For immediate release | May 26, 2016

LLAMA webinar helps you cultivate better supervisor relationships by 'managing up'

CHICAGO — How would you describe your relationship with your supervisor? Is it collaborative? Or, is it the dreaded top-down? If yours is a top-down relationship, you may be at risk for feeling powerless, disengaged and ultimately ineffective. Although you may not be able to change your boss, you can improve your relationship significantly by learning how to “Manage up.” The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Managing Up--Strategies for Cultivating Effective Supervisor Relationships,” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, June 8.

This webinar will help you move away from “boss from hell” rants towards more effective and enjoyable collaborations by giving you insights into supervisor behaviors, needs and expectations; and presenting concrete actions you can take to influence your supervisor.

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • understand the value and importance of managing up for organizational effectiveness and personal career success;
  • learn why supervisors may make certain choices;
  • identify strategies that build productive and collegial relationships with direct supervisors;
  • understand the ethical limitations of these strategies; and
  • cultivate an appreciation for the effect one's behavior may have when in leadership or management positions.

Who Should Attend: Anyone with a direct supervisor, especially middle managers who are both supervisors and subordinates

Presenter: Michelle Armstrong, head of scholarly communications and data management, Albertsons Library, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online:

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association ( advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.


Fred Reuland

Program Officer, Continuing Education

American Library Association

Library Leadership and Management Association