Workshop: Managing Your Manager

Managing up is a vital skill that everyone in the workforce should be better equipped to handle, but that no one ever stops to teach their staff.

The workshop that aims to lower your stress and increase your confidence in the workplace by helping you to manage your manager.

Join us for this half day workshop for:

  • insights into professional responsibilities;
  • tips and techniques for managing up:
  • guidance on affective assertiveness in the workplace; and
  • understanding the difference between appropriate assertiveness and going too far.

Following this workshop, attendees should feel more capable in managing their interpersonal relationships in the workplace. They should feel better equipped to manage their managers' expectations and day-to-day interactions in an assertive, yet professional, manner that will lead to a more productive and lower stress working environment.

Event Specifics:

  • Registration from 09.15 for a 09.30 start (workshop expected to end 13.30).
  • Refreshments available throughout (tea, coffee, fruit juice and light snacks).
  • All materials required will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring a note pad if they wish.
  • Accessible venue with free parking outside, lift to workshop room, accessible toilet and hearing loop available.
  • Session suitable for all education staff – in classroom or not.
  • Free for all Voice members.
  • Non-members welcome (£5 charge to cover refreshments costs).


Morris Charlton

Morris is currently Voice’s Yorkshire officer, responsible for representing and advising members with workplace issue and concerns, but his background has focused on specialist behavioural provision.

Morris has worked extensively in specialist behavioural provision (BESD: Behaviour and Emotional Social Difficulties) as a headteacher for over 30 years. During that period he was seconded to schools in crisis and heavily involved in inspections, developing best practice and training of staff at all levels – schools, local authorities, governors, charities, ITT and universities in addition to specialist secure adult sector provision. His inspection specialism is safeguarding.

Morris is an advanced tutor in behavioural management and completed doctoral research on inclusion, strategic planning in SEN and bullying.

Morris still works in schools and with the DfE and Ofsted, delivering specialist lessons and Inset on Geography, History, anti-racism, bullying, Holocaust education and rural issues as well as leading international tours to battlefields along with locations of historical, natural history and geographic interests.


These mateirals are available for course attendees to download following the workshop.

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Workshop: Managing Your Manager

Saturday 25th May
Voice HQ 2 ST James' Court Friar Gate Derby DE1 1BT

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