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BUS 126 W — Navigate the Workplace: Managing Up, Down, and Across

Quarter: Spring
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Apr 17—Jun 9
Refund Deadline: Apr 20
Unit: 1
Tuition: $655
Instructor(s): Nita Singh Kaushal
Limit: 50
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Flex Online(About Formats)
Apr 17—Jun 9
8 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 20
1 Unit
Nita Singh Kaushal
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Succeeding in a complex and fast-moving organization requires you to carefully manage important relationships at all levels, including your boss, direct reports, colleagues, and key stakeholders (partners, customers, cross-functional team members). However, everyday demands, conflicting priorities, and unclear expectations can make it challenging to navigate and nurture these various relationships.

This course is designed to help professionals, managers, and individuals responsible for direct and indirect reports skillfully manage up, down, and across to attain business impact and career success. Specifically, we will explore the communication techniques, strategic lenses, and initiative required to achieve alignment and gain recognition from managers and leadership. We will also examine how to authentically build credibility and trust with direct and indirect reports so they feel empowered to deliver winning results and thrive professionally. Finally, we will discuss effective tactics to secure buy-in, respect, and support from peers and cross-functional stakeholders. This course will feature engaging lectures, interactive discussions and assignments, real-world case studies, and example scripts. Students will come away with a specialized and highly applicable set of leadership skills to establish a positive and meaningful career and legacy.

Founder, Miss CEO; Lecturer, Stanford School of Engineering

Nita Singh Kaushal's company empowers students and women with world-class leadership training, mentorship, and career exploration opportunities. She has held senior management roles at Yahoo and Intel, served on the Stanford Women’s Community Center advisory board, and led Yahoo Women in Tech, an organization with over 500 members committed to attracting, developing, and retaining women in technical and executive positions.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.