Partnering with Your Boss: Strategic Skills for Administrative Professionals

Program Description

Get more out of your work by partnering with your boss!

Attend this seminar and master techniques for effective goal setting, prioritizing, planning, decision making, relationship building and listening. Learn how to communicate confidently and assertively—and develop and use power and authority.

You’ll return to work better able to support your organization’s/boss’s goals, adapt to various communication styles to successfully influence and work with your boss and others, establish trust, credibility and authority to strengthen your relationship with your boss.


How You Will Benefit

  • Consistently anticipate your boss’s needs
  • Gain the respect of your boss and be taken seriously
  • Get what you need from others to accomplish your job and achieve your boss’s goals
  • Have the authority to make—and act on—decisions
  • Confidently represent your boss
  • Be seen by your boss and by others as a valuable professional resource
  • Develop a trusting relationship with your boss
  • Partner with multiple bosses and other office professionals
  • Effectively use time and get more things done in a day


Who Should Attend

Senior administrative support staff, executive secretaries, administrative assistants, staff assistants and executive assistants.



    Defining the Strategic Partnership
  • Identify the characteristics of effective partnering with your boss and use these features to create a positive partnership
    Developing a Trusting Relationship with the Boss
  • Adapt methods to complement the boss’s preferences by completing a self-evaluation exercise and creating a blueprint for change
    Planning Skills to Anticipate and Proactively Support the Boss
  • Choose and apply the active listening skills that allow you to anticipate the boss’s needs by completing a communication assessment and enacting a listening skills role play
    Extending the Partnership
  • Define and integrate your personal power bases by revisiting trust…and by completing a “power-base planner”
    Aligning and Expanding  Partnering Relationships
  • Use influencing and persuasive communication skills in planning and delivering a business case presentation



Locations, Dates & Pricing

# Location Date(s) List Member

New York NY

AMA New York Center
09/09/2019 - 09/10/2019 $1895 $1695 Register

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
09/26/2019 - 09/27/2019 $1895 $1695 Register

Chicago IL

Summit Executive Centre
10/03/2019 - 10/04/2019 $1895 $1695 Register

Dallas TX

Crowne Plaza North Dallas
11/11/2019 - 11/12/2019 $1895 $1695 Register

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
11/18/2019 - 11/19/2019 $1895 $1695 Register

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
12/02/2019 - 12/03/2019 $1895 $1695 Register

New York NY

AMA New York Center
12/12/2019 - 12/13/2019 $1895 $1695 Register

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
02/10/2020 - 02/11/2020 $1895 $1695 Register

New York NY

AMA New York Center
03/09/2020 - 03/10/2020 $1895 $1695 Register

Chicago IL

Summit Executive Centre
04/27/2020 - 04/28/2020 $1895 $1695 Register

Prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts apply for groups of three or more people. Call for details. Federal government employees are eligible for special GSA pricing for many seminars.

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AMA's Main Conference Centers

Seminars scheduled for the cities below are held at the locations listed. For location information for other cities in which AMA seminars are held please call or email for information.
  • New York

    AMA executive Conference Center
    1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
    American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

  • Chicago

    AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
    8655 West Higgins Rd
    Chicago, IL 60631

  • San Francisco

    AMA executive Conference Center (located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel)
    55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
    San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Atltanta

    AMA Executive Conference Center
    1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
    Atlanta, GA 30309

  • Washington D.C.

    Arlington, Virginia
    2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
    Arlington, VA 22202

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Program Details

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  • Length:

    2 Day(s)

  • Program Hours:

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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  • Lunch:

    Lunch is on your own.

  • Continuing Education:

    Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required.

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