Out: Creating positive change at work in partnership with Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina of Rebels at Work. Rocking the Boat Without Falling Out will be held on November 6th from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Seaport Hotel


In this hands-on session Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina, authors of the new book Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within, will teach you the essential skills and strategies for creating positive change, such as conflict, communications, organizational politics, collaboration, and thoughtful questioning.

Get answers to questions such as:

  • What gets people’s attention? What gets them to commit?
  • What types of people at work are likely to help me or stop me?
  • What four strategies and skills are essential to making change?
  • How can I take care of myself so that I don’t become a “troublemaker” or get thrown under the bus?
  • When should I quit? What should I look for in my next boss?

All attendees will receive a free copy of the book!

Price for the session is $350/participant. Special discounts offered to UMass Boston students and alumni, ELP fellows and alumni, government and nonprofit organizations. Special half off deal if you register with a friend.

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“The speakers, the readings, and the skills presentations allowed me the opportunity to self reflect on my current career path and see how that aligns with my future aspirations.”
Tom Yeulenski
Tufts Health Plan
ELP Fellow 2011